Category Archives: Entertainment

Class: The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo

Class is back in session, this time focusing largely on Ram, the school sports king.  I haven’t warmed to the characters yet, but I think that was the point: introduce us to some that are hard to like and slowly … Continue reading

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Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

I’ll start this article with a question for anyone who hasn’t seen this show. What do you think would be the genders of the following characters: (1) Mikoto Mikoshiba, popular but shy, gets carried away with the popularity and sometimes … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 13

“Erleuchtung (No Return)” The view from Igirisu: In the final episode of Elfen Lied there are some big encounters that have been held off for a long time. One of them is a non-event. As tough as Bando thinks he … Continue reading

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Violence in Video Games: Batman: Arkham

Holy good ideas!  In September of 2019, Roger started a series looking at the “rights and wrongs” of Fanservice in anime.  Today, we continue that tradition with Violence in Video Games.  Today’s focus… Batman: Arkham Collection. What’s the Deal? Holy sneaky … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: O.B.I.T.

One of my favorite things to see in science fiction is a good allegory.  It gives us a chance to look at ourselves through a critical lens.  If we don’t like doing that, we can just enjoy a story for … Continue reading

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Class: For Tonight We Might Die

If you ask me, the Brits are superb storytellers.  They have an idea, and they tell it, length be damned.  If that means 8 episodes will tell the story, that’s what they  will do.  No need to drag an 8-episode … Continue reading

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I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

The title of this film seems to have been chosen to make people buying a cinema ticket or asking for the Blu-ray in a shop feel a bit self-conscious, but it does make sense and no, it’s not actually a … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Six

There have been fourth wall breaks throughout this series, but this is the ultimate fourth wall break, because it lasts the entire episode. We start with some people taking a tour of a studio where The Strange World of Gurney … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Five

If I had to name my favourite novel, I would probably have to say Wuthering Heights. There are many reasons for this, but one of them is the ingenuity with which we move deeper and deeper into the narrative, with … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Four

“I did a television show recently and they didn’t think it was very funny. I’m being charged with having no sense of humour.” You could swear that writers Sid Green and Dick Hills knew this show wasn’t going to be … Continue reading

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