Review: House of Five Leaves

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Every year I tell myself I’ll take part in Reverse Thieves’ Anime Secret Santa project, and every year I forget all about it until it’s too late to sign up. This time around though, I wrote it down. Like physically, with pen and paper (quaint, I know), and I finally managed to get there. Merry Christmas indeed. Read More

Review: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou

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It’s difficult for me to find anime comedies I can really get behind. Too often I find the humour either incredibly formulaic and uninspired, or else just plain sexist or crass, mired as it frequently is in slapstick fanservice and/or insipid moe hijinks. I count it as a major achievement when any given anime comedy makes me laugh aloud, especially since the titles that manage this are so few and far between. So, how did Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, or Daily Lives of High School Boys, fare on my personal laugh-o-meter? Read More

Review: Uraboku

It says boys love on the tin, but that’s a lie. Which is a shame, because given how insipid most of the content is, I can only imagine that Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru (geez, what a mouthful) would be a better show if it had any real yaoi material rather than just teasing at it. Read More

Review: Sanzoku no Musume Ronja

On the one hand, I think it’s a real shame that Sanzoku no Musume Ronja (Ronja the Robber’s Daughter) wasn’t covered more by the anime blogging community while it was airing. On the other hand, I also wish Ronja hadn’t almost put me to sleep for about half the show. Read More