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Jul 30, 2020
It's been a long time since I reviewed the first series of Shingeki no Kyojin. In that time we've gotten two more series, multiple films and OVAs. And since I've been reviewing so many rubbish OVAs recently, it seems an opportune time to remind myself that there are quality OVAs out there. Lost Girls is one that was bundled with the 24th through 26th volumes of the manga. I'll warn in advance, there will be spoilers for the first series of Shingeki no Kyojin in this review since they are a part of the OVA.

Story:

The first two episodes of the OVA follow everyone's second favourite Titan read more
Jul 22, 2020
Iron Virgin Jun is a comedic action OVA based off of a manga by Nagai Go. I’ve never reviewed anything by him. He’s best known for Devilman and Devil Lady. It was handled by Dynamic Planning. Which is Nagai’s own baby company. So, you know they’ll handle his vision properly at least.

Story:

Jun is having her 18th birthday and, as per family tradition, she’s “required” to get married. So she does what any sensible person would do and nopes out of there followed by the loyal servant, Kurata. Her mother responds by… sending a group of rapists after her. Because, clearly, if she doesn’t want to read more
Jul 15, 2020
Isekai anime have gotten super common lately. This one is from last summer and was a joint effort of Asread and White Fox based off of a light novel. You probably remember Asread from their work on the hilariously bad Corpse Party OVA. I've seen more from White Fox, but I've seen both good and bad anime from them. So, we'll see if this is one of the bad ones, like Goblin Slayer or more quality, like Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou. 

Story:

We open with a boy falling into an abyss where he finds himself facing a bunch of powerful monsters. Including one that's no ordinary rabbit but read more
Jul 9, 2020
Hataraku Saibou is a David Production anime based off of a manga by Shimizu Akane. Yes, this is the same studio that worked on JoJo and Neptunia. I haven't seen anything bad from them yet, but it's a sample size of two franchises. We'll have to see how this one turns out.

Story:

Our tale takes place inside the human body where trillions of personified cells go about their respective jobs. Each episode basically covers a different ailment and its impact on the body from the perspective of the body being like a sprawling metropolis and the cells being like people. There's Allergies, a Knee Scrape, Cancer, read more
Jul 1, 2020
Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru is an anime from last year. It's a Doga Kobo series based off of a Web Manga. You know, the studio behind New Game & Yuru Yuri. I have yet to review a bad anime from them. So, let's dive in with a little cautious optimism. 


Story:

Sakura Hibiki is worried about her weight and her inability to attract a hunky boy. So, she decides to hit the gym. Little realising that her unattractiveness stems from being dumb as a brick and not her appearance. She tries the newly opened Silverman gym and winds up collaborating with a group of classmates on a light-hearted read more
Jun 27, 2020
Sennen Joyuu is a 2002 Madhouse film written and directed by Kon Satoshi. Yes, the same man who also wrote and directed both Perfect Blue and Tokyo Godfathers. He's also done some rubbish, but I haven't reviewed that so we'll pretend we don't know about it. To close out this year's film festival week, let's take a look at Sennen Joyuu. 

Story:

We open with a dude, Tachibana Genya, watching old films when he's startled out of his seat by an earthquake. We see that Ginei Studio is having their buildings demolished and Tachibana has decided it's an opportune time to interview Ginei's greatest former star, Fujiwara read more
Jun 26, 2020
Tibet Inu Monogatari is a Madhouse film from 2011. Yes, Madhouse. The studio that can make things as good as Rainbow and Monster but also things as rubbish as anime X-men or Highschool of the Dead. I never know what to expect from them just because their quality does vary so greatly that I can honestly say they've made some of the best and some of the worst anime I've ever seen. 

Story:

Our narrative opens with a youngster named Tianjin being moved up to the mountains of Tibet as his mother just passed and that's where his father is. He quickly forms a bond with a golden-furred read more
Jun 25, 2020
Alice in Dreamland is an independent anime film from 2015. Of course, it's based on the classic novel, Gulliver's Travels. You can just tell from the name. Let's dive in and see how it goes. 

Story:

Alice is a young girl who loves reading. One day, she's approached by the White Rabbit, who she recognises from stories. He needs her to come with him because Wonderland is being consumed by the darkness and if she doesn't come help them, Tim Burton will make it grim, gritty and irredeemably stupid forever. Thus begins the quest to save the beloved classic from Tim Burton. And you might say "Ktulu, they're read more
Jun 24, 2020
Yuukai Anna is an original short film from Studio Deen. It was released in 2018, so a pretty recent offering from them. Deen is one of those studios that's difficult to predict the quality of, because their output is so varied in terms of quality. So, let's just jump into it.


Story: 

We open with a wedding. It's quickly interrupted by a woman crashing in on her motorcycle and taking the groom away. We learn that this is Anna, a woman known for doing kidnappings for people. 

First off, why hasn't she been arrested? The authorities know what she looks like. She, apparently, does this all the time. She read more
Jun 23, 2020
I've talked about GochiUsa twice before. And now we're looking at the film. The film came out in '17, after the second series. Now, the real question is how you make a film out of a slice of life series that has no real story and is basically just about moe girls playing around while working at cafes. 

Story:

The narrative is pretty simple. Cocoa returns home temporarily to help at her family's bakery. So, we see her with her family. Meanwhile, the rest of our cast interacts with each other and tries not to feel lonely with Cocoa gone. Which is especially difficult for Chino. 

It has read more