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The GLORIO Chat Episode 81: Lots of Kids with Guns

We pay our respects to the 2021 Crunchyroll Anime Awards, Jel catches up with Jujutsu Kaisen, and chat about whatever shows we’re still watching.

Back Arrow #08 — Jekyll and Zzz

  Neat torture choir. Impressions: What a tedious episode. The entire thing is spent waiting for the shoe to drop with this flawless perfect kingdom. It takes goddamned…

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Why is Back Arrow So Fun?

Squeezing this in just before Mecha March.

Back Arrow is full of idiots

I like Atlee, but maybe it's just because of her hat.

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The Speakeasy #122: Horimiya, So I’m a Spider So What?, Pui Pui Molecar, SK8 the Infinity + More Winter 2021 Anime

We discuss a ton of new anime from the winter 2021 season: Kemono Jihen Cells at Work: Code Black Heaven’s Design Team Project Scard Back Arrow Hortensia Saga…

Back Arrow #07 — Technicalities

  Why does it feel like we're playing by the same fidelity to rules as Air Bud? Impressions: I know I say this a lot, but what a…

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 80: Introduce Us to Your Friends!

We drop a few of our regular shows, Jel talks about the Given movie, and Iro threatens to steal your significant other.

thin slicing the new season, winter 2021 edition

9,500 words, 25 anime, 15 years, and a Curry Cup Noodle. The granddaddy of gimmick posts is once again upon us. That’s right– thin slicing has returned! Thin…

Back Arrow #06 — Patronizing Twinks

  It's incredible how efficiently they've sidelined all the women. Impressions: This episode may as well have been called "Patronizing Twinks." Well, that or "Feel free to skip…

Episode 688: Winter 2021 Previews #3

This week on Anime Pulse we got the potential return of a long lost Japanese sweet, the villains we love to love, and becoming overpowered by a T-posing…

Back Arrow #05 — Blowing Hot Air

  Become an interesting character or leave already. Impressions: As much as they want to make this Shu and Kai crap the center of the show, they are…

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 79: I Need Someone to Pull a Gun

A surprising number of shows have survived the first month of the season, and we’re going to talk about them all.

Back Arrow #04 — Prism Rangers

  With the power of giving up really fast. Impressions: What the show really needs at this point is some kind of story of the week. For example,…

Winter 2021 Schedule

Sunday Kemono Jihen 22:00 Tokyo MX (01/10) Skate-Leading ☆ Stars 22:30 Toyko MX (01/10) IDOLY PRIDE 23:00 ABEMA (01/10) Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu 24:00 Tokyo MX…

Otherside Picnic #04 — Unrelated Monologues About Fear

  Enough with the edutainment already. Impressions: I'm leaning pretty heavily towards just running with Back Arrow and Wonder Egg for this season right now, with perhaps some…

Back Arrow – 03

「巨大な城艦は希望になるか」 (Kyodai na Fune wa Kibou ni Naru ka) "Does a Huge Ship Bring Hope?" It's no Lagann, but it'll do.

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Lightning First Looks: Winter 2021

It’s been an incredibly busy time over at GLORIO Towers, what with the new season and also gestures at everything. As a result we haven’t been able to…

Back Arrow #03 — Please, Take Our Battleship

  I guess we're Nadesico now. Impressions: I feel a little bit better that it only took a commercial break for Greenie to come to her senses about…

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Back Arrow: AniTAY First Impressions

The title for this series is a pun on the Japanese word for “dumbass.”

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 78: Winter 2021 Anime First Impressions

New year, new anime season, new theme music… we are doing our best to start 2021 right. But is the new season any good? The GLORIO crew discusses.

