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25 Jul 17

Sorry I didn't get last week's reviews up. I wasn't going to get them done before I left the States and definitely wasn't in any condition or mood to do them after the 20-plus-hour return journey and I didn't really feel like it yesterday either, so here we are. I'm just going to pick up that thread this weekend and go on from there. And back to our regularly scheduled programming, I realize "The Stranger Returns" is the title for Chapter 22, but it applies here in Chapter 13 of TBP as the man this cycle of the Tellus Arc is named after makes an appearance. Look for those belated reviews this weekend. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 09:52:33

21 Jul 17

I realize that I've been using Junior Mascot #2 to represent Nestor, but I felt like putting the mascot front and center to celebrate her triumphant return. Have I taken enough pics for her to give us coverage until Christmas? Probably not, but you might as well enjoy the moment. Speaking of Nestor, we get to see if all his well-laid plans gets him what he's after in Chapter 16 of CeleKing1. We've still got reviews on the horizon. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 03:56:47

19 Jul 17

Forktongue's been established as quite the slippery old snake. Well, you can see if that might be somewhat literal in Chapter 12 of TBP. Look for more CeleKing1 and reviews in the coming days. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 02:30:14

17 Jul 17

If you've ever wondered where Sailor Moon learned about transformation sequences and stock speeches to monsters of the week with dumb villain plans, look no further than everyone's favorite warrior of love, Cutey Honey. We start off with Cutey Honey Flash, a bit of incursion where part of the inspiration for Sailor Moon wound up following its successor's example, plus the theatrical short that fits somewhere in the middle of the story. We also have the ealier OAV series New Cutey Honey, which is more in line with the original, and the madcap Re: Cutie Honey courtesy of Hideaki Anno and Gainax. We then wind things down with Volume 7 of the GATE manga, which is as far as I've collected thus far. For the next two weeks, I'm going to be bringing you my in-flight movies to and from Japan, plus a new release or two. We've got more TBP and CeleKing1 coming up. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 06:14:32

11 Jun 17

It may not be Sunday, but we're going to church in Chapter 11 of TBP. Keep an eye out for reviews later in the week. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 13:05:26

09 Jul 17

Last week I reviews the TV series, but let's look further back to the original short film of Little Witch Academia and its feature-length sequel Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade. And we don't stop there with the witchcraft. Just yesterday I saw the new release Mary and the Witch's Flower from the director of The Secret World of Arriettyand When Marnie Was There. There's also another recently wrapped TV series, the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? gaiden Sword Oratoria. Lastly, we have Volume 6 of the GATE manga. As for next week, I haven't quite decided yet. I've got a plane ride ahead of me and I may just go with the movies I see there. Look for more TBP as well. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 11:42:51

06 Jul 17

When the chips are down, sometimes you just need someone to take care of you. Our heroes could use a hand in Chapter 15 of CeleKing1 and they might just get it. The week after next I'll be back in the States, so I'm going to need to take lots of pictures of the mascot to cover these story posts until I see her again in December. In other news, we've got reviews coming up later. Stay tuned.

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UTC 10:27:27

04 Jul 17

For instant fun, just add pirates. It's one of the fundamental rules of the universe or something. (Sadly, no, there will be no battle for supremacy between the pirates and the decidedly ninja-esque Umbriel.) Here's Chapter 10 of TBP with more conspiracy afoot. More CeleKing1 and some witchy reviews are still coming up. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 10:10:58

03 Jun 17

I'd planned on getting these out to you last week, but better late than never, right? I have a couple new teasers for you, both If Arc stories. The first is The Second Trident War, an alternate universe sequel to The Trident War Chronicles in which the Zephyrian expedition to the Darklands fails and Carpos becomes the King of Notos. The second is Pendragon, Inc. in which the story of The Brothers Pendragon is reimagined as modern-day corporate warfare, but still with Elves and Dragons and such (inspired entirely by one time when I described Cassandra as Seth's Elven secretary). The next chapter of the original TBP is coming up tomorrow with CeleKing1 and reviews following after. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 15:22:37

02 Jul 17

As I mentioned last week, one of the reasons (or "triggers" if you will) for checking out Studio Trigger's work from last year is because I've been watching this year's offering, Little Witch Academia, which wrapped last week. Other works from the spring lineup include the much anticipated Season 2 of Attack on Titan and Granblue Fantasy: The Animation. For manga, we've got Volume 5 of GATE and Volume 9 of Inuyasha. Next week I plan on featuring the other two works in the Little Witch Academia canon. We continue TBP and CeleKing1 and that thing I hinted at last time may or not be ready in the interim. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 11:14:45

27 Jun 17

If you can live for hundreds of years, what would you do with your time? Sponsor at-risk children, promote an ecologically sustainable community and act as a neighborhood watchman? Sure, why not? That seems to be the line of thinking of a new character introduced in Chapter 9 of TBP. If only more Elves were as interested in giving back to the community... In other news, look for reviews later in the week and maybe something else in between. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 12:49:42

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