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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 8 Review

After slipping and revealing her true self in last week’s episode, this week we learn that Rika has gone missing. The class works to try and find her, but to no avail and they’re all sent home for the day. But not before Keiichi has a chilling encounter with Mion who claims Rika is working… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 8 Review

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Akudama Drive Episode 7 Review: The City of Lost Children

As the dust clears from last week’s epic battle, an unlikely characters makes their way back to the main group. Hoodlum has somehow survived his match with the executioner with barely a scratch on him. The group don’t question this, and barely have time to mourn their other friend’s death before they head deeper into… Continue reading Akudama Drive Episode 7 Review: The City of Lost Children

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 7 Review

This week’s episode opens with Keiichi and his merry band of idiots entering the forbidden storehouse. Once they begin poking around, Keiichi is surprised to find the storehouse has more farming tools than typical ritual instruments. Takano takes the chance to tell Keiichi more about Hinamizawa murky history and their guardian deity Oyashiro-sama. But that’s… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 7 Review

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Akudama Drive Episode 6 Review : Brother

The babysitting gig is up for the Akudama gang when the ridiculously tenacious Executioner breaks up their party. The group work to get the two kids to their destination – tag teaming in and out of the fight which grows increasingly deadly. In between scenes, we learn more about the executioners and their way of… Continue reading Akudama Drive Episode 6 Review : Brother

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 6 Review

Keiichi’s relationship with Mion continues to grow as he spends time at the diner and even goes on a sorta date with her. But that’s ultimately turned on its head when it’s revealed that Mion really does have a twin sister called Shion. And it’s Shion who has been hanging out with Keiichi, and perhaps… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 6 Review

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Akudama Drive Episode 5 Review : Dead Man Walking

It seems the Akudama can celebrate a job well done after saving the children from the train’s vault. But they’ve forgotten one key point – they’re in the middle of nowhere and the kids need a ride out. But not all the Akudama come along for the return journey, with Hacker staying behind to try… Continue reading Akudama Drive Episode 5 Review : Dead Man Walking

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 5 Review

The opening shot of this week’s episode places us back to mid-June 1983, a much simpler time with laughs, happiness and no murder. Much like the series’s first episode, this week’s episode lulls us into a false sense of security with some borderline cheesy slice-of-life segments. Keiichi and the rest of the group play games… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 5 Review

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Akudama Drive Episode 4 Review : Speed

Much like the 1994 Keanu Reeve’s film, Akudama Drive‘s fourth episode was a non-stop, exhilarating ride. After successfully making their way on the shinkansen last week, the Akudama crew make their way through it to the vault. But they quickly discover they’re not the only ones on the ride. Our favourite executioners are hot on their… Continue reading Akudama Drive Episode 4 Review : Speed

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 4 Review

I don’t even know where to start this review – what an absolutely insane episode that was! But I suppose the beginning is the best place to, well, begin. After last week’s creepy Rena incident, Keiichi begins to avoid her as he tries to work out exactly what’s going on in the village. Rika confronts… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 4 Review

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Akudama Drive Episode 3 Review: Mission Impossible

Picking up where last week’s episode left off, the team brainstorm exactly how they’ll steal the cargo from the shinkansen. But the train isn’t their only problem, as they find the  the station and platform defences just as formidable. The mysterious robo-cat divides the Akudama up. Teams A and B will work on the switches… Continue reading Akudama Drive Episode 3 Review: Mission Impossible