5 CommentsEditorials / By Scamp /

Watching anime on Twitch was an entertaining experience

IMG_0595For about a week Twitch and Crunchyroll paired up to stream anime on Twitch. Crunchyroll picked a couple of popular and well liked anime from the past few years and you could tune in, jumping in and out with the live stream as the chat scrolled down the side. I tuned in for a few episodes myself because it was hard to stop myself. Partly because they basically picked all my favourite anime from the last year with Mob Psycho, Yuri on Ice and Tanya the Evil, partly because I wanted to see what watching anime with a live chat would be like, and finally because I think this is a super cool initiative I would like to see return someday, and I’m pretty sure it will do too.

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14 CommentsMonthly Roundups / By Scamp /

July 2017 Anime Roundup

IMG_0590My standards for a good season have changed over time. Only 4 new shows I felt compelled to stick with? Wow, I’m really enjoying this season wowie! I guess in the past I was a more obsessive fan and stuck with more stuff I held out hope on maybe getting really good at some point. Either way, I’m enjoying this new season quite a bit despite not actually watching that much. More excuse to go back and watch recent OVAs.

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10 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Scamp /

Summer 2017 Anime First Impressions: Princess Principal, My Girlfriend is a Gal, Gamers

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A quick reminder that the new anime from this season you should be watching is Made in Abyss.

Final batch of first impressions from this season for me. Turned out it has been an all right season with a couple of interesting anime that I am petrified will all go careering off a cliff any day now and ruin everything, so instead I will have to watch more full CG hard sci-fi TV anime, underwatched OVAs and overwatched sequels since that’s been my anime palette lately.

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Summer 2017 Anime First Impressions part 2: Compulsive Gambler, Welcome to the Ballroom, Made in Abyss, Shoukoku no Altair

IMG_0580With the usual disappointing start to the anime season, where for some reason all the truly bland stuff is stuffed into the first few days of the month, we’re now into the meat of the latest anime season where the delicious filling lies. There’s some good stuff here is what I’m saying.

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4 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Inushinde /

New Game!! Episode 1: New Game Xrd -SIGN-

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My biggest problem with the second season of New Game is the tragic oversight of not calling it New Game+. I mean I guess it aids in googling the show (if barely), but it’s one of the biggest opportunities that I’ve seen missed. That opportunity is the size of fucking Africa, and the person in charge of thinking up a name steered right around it. For shame. Show’s legit, though. Read More »

3 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Scamp /

Summer 2017 Anime first impressions: Touken Ranbu, Clean Freak Aoyama-kun, Knight’s and Magic, and Restaurant to Another World

IMG_0568Sometimes when a new season starts, each new anime is a bundle of hype and thrills, with each new show bringing unexpected delights as your watchlist inflates like a hot air balloon standing under the American president. Then other seasons it’s a constant stream of failures, where you keep checking in and you think you can’t get any more disappointments but each time you are somehow still surprised by the new levels of low, like following American politics. This summer anime season is closer to the latter than the former so far.

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2 CommentsAnime Analysis, Editorials / By Inushinde /

Eromanga-sensei Review: Not Just a Town in Australia

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Eromanga-sensei is a show that I didn’t have high hopes for. I expected it to follow a little too closely in its more well known sibling’s footsteps, without carving a strong identity of its own. While it does carve out the core of what I think is ultimately a better identity, my hopes were pretty much met at the baseline. But that core is well worth discussing, because it does some surprisingly good stuff with the Masamune/Sagiri bond that’s offset by just not doing enough with it. Read More »

17 CommentsUpcoming Seasons / By Scamp /

Summer 2017 Anime Season Preview

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I might not get Tanya faces anymore but if Compulsive Gambler can bring me these sorts of delights, I might be all right.\

Welcome to The Cart Driver’s legendary Anime Season Preview, Summer 2017 edition. I am your host Scamp and with me today are a whole lot of great new anime and a whole lot more terrible anime, but that’s why I’m here to help. Unlike last season where most everything worth watching were sequels so we kind of knew what it would be like going in, these season has way less big hitters in the sequel area. Monogatari turns up for its usual yearly series and for those strange people who are into Symphogear, that returns too. But mostly it’s focusing on all these new anime and all the new streaming platforms they will be on…yeah, more on that later.

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