For the last year I've had a problem. I've watched several shows that I never really wanted to review, mostly because I'd dwell too much on one element and never move on. I knew it. That said, the assets and notes still exist, so instead of reviewing each one individually, I'll just blitz on through my "purgatory" reviews right here.


Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero

Nope, just nope. This is the sort of Ecchi show that I hated and I always will. It's blatant in how it uses the ecchi as a way to score cheap points and barely ever justifies it. It's uncomfortable to watch, uncomfortable to review, and uncomfortable to acknowledge that I ever watched. Never.


Special A

Not really much special about Special A. It's a slice-of-life sort of show that details an absurdly powerful student club with a hint of romance on the side. It's not really much to look at, but if you want a shamelessly fun loving romance/school slice of life show, you might as well go for it. It's got that older flavor of comedy that you'll recognize from shows like Ouran High School Host Club.

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Kaze no Stigma

It's a Gonzo show, so we all know where this is going. The short way to introduce this is to say it was entertaining. It's your typical whish-bang action show that weaves in romance under the surface. Much like Special A, it tastes a bit like older anime and relies on a lot of tropes you'll remember from that era. For example, the main character is a super-badass and the main girl is a super-tsundere, so you already know where this series is going.

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Seriously though, there's nothing explicitly wrong with it, it's just not going to be everyone's cup of tea.


Lagrange: The Flower of Rinne (Rinne no Lagrange)

It's a mecha show. From the creator of Bodacious Space Pirates comes another show that (by his admission) has no romance. As mentioned by fellow tropers though, that doesn't include the massive amounts of Yuri subtext in the series. This series in particular has had me in a bind for almost a year now. It was good, but it was weird. Really weird. It's a show about friendship, piloting giant mecha, and bizarre senses of humor, but somehow it ends up working in the end.

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If you're looking for a weird show to fill some time one day, Lagrange might be for you.


Blue Drop: Tenshitachi no Gikyoku

Yuri. That's what this show is essentially. Let's get that straight, or not straight depending on how you look at it.

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Blue Drop is a spin-off of an infamously almost-hentai manga series of the same name. I've never read the manga, but I have watched this show, so I'll just go off that. Essentially this show stars two girls. The first is a quiet normal girl that moves to a new all-girls school. The other is her normal classmate, except for when her eyes glow and she tries to strangle girl #1 in the first episode.

There's also a battleship that looks like a whale and stuff.

That's our show folks!

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School Days

Ah yes, School Days. It was an excellent show about the trials of school and being in a monogamous relationship against all odds. It was truly a masterpiece of literature that truly understood its characters and never once flinched when it came to really showing us what's inside the characters, even the stuff that might be uncomfortable.

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Well without further ado, I give you the grand finale of the Purgatory reviews:

Sorry, the card was deemed inappropriate for air. Maybe on the Blu-ray.