Final Thoughts: Kurenai

Shinkurou Kurenai is a high school student with a unique part-time job; under the auspices of his boss, benefactor and mentor Juuzawa Benika, he’ll do anything- no matter how dangerous. And yet administering rough justice to the thugs and lowlifes out there is nothing compared to Shinkurou’s latest task, for now he must become both carer and bodyguard to seven year old Murasaki, a daughter of the Kuhouin family who desperately wants to defy the rules that say she must never see the outside world. Will Shinkurou be up to the challenge of keeping Murasaki safe whilst teaching her about the outside world? Continue reading “Final Thoughts: Kurenai”

Tuesday Rumble: July 8th

Allison and Lillia’s handbook for life

Do you have difficulty in social situations? Do you just not know what to do when put on the spot? Luckily, Allison and Wil have put together a convenient handbook that will sit snugly on your bookshelf right next to “How to Win Friends and Influence People”.

  • When old men tell tall tales, don’t hesitate to believe them. Who knows, their wild stories of war-ending treasures might just be true, and if not, at least you got a nice cup of tea for your efforts.
  • When suspicious old ladies offer you a cup of tea, drink it without reservation. Even if she locks you in her cellar, it shouldn’t be too hard to get out. Continue reading “Tuesday Rumble: July 8th”

Weekly Round-Up: June 27th

Reviewed this week: Allison and Lillia 10-11, Chocolate Underground 1, Kaiba 8, Kurenai 11-12, Mnemosyne 5, Toshokan Sensou 11

…and in manga: FMA 1-84, Minami-ke 30-1



  1. Kurenai (1) – masterful
  2. Chi’s Sweet Home (2)- Chi plays
  3. Kaiba (3) – who am I?
  4. Nabari no Ou (4) – clan massacre
  5. Soul Eater (5) – Bones does shounen
  6. Wagaya no Oinari-sama (6) – fox trap
  7. xxxHOLiC Kei (7) – typhoid Himawari
  8. Persona Trinity Soul (8) – catch-up, start!
  9. Real Drive (9) – they’re dogs, and they’re on the internet!
  10. Itazura na Kiss (10) – hospital
  11. Amatsuki (11) – the new Shounen Onmyouji
  12. Himitsu (12) – faceless
  13. Kyouran Kazoku Nikki (13) – shinigami
  14. Toshokan Sensou (14) – library wars
  15. Allison and Lillia (15) – yawn
  16. Chocolate Underground (-) – chocolate is forbidden <- new! Continue reading “Weekly Round-Up: June 27th”

Weekly Round-Up: June 13th

Reviewed this week: Allison and Lillia 9, Itazura na Kiss 9, Kurenai 10, Kyouran Kazoku Nikki 7, Nabari no Ou 9-10, Real Drive 6, Soul Eater 10, Toshokan Sensou 9, xxxHOLiC Kei 10

…and in manga: Claymore 80, REC 38 Continue reading “Weekly Round-Up: June 13th”

Weekly Round-Up: June 6th

“…because quite frankly, I’m too cheap to buy her anything.”

Reviewed this week: Allison and Lillia 8, Amatsuki 6, Baccano! OVA 3, Chi’s Sweet Home 33-6, Himitsu 5-6, Kaiba 6-7, Kurenai 9, Kyouran Kazoku Nikki 6, Nabari no Ou 8, Persona Trinity Soul 11, Shounen Onmyouji 25-6, Soul Eater 7-9, Spice and Wolf 7, Toshokan Sensou 8, Wagaya no Oinari-sama 7-8, xxxHOLiC Kei 7-9

…and in manga: Chi’s Sweet Home 42, Minami-ke 29, Spiral Alive 17-18, Tsubasa Chronicle 191

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Weekly Round-Up: May 30th

Reviewed this week: Chi’s Sweet Home 29-32, Himitsu 4, Itazura na Kiss 8, Kaiba 5, Kurenai 8, Persona Trinity Soul 10, Real Drive 5, Shion no Ou 20, Toshokan Sensou 7

…and in manga: Minami-ke 23-8, Nodame Cantabile 114-9, Potemayo 1-8, Tennai 32-3, Tsubasa Chronicle 190 Continue reading “Weekly Round-Up: May 30th”

Weekly Round-Up: May 23rd

Reviewed this week: Allison and Lillia 7, Amatsuki 5, Baccano! 15, Chi’s Sweet Home 25-8, Himawari!! 4, Itazura na Kiss 7, Kurenai 7, Kyouran Kazoku Nikki 5, Nabari no Ou 5, Persona Trinity Soul 9, Toshokan Sensou 6, Wagaya no Oinari-sama 6, xxxHOLiC Kei 6

…and in manga: Akagi 12-13, Elfen Lied 85, xxxHOLiC 121-57


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Weekly Round-Up: May 16th

Reviewed this week: Alice the Adventure 1, Allison and Lillia 6, Baccano 14, Chi’s Sweet Home 21-4, Gunslinger Girl Il Teatrino 7, Himitsu 3, Itazura na Kiss 6, Kurenai 6, Kyouran Kazoku Nikki 4, Mnemosyne 4, Nabari no Ou 6, Persona 7-8, Real Drive 4, Soul Eater 3-6, Toshokan Sensou 4-5, Wagaya no Oinari-sama 4-5, xxxHOLiC Kei 5

…and in manga: Claymore 79, Hunter X Hunter 279-80, Tsubasa 189

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Weekly Round Up: May 9th

Reviewed this week: Allison and Lillia 4-5, Amatsuki 4, Chi’s Sweet Home 14-20, Itazura na Kiss 4-5, Kaiba 3-4, Kurenai 5, Kyouran Kazoku Nikki 3, Nabari no Ou 1-5, Real Drive 3, Toshokan Sensou 1-3, Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei 13

…and in manga: Bokurano 48-52

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Weekly Round-Up: May 2nd

Reviewed this week: Amatsuki 1-2, Chi’s Sweet Home 13, Himitsu 2, Kaiba 2, Kurenai 4, Real Drive 2, Wagaya no Oinari-sama 3, xxxHOLiC Kei 4, Zoku SZS 12

..and in manga: HxH 275-8, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei 13-20 Continue reading “Weekly Round-Up: May 2nd”