Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 2: Tomoyo Knows What’s Important

Review: I have to say that while watching this episode I have the distinct impression I may have outgrown Cardcaptor to the point where not even the nostalgia lens made the first fifteen minutes of this episode feel like anything but dragging. We did get the initial buzz from Tomoyo who continues to know exactly … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 2: Tomoyo Knows What’s Important

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Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 1: Sakura is Still Magical

Overview: She captured the Clow Cards, she turned them into Sakura Cards and now she's starting middle school. However, the cards have suddenly all become clear and new dangers have appeared. A new series of Cardcaptor Sakura and unlike other shows this one isn't a reboot but a continuation which means an all new adventure … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 1: Sakura is Still Magical

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Series Review: Make a Wish, Pay the Price

Overview: I've really touched on Madoka before when I wrote a feature regarding the Strange Case of Madoka Magica but I've not yet written an actual series review so I figured it was about time. For those that don't know, Madoka Magica is about Madoka who is approached one day by Kyubey and offered the power … Continue reading Puella Magi Madoka Magica Series Review: Make a Wish, Pay the Price

Shugo Chara Series Review

Overview: Amu is an ordinary girl but her classmates see her as having a cool and spicy personality. She just wants to be cute and normal and find the courage to confess to the Prince of the school, Tadase. After making a wish one night, she wakes up to find three eggs in her bed. … Continue reading Shugo Chara Series Review

Lostorage Incited WIXOSS Episode 1

Overview: So this is another WIXOSS story but new characters and new rules apparently. Sometimes I wonder if they ever want us to play another card game again. Review: After kind of liking but not being into the original Selector Infected WIXOSS (and never quite understanding if that name was supposed to mean anything) I … Continue reading Lostorage Incited WIXOSS Episode 1

Magical Girl Raising Project Episode 1

Overview: Think Selector Infected Wixoss with an app rather than a card game and that's kind of the feeling this show is giving off at the moment. If you are unfamiliar with that, think modern magical girls (that is cute outfits and weird powers but dark undertones that may or may not amount to anything). … Continue reading Magical Girl Raising Project Episode 1

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

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

Let's wrap up this mini-series of posts (though I am definitely going to revisit the subject matter at some point because really nowhere near enough has been said). This week I want to look at exceptions within the magical girl genre and discuss the lack of an equivalent magical boy genre. While there are a … Continue reading Friday’s Feature – On Magical Girls (3/3)

Friday’s Feature – On Magical Girls (2/3)

Right so we're back to magical girls and this week I wanted to look at the characters and the magic powers that crop up in these stories. While this is where many of these stories differentiate themselves, there are still a lot of common factors between shows. Alas, I am only going to be looking … Continue reading Friday’s Feature – On Magical Girls (2/3)

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