Monthly Recommendations – Waiting in Line

Last month I helped you pass the time until we got to a month that would have more to do… this month, we’re going to go a bit more focused on that. This month I’d like to give you the best short scope games and anime, the type you can load up and play when you have a few minutes waiting in line for that panel to open its doors… or watch while you sit and eat those delicious convention centre hot dogs(/sarcasm).

So, due to various issues… the Monthly Recommendations are going to be timed a little weird this month. The next week of recommendations are going to be going up on Friday of next week in the morning – to help us all prepare for Ai-Kon. After that, the final week will release on the 27th. Sorry this month has fewer recommendations than normal, life just hit me hard this past week. But hopefully we’ll be back on schedule now.

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Shadow’s Six – Anime That Deserve To Be Continued

I’m sure we’ve all had anime that we watched and were so disappointed when they ended. Those anime that were either so good that you just wish they’d keep going or that ended on such a good cliffhanger that you were just left wanting so much more.

Well today I’d like to count down the six anime that need to be continued… the six shows that deserve more the most. When deciding titles for this list, because there are so many good anime that I’d love to see more of, I tried to focus more on their potential for future content rather than simply how good the show itself was.

There are some amazing shows out there that, while they certainly could keep going, it’s hard to say whether continuing would be more awesome or whether they’d just sour what we already loved. So I tried to eliminate those and focus on the shows that would benefit the most from a sequel rather than simply great shows that could happen to get one.

Sorry Sabagebu, HaNaYaMaTa… I love you but I’m happy with where you ended!

Warning: As always with these lists, minor Spoilers for each of the shows may be contained within this article. Read on at your own peril!

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Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend – Anime 101

Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend – or more properly ‘How to Train an Ordinary Girl to be a Heroine’ – is about an extreme otaku named Tomoya Aki. He runs a popular anime/manga review blog, he’s awkward around women, and he dreams of one day creating the ultimate dating sim. This is where Saekano picks up.

He’s just been struck with his inspiration, his muse if you will, when he notices Megumi Kato standing atop a hill and now he just has to gather together his perfect team (artist, writer, musician, etc.) to create his dream game. And it just so happens that he’s known people perfect for each of these roles for years…

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Weekly Recommendations – A Good Laugh

It’s been a while since I’ve highlighted humour in my recommendations, and today seemed like a good time. Afterall, the weather’s gotten so cold there’s nothing you can do but laugh (and cry inside), and my insomnia has hit a point where I’m beginning to feel insanity setting in – or maybe that’s sanity setting in but either way…

So let’s talk about the funnies. Here are some recommendations if you’re looking for a good laugh…

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Shadow’s Six: 2014 Summer/Fall’s Best Anime

Alright everyone, it’s time. We’ve talked about the best anime of the first half of 2014, and we’ve discussed the best games and the biggest disappointments of last year but there’s still one gaping hole in what has been covered. And that, my friends, is where this list comes in… today we talk about the best 6 anime of the Summer and Fall seasons of 2014. Summer had some of the best anime I’ve ever watched, with new entries into virtually every genre that seemed promising, while fall featured several shows that completely defied my expectations. Both seasons featured tears, smiles, action, and magic – and there was some of the most amazing music I’ve ever heard – but which shows reign supreme?

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