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krofire 1d ago
wrote a review of My Roommate is a Cat
Score 7/10

Zero-G’s 2019 slice-of-life comedy features a reclusive writer getting dragged out of his anti-social habits when a stray cat enters his life. The Japanese title translates as "My Housemate Is on My Lap, But Sometimes, on My Head" which correctly reflects the fact that the author...

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My Roommate is a Cat
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2019

The story of Mikazuki Subaru, a novelist who is shy and struggles in relationships with other people, and a cat who was dumped by humans and lived a tough life on the streets. Through a twist of...

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krofire May 21, 5pm
updated their review of Danchigai
Score 8/10

Creators in Pack’s 2015 slice-of-life clearly was not to everyone’s taste yet it remains a great little show with twelve four-minute episodes to enjoy. It’s your basic family comedy following the lives of five siblings who live together whilst their parents are off travelling...

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Danchigai
  • TV (12 eps x 4 min)
  • 2015

Danchigai focuses on the life of Haruki Nakano and his four sisters, all of whom live together in the same apartment complex. The only boy of five siblings, Haruki lives with his older sister...

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krofire May 21, 5pm
wrote a review of Danchigai
Score 8/10

Creators in Pack’s 2015 slice-of-life clearly was not to everyone’s taste yet it remains a great little show with twelve four-minute episodes to enjoy. It’s your basic family comedy following the lives of five siblings who live together whilst their parents are off travelling...

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Danchigai
  • TV (12 eps x 4 min)
  • 2015

Danchigai focuses on the life of Haruki Nakano and his four sisters, all of whom live together in the same apartment complex. The only boy of five siblings, Haruki lives with his older sister...

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krofire May 21, 4pm
updated their review of Please tell me! Galko-chan
Score 8/10

Studio Feel’s 2016 slice-of-school-life adopts a familiar pattern following the comic relationship between three High School friends. The twist this time is that they are all very different. They go by the nicknames “Galko” (the gyaru girl), Otako (the otaku girl) and...

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Please tell me! Galko-chan
  • TV (12 eps x 8 min)
  • 2016

Galko, Otako and Ojou are a trio of unlikely friends in high school with three very different perspectives. Each episode embarks on a day in the life of a trendy girl, an otaku, and a lady, as they...

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krofire May 21, 4pm
wrote a review of Please tell me! Galko-chan
Score 8/10

Studio Feel’s 2016 slice-of-school-life adopts a familiar pattern following the comic relationship between three High School friends. The twist this time is that they are all very different. They go by the nicknames “Galko” (the gyaru girl), Otako (the otaku girl) and...

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Please tell me! Galko-chan
  • TV (12 eps x 8 min)
  • 2016

Galko, Otako and Ojou are a trio of unlikely friends in high school with three very different perspectives. Each episode embarks on a day in the life of a trendy girl, an otaku, and a lady, as they...

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krofire May 20, 9am
wrote a review of The Lost Village
Score 7/10

Diomedea’s 2016 drama-mystery pays homage to many popular US live-action cult mystery shows. All the elements are there: a bunch of social misfits shoe-horn themselves on a bus to visit a mythical village as a means of escaping their real-world problems. Once located everything doesn’t...

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The Lost Village
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2016

Thirty strangers sign up for a shady, one-way bus trip to Nanakimura: a village that urban legend claims is hidden deep in a mountain forest. Some wish to run away from their problems, others hope to...

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krofire May 18, 9am
updated their review of www.Working!!
Score 8/10

The strangest thing about A-1 Pictures’ 2016 restaurant-slice-of-life is that it was known in Japan by its English language title “www.Working!!”. There was an original three season anime by the same name that showed in 2010, 2011 and 2015. (“Wagnaria” is a fictional...

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www.Working!!
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2016

Daisuke Higashida starts working part-time at a family restaurant due to financial difficulties at home. However, between a shift manager who is hopeless when it comes to cooking, and the wait...

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krofire May 18, 9am
wrote a review of www.Working!!
Score 8/10

The strangest thing about A-1 Pictures’ 2016 restaurant-slice-of-life is that it was known in Japan by its English language title “www.Working!!”. There was an original three season anime by the same name that showed in 2010, 2011 and 2015. (“Wagnaria” is a fictional...

