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Haikyu (Collection Two) - More Exciting than Euro 2016

Advantages: Well-animated high octane matches. Nice mix of comedy & sport drama.
Disadvantages: The final episode could have been better. Predictable finale.

Due to the ineptitude of the England national soccer team, who were eliminated by puffin eaters Iceland, my interest in Euro 2016 has all but subsided. It therefore falls upon the wonderful world of anime to satisfy my sport cravings. Good thing then that ...

Dentolux 05.07.2016 · Read full review
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Golden Time (Collection Two) - I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost

Advantages: Funnier than the first DVD. Avoids many of the standard rom-com tropes.
Disadvantages: Silly ghost side story. The drama can get intolerable at times.

Sometimes persevering with a show pays off. Although I can't say that I had a "golden time" watching Collection One of this Animatsu licenced series, the concluding twelve episodes were much more to my taste. Episodes 13-24 continue to chronicle the tumul ...

Dentolux 04.05.2016 · Read full review
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Golden Time - When an Amnesiac and Stalker fall in Love

Advantages: Has some funny moments. Avoids the tropes found in other romance anime.
Disadvantages: Koko is rather unlikable. There are better rom-coms out there.

...Dang! A quick glance at the UK anime calendar reveals that this week's sole DVD release is Golden Time from Animatsu Entertainment. I am therefore burdened with the task of once again critiquing a romance show. From the many genres covered in Japanese car ...

Dentolux 17.03.2016 · Read full review
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Haikyu - Volleyball Anime Bounces In From Japan

Advantages: Underdog story that non-volleyball fans can enjoy. Funny banter.
Disadvantages: No English language dub. Features too many sweaty guys.

What's this? An anime based on sport? Wow, what a rare sight. In recent years the only shows I can recall watching, which featured athletes, were Stella Women's Academy and Bamboo Blade. It's a real shame that sporting shows rarely get localized, because ...

Dentolux 04.03.2016 · Read full review
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Rozen Maiden Zuruckspulen - Rozen Maiden Zzzzzzzz

Advantages: Jun bickering with Shinku is amusing. Less goofy than the other RM shows.
Disadvantages: Apathetic lead character. Dull storyline. Ends in a cliffhanger.

Thank goodness that I was born a boy. My gender guarantees that I earn considerably more than a female who does the exact same job (if militant feminists are to be believed) and it also blessed me with a far more enjoyable youth. Blokes grow up by playing ...

Dentolux 17.11.2015 · Read full review
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