Transformation Sequence #109 – Princess Jellyfish (Part 2)

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We complete our review of the wonderful and quirky Princess Jellyfish! Kuronosuke, despite his wishes, develops romantic feelings towards the hapless Tsukimi, which is further complicated by her own feelings for his brother Shuu. Shuu, meanwhile, as his own problems, being roofied and blackmailed by a malevolent property developer. All this as the lady Otakus …

Transformation Sequence #108 – Princess Jellyfish (Part 1)

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We start a 2-part review of the hilarious and sweet Princess Jellyfish! Tsukimi has moved to Tokyo, into the shared apartments of the Amars, a community of spinster-eqsue otaku women. Living with a doll-otaku, a train-otaku, a Chinese history-otaku and an old man-otaku is made all the tougher after she befriends a mysterious and beautiful …

Transformation Sequence #102 – Ping Pong The Animation (Part 1)

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We start a rather strange 2-part review of the coming-of-age table tennis anime Ping Pong! Smile is a teen with difficulties expressing and interpreting emotions. Since he was a child he admired his friend Peco, a natural at ping pong. Recently, however, Smile has been even more disconnected, as Peco lets his talent squander. After …

Transformation Sequence #100 – Yuri!!! on Ice (Part 2)

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Holy Hanabi it’s episode one-freaking-hundred! We celebrate our centenary the only way we know how – oogling anime boys’ butts on ice. Yuri and Victor head towards the Skating Grand Prix as they compete in cups across the world. We meet a cascade of increasingly intriguing skaters, including Christophe “I think I came” Giacometti, Georgi …