The GLORIO Decade: Marlin’s Top Ten Comedies

The decade makes us look back and see how we’ve changed these last ten years. When we started the GLORIO Blog over seven years ago, I was billed as the “romance guy”. I still keep that in remembrance in the many awards of my Year End Post. Yet, I can’t help but notice how my tastes have changed over the decade. While I still enjoy a good romance show, my real passion is for good comedies, the kind of shows you can only get from the unique strengths of animation and Japanese sensibilities.

Five Years of GLORIO: 2012-2013

To celebrate our 5th anniversary, we decided to relive our favorite part of forcing ourselves to watch every anime that ever comes out: the surprises. Just about every season a show or two pops up out of nowhere and turns out to be pretty good, and we wanted to give a shout out to a few you might of missed. To start, we’ll be taking a look at 2012 and 2013.

Good Luck Girl! (Binbogami Ga!) Review

Mixing comedy and drama is a risky proposition. Lean too far into comedy and it’s impossible to take a story seriously, lean too far into drama and the funny bits just become a distraction. This is particularly tough with anime comedies, which are better known for colorful visuals and outlandish premises than for nuanced storytelling.…

All Your Monies: October 21st 2013

Hello, and welcome to All Your Monies, where The Glorio Blog’s resident toy and figure collecting crew (and Aquagaze) will run down the last week’s new pre-orders, turning a loving or scathing eye over what’s been put out for you to spend your hard earned cash on. After skipping a week due to lack of…

Glorio Anime Club Bonus Round: Comedy Showdown

Hopefully you’ve all been following our regular Anime Club posts in which the Glorio crew has been going round-robin and making each other watch anime, no questions asked. We have plenty more of that in the works, but in the meantime nothing says we can’ have a little spontaneous bonus round on the side.

All Your Monies: December 10th

Hello, and welcome to All Your Monies, where The Glorio Blog’s resident toy and figure collecting crew (and Aquagaze) will run down the last week’s new preorders, turning a loving or scathing eye over what’s been put out for you to spend your hard earned cash on. This weSEIZON SENRYAKUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

Incoherent Babble Episode 7: Hostile Takeover

With Zigg disappeared to parts unknown, Irothtin takes the reigns of the show with his trademark bitterness and is joined by Jel, Lifesong and Timmy. Together they dig into the new anime season, discussing what we’re excited about, what we think will be a disaster, and what can go straight to hell.

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Binbougami ga! Episode 12

After her forced scrubbed down at the bath house, Momiji’s personality is completely reversed. Her new found sweet demeanor brings peace back to Sakura’s life, but how long can it last?

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Binbougami ga! Episode 10

After adopting a kitten and spending more time with Rindou, Ichiko can’t stop worrying about how her powers will end up hurting them. Later she falls into one of Momiji’s traps, forcing her to enlist the help of a toilet god. Yes, a toilet god.

Such Misfortune

Binbougami ga! Episodes 2-9

After encountering Momiji, a god of misfortune, and dismissing her butler, Ichiko tries to continue living her lonely life as usual. Of course things don’t go according to plan as Momiji’s persistence brings a whole cast of oddball characters into their battle for happiness energy. In the process, Ichiko finds herself confronting her inner issues that keep her from getting close to others.