Kado: The Right Answer (2017): What just happened?



So you know how I was saying that Kado: The Right Answer was an intelligent, mature, take on a First Contact premise, based around negotiations?

Apparently not.

Between the end of episode 9 Nanomis-hein and episode 10 Towanosakiwa, Kado became … something else entirely. Major spoilers ahead obviously. Continue reading

Please Vote for Me (2007)


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Please Vote for Me is a surprisingly tense documentary about the election of a class monitor for a 3rd grade class in Wuhan, China.

Whilst I didn’t find it as riveting as Grant Watson did, and you can find his review here, it was astonishing to see how brutal this election campaign was. There was very little restraint in these kids, and dirty tricks a plenty. Continue reading

Really That Bad?: Mirage of Blaze


Heh. It appears that Artemis and Watson over at OtakuLounge have taken up the mantle of Pedantic Perspective and are watching the trash so that we don’t have to.

This will be a fun series of posts over there, so give them a follow & click through to the original post to comment (I’ll be disabling comments on Pirates of the Burley Griffin shortly for this).


You voted.
We watched. This is the first installment of what will likely be a series of articles conversations between Watson and I about anime that have, for whatever reason, been deemed as worthy contenders for the title of Worst Anime of All Time.

To be clear, the aim here isn’t simply to bash unpopular anime but instead to have a genuine (yet hopefully still entertaining) discussion about what makes any given show work/not work, and whether or not it’s deserving of such condemnation. For this reason, we’ll be striving to look at each anime on its own terms and not comparing it with any other title, regardless of any similarities or associations. So sit back, enjoy, and feel free to chime in with your thoughts and opinions in the comments.

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