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www.Working!!
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2016

Daisuke Higashida starts working part-time at a family restaurant due to financial difficulties at home. However, between a shift manager who is hopeless when it comes to cooking, and the wait...

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krofire May 15, 8am
wrote a review of Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood.
Score 6/10

Studio Gokumi/ AxsiZ’s 2018 vampire comedy is based on such a simple idea it really just writes itself. On a delightful twist to the whole “Twilight” style teen-vampire angst-thing this show has a human girl moving in with a vampire girl. Teen-vamp Sophie Twilight became a...

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Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood.
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2018

When human girl Akari Amano is rescued by vampire Sophie Twilight, it's love at first sight. Infatuation quickly turns to cohabitation as Sophie reluctantly welcomes Amano as her new roommate...

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krofire May 7, 12pm
wrote a review of WATATEN! an Angel Flew Down to Me Special
Score 9/10

Doga Kobo’s 2019 shoujo-ai comedy is sure weird but distinctly fun and very funny. Only in Japanese anime could grown adults make a show about a grown woman falling in love with a young girl in junior school. This bizarre plot is made totally acceptable when the woman is actually a super shy...

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WATATEN! an Angel Flew Down to Me Special
  • DVD Special (1 ep x 23 min)
  • 2019

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krofire May 7, 12pm
wrote a review of WATATEN! an Angel Flew Down to Me
Score 9/10

Doga Kobo’s 2019 shoujo-ai comedy is sure weird but distinctly fun and very funny. Only in Japanese anime could grown adults make a show about a grown woman falling in love with a young girl in junior school. This bizarre plot is made totally acceptable when the woman is actually a super shy...

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WATATEN! an Angel Flew Down to Me
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2019

Miyako is a shy college student who is also an otaku. One day she happens to meet some angelic grade school kids! When Miyako sees her little sister's new friend Hana-chan, Miyako's heart won't stop...

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krofire May 5, 12pm
updated their review of Room Camp: Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike
Score 9/10

As of the spring of 2022 Crunchyroll have bundled the “Room Camp" series in with this: a twelve-minute episode that was originally a DVD special called “Room Camp: Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike” ("Sauna, Food, and a Three-Wheeler"). If you loved the 2018 show then...

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Room Camp: Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike
  • DVD Special (1 ep x 12 min)
  • 2020

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krofire May 5, 12pm
updated their review of Room Camp: Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike
Score 9/10

As of the spring of 2022 Crunchyroll have bundled the “Room Camp" series in with this: a twelve-minute episode that was originally a DVD special called “Room Camp: Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike” ("Sauna, Food, and a Three-Wheeler"). If you loved the 2018 show then...

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Room Camp: Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike
  • DVD Special (1 ep x 12 min)
  • 2020

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krofire May 5, 12pm
updated their review of Room Camp: Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike
Score 9/10

As of the spring of 2022 Crunchyroll have bundled the “Room Camp" series in with this: a twelve-minute episode that was originally a DVD special called “Room Camp: Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike” ("Sauna, Food, and a Three-Wheeler"). If you loved the 2018 show then...

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Room Camp: Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike
  • DVD Special (1 ep x 12 min)
  • 2020

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krofire May 5, 12pm
wrote a review of Room Camp: Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike
Score 9/10

As of the spring of 2022 Crunchyroll have bundled the “Room Camp" series in with this: a twelve-minute episode that was originally a DVD special called “Room Camp: Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike” ("Sauna, Food, and a Three-Wheeler"). If you loved the 2018 show then...

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Room Camp: Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike
  • DVD Special (1 ep x 12 min)
  • 2020

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krofire May 5, 12pm
wrote a review of Room Camp
Score 9/10

This is C-Station’s 2020 spin-off series from their successful and popular camping show “Laid Back Camp” (2018). It consists of twelve episodes each four minutes long. As of the spring of 2022 Crunchyroll have this bundled with a twelve-minute episode that was originally a DVD...

