Summer 2018 Mid-Season Rankings

September 1, 2018

The weather is getting colder, and the days are getting shorter… certainly feels as though this long, blazing summer is approaching its end, so I’d better get this belated post out of the way before the next season starts!

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500 Word Game Reviews: We Know the Devil

August 18, 2018

No post next week, as I’m away visiting relatives. Expect my mid-season anime thoughts in early September… where is this year disappearing to?

Anyway, this is the only visual novel I’ve ever played… read? Experienced. And it isn’t even related to an anime series, though there are obvious influences from and references to Sailor Moon, among other things. 😀

I can’t do much about the whole image resizing thing, so if you want a closer look at the screenshots, open the image in a new tab and delete the ‘?w=450’ part.

We Know the Devil (2015) – Visual novel, PC.

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Kyouryuu Tankentai Born Free

August 12, 2018

As promised, a review of the series which topped my second poll of the year, the stop motion – anime hybrid, Kyouryuu Tankentai Born Free!

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500 Word Game Reviews: The Pandora Directive

July 28, 2018

I’m currently playing through Under a Killing Moon, an earlier game in the same franchise, but The Pandora Directive is proving to be a tough act to follow… erm, precede. Here’s what I thought of it:

The Pandora Directive (1996) – Point-and-click adventure, PC.

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We have a winner!

July 14, 2018

Many thanks to everyone who voted in my second series poll of the year~ It was interesting watching the positions changing over the last fortnight, as the two series that started off in the lead ended up in last place, while the series that initially brought up the rear ended up winning. That series was Kyouryuu Tankentai Born Free!

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As before, I’ll hold back any real comments until I’ve watched and reviewed it, but I will say that I’m looking forward to seeing 2D anime and stop motion / practical effects combined. Should be quite the experience, regardless of how good or bad the plot ends up being. 😀


Spring 2018 End of Season Rankings

July 8, 2018

Off-topic reminder: Vote in the poll to decide which (out of a selection of 5 anime series) I should watch next!

Here are my final thoughts on the anime series that both started and finished in the Spring season, the 12 – 13 ep series. People may remember from my mid-season thoughts that I was watching Lupin III, Steins;Gate and Boku no Hero Academia – since they’re still ongoing, I went back and picked up three more series to make up the numbers. Here’s how my lineup looked by the end of the season:

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Poll: Choose what series I watch next! Again!!

June 30, 2018

We’re at the half-way point of the year, so as promised I’m giving my readers another chance to pick what I should watch next (from a small selection from my existing backlog, not out of any series ever, otherwise we’d be here until next June). 😛

The winning series will be reviewed here once I’m done; I may also get around to some of the others afterwards, but there’s no guarantee, so be sure to vote and make sure your favourite comes out on top!

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It feels a lot longer ago than 5 months since I watched Mahou no Stage Fancy Lala… great series.

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