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SUPERCROOKS – GREAT PRETENDER WITH SUPER POWERS

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post.…

Harshit's blog

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Great Pretender

*Note: This review has spoilers.* Great Pretender is an anime composed of four arcs, each centered around a different con a group of conmen are pulling off against…

Hexa Blog

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Anime Series Like Bucchigire! Bakumatsu Bad Boys

After the rise of a group called the Masked Demons delivering powerful evil swords that corrupted weak individuals, the Shinsengumi stood up to fight

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Anime Top 5 – Winter 2020

  My Stats. (*at time of writing)Shows watched from season: 15 (including 2 shorts, 7 sequels)Highest rating: 8/10Lowest rating: 1/10Average: 3.5 (Note: In most cases I will be…

Anime Ataraxia

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Anime Top 5 – Summer 2020

My Stats. (*at time of writing) Shows watched from season: 15 (including 2 shorts, 7 sequels) Highest rating: 8/10 Lowest rating: 1/10 Average: 3.5 (Note: In most cases…

Anime Ataraxia

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It's STILL Impossible to Live as a Crunchyroll Translator | The Canipa Effect

Following on from his 2020 video, Canipa revisits the topic of low pay for translators and how the one billion dollar Funimation buyout makes that even more ridiculous. It's…

The Canipa Effect

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Anime Series Like Ya Boy Kongming!

As a general in China's Three Kingdoms, Zhuge Liang Kongming had endured countless battles that shaped him into an excellent strategist. However, on his

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Spy x Family is a Brilliant Adaptation | Animation Spotlight

Thanks to NexStage Project for sponsoring this video. Visit them (and audition) here: https://www.nexstageproject.com/ #ad Canipa spotlights one of the most beloved shows of the season and discusses how…

The Canipa Effect

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Anime Series Like Gangsta

Nicholas Brown and Worick Arcangelo work as handymen, mercenaries that will do anything for the right price. Working for the mob and police alike, they

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Great Pretender

With a more adult tone than most anime, this felt like Cowboy Bebop meets Matchstick Men in a bright, bold, modern style. Definitely worth checking out.

At a Glance Anime

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Great Pretender GN 1

The story of the Great Pretender is one of a good person trying desperately to be a bad guy in a world where everyone is out for themselves.

Anime News Network - Views

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18 Best Anime Series For Absolute Beginners

It has occurred to me that I’ve never written this article. The recommendations on this site are indeed for any level of anime fandom, but for many of…

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[Review] The Great Pretender (Netflix)

I am SO excited to talk about this show on my blog!! I’m actually surprised I haven’t seen too much about The Great Pretender, or maybe I really…

A Nerdy Fujo Cries

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Vivy, AKA Vocaloids Murdering Simulator.

Wit Studio does good work, well, that might be an understatement, let’s look, shall we? I was a fan of Great Pretender, all the Attack on Titan’s leading…

Otaku Post

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NIGHT HEAD 2041 – 01 (First Impressions) – It’s That Kind of Night

I’ll give NIGHT HEAD 2041 this: it gives you bang for the buck. There’s a metric fuckton of stuff to look at in its 22 minutes, and a pulsing,…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Weekly Round-Up, 9-15 June 2021: Anime Outsourcing, BL Games in English, and History of Japan

AniFem Round-Up How No More Heroes tackles otaku toxicity Lucas DeRuyter spotlights the sad life of Travis Touchdown and the game’s satire of toxic masculinity in fandom. Race,…

Anime Feminist

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Race, power dynamics, and the missed opportunities of Great Pretender

The initial premise promised colorful heists alongside an interesting story, but it ultimately failed its characters of color.

Anime Feminist

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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