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May 23, 2015
Milky Holmes TD is what you call a "step in the right direction". Unfortunately, the season that preceded it was three steps in the wrong direction. Sure, we're back to a full-episode format instead of just 12 minutes, but TD still didn't entirely succeed in fixing the shift in style caused by Futari Wa. The shortcomings of the latter don't go completely unaddressed, but aren't really amended as much as they could've been.

Looking back, what was it that about Futari Wa that caused the entire franchise to gravitate away from its major charm points? The new heroines- The Feathers- being boring, the old heroines- read more
Nov 13, 2014
Naming an anime "Corpse Party: Tortured Souls" is like making a promise to the viewer that you're going to deliver with exactly that. It's easy enough to expect the opposite; after all, for some reason a lot of would-be horrifying, gory anime are hit with the unfortunate black bars of censorship, or the convenient off-screen carnage of PG-13 justice, or otherwise just have a mechanism to protect your eyes from seeing violence, even if violence is the reason you're there. Sometimes the Blu-ray edition arrives months later to fix that, and sometimes it just remained unfixed, forever covered in a shining white light across the read more
Nov 6, 2013
As a rule of thumb, the longer a media franchise remains active, the more likely it is to gravitate away from its original charm points. Granted, change or experiments are never necessarily a bad thing, but in the case of Milky Homes, they've overstayed their welcome shortly after they arrived.

Anyone acquainted with Tantei Opera Milky Holmes- or, hell, anyone who so much as saw images of it- knows that it's not particularly melodramatic or deep. It's quirky, zany, wild, and arguably shallow; but I, for one, wouldn't have it any other way. The first season's comedic direction successfully produced hilarious results, later to be improved read more