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Great Pretender (and its unfulfilled potential): A Review

Great Pretender is a fantastic production that is sadly overshadowed by an unengaging story

Rogue Shogunate

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Great Pretender – Episode 3

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Today we’ll checking out the third episode of Great Pretender, where Edamura has at last proven his value to…

Wrong Every Time

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Representation! Characters of Color– An Appreciation Post

Hey! It’s time we write a post about BIPOC characters in Anime! Honestly, it’s surprising we didn’t already have a post so what better time than the last…

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The Great Pretender: You Can Forgive Yourself

Hey everyone, I am here to complain about Netflix jail once again. Yeah, I still wish that it wasn’t a thing. In some ways it doesn’t matter. There…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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16 Good-But-Not-Too-Weird Anime Series to Watch With Your Parents

For younger anime fans, even today their parent may not be fully familiar with what anime is. To them, it might seem little different than the cartoons on…

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Great Pretender – Episode 2

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. You down for some Great Pretender? Personally, I’m pretty jazzed about it. The show’s first episode was an energetic…

Wrong Every Time

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Anime Awards: Which ‘Best Animation’ Nominee Deserves the Win?

At the time that this goes live, we will be 3 days from the Crunchyroll Anime Awards. There's plenty of categories to discuss, winners for speculation, and

Anime Quarterly

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #152 – Be Gay Do Akudama Crimes with Paul Chapman

Evan reviews the 2020 anime series Akudama Drive with Greatest Movie EVER Podcast host Paul Chapman. Plus, Evan, David, and Paul discuss Donkey Kong Country 3, Metal Gear…

Ani-Gamers

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Great Pretender – International high-flying capers that fall a little flat

An otherwise great series – and a step in the right direction for accessible anime – failed to really make me fall in love with its cast.

Alo's Watchlist

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Fell for it– Great Pretender

View the trailer About a Tokyo conman who meets an American conman. This is an incredibly fast-paced anime. It’s unique to it’s kind. It also has a 1970s…

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Anime Series Like IWGP: Ikebukuro West Gate Park

Ikebukuro is a haven for violent gangs, and also the home to Makoto Majima. In order to protect his friends, Makoto mediates different disputes. However, when things go…

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[Repost] The Great Pretender Review: Cases 1 through 3

The following is my review of Cases 1 through 3 of The Great Pretender that I wrote for Anime Quarterly back in September. If you like what you read…

Sakura Sunrise

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2020 Anime Awards: The You Can’t Know Edition

Welcome weebs, otaku, and fans alike, to the 2020 You Can’t Know Anime Awards! On this special Otaku Thursday, we’re going to be bringing you our favorites from…

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Anime Robin Hood: 11 Anime Series With Outlaw Heroes

Everyone loves a bit of a rogue. Or perhaps more specifically, people love the type of rogue you often see used in anime. What you see in anime…

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Great Pretender – Episode 1

Hello folks, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Today we’ll be exploring the first episode of one of 2020’s most impressive productions, the energetic and visually dazzling…

Wrong Every Time

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 77: The Best Anime of 2020

2020 bad but anime good? The GLORIO crew chats about the top 10 shows of the year.

The Glorio Blog

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GREAT PRETENDER REVIEW — DADDY ISSUES IN DISGUISE

“What incensed him the most was the blatant jokes of the ones that passed it all off as a jest, pretending to understand everything and in reality not…

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The Con of Great Pretender

On a pure exterior level, there are many things to appreciate about Great Pretender: it’s an anime original production not tied into any future mobile game or idol…

An Overlooking View

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A Very GLORIO 2020: The Top 10

We can finally say good bye to 2020, but before we move on we’re going to take a final look at the best shows of the year. If…

The Glorio Blog

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Top Anime of 2020

It’s been a year, huh, folks? Trapped inside by a pandemic, tormented by the xenophobia and callousness of our own governments, and hurtling towards a climate change precipice,…

Wrong Every Time

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Sakugabooru Animation Awards 2020

We’ve yet again gathered a team of fans from all over the world, as well as animators, directors, and indie creators to share their favorite works and creators…

Sakuga Blog

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A Very GLORIO 2020: Zigg’s State of the Union

Zigg looks back on a year that soared and stumbled in equal measure, and picks out the stories that shone the brightest.

The Glorio Blog

2020 In Review

Boy, am I happy to see 2020 in the rear-view mirror. Pandemic, protests, political polarization... Millions dead world-wide... It can't end soon enough. Despite that, Orphan Fansubs had…

Collectr's Blog

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Top 10 Anime of 2020

It’s time for my top 10 anime of 2020. It’s been a great year for anime, even better than last year. I gave a lot of good ratings…

A Certain Dazed Producer

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20 Recommended Shows From 2020

Okay, so here’s the thing: this was initially supposed to be a “Top 10 Anime of 2020” post. I had every intention of doing that, but then someone…

The Backloggers

Anime Awards 2020

It’s that time of the year. Time for the anime awards. I wanted to make sure I watched a good amount of anime so I could make an…

A Certain Dazed Producer

Great Pretender – 23 (Fin) – How the Sausage is Made

In its penultimate episode Great Pretender pulled the wool over our eyes as well as those of con artists’ hapless targets. The finale opens with Liu, Chen, Suzaku,…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

The Speakeasy #120: Lupin the Third Part 1 and The Great Pretender

We participated in Anime Secret Santa this year with Lupin the Third Part 1 and close out the year with a full review of The Great Pretender.

Reverse Thieves

A Very GLORIO 2020: Gee’s Highs and Lows of the Year

Like many people, this year has been rather busy for me for a variety of reasons both personal and practical. So rather than my usual arbitrary awards show…

The Glorio Blog

Great Pretender – 22 – PRETENCEPTION

The preparations for the 100-billion-yen swindle are complete; all that’s left is to execute. Everyone on the team who isn’t Laurent or Makoto are wise to assume that…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Great Pretender – 21 – Language Barrier

After learning how his last princess-trafficking job went south and cost Laurent the love of his life, we return to Cynthia’s island, probably not long after Makoto returned…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Great Pretender – 20 – One Mistake and You’re Gone

The fake princess job turns out to be the last job, but not in the way Dorothy’s crew had hoped. Of course, at first things unfold exactly as…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Great Pretender – 19 – The Interpreter

Laurent could hardly have envisioned that his failed revenge mission in Paris would set him on the path—and connect him with the people—that would define the rest of…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Akudama Drive – 10/11 [Babel/War Games]

These two episodes were absolutely stuffed with plot developments, character deaths, and big reveals. There’s no way I can comment on everything they had to offer in a…

Star Crossed Anime

Great Pretender – 18 – The Pressure is the Reward

Makoto, Abby, and Cynthia are bound, fitted with weights, and taken out to sea to be executed. However, Oz begs Suzaku Akemi to spare his boy. Oz tells…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Great Pretender – 17 – Coward of Oz

Edamame is moving up in the Scarlet Company thanks, in part, to the Chinese lessons his late mother insisted he take. Back then, he idolized his valiant attorney…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Days of Anime 2020: Extra Credits

It’s been a so-so year for anime in my book, but a pretty good year for opening and ending credits. This year I did an ongoing thread on…

Isn't It Electrifying?

Great Pretender – 16 – Surly Princess in the Demon Castle

Makoto knowing he’s in on Laurent & Co.’s latest scheme doesn’t make coming to work at Scarlet every day any easier. He cooks tasty food for the captive…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

What's ACTUALLY Wrong with the Dragon Maid Dub?

The English Dub for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid has become infamous within the anime community for various rewritten lines. While we do think it’s unfair th...

The Cartoon Cipher

The GLORIO Chat Episode 75: Weeb Games

As the season crawls toward the finish line, we take some time to chat about the anime-ish games we’ve been playing in addition to our usual anime talk.

The Glorio Blog

My Favorite (Anime) Things (2020)

The Eizouken girls will get it all done, Go, Ishigami! Go finish the run! Confidence men—even heists on the wing! These are a few of my favorite things…

Beneath the Tangles

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Great Pretender – 15 – The Brutal Return to Reality

It’s been four months since the Wit Studio-produced, Netflix-distributed Great Pretender closed the book on its satisfying London art dealing/Cynthia romance arc, and I’ve been eagerly …

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

The GLORIO Chat Episode 74: Class Warfare

Halfway through the season we welcome back Gal and Dino, catch up on some other anime trash we haven’t discussed in a while, and check in for another…

The Glorio Blog

The Great Pretender Break Down (Should You Watch?)

Hey my anime people! Welcome back to the channel and I hope you enjoyed the video The Great Pretender Break Down. It was a bit of a different…

Anime Forefront

Anime Series Like Akudama Drive

The region of Kansai is overrun by powerful criminals known as Akudama. One night, after picking up 500 yen dropped by an Akudama, an Ordinary Girl finds herself…

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 73: 500 Yen and Some Takoyaki

We are still talking about Great Pretender somehow (thanks Netflix), discussing the anime versus the game with Magatsu Wahrheit Zuerst, and we finally get off some Genshin Impact…

The Glorio Blog

Great Pretender Anime Review – 78/100

From an aesthetic point of view, Great Pretender is my favorite TV anime of 2020. I’ve spoken plenty about art director Yuusuke Takeda in previous posts, but since…

Star Crossed Anime

Great Pretender – 21-23 [Wizard of Far East]

I didn’t abandon you, Great Pretender – my cigarette heist just took a few weeks longer than expected.   After spending half of my previous G.P. post complaining…

Star Crossed Anime