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April Flash of Lifeby Panadero - April 3, 2015 7:52:16 PM MST
First of all, I apologize for the lack of regular updates lately. Between life responsibilities and spending an increasing amount of time watching and streaming on Twitch, my anime time has been drastically reduced. Secondly, we have our first update in months!
First is Arcade Gamer Fubuki, a fun OAV from Shaft about how the competitive spirit video games draw out in people - and magic panties. While enjoyable, I'm not exactly in a rush to watch it again.
. Next is Dominion Tank Police, a title I remember watching in bits and pieces close to 20 years ago on Saturday Anime on the Sci-Fi channel. Highly enjoyable and hits all the right notes of nostalgia for me when it comes to anime from that era.
Then we have Katte ni Kaizou, another Shaft OAV production that adapts a previous work of the Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei author. It got off to a rough start for me but started getting better just as it was ending. Pity.
Next is the recommended Maoyu, in which a female 'demon king' and the hero sworn to defeat her unexpectedly unite and try to support the human world from behind the scenes. It had a very Spice and Wolf vibe to it with some sincere messages.
Next is Miyakawa-ke no Kuufuku, a silly short episode length series from the Lucky Star creator about a responsible elementary school girl and her irresponsible otaku older sister.
Then there's Ontama!, a really sweet ONA about a girl who travels back in time in an effort to unite her mother and her birth father so she can be with both of them in the present day.
Next is Popotan, the third Shaft title of this update. Knowing it was based on an adult game, I was expecting vapid fanservice, but even though there were occasional hints at that, there was much more story content then I anticipated, and came away pleasantly surprised.
Last is the entertaining and occasionally harrowing Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, the story of siblings and a guardian who must make their way back home after an enormous earthquake cripples the Tokyo area. Being from an area prone to earthquakes, I could sympathize with the fears the characters dealt with.
With any luck it won't be another handful of months until the update. For now you have 28 more characters to vote on!