Five Years of GLORIO: All Your Monies Down the Drain

We’ve been talking about toys for a LONG time here at GLORIO. All Your Monies is pretty much the only feature that’s run continuously (er, more or less) since the blog’s inception and as a result we’ve seen a lot of stuff come and go. Some of the has been great, fabulously cute, beautiful, well-crafted toys that would please adults and kids alike. That’s not what we’re here to talk about. Instead, let’s look back on some of the abominations we’ve had to endure in half a decade of moulded plastic. Warning, NSFW!

First Look: Rewrite

Regular high school dude keeps getting bitten and maybe murdered by a ghost girl every night for some reason? There are probably several parallel worlds and/or timelines that he’s in? Some fairies show up????? I have no idea what is going on.

First Look: Charlotte

Yu Otosaka has the power to possess any other person for up to five seconds. Using this ability to ogle girls, exact revenge and cheat his way into a prestigious high school, he quickly grows into an insufferable asshole. However, his life of luxury quickly turns sour when the student council catches wind of his chicanery and transfers Yu away to the neighboring Hoshinoumi Academy, a school for superpowered teens such as himself.

Random Manga Theatre 91: Hibiki’s Magic

Hit the “Random” button and see what comes up! In this feature, we take a look at whatever manga the Random Number God decides to throw at us and find out if it’s worth your time.

This time: Hibiki no Mahou, with art by Rei Izumi and scenario by Jun Maeda

Glorio Anime Club Round 1: Clannad

No matter how many trailers or clips you watch of an anime, nothing compares to a recommendation from a friend. We make a lot of suggestions amongst ourselves but too often they end up doomed to the dreaded backlog. Enter GLORIO Anime Club! The rules are simple: choose any anime you’ve watched in its entirety…

Little Busters Episode 19

Kud does her best to fit in but she is constantly seen as a funny foreigner by the rest of her classmates. The Little Busters support her by helping her study for an upcoming exam.

Little Busters Episode 17

Haruka reveals the big secret between herself and Kanata. It turns out that the two of them are twin sisters with a twist. They share a mom but they each have a different dad and one of their fathers is an arsonist.

Little Busters Episode 16

Haruka is up to her usual pranks when she gets cornered by the disciplinary committee. Haruka is yelled at for attempting to fix an old bench and making trouble. She is then hauled off to the disciplinary committee’s room for judgement.

Little Busters: Episode 14

Midori finally spills the beans about her relationship with Mio. As it would turn out Midori is Mio’s imaginary friend. When Mio forgot about her she lost her shadow and knew that when Midori came back she would be the one to disappear.

Little Busters: Episode 10

Riki and the Little Busters have been practicing their baseball skills for the eventual match, but they are still lacking one member. Taking pity on Mio Riki decides to invite her for the last position on the team.

Little Busters: Episode 9

While playing with her kitties, Rin notices another note attached to the leg of one of them. The note asks her to “save the cafeteria”. With Riki in tow, Rin visits the cafeteria and asks the cafeteria lady if anything is wrong. She tells them all is well, so they go on their way.

Little Busters: Episode 8

This week Kud joins the Little Busters baseball team after showing off her athletic abilities while playing with her dogs. She is interrupted by another classmate informing her that Kud has packages waiting to be signed for. Riki and Masato help Kud bring her packages up to her room, and learn that she is still looking for a roommate.

Little Busters: Episode 7

Now that Komari’s story has ended we kick back into things with some silly antics from the Little Busters cast. Prankster Haruka who has been showing up in Riki’s class is up to her usual troublesome ways causing trouble for other, and also being hunted down by the disciplinary council.