Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 2: The Hero’s Indifference

How many weeks can an anime milk the joke of a team of heroes uninterested in the villains and the lame monsters¬† and have it remain amusing? Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss is definitely going to try to find out as it runs this joke ragged. Maybe I'm just go to show my … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 2: The Hero’s Indifference

Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss First Impressions

I enjoyed the first Cute High Earth Defense Club anime but dropped the sequel mid-way because it just felt repetitive. I wasn't going to pick this up, but a few positive reviews encouraged me to try episode one. I ended up being pleasantly surprise. What did you think of this first episode? What happens when … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss First Impressions

Cute High Earth Defense Club Love Episode 4

Review: And I'm done here as well. I really didn't think this show had a second season in it and when the giant ball of hair monster caused the building to sprout hair I knew it was over. The thing is, Cute High was a parody of magical girls but once you've got the joke … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Love Episode 4

Cute High Earth Defense Club Love Episode 3

Review: There's something about the deadpan delivery of some of the lines in this show that just makes me laugh. Sometimes the lines aren't even particularly funny and it's the same every episode. One of the members of the Earth Defense Club will say something that is either beyond stating the obvious or is entirely … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Love Episode 3

Cute High Earth Defense Club Series Review

  Overview: The Earth Defense Club (so named because the room they hang out in has a sign on it that says that) don't really do anything except hang out and talk about incredibly random things. They also go to the baths, a lot. Then a pink wombat shows up and gives them all magic … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Series Review

Cute High Earth Defence Club Love Episode 1 + 2

Overview: If you didn't watch the first season, this is a parody of magical girl shows (and a bit of social commentary) filled with magical boys who when they aren't fighting in magical girl costumes spend a lot of time sitting around in the bath discussing whatever random thing comes across their thoughts. Review Episode … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defence Club Love Episode 1 + 2

Friday’s Feature – On Magical Girls (1/3)

We know all the titles: Sailor Moon, Card Captor, Shugo Chara, Kamichama Karin, and so on (there are a lot of magical girl anime out there). We also know the parodies: Cute High Earth Defence and Is This A Zombie. We know the darker magical girl shows that are starting to emerge: Madoka Magica and … Continue reading Friday’s Feature – On Magical Girls (1/3)

Friday’s Feature – Destroy the World

This week I want to discuss villains and their motives. When I first discovered anime, Sailor Moon in particular, the fact that Beryl wanted to rule the Earth didn't seem at all problematic. As you get older though, you realise that to rule the earth, she actually means she wants to suck the energy out … Continue reading Friday’s Feature – Destroy the World