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Room Camp
  • TV (12 eps x 4 min)
  • 2020

The Outdoor Activities Club, Aka, the Outclub has 3 members. In the countryside of Yamanashi Prefecture, there’s a high school named Motosu High School. Go even further to one of the school...

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krofire May 5, 12pm
wrote a review of Owarimonogatari II
Score 7/10

Shaft’s 2017 follow-on from the 2015 season one of this supernatural drama is listed as either having two, three or seven episodes. It actually has three parts in seven episodes that Crunchyroll has combined into three single episodes. These story parts are “Mayoi Hell&rdquo...

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Owarimonogatari II
  • TV Special (2 eps x 84 min)
  • 2017

Second season of Owarimonogatari.

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krofire May 4, 11am
wrote a review of Owarimonogatari
Score 7/10

Shaft’s 2015 show is part of the sprawling Monogatari franchise based upon the light novel series by Nisio Isin. The very first anime series by Shaft came out in 2009 with several (occasionally out-of-sequence) shows appearing in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019. This incarnation...

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Owarimonogatari
  • TV (12 eps x 26 min)
  • 2015

During the month of October of his third year in high school, Koyomi Araragi is introduced to a transfer student named Ougi Oshino by his underclassman Kanbaru Suruga. Ougi tells Koyomi that she...

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krofire May 1, 9am
wrote a review of Nanana's Buried Treasure
Score 5/10

A-1 Pictures unwatchable adventure drivel hit our screens in 2014 with a tale of ghosts and objects with magical powers. It’s a visual mish-mash of “A Certain Scientific Railgun” (J.C.Staff 2009), “The Asterisk War” (also A1 Pictures 2016) and the whole Indiana Jones/...

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Nanana's Buried Treasure
  • TV (11 eps)
  • 2014

Disowned by his father, Juugo Yama has run away from home to the island of Nanae. He begins to live by himself, only to discover his room is haunted by the ghost of Nanana Ryugajo. She was murdered...

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krofire May 1, 8am
wrote a review of Anne-Happy
Score 6/10

Silver Link’s dire 2016 seinen-comedy concerns five girls attending mysterious class 1-7 at the elite Tennomifune Academy for girls. We are sure this looked really great on paper but it really failed to translate up to the small screen.  The problem is that it is all so pointless and...

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Anne-Happy
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2016

A group of pitiable girls live their days with energy and cheer in this encouraging school comedy. All the students of Tennogofune Academy's Class 1-7 seem to be plagued by "bad karma," or...

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krofire Apr 28, 10am
wrote a review of Poco's Udon World
Score 9/10

Liden Films’ 2016 fantasy takes us back to the world of Studio Ghibli’s “Pom Poko” (1994) with a lush and wondrous feel-good story. Awash with up-beat pop tunes the story is of 30-something Souta Tawara taking a career-break from his web-design career in Tokyo to sell up...

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Poco's Udon World
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2016

30 year-old web designer Souta Tawara takes a leave of absence from his job in Tokyo to return to his hometown and sort out his family's affairs. His recently-deceased father's udon restaurant is now...

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krofire Apr 25, 3pm
wrote a review of GJ-bu
Score 7/10

Doga Kobo gave us this mostly-unfunny comedy back in 2013. It is another one of those slice-of-life shows based upon the antics of the High Schoolers in an after-school club. Like so many similar shows this club appears to have no purpose other than as a social gathering place for its members...

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GJ-bu
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2013

School can be a boring place, but not for the members of the GJ Club! The kind Kyoya, meat-loving Kirara, calm Megumi, game prodigy Shion and pint-sized firecracker Mao always manage to have a good...

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krofire Apr 23, 9am
wrote a review of Denki-Gai
Score 7/10

Shin-Ei Animation’s 2014 otaku-culture-fest may tick a lot of boxes for manga store fans but its zany antics fail to impress. The action focuses on the lives of seven employees at the Umanohone Bookstore (abbreviated to just “Uma” and meaning “the horse’s bone&rdquo...

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Denki-Gai
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2014

A blush-inducing,​ coming-of-age comedy about manga-loving book store employees!! The characters are all hard-core manga fans and maniacs of some sort,​ and work at the comic shop...

