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My Favourite Anime of the Last Four Years 2019 - 2022 Part 1

  It's more than halfway through 2022 when I write this.  When I started this article, I really didn't think there were too many anime that ...

Tokyo Excess

Manga the Week of 7/20/22

SEAN: The worst thing about heat is that it’s hot. If summer was cool, it would be better. Meanwhile, manga. Yen On debuts the Goblin Slayer Tabletop Roleplaying…

Manga Bookshelf

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you 用 - Meaning in Japanese

What you 用 means in Japanese. Grammar, examples, and vocabulary.

Japanese with Anime

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It's Time To Rewatch Goblin Slayer

With hints of Goblin Slayer season 2 potentially coming out this summer, it's time to rewatch Goblin Slayer. Goblin Slayer is a lot better than we remembered. If you…

Uyak

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A-Kon 31 (2022): Remembering Community

Anime conventions aren’t about the guests, bands, contests, merch, or even cosplay. They’re about relationships. While the festivities are the impetus in bringing otaku together, servin…

Beneath the Tangles

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Anime Series Like Skeleton Knight in Another World

After falling asleep playing games, a gamer woke up in the game world, but as a skeleton. While he is equipped well, his appearance is too frightening to

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Can Anime Show Sexual Assault Ethically?

A reader posed the question that serves as the title for the article, along with several other difficult and important questions. Long-time readers know I’ve addressed anime’s portrayal…

Japan Powered

Manga the Week of 4/27/22

SEAN: The end of April means the end of innocence, getting ready for the boys of summer, and other things that are not Don Henley songs. We start…

Manga Bookshelf

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The Rising of the Shield Hero (Season One)

Naofumi Iwatani was summoned to a new world as one of Four Cardinal Heroes tasked with saving it from the Waves of Catastrophe. So, if he’s one of…

The Otaku Author

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Jobless Reincarnation Episode 24 Review – Best in Show

Jobless Reincarnation Episode 24: Eris wanted to hunt goblins. Cliff, a young mage, wanted to help. He had no idea what he was getting into.

Crow's World of Anime

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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Special

The Mushoku Tensei Special follows Eris as she goes on a goblin slaying quest alongside the events of Part 2 Episode 5.

DoubleSama

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23 Dark Anime Recommendations Full of Chaos and Trauma

There is a time for cozy slice of life and wholesome romance, but that time is not now. You, my edgy friend, wish to dwell in the darkness…

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Undeserving Harem Kings: 10 Protagonists That Don’t Deserve Their Harem

There are tons of complicated feelings about harem anime, but we’re not here to talk about any of that. Instead, we are focusing on the kings of the…

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Re-Dive: Goblin Slayer: The Dirty Jobs

I wasn’t intending to come back to this series unless it was reviewing the Light Novels. However I’ve been watching anime with a friend and I knew that…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Anime Series Like Peach Boy Riverside

In a world where humans and demihuman creatures live at odds with each other, princess Saltorine “Sally” Aldike is on a journey to find a man named Mikoto…

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He Does Not Let Anyone Roll The Dice (Goblin Slayer)

“Before the world ends, the goblins will put an end to many more villages. We cannot ignore the goblins because the world is in danger.”Goblin Slayer, Vol. 1…

Kvasir 369's Anime, Manga, and Game Blog

Manga the Week of 8/25/21

SEAN: It’s time to do the list backwards again! Which I do because I enjoy changing things up once in a while, and absolutely not just because I…

Manga Bookshelf

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Anime Review 206 Goblin Slayer Goblin’s Crown

I’m going to make this straight. I’m not a fan of the Goblin Slayer TV series. I found it to be one of the messiest and tasteless fantasy…

TakamakiJoker Anime Reviews

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Anime Series Like Spirit Chronicles

When he was a child, Amakawa Haruto made a promise to his childhood friend to reunite. However, he could never fulfill that promise both because she had disappeared…

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Goblin Slayer Novel 11

“A problem” is, in some ways, a good way to define the storytelling here on the whole. It's not a bad book, and the development of the desert…

Anime News Network - Views

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Redo of Healer – Anime Review

Japanese Title: Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi   Similar: The Rising of the Shield Hero Goblin Slayer   Watched in: Japanese Genre: Adventure Fantasy Harem Length: 12 episodes  …

Nefarious Reviews

Goblin Slayer: A Bizarrely Thoughtful Exploration of Trauma

Goblin Slayer is one of the strangest anime I have ever seen, though I don’t mean that on a conceptual level. Fantasy anime with comedically single-minded protagonists and…

The Otaku Exhibition

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[Context Needed]: 4 Controversial Anime From the Last 4 Years

The anime community is wide, varied, and growing all the time. Every couple of years a significant tentpole anime comes out that brings in a whole new crop…

Sakura Sunrise

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Anime Series Like Redo of Heler

As a boy, Keyaru awakened the power of a Hero. His specialty was healing. However, by using these powers, he experienced the trauma of the injured person as…

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Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown

Goblin Slayer receives a letter from the Sword Maiden asking him to find a missing adventurer who has disappeared while hunting goblins. As long as he gets to…

The Otaku Author

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Understanding Trope Subversion: Redo of Healer vs The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic

VS To say most anime rely on a consistent set of tropes is a massive understatement. A lot of the time anime can feel like nothing but a…

Mistakes Cheerio for Chesto

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Goblin Slayer (Season One)

A young Priestess joins a group of rookie adventurers on a quest to take care of some goblins, but they unestimated just how dangerous a quest it was.…

The Otaku Author

The Wandering Witch Reviews Redo of Healer

Welcome, all, again. 2020 was a rough year the world over, and almost everyone I know is feeling lingering effects in some way. I myself lost relatives, coworkers,…

91.8 The Fan

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Goblin Slayer (Episode 12) – The Fate of an Adventurer

Realising he’s been defeated, the goblin lord attempts to flee back to his nest to rebuild his army, however, Goblin Slayer has already been to his nest and…

The Otaku Author

Animecast: Don’t Copyright My Fandom

With two months of news to cover, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are in for an extended discussional episode to tackle it all. Get caught up…

Otaku Spirit

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Goblin Slayer (Episode 11) – A Gathering of Adventurers

Goblin Slayer tells Musume to run, to leave the farm. There’s an army of goblins ready to attack and he can’t stop them alone. However, she won’t leave,…

The Otaku Author

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Goblin Slayer (Episode 10) – Dozing

Everyone made it back from Water Town in one piece, however, while they were away news that the hero had defeated the Demon Lord spread through the lands.…

The Otaku Author

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Goblin Slayer (Episode 9) – There and Back Again

They’ve discovered an ancient relic that can create a gate between two places, allowing the goblins to walk in without a bother. Of course, the goblins are not…

The Otaku Author

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Understanding Re:Zero Season 2 Part 2: Dead on Arrival

This will spoil the first few episodes of Re:Zero season 2 part 2 but honestly unless you truly love Re:Zero you aren’t missing much. I know it’s considered…

Mistakes Cheerio for Chesto

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Goblin Slayer (Episode 8) – Whispers and Prayers and Chants

Goblin Slayer wakes up in a large bed. His injuries have been healed and he’s almost ready to return to the sewers. Before he goes, Sword Maiden confides…

The Otaku Author

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11 Anime Series Where the Main Character Hates Everyone

Misanthropy – the general dislike of humankind. A sentiment even the most positive of us can get behind sometimes. In these anime series, the main character feels those…

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Goblin Slayer (Episode 7) – Onward Unto Death

They’re going back into the sewers and this time Goblin Slayer has brought a canary along for the ride. He’s looking for the leader of the goblins with…

The Otaku Author

Hortensia Saga #02 — Goblin Slayer

  Yawn. Impressions: Consider this my followup and confirmation that this continues to be really, really boring. There's some goblins. Timmy went to the goblin hole. Eek! Goblins. Oh…

Tenka Seiha

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Goblin Slayer (Episode 6) – Goblin Slayer in the Water Town

The Goblin Slayer has been summoned to take on a quest in Water Town, home of the Temple of Justice and the legendary hero, Sword Maiden. As expected,…

The Otaku Author

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Goblin Slayer (Episode 5) – Adventures and Daily Life

After sleeping for three days, Goblin Slayer returns to the guild in search of his next job. Before that happens a couple of porcelain adventurers ask him for…

The Otaku Author

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Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown

A Classic D&D-style Adventure with the Goblin Slayer crew. Doesn’t particularly add much to the series but brings in a new character and better animation.

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Goblin Slayer (Episode 4) – The Strong

They’ve entered the goblin’s nest, but there’s more going on here than meets the eye. Something is helping them and it’s not going to take too kindly to…

The Otaku Author

For the sake of Glory: The King’s Avatar Review

Probably the best eSports anime to date and its not even Japanese. My review about the story one man goes through for glory.

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The Role of Role-Playing in Goblin Slayer

What makes Goblin Slayer so special is how faithfully it recreates the Tabletop RPG experience. For me it brought to life what I always wanted D&D to be.…

At a Glance Anime

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Goblin Slayer

A visceral love letter to Dungeons & Dragons, high fantasy, and tabletop RPGs that highlights the ugliness and toll such a world would take on its characters.

At a Glance Anime

Goblin Slayer (Episode 3) – Unexpected Visitors

An unusual group of adventurers come searching for the Goblin Slayer as goblins are appearing in alarmingly large numbers and they need his help. But will he answer…

The Otaku Author

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Holiday Review: WHO SAYS WARRIORS CAN'T BE BABES?

That being said, there was a lot more fantasy manga starring women this year, especially after the success of series like Ascendance of a Bo...

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