Summer 2017 Shorts Roundup

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The delays continue and I’ve not had too much time for anime in the last few months, but we’re still doing this thing.

Summer’s shorts were interestingly extreme in their quality, the good stuff was mostly really good, and the bad stuff was really, really bad, with not a whole lot in the middle.

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Summer 2017 Shorts Roundup

Spring 2017 Shorts Roundup

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Well, this is more than a month later than planned due to persistent internet issues, but let’s get to it anyway. This season’s shorts were kind of a mixed bag without any major high points and a couple of real lows, but there was some good stuff around regardless. Continue reading “Spring 2017 Shorts Roundup”

Spring 2017 Shorts Roundup

Straight Title Robot Anime: Laughing Till The End

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Time to talk about one of my favourite shorts ever. Making that kind of declaration about a series literally made in MikuMikuDance about a group of characters standing in the same place failing to make jokes for 11 episodes may seem odd, but it’s true.

Note: It’s more or less impossible to explain just how well made Straight Title Robot Anime actually  is without giving away the punchline, so by necessity I’ll be spoiling the ending here. I’d highly recommend watching the show first, even if it doesn’t look like anything special. Continue reading “Straight Title Robot Anime: Laughing Till The End”

Straight Title Robot Anime: Laughing Till The End

Winter 2017 Shorts Roundup

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Welcome to the first installment of what I hope will become a regular thing, the Shorts Roundup for the Winter 2017 anime season.

I watch a lot of short anime.  As I’ve said previously, I try to watch all of them if I can, because they’re a great way of experiencing lots of different kinds of shows with a minimal time investment. A lot of them are kind of bad, but that’s fine, all you lose is a couple of minutes. And sometimes you strike gold.

Given that I  watch so many of the things, I thought I’d turn that into an excuse to actually write something for a change. So let’s get to it. Continue reading “Winter 2017 Shorts Roundup”

Winter 2017 Shorts Roundup

12 Days of Anime 2016, day 6: Appreciating The Short Stuff

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I’m something of a serial watcher of anime shorts, I try to watch every single one each season. Short anime tend to be overlooked a lot, because the general expectation is that the short runtime acts as a cap on how good they can actually be. Sometimes this is the case, a lot of short anime ends up being pretty bad. But, with the increasing number of the things coming out each season (I’m currently watching 13, which is still missing a few of the ones airing) some of them are bound to be winners, and they are.  The format tends to work best for gag commedies, they can get in, tell a joke and get out without overstaying their welcome, but there are plenty of good examples outside this framework. So today I’m going to take a diferent aproach and run some of the better shorts of the year, in no particular order. Continue reading “12 Days of Anime 2016, day 6: Appreciating The Short Stuff”

12 Days of Anime 2016, day 6: Appreciating The Short Stuff