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Winter 2021 3

Since some shows are already into week 3 I better finish up the week 1’s … Ex-arm is being coy about itself in the first scene. We start…

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Horimiya – 02 [You Wear More Than One Face]

I intended to cover Back Arrow this season instead of Horimiya, but then I rewatched that show’s premiere to get a better handle on its terminology and worldbuilding,…

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Winter Anime 2021 Week 2 [Check-In]

Layered, poignant, and elegantly articulated - Wonder Egg Priority had a fantastic debut made even more impressive considering this is Wakabayashi's first time directing a full-length series

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Winter 2021 Premiere List

Hi everyone! Here I’ve collected a list of all the premieres I wrote “first impression” reviews for. Just click on the link to read the review you’re interested…

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Maybe #3 (Wonder Egg Priority, Back Arrow, Kemono Jihen and Scar on the Praeter)

Quite similar to my ‘Abandoned’ posts here’s a new ‘Maybe’ entry – and again I’m using it to mention a few seasonal shows that I’ve tried out and…

Back Arrow – 02

「夢はまったく迷惑なのか」 (Yume wa Mattaku Meiwaku na no ka) "Is Having Dreams a Burden?" When Nietzsche conceived of will to power I don't think this is what he had in mind.

Back Arrow #02 — Inflatable Men

  Still not sure what that was all about. I did glance at the second episode of the spider thing. It moved the randos to the front, changed…

Seasonal Anime Impressions - Winter 2021 - Part 5

Seasonal Anime ImpressionsWinter 2021Part 5It's the grand finale! Are you excited? No? Well, that's fine. Below these last impressions there will be some overall thoughts on this season…

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Winter Anime 2021 Week 1 [Check-In]

New year, new season of anime, same coverage. Let's rundown a heap of new shows and see how they stack up.

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Winter 2021 First Impressions: Back Arrow, Kumo desu ga, Nani ka?, Tenchi Souzou Design-bu

Back Arrow Short Synopsis: A ripped nudist emerges from an extraterrestrial capsule and transforms into a gooey robot to defend an old west town. Wooper: It takes a…

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BACK ARROW – Episode 1

It's familiar, like Gurren Lagann meets Escaflowne---but familiar doesn't have to mean bad.

Back Arrow – 01

「飛んで来た男にパンツはあるか」 (Tonde Kita Otoko ni Pantsu wa Aru ka) "Do Guys From the Sky Have Undies?" Cowboys & Aliens 2: The Chinese Connection

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Back Arrow — First Impressions

A naked guy falls from space. Our heroes try to cook him, then he turns into a giant robot.

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First Impression: Back Arrow

A wall surrounds the island of Ringarindo, but it’s more than a boundary—the structure is seen as a provider and caregiver, and worshiped as a god by the…

Seasonal Anime Impressions - Winter 2021 - Part 3

 Seasonal Anime ImpressionsWinter 2021Part 3Inexplicably anime keep on being released. Where are they coming from? What is their purpose? Are they heralds of disaster? Can there still be…

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Anime Taste Testing: Back Arrow

So it’s mecha but with backwater villagers dressed as old-west cowboys and the more tech-advanced folk looking like something out of a Chinese-inspired historical-fantasy. Cool cool.

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First Impressions: Back Arrow

I’m looking forward to what comes next. Pants, hopefully.

Back Arrow #01 — Dicks Out For Magical Mecha

  I can't imagine how much that vest must chafe her. There are two more shows today (Project Scard and Hidden Dungeon), but I need to focus on work…

Winter 2021 Anime – What will I be watching?

I always seem to pick the winter months to start trying new things. Last year I did my first, first impressions for a drama series. This year I’m…

The GLORIO Chat Episode 76: Winter 2021 Anime Preview

Before we get too deep into wrapping up 2020 anime, the GLORIO crew takes a look at what’s coming in the Winter 2021 season.

Winter Preview 2021

Ahh winter. Snow; festivities; hectic family get togethers: it truly is the most wonderful time of the year, and while global pandemics (and 2020 in general) may be…

FUNimation Entertainment Announces Four More Simulcasts for the Winter 2021 Anime Season

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will simulcast the Horimiya, Back Arrow, Wonder Egg Priority, and Hortensia Saga anime as part of the Winter 2021 season. All four…

Goro Taniguchi & Kazuki Nakashima Working on “Back Arrow” Anime Series

Earlier today, an official website and Twitter account opened their doors to announce that a new original anime TV series is in the works, titled Back Arrow. The…