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The Wallflower (2006)

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There’s a couple of things I’ll never understand: why I have to buy a DVD series 4 episodes at a time (thank god for flatpacks, is all I can say), and what possesses a licensing company to change the more or less literal translation of a series title from Perfect Girl Evolution to The Wallflower when there was nothing wrong with the original in the first place. Seemed to me that ‘Perfect Girl Evolution’ was fairly descriptive of this kooky … (read more)

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2006)

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Let me start off by saying I’ve put off reviewing this for as long as possible. It’s not because the show is bad, it’s because I’ve been suffering a kind of writers block. To do justice to the review I felt I needed to get over that but in the end I’m not sure it’s going to help, mainly because it’s hard to pin down the show. Mainly because I think the title is a misnomer; it possibly should have … (read more)

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Samurai Gun (2004)

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Released in 2004, Samurai Gun is an oddity. It eschews the current trend in samurai anime of the historically accurate period detail. Samurai Gun thumbs its nose at its housemates: Peacemaker, Otogi Zoshi and Rurouni Kenshin, preferring to wallow in anachronism. Using the industrial revolution as a jumping off point, Samurai Gun grants itself a lot of latitude with its use technology. Guns aren’t limited to revolvers, there are automatics, the bad guys, the Shogun’s minions use rocket … (read more)

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