It’s time to wrap up the shows we’ve been following this past season and look at the first harbingers of the new one.
In this week’s viewing: The Eccentric Family does a clinic on setup and payoff, Day Break Illusion demonstrates how not to do it, and more!
In this week’s viewing: It’s that late-season moment when the plot cards are all on the table and fisticuffs break out in all directions!
In this week’s viewing: The Eccentric Family lays bare a dastardly plot, Gatchaman Crowds creeps out its local viewers, and more!
In this week’s viewing: Gatchaman Crowds continues to go to unexpected places, the Shimogamo family tree contains surprises, and more!
In this week’s viewing: Ginka Shirokane meets an evil mirror of herself, Jō Hibiki meets an evil mirror of himself, and one of the Shimogamo clan is his own worst enemy.
In this week’s viewing: Space Brothers gets drop-kicked, Day Break Illusion causes a lecture on honorifics, and more!
In this week’s viewing: Hunter x Hunter lays on the foreshadowing, Space Brothers, of all shows, does something mindbogglingly, cringingly offensive, and more!
Hunter x Hunter #90 – Nodding to old sf tropes once again, the new Chimera Ant king is after both braaaaaaaains and our women. And he demonstrates how mustache-twirlingly evil he is by killing two henchmen before he’s five minutes old, although Neferpitou did have a point about how the king and the guards don’t […]
Gatchaman Crowds #3 – This is the first sf work I know of to grapple full-on with the implications of widespread social networking. In any medium. You can point to any number of stories where blogging and online interaction are a standard part of the present and future, but it’s just there in the background. […]
Gatchaman Crowds #2 – Gatchaman Crowds has declared its thesis topic, which is the gamification of human interactions as mediated by the Internet. Gamification is, broadly, the application of game-like scoring systems to Internet sites which are not themselves games. You might get points for every post you make in a forum, or achievement badges […]
And now, the rest of your season premieres! For those who were eagerly awaiting Symphogear G or the new Milky Holmes, I regret to inform you that they haven’t been picked up for international streaming. Monogatari Second Season premiere – Tsubasa Hanekawa leaves her adopted family’s house for school one day, and a giant spectral […]
It’s season premiere time, so let’s set aside the continuing shows for a week to look at new stuff. (Space Brothers is taking the week off, anyway.) Day Break Illusion premiere – Akari Taiyō is an orphan schoolgirl living with relatives in a small town in Japan and working as a part-time apprentice tarot fortuneteller. On […]