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7 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Scamp /

Chaika the Coffin Princess episode 1 – Unicorn guts

While there are little niggly things about the first episode of Chaika that could only be called as “fucking anime bullshit”, I was quite impressed by the structure and storytelling capabilities of this episode. We establish our main character. He is a fighter of sorts who has fallen on rough times and is struggling to […]

137 CommentsUpcoming Seasons / By Scamp /

Spring 2014 Anime Season Preview

Hey guess what The Cart Driver writers are excited for this season? I’ll give you a clue: It has the letters J and O in the title. It may even have each of those letters twice. A little bit later than usual, but welcome to The Cart Driver’s World Famous [citation needed] Anime Season Preview, […]

10 CommentsOre no Imouto, Twelve Days / By Inushinde /

12 Days of Anime #10: A Fake Incestuous Wedding

The Oreimo Season 2 specials are beautifully hideous. In an hour and a half, they manage to completely bulldoze the meager foundation of joy that the series desperately clings to—by which I mean Kuroneko and Saori’s relevance to the plot. It plays out more like terrible fanfiction than an actual continuation of Oreimo’s story, with […]

87 CommentsUpcoming Seasons / By Scamp /

Winter 2014 Anime Season Preview

Welcome to The Cart Driver’s World Famous Anime Season Preview: Winter 2014 edition. If you are a regular of these most prestigious of lengthy blog posts, you will know that I like to let my cynical side take over and run amok over Japan’s latest animated offerings. Not this season though. This season looks quite […]

9 CommentsEccentric Family / By Scamp /

Eccentric Family episode 11 – Sandman

Normally these two brothers are hard to take seriously as villains. Even when they’re locking little boys in garages to starve to death and capturing animals to be brutally slaughtered and devoured, I still can’t take them seriously. But turn one of them into the Sandman villain from Spiderman with the creepiest giant morphing head […]

85 CommentsEditorials, Hype Building / By Scamp /

5 Light Novel adaptations announced in one day – further analysis

The light novel publisher Media Factory, a subsidiary of the publishing conglomerate Kadokawa, announced anime adaptations of 5 of their light novel properties. Usually I cover this sort of stuff in the season preview, but the 5 titles in question all have very noticeable similarities and re-occurring traits. It would be remiss of me not […]

21 CommentsManga Driver / By Scamp /

Manga Driver: Don’t Cry Girl

Volumes: 1 (complete) This manga came with a strong recommendation from a friend. Even though it’s a shoujo manga and shoujo and I don’t get on particularly well, it’s only 1 volume long and is about nudists, so I figured it was at least worth a shot. “Don’t Cry Girl” is about a teenage girl […]

160 CommentsUpcoming Seasons / By Scamp /

Summer 2013 Anime Season Preview

It’s summer! That means swimming and beaches and swimsuits and hot firm bodies under the sun with their chests and their abs sweating with the heat and exhaustion and oh those firm, firm bodies… *cough* where was I? Oh right yes, anime! That medium that has nothing to do with swimming at all. Wonder how that […]

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