The X Button - Cleanup Crew Todd sweeps up the remains of E3 this week, with talk of Etrian Odyssey Untold, Rune Factory, Killer is Dead, and the elusive Umihara Kawase! And Final Fantasy, of course.
Shelf Life - Cake Boss This week, the French Revolution is finally upon us! But in the meantime, here are some cats, some ceramic pots, and people who are forced to eat against their will.
- Darker Than Black: Gemini of the Meteor
- Everyday Tales of a Cat God
- Rose of Versailles pt 2 2013-06-17
HENNEKO Episodes 1-7 Streaming A kind of modern moe fairy tale where characters are built from prefab personality traits that can be swapped in and out like customizable car parts. Surprisingly fun, actually.
The Last of Us The Last of Us is about the thick skin we've built for ourselves and, underneath that, the places where we secret our hurt.
Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne Blu-Ray This first season is unlikely to blow anyone away, as it is competent in most respects but neither exceptional nor original in any of them, except perhaps in casting the mecha battles as pretty boys on one side vs. cute/sexy girls on the other.
Remember Me Underneath all the explosive polygons and proper nouns, Remember Me is a game that has no idea what it's actually about.
Tiger & Bunny Blu-Ray 2 Interesting character developments and comic book-style twists are the norm in this generally fun second half. Some may find the plot twists to be irksome, but they don't keep it from being entertaining.
Jormungand GN 11 The ending of Jormungand has something important to say ... but never figures out the actual message.
Sunny GN 1 Sunny is an interesting glimpse into the lives of children who feel that the world has forsaken them and how they manage to cope with the help of an old car and a little imagination.
Missions of Love GN 2 Ultimately Missions of Love still reads like a sexy book for middle schoolers. Yukina is far from a likeable heroine, neither Shigure nor Akira come off as particularly desirable male leads, and the less savory elements of the story detract from its romance components.
Guilty Crown Episodes 13-22 Streaming Whatever else you think of it, Guilty Crown has guts. The whipsawing plot does things here that more timid shows wouldn't dare. Including, unfortunately, indulging the director's apparent hate of the human race.