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Otaku Nuts

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Part 1 Review

This review covers all 293 episodes of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Part 1. Did it improve at all over all those episodes?

DoubleSama

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Episode 782, “Animator’s Playground” (with Vincent Chansard & Kofi Fiagome)

On this week’s episode of The One Piece Podcast we celebrate the premiere of GEAR 5 in the One Piece anime with a ton of special guests! …

The One Piece Podcast

Episode 782, “Animator’s Playground” (with Vincent Chansard & Kofi Fiagome)

On this week’s episode of The One Piece Podcast https://www.onepiecepodcast.com/opp-news/the-opp-is-gearing-up with a ton of special guests! First, we have an interview with One Piece animators Vincent Chansard and…

The One Piece Podcast

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Manga the Week of 8/2/23

SEAN: When the 1st of the month falls on a Tuesday.. STRANGE things happen. We'll start with Viz Media. No new titles, but it is August, and that…

Manga Bookshelf

Another Scene Needs Me

Denji only wants to bring one part of Asa back, Maikeru reveals just how much he knows Akane's family, and Boruto has a good chapter?!   2:16 - My Hero…

Weekly Manga Recap

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 121 – Winter 2023 Season Review

0:00:00 Intro 0:02:00 Ayakashi Triangle 0:03:02 BOFURI 0:04:18 Misfit of Demon King Academy 0:05:29 NieR Automata 0:06:39 Giant Beasts of Ars 0:07:30 Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold…

Anime B&B

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Winter 2023 Anime Awards

All right, time to look back at the first anime season of the year 2023 and celebrate the things that I loved most about it. Admittedly not everything…

Rory Muses

The Club Kingdom

  2:29 - Undead Unluck 151 13:58 - Boruto: Naruto Next Generations 79 32:55 - Kaiju No. 8 82 44:47 - Spy x Family 77 55:40 - Akane-banashi 54 66:22 - Blue Box 93 80:06…

Weekly Manga Recap

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 293

The final episode of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is here. In this review of Episode 293, I predict what Kawaki's goal is.

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 292

In this extra long review of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 292, I discuss multiple shocking events involving Kawaki.

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 291

In this review of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 291, I explain why Code doesn't actually revere the Ōtsutsuki.

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 290

Code actually seemed like a pretty cool antagonist in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 290. I don't think it will last.

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 289

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 289 introduces another member of Code's new Kara. Let's discuss Daemon's abilities.

DoubleSama

The Twink Debate

Chinatsu confronts a friend, Akane has a new goal, and My Hero sparks a translation debate over Hawks is a S-Tier Twink or Certified Hottie!   5:36 - My Hero…

Weekly Manga Recap

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 288

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 288 gives us a lot of information on Eida's abilities and her ultimate goal.

DoubleSama

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Winter 2023 Anime: Thoughts So Far

Now we’re more than halfway through February, it’s about time for me to share my opinions of the anime that I have been watching during the winter 2023…

Rory Muses

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 287

Boruto Episode 287 gets back to the main plot of the series. This episode follows Code and introduces my new girlfriend.

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 286

In this review of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 286, I discuss Sasuke's ability to form one-handed signs for ninjutsu.

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 285

In this review of Boruto Episode 285, I discuss how Sasuke managed to craft a ring and how Zansul revives his dragon beasts.

DoubleSama

Exclusively Worthless

Akane goes on a "date", Kawaki sneaks by everyone, and My Hero teaches us that everyone can be a hero...   6:31 - My Hero Academia 378 17:46 - Undead Unluck…

Weekly Manga Recap

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 284

In Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 284, we learn a bit more about what Zansul's up to and the origins of Meno.

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 283

In this review of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 283, I discuss the ruby ring Sasuke manufactures for Sakura.

DoubleSama

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Sakura’s Husband is Fighting Dinosaurs in Sasuke Retsuden

Sasuke travels to a facility in the Land of Redaku in search of a cure for Naruto’s illness similar to the Sage of the Six Paths and meets…

In Asian Spaces

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 282

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 282 begins the Sasuke's Story arc from the Sasuke Retsuden spin-off manga.

DoubleSama

2022 Retrospective

As we say hello to 2023, it's time to take a look back at the many highs and hilarious lows of 2022... 2:01 - 2022 Recommendations 3:16 - Liar Game 5:30…

Weekly Manga Recap

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Autumn 2022 Anime Awards

The end of the autumn season of anime has happened, so as usual I’ll be taking the time to look back and celebrate some of my favourite things…

Rory Muses

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 281

In this review of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, I discuss my thoughts on the secret eighth Inner of Kara. Who is Ouga?

DoubleSama

Blue Lock

Finally, a way to make soccer exciting: by making even the goalies into scorers (for some reason)!   1:47 - Blue Lock 38:50 - Undead Unluck 139-140 47:48 - Ichigoki’s Under Control…

Weekly Manga Recap

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 280

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 280 is the 1,000th episode of the Naruto franchise. But, the episode isn't special.

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 279

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 279 features the 4th test of Ouga's maze. This one is a battle royale with math!

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 278

In this review of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, I go over the suspicious reasons the characters give for wanting to survive.

DoubleSama

Crossing Time

Crossing Time! Time for you to go out and get all of your Crossing done~!   6:53 - Crossing Time 26:14 - My Hero Academia 373 31:32 - Undead Unluck 136 40:28 -…

Weekly Manga Recap

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 277

In Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 277, the second test of Ouga's maze features 3 trials. Who will survive to the end?

DoubleSama

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Autumn 2022 Anime: Thoughts So Far

Better late than never, right? I’ve managed to tear myself away from whatever it was I was doing long enough to share my thoughts on the current season…

Rory Muses

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 276

The next arc of the anime series begins in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 276. Who will survive Ouga's maze?

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 275

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 275 wraps up the Senri Hawk mini-arc and set up the next arc of the anime.

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 274

In Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 274, Sasuke and Boruto leave the Leaf Village in search of a special messenger hawk.

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 273

In this review of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 272, I discuss how the power of friendship takes down Dark Hana.

DoubleSama

Sankarea

We try to carry on as much of a conversation as you can about a weird zombie waifu story.   2:39 - Sankarea 16:52 - My Hero Academia 370 29:20 - Undead…

Weekly Manga Recap

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 272

In this review of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 272, I discuss the resources the academy students have to track Kae.

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 271

In Boruto Episode 271, Hana-sensei takes her Academy students on an overnight trip to a deserted island. What could go wrong?

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 270

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 270 included a twist that I can't say I'm a fan of. Is the power of friendship incoming?

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 269

In this review of Boruto Episode 269, I discuss a never-before-seen jutsu and guess as to what it is based on the hand signs.

DoubleSama

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Summer 2022 Anime Awards

I know the summer season of anime is bleeding into the autumn a bit for this year, but I’m pretty confident about which shows- er, I guess it…

Rory Muses

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 268

In this review of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 268, I discuss my new theory regarding the identity of the assassin.

DoubleSama

Bummy Schlub

Apologies for some audio issues in this one! Should be corrected for the next episode! A full moon stops Shigaraki in My Hero, Boruto's next big mission is a…

Weekly Manga Recap

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 267

In this review of Boruto Episode 267, I try to figure out who gave Eiki the note about Kawaki's secret. I have a suspect.

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 266

In Boruto Episode 266, Osuka Kamakura and Himawari Uzumaki get kidnapped! It's up to Kawaki, Kae, and Neon to save them.

DoubleSama

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 265

In Boruto Episode 265, we get the names of the final four students in Himawari's class. Also, Hana-sensei shows her true power.

DoubleSama