Anime ABC’s L Results

Hello Everybody!

I’m excited to say that we once again had a wonderful turnout for this voting round, matching the previous record of 29 responses. To my surprise, the “other” category was a real contender this go around but it ultimately didn’t win out. There was just too much back and forth between Little Witch Academia (TV) and Chunibyo. However, there can only be one winner and when the dust finally settled Little Witch took the day with 11 votes!

While I certainly didn’t expect this title to win, I really thought Chunibyo or Log Horizon would ultimately win, I’m very pleased with the results. I haven’t seen Little Witch yet but I liked the OVA’s well enough to want to get around to it eventually. So thanks for the opportunity everybody!

There will be a little bit of a delay getting this review out, but don’t worry it won’t be a terribly long wait. That being said, it won’t be done before the start of the new year. This is due to Christmas and my current work schedule. Furthermore, a friend of mine who moved out to California (and is an avid Patreon supporter of mine) is home for a visit these next few weeks and I’ll be hanging out with him some. The important part, is that he requested (if this title won out) to watch and participate in the reviewing process this time around. Hopefully the delay will be worth it.

As always, here is a breakdown of the votes (Other was really interesting):

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Other:  Library Wars, Love Live (x3), The Littl’ Bits, Laputa:  Castle in the Sky, Love Hina, Love Lab, (A) Lull in the Sea, Laughing Under the Clouds/Donten ni Warau, Lost Universe, and Locodol

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Anime ABC’s – L Voting Round

The Time Has Come Again!

Here we are at the twelfth Anime ABC’s voting round! Last time we had a record amount of votes so let’s keep up the enthusiasm. For this round you can vote for any anime that start with the letter L. I went ahead and reminded folks on the survey what “L” anime I’ve already reviewed, so please do not vote for those titles under “other.”

Anime ABC’s L Voting Round Link <- Click Me!

Voting will remain open from today until next week, 12/18/17 at 11:59PM PST.

Thanks again for taking the time to vote and I can’t wait to see which anime you guys will have me be watching next!

Not Sure What Anime ABC’s Is?

Anime ABC’s is a fun community focused event that I run here at Jon Spencer Reviews. Any and all people can participate in this event, even if you know nothing about anime! So how exactly does this all work? It’s simple! Just follow the link above and vote for as many of the listed shows (or provide your own) that seem interesting to you. Each round moves to the next letter in the alphabet, so the current “K” round is the eleventh anime ABC’s. This is done to keep things interesting and to allow for more variety with each passing round.

The goal of this series is to encourage community input, interaction, as well as to allow me to discover cool new shows, or in some cases, rediscover ones that I previously watched. You can check out my previous ABC reviews for:  Anohana, Bacanno!, Code Geass, The Devil is a Part-Timer, Erased, Flowers of Evil, Gunslinger Girl (S1-2 + OVA’s), Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying, Joker Game, or Kimi no Na wa. by clicking either of their respective titles for examples of what the end result looks like.

So what are you waiting for? Vote now and be sure to come back next week to see which show ended up winning this round.

Anime ABC’s – K is for Kimi no Na wa

It’s no Secret that I Enjoyed This Film

Kimi no Na wa, or Your Name, is a film that I’ve talked about once before on Jon Spencer Reviews. I did a quick reaction/reflection on the film immediately after having seen it in theaters when it came stateside. Needless to say, I had a wonderful experience. That being said, I saw the film subbed then and my writing on the experience was hardly an in-depth piece on my opinion of the film. Today I’ll be talking in more detail about why I enjoyed Your Name so much and my thoughts on the dub this go around. Continue reading “Anime ABC’s – K is for Kimi no Na wa”

Anime ABC’s K Results

What a Turn Out!

We had a record number of voters this round with 29 unique voters! A big thank you to everybody who took the time to vote, let’s continue to keep up the great work. For the K round I was really hoping that K-on would win but sadly it did not. Instead, to likely nobody’s surprise, Your Name won out with 13 votes.

I have actually taken a look at Your Name once before, which you can view here, but it was fresh off of seeing it in theaters and was by no means a well reasoned review. This time I’ll be taking a look at the dub, as well as better expressing my overall thoughts on the film itself. Thankfully, I actually preemptively did the rewatch with my cousin for Thanksgiving (she loved the film so much that she bought it after we finished it) so it shouldn’t take me too long to get it out. I have to work on Monday next week so expect it either Tuesday or Wednesday (assuming nothing pops up, which nothing should).

With that, here’s the voting break down as per the usual:

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 Other votes:  Kimba the White Lion, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, kaichou wa maid Sama!, Kyousougiga, Kuragehime (Princess Jellyfish), Kimi ni Todoke, Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon, Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale Of Princess Kaguya) 

Anime ABC’s – K Voting Round

That’s Right Folks, Time For Another Round!

This time we’ll be voting for anime that begin with the letter K, making this our 11th anime ABC’s voting round so far! We had a wonderful turnout for the J voting round but I know we can do better. Let’s do our best to encourage everybody to vote and try to smash the previous record!

Anime ABC’s K Voting Round Link <- Click Me!

Voting will remain open from today until next week, 12/1/17 at 11:59PM PST.

Thanks again for taking the time to vote and I can’t wait to see which anime you guys will have me be watching next!

Not Sure What Anime ABC’s Is?

Anime ABC’s is a fun community focused event that I run here at Jon Spencer Reviews. Any and all people can participate in this event, even if you know nothing about anime! So how exactly does this all work? It’s simple! Just follow the link above and vote for as many of the listed shows (or provide your own) that seem interesting to you. Each round moves to the next letter in the alphabet, so the current “K” round is the eleventh anime ABC’s. This is done to keep things interesting and to allow for more variety with each passing round.

The goal of this series is to encourage community input, interaction, as well as to allow me to discover cool new shows, or in some cases, rediscover ones that I previously watched. You can check out my previous ABC reviews for:  Anohana, Bacanno!, Code Geass, The Devil is a Part-Timer, Erased, Flowers of Evil, Gunslinger Girl (S1-2 + OVA’s), Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying, or Joker Game by clicking either of their respective titles for examples of what the end result looks like.

So what are you waiting for? Vote now and be sure to come back next week to see which show ended up winning this round.

Anime ABC’s – J is for Joker Game

I Spy a Good Show?

77523This isn’t actually the first time I’ve talked about Joker Game on the site. I actually took a look way back in Spring 2016 when the show was actually airing. At the time, I was only partially through and was watching it in Japanese. You can read my thoughts on it from then here (I’ll be referring to some of my thoughts there so you may want to read it). This time I decided to watch the show dubbed via VRV to see if my thoughts changed.

With that, did Joker Game manage to be a good show in the end? Did the English voice acting improve its quality? Let’s find out! Continue reading “Anime ABC’s – J is for Joker Game”

Anime ABC’s J Results

We Have a Winner!

It was looking like we might see another tie but on the last day we managed to get one more vote that tipped the balance in favor of:  Joker Game! Receiving a total of 8 votes from our 20 unique voters. Since I watched Joker Game during its original airing, I will revisit this series dubbed thanks to VRV, which has the Funimation simul-dub that I was unable to view back then.

Expect me to take a week or two to watch and then a couple of days to write. Nothing out of the ordinary. Sorry I can’t have such a fast turn around like last time. That truly was a rare occurrence, but mostly due to the nature of what I was reviewing.

With that, here is the break down for the votes as per the usual:

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Other votes:  Jin-Roh (Film x2), Jungle Emperor Leo (Film), Joshiraku, Jyu Oh Sei, and Jigoku Shoujo

Anime ABC’s – J Voting Round

 

Come One, Come All & Cast Your Vote!

After the insanely fast pace I got the previous rounds’ winner out, it’s already time for another voting round. As usual, be sure to encourage others to vote so your picks have a higher chance at winning. Let’s try to avoid a tie this time too 😉

Anime ABC J Voting Round [LINK] <- Click Me!

Voting will remain open from today until 10/26/17 11:59 PM PST.

Thank you again for voting as this series couldn’t be done without you. I look forward to seeing which title will win this time around!

Not Sure What Anime ABC’s Is?

Anime ABC’s is a fun community focused event that I run here at Jon Spencer Reviews. Any and all people can participate in this event, even if you know nothing about anime! So how exactly does this all work? It’s simple! Just follow the link above and vote for as many of the listed shows (or provide your own) that seem interesting to you. Each round moves to the next letter in the alphabet, so the current “J” round is the tenth anime ABC’s. This is done to keep things interesting and to allow for more variety with each passing round.

The goal of this series is to encourage community input, interaction, as well as to allow me to discover cool new shows, or in some cases, rediscover ones that I previously watched. You can check out my previous ABC reviews for:  Anohana, Bacanno!, Code Geass, The Devil is a Part-Timer, Erased, Flowers of Evil, Gunslinger Girl (S1-2 + OVA’s), Hai to Gensou no Grimgaror I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying by clicking either of their respective titles for examples of what the end result looks like.

So what are you waiting for? Vote now and be sure to come back next week to see which show ended up winning this round.

Anime ABC’s – I is for I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying

Simple & Short

I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying, or Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakarani Ken as it’s known in Japanese, is a short anime that spans across two thirteen episode seasons. Each episode is about three minutes long so you can easily blow through this show in one or two sittings. They say good things come in small packages, so the same must apply to short-form anime… right? Continue reading “Anime ABC’s – I is for I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying”

Anime ABC’s I Results

Guys, Another Tie?

I think we need to have an intervention. We had a great number of votes, just shy of the all-time record of 27 unique votes at 22 votes, but still we ended up with a tie. I’m going to have to come in again and arbitrarily decide what show is the winner. I would just use gladiatorial combat like last time but my lawyers have since advised against that after all the medical expenses I had to foot (not to mention the restraining order).

The two anime that managed to get the most votes, 9 in total each, were I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying/Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken and Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The. So which show will win? First let me set the mood correctly with this video:

I’m kidding of course, finding out the answer is always really exciting. You would understand why this was anti-climatic if you knew my dirty secret. I actually messed up when I created this voting round. I know what you all are thinking, “Impossible! You would NEVER do that. Simply unthinkable!” and to that I would agree 100%. However, this one time I did manage to screw up a bit.

Normally, when I set this up I pick all the shows that I have on my watch list, own, or think would be interesting to review here. Obviously, I can’t always include every title (because that is just too many options) sometimes a show is out of print or is so obscure literally nobody would care about it. It’s strictly for practical reasons and a bit of the behind-the-scenes magic. However, this time I included Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The which is a show I absolutely want to watch. What I didn’t realize, is that I can’t stream the show like I thought I could.

There is, what seems to be, a spin-off series on Crunchyroll but that’s it. I really should have checked to be sure. Still, this wouldn’t even be an issue since I could purchase the series from Rightstuf. Here’s the rub though, I don’t have a job and I make basically no money. So from the start, I was going to have to disqualify this show if it ended up winning.

Fortunately, there really wasn’t a negative consequence this time but I do want to issue a formal apology about that because this is a community event. Without you having taken the time to vote, this series would not exist. Your opinion matters to me and I really do want to go with the option that most people voted for. I will do my best to ensure that this does not ever happen again in a future round.

That’s why the winner is I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying/Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken. Since this is pretty short I should be able to watch and review this pretty quickly so expect to see the review hit sooner rather than later. I’ve got a little something special planned for October so this will NOT release on a MWF, but instead on a Thursday at the usual time.

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As always, here are the results in full detail for your viewing pleasure:

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Other votes:  Ikoku Meiro no Croisée, Invader! Squid Girl, Isshūkan Friends, Isekai Shokudō, Infinite Stratos, One Week Friends/Isshuukan Friends, & Itazura na Kiss/Naughty Kiss