Tim Taylor Archive

Osomatsu-san 2nd Season Review Episode 1: Going Nowhere Spectacularly

Proof that Dadaism is not only alive and well Ah, Osomatsu-san.  Proof that Dadaism is not only alive and well, but that people are willing to throw a huge budget behind it as well. Osomatsu-san has always been …

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Kino's Journey Anime Review Episode 1

Kino’s Journey Anime Review Episode 1: A Bit Simplistic

Back on the Road with Kino and Hermes The curtain has finally risen on the first episode of the new Kino’s Journey, titled “Jungle’s Law: A Country Where One Can Kill Others.”  I won’t get too into a …

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Kino's Journey

Kino no Preview: A Road Map to Kino’s Journey

One of the truly underappreciated series of this world Very soon now, one of the truly underappreciated series of this world is getting a reboot.  Kino no Tabi (Kino’s Journey) will be back on TV for the first …

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Japanese Arcade Jungle: Taiko no Tatsujin, an Oldie but Goodie

Taiko no Tatsujin: King of the Rhythm Games Up this week on the Jungle is a game which, I believe, is an aspirational game that most otaku hope to play in their lifetimes, and which I have been remiss …

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Japanese Arcade Jungle: Mix Music with Sound Voltex

Voltage? Vortex? Just what is Voltex? This week we turn our attention to an arcade game that is as visually stunning as it is hair-tearingly frustrating. Sound Voltex is the name of the game, although it’s anybody’s guess …

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