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krofire Apr 20, 11am
wrote a review of School Days
Score 9/10

It is best to review TNK’s 2007 compelling romantic-drama outside of its context in the sprawling “School Days” franchise. This was an adult visual gameplay novel dating back to 2005 on Windows, DVD & PS2. It later reappeared as manga, light novel and audio CDs amongst other...

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School Days
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2007

When Makoto saw Kotonoha on the train one day, he fell in love at first sight. Luckily, his classmate Sekai’s nosy personality ensures him an introduction to his crush, and soon the two begin...

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krofire Apr 18, 9am
updated their review of Hinako Note
Score 7/10

Passione’s 2017 comic slice-of-life has a bunch of girls who love the theatre and go about setting up their own troupe. Inevitably the girls are High Schoolers with the main character being a naive & shy girl from the countryside Hinako Sakuragi. She struggles with talking to people and...

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Hinako Note
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2017

Sakuragi Hinako has a hard time talking with others. In order to get over her paralyzing shyness, Hinako leaves her home in the country because she ends up starting school at the high school that has...

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krofire Apr 18, 9am
wrote a review of Hinako Note
Score 7/10

Passione’s 2017 comic slice-of-life has a bunch of girls who love the theatre and go about setting up their own troupe. Inevitably the girls are High Schoolers with the main character being a naive & shy girl from the countryside Hinako Sakuragi. She struggles with talking to people and...

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Hinako Note
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2017

Sakuragi Hinako has a hard time talking with others. In order to get over her paralyzing shyness, Hinako leaves her home in the country because she ends up starting school at the high school that has...

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krofire Apr 16, 4pm
wrote a review of World's End Harem
Score 5/10

The only reason to watch Studio Gokumi/AxsiZ’s car crash of an erotic-sci-fi-drama is for its notoriety. We’ve all heard of it but is that good enough reason to watch it? Probably not. It is a strange bundle of contrasts. The central premise is exceedingly dumb and seems lifted from a...

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World's End Harem
  • TV (11 eps)
  • 2022

The time is near future-Tokyo, Japan in 2040. Reito, a young man suffering from an intractable disease, vows to reunite with his childhood friend Erisa and decides to "cold sleep" to cure...

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krofire Apr 14, 1pm
updated their review of Sweetness & Lightning
Score 9/10

TMS/3xCube’s 2016 slice-of-cooking-life show proved itself to be perfectly adorable in its depiction of the struggles of a single father with an energetic, if occasionally strong-headed, kindergarten-age daughter. Kouhei Inuzuka is an assistant maths teacher who has recently lost his wife...

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Sweetness & Lightning
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2016

Having lost his wife, math teacher Kouhei Inuzuka is doing his best to raise his young daughter Tsumugi as a single father. He's pretty bad at cooking and doesn't have a huge appetite to begin with...

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krofire Apr 14, 1pm
updated their review of Sweetness & Lightning
Score 9/10

TMS/3xCube’s 2016 slice-of-cooking-life show proved itself to be perfectly adorable in its depiction of the struggles of a single father with an energetic, if occasionally strong-headed, kindergarten-age daughter. Kouhei Inuzuka is an assistant maths teacher who has recently lost his wife...

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Sweetness & Lightning
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2016

Having lost his wife, math teacher Kouhei Inuzuka is doing his best to raise his young daughter Tsumugi as a single father. He's pretty bad at cooking and doesn't have a huge appetite to begin with...

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krofire Apr 14, 1pm
wrote a review of Sweetness & Lightning
Score 9/10

TMS/3xCube’s 2016 slice-of-cooking-life show proved itself to be perfectly adorable in its depiction of the struggles of a single father with an energetic, if occasionally strong-headed, kindergarten-age daughter. Kouhei Inuzuka is an assistant maths teacher who has recently lost his wife...

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Sweetness & Lightning
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2016

Having lost his wife, math teacher Kouhei Inuzuka is doing his best to raise his young daughter Tsumugi as a single father. He's pretty bad at cooking and doesn't have a huge appetite to begin with...

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