8 CommentsEditorials, Flip Flappers / By Inushinde /

Why I Don’t Like Flip Flappers: More Like Flim Flammers


Flip Flappers is unquestionably a vibrant show, dead-set on imbuing everything with a sense of whimsy. Even the threat of the lead being melted alive in a cage above a lava pit doesn’t dampen the Flip Flappers’ spirits, nor does being stuck in the Village of the Damned’s underfunded boarding school. Unfortunately, its attempts at whimsy fall well short of success, making it appear less like the dark fairytale I assume it’s supposed to invoke, and more like the disorganized cutting room floor of other, better anime series. Read More »

3 CommentsPodcast / By Scamp /

Day with The Cart Driver Season 2 Episode 2 – Macross Triangle with a dash of Sunshine


Not featured: The actual best girl with the space Arab.

Welcome again to a Day with The Cart Driver anime podcast, where you can listen to myself and Day from Gar Gar Stegosaurus talk about anime. This show we talk about what we finished over the summer season…which basically means we spend the entire podcast talking about Macross Delta. Oh, and a little bit of Love Live Sunshine at the end.

You can download the podcast or simply listen to it on the website here. Timestamps below.


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9 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Scamp /

2016 Anime Catchup: Gundam Thunderbolt

Thanks to moving countries, dodgy internet connections and Overwatch, I’ve fallen behind on a bunch of anime this season. Series have been left half-finished, first episodes watched then never returned to. With the end of the year looming, it was time for me to go through a mega catch-up period so I can still be relevant when Anime of the Year discussions come. It would be pretty awkward to reach the end of the year without having completed Erased or Mob Psycho 100 for example. So over the next 2 months I’ll be writing a bunch of posts as I finish each of these anime up, starting with the very cheerful little OVA Gundam Thunderbolt.

gundam-thunderbolt-03-large-24Gundam Thunderbolt follows in the grand Gundam story theme tradition of “war is bad”, or in this case more specifically, “war breaks you”. Everyone in this story starts by bearing the scars of war already. This can be the more obvious physical conditions like the entire troop of soldiers missing arms and legs, or more mental scars as people break down in the face of the orders they have to give. These scars only deepen as the show progresses as everyone goes from breaking point to completely broken. Whether that be your body as people simply just die off, or your mind breaks. Beliefs and morals you upheld before the war are destroyed, leaving you a shell of a human who can no longer function and left a shivering, weeping mess. Fun times all around.

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3 CommentsPodcast / By Scamp /

Day with The Cart Driver Season 2 Episode 1 – Weaponised Fanservice


Totally haven’t renamed the last episode so this can be the real episode 1.

Yeah we’re back with Day with The Cart Driver anime podcast, where a pair of married weebs bicker about anime. Myself and Day from Gar Gar Stegosaurus We talk the new season and all our thoughts, of which we have a lot. I forget the name of my crush in Haikyuu as Day reminisces about real life Russian figure skaters performing to sex bomb.

You can download the podcast or simply listen to it on the website here. Timestamps below.


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5 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Inushinde /

Shelter Review – 2016: A Space Meander


So Shelter is pretty good for a six minute music video. Hell, it’s probably the best six minute anime music video about a girl stuck in a simulation while floating alone in the depths of space written by Porter Robinson I’ve ever seen. Read More »

14 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Scamp /

Fall 2016 Anime First Impressions: March Comes In Like a Lion, Girlish Number, Kiss Him Not Me, The Great Passage

3-gatsu-no-lion-01-large-31Someone disappears into a background of shoujo flowers, only to burst out of them again complete with petals cascading off their body. You know, I still kinda like Shaft.

Last batch for now, seeing as I’ve already started my secondary project of watching all the anime from this year I missed out on due to moving/classes/work/Overwatch. Seems like it’s been a pretty good season so far.  A few disappointments, most notably All Out, but most of what I had pinned some hopes on have delivered.

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6 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Scamp /

Fall 2016 Anime First Impressions: Keijo, Flip Flappers, All Out and Drifters

drifters-01-large-36Dat hat tho

Continuing with my first impressions posts. I now finally have internet in my home again, so I can watch Crunchyroll and not have to trek down to the local library and sponge off their internet with that one weird bloke who’s there everyday watching political videos on youtube and swearing under his breath. This was a slightly less impressive batch of episodes than the first bunch, but hey that’s a new season for you.

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9 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Inushinde /

Occultic;Nine Episode 1: Occultic;Ja, or Occultic;Nein?


Occultic;Nine is the next in a proud line of x-semicolon-y shows that gives my spellcheck a heart attack each time I write the title out. It’s also exactly what a 40-something adult thinks all anime is, being chockfull of titanic trembling tits, hyperactive pacing, a less than flattering depiction of effeminate bartenders, and a teenage male lead voiced by Yuki Kaji who talks like he’s mainlining speed. That’s not necessarily a knock against Occultic;Nine, it’s just the most anime anime to have animed in quite some time. Read More »


    New Podcast next Tuesday, December 6, on Grimgar, Mob Psycho, Schwarzesmarken, and more! The more being mostly bickering
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