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May 18 2004, 11:00 AM

Addendum

Since Carlos was lame and accidentally linked THE HUMANOID twice yesterday, Mippa's TENCHI MUYO OAV SERIES 3 review is now up on the sidebar one day late.

 
May 17 2004, 9:00 AM

Another Update, So Soon? You Jest!

Introducing another new reviewer today: Aimée Schafer! Aimée starts us off with an amusing take on ANGEL SANCTUARY, which is a perfectly good tangle of a shoujo story mired in what amounts to be way too much incest. Oops.

Jeremy ably handles THE HUMANOID, a mid-80s android flick that was mediocre then and extremely unimpressive now. (Now linked twice, because Carlos is lame.)

Another review from Mippa today: a second opinion of the classic shoujo anime CREAMY MAMI.

 
May 14 2004, 9:00 AM

Just Blame Oda Nobunaga

Carlos successfully tears himself away from Samurai Warriors long enough to upload some reviews.

Jeremy begins with the second Reviewer's Challenge submission: the lackluster MASTER OF MOSQUITON '99 television series. Bleh bleh indeed.

However, he follows up with a review on the superlative sci-fi drama PLANETES. If this doesn't get licensed within the year, consider us shocked.

Stig, unfortunately, gets saddled with one too many hentai titles -- he gives up entirely on the UROTSUKIDOJI franchise after the simply horrific debacle that is UROTSUKIDOJI 3: RETURN OF THE OVERFIEND. Well, I guess we'll have to pawn U4 on someone else then ...

 
May 3 2004, 9:00 AM

Almost Cinco de Mayo

First off, Mippa takes on our first look at the perennial favorite DETECTIVE CONAN, which passes with flying colors.

Tim gives us a second look at MAGICAL PROJECT S, and comes away reinforcing the original, positive writeup.

In a highly anticipated set of reviews, Christi discusses the recent romance series AI YORI AOSHI and its sequel AI YORI AOSHI ~ENISHI~.

In the meantime, Stig reaches into the hentai pile and comes up with the middling "ninja action" OAV BLOOD SHADOW. He also stumbles over MAETEL LEGEND, a rarity in that it's a Matsumoto feature he doesn't particularly care for.

Jeremy takes on BLACK JACK: THE MOVIE, which, not too surprisingly, earns a passing grade. He also discusses LOST CHAPTER OF THE STARS: BIRTH (the bonus episode on the final DVD of BANNER OF THE STARS II), which only gets an average rating.

For those of you who have not been keeping up with the forums, I have recently instituted the Reviewer's Challenge -- it's easier to sit through good anime, so I've challenged the staff to bring us reviews of anime that other sites have ripped up. First submission on the Reviewer's Challenge is from Stig, regarding HANAPPE BAZOOKA. He's not about to prove anyone wrong here, either: it's bad.

 
April 30 2004, 9:00 AM

Friday Update

Today, we introduce a new reviewer: Melissa Johnson. Of course, we here at THEM, being ever so formal, are just gonna call her Mippa. ^_^

Mippa gives us a full review of the Gainax series PUCHI PURI YUCIE, which passes with flying colors, as well as a positive review for LOST UNIVERSE.

That's all for now!

 
April 26 2004, 12:00 PM

Monday Update

Yet again, another busy weekend has Carlos uploading reviews and the sidebar being a day behind.

First off, Enoch gives no love to the excessively cute MAO-CHAN, but he's more than willing to send his now exorbitant dentist's bill to studio Xebec and creator Akamatsu Ken, who needs to learn how to draw more than five different women. An update on R.O.D. -THE TV- (aka READ OR DREAM) to full status has the series bumped up one notch into five-star territory.

Jeremy handles BANNER OF THE STARS II, which gets a full five-star rating, to the shock of precisely none of the editorial staff. No, we haven't reviewed BANNER OF THE STARS yet ... but that's only because Jason's writeup is slightly behind schedule and not ready for prime time. Another positive review for SPIRIT OF WONDER: THE MOVIE (aka SCIENTIFIC BOYS' CLUB).

In our last review of the day, Stig gives us the Frag of the Week: SWORD FOR TRUTH, which gets ninja-sliced-and-diced six ways to Sunday with a verbal katana up the you-know-what.

 
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