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I am mad scientist! It’s so cool! Steins;Gate is the most bloody amazing show I’ve seen in a very, very long time. The first show we watched in 2013, and I seriously doubt I’m going to watch another show this year that I’ll enjoy more than I enjoyed Steins;Gate. The story follows mad scientist KYOUMA […]


Whose eyes are those? Takumi Nishijou is a high school student at the private Suimei Academy. He lives by himself as a shut-in, avoiding contact with the 3D world as much as possible. He suffers from intense delusions, and really has a hard time telling what is real and what is not. In Takumi’s home […]


So now that I’ve started watching anime again on a fairly regular basis, I figured that I really needed to clear out the backlog of OPs that have accumulated over the past two years. (Yes, the last collection was in 2010.) The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya – I married Haruhi. Seriously. Chekov is so similar […]

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

One last anime before the world ends… Chuunibyou is about Yuuta Togashi, a freshman in high school. While in middle school, he suffered from “adolescent delusions” (chuunibyou). He believed he possessed supernatural powers, and called himself the “Dark Flame Master”. He grew out of it, but not before alienating everyone in school. So he goes […]


Yay, it’s new anime time again! Hyouka is about a guy named Houtarou Oreki. He tries to expend as little energy as possible. Even so, he is freakishly good at logical deduction. At the request of his older sister, he joins the Classics Club in high school. (Why is every anime about high school kids? […]

A Summer Day’s Dream – Episode 2

At long last. After four years, episode 2 has come upon us. It’s a little light on the plot-sauce, (especially given how long we waited for it,) but the jokes were fun, and made me chuckle. The art and animation is much improved as well. In addition to the cast of the first episode, we […]

Shinryaku! Ika Musume

The invader comes from the bottom of the sea! Ika Musume is about a fearsome squid girl who comes out of the ocean to subjugate humanity for constantly dumping trash into the water. Her first target is an unassuming beachside food stand, the Lemon. After punching a hole in the wall with her tentacles, Squid […]

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Are you a mahou shoujo? What’s this? A new anime review? IMPOSSIBLE! Only it isn’t! My wife and I have taken to watching anime again, and so there will be shows again from time to time. Madoka Kaname is a normal young girl. Or so she thinks. One day, she and her friend Sayaka Miki […]


And here’s the anime I told you about in January! It just finished its run, so now I can talk about it. Fractale is set in the distant future, in what appears to be Ireland. In this future, there is something called the “Fractale System”, which is the backbone for just about everything in your […]

Manabi Straight!

Forward, GO! The year is 2035. A declining birth rate has forced the closure of many schools, simply because there are not enough students. Seioh High School remains open, but morale is low. Manami “Manabi” Amamiya is an energetic, cheerful girl who tries to do her best at everything. On the day she transferred to […]