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Reader’s Corner: I Want to End This Love Game (Vol. 2), Drifting Dragons (Vol. 9), and Sakura, Saku (Vol. 3)

This week on Reader’s Corner, we feature the first volume of the Elaina the Wandering Witch spin-off, volume nine of both Helck and Drifting Dragons, an expectedly disappointing…

Beneath the Tangles

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Manga the Week of 5/15/24

SEAN: Mid-May, and the summer is on the horizon but not yet here. Yen Press has a 3rd volume of Kaoru Mori's Scribbles sketchbook. ASH: These have been…

Manga Bookshelf

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Helck

Kill all humans! Ah yes, those who chant that are of the other races who get oppressed by them, right? Not exactly. The one who wants all humans…

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Anime Like Sengoku Youko

Humans and demons known as Katawara live in contentious balance with each other. With Katawara often devouring humans, even offering their protection and

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Reader’s Corner: March 12, 2024

This week’s selection of manga and light novels features stunning and unique artwork, high ideals about love, and fantastical elements. In other words, they’re the kinds of creative…

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 138 – Fall 2023 Season Review

0:00:00 Intro 0:01:10 Berserk of Gluttony 0:01:49 Magic Sword Master of Holy Sword School 0:02:40 Protocol: Rain 0:03:48 A Girl & Her Guard Dog 0:07:12 Bullbuster 0:07:59 Butareba…

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Catching up on anime: Mashle, Solo Leveling, and others

In this post, I share my thoughts on Mashle, Solo Leveling, Helck, A Sign of Affection, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and The Unwanted Undead…

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Reader’s Corner: Steel of the Celestial Shadows (Vol. 1), Dandadan (Vol. 6), and Cat on the Hero’s Lap (Vol. 1)

Welcome to Reader’s Corner, your little cubby on the Internet where you can curl up with a manga or light novel and just get away from it all.…

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Helck Review — D+

The strongest warrior makes friends with demons.

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Anime Like Butareba – The Story of a Man Who Turned into a Pig

After eating raw pig liver, an otaku wakes up in another world in the body of a pig. He discovers that while his pig body was unconscious, a…

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Helck – Episode 24 [Season Review]

And so the adventure continues… The twenty-fourth episode of Helck has aired, meaning we’ve reached the Season Finale. Helck is now faced with the ultimate challenge that will test his…

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Helck – 24 (End) and Series Review

I guess it's better to go out on a high, though that just makes the way this ended that much more frustrating.

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Helck – 23, 24 (END)

「選んだ道 / 希望ある未来へ」 (Eranda Michi / Kibou aru Mirai e) "The Chosen Path / Towards a Hopeful Future" I'm going to save you and you're going to like it!

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Helck – 23

You can't just flip a switch and have everything go back to the way it was, but having the main trio back is certainly a start.

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Helck – Episode 23

What will it take to break a Hero? The twenty-third episode of Helck has aired. With the battle of the castle over, we turn our attention back to Helck and…

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Helck – 22

I feel like there's a lot of ambling and preambling going on given how late in the series we are.

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Helck – 21, 22

「フェーズ2 / 解呪」 (Fueezu 2 / Kaiju) "Phase 2 / Spell Breaker" Biblical nightmares meet demonic romance

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Helck – Episode 22

And so my secondary ship launches and gets sunken in the span of twenty minutes. The twenty-second episode of Helck has aired. The siege of the castle takes another twist,…

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Helck – 21

Obviously the series is playing a long game here, but I am feeling more than a hint of drift.

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Helck – Episode 21

Back then he was the embodiment of death for Humans. The twenty-first episode of Helck has aired. The Winged Soldiers launch their next attack on Castle Shin as part of…

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Helck – 20

The pacing in general seems a bit clunky these last several weeks, and it feels for all the world as if Helck is stalling for time here. 

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Helck – 19, 20

「帝国四天王ヴァミリオ / 謎の女性」 (Teikoku Shitennou Vamirio / Nazo no Josei) "Vamirio of the Four Elite Lords / The Mysterious Woman" Gearing up for the epic showdown

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Helck – Episode 20

A familiar face who remained unchanged even after the rest of the world did. The twentieth episode of Helck has aired. We turn our attention from the titular character back…

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13 Comedy Anime With Overpowered Main Characters

There are more than a few overpowered main characters in anime. In fact, some series seem to build their story fully around how strong, cool, and all-around

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 134 – Fall 2023 Mid-Season Overview

0:00:00 Intro 0:01:24 A Playthrough of a Certain Dude’s VRMMO Life 0:02:26 A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special 0:03:48 The Family Circumstances of Mismatched Witches 0:04:26 I Shall…

Anime B&B

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Helck – 19

The segue into pre-flashback mode is so complete that it's jarring only for its suddenness.

Lost in Anime

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Helck – Episode 19

The Assassins Chosen To Kill The Human King. The nineteenth episode of Helck has aired. As the flashback draws to a close, Helck once more asks his companion to brandish…

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12 Post-Adventure Anime About What Heroes Do After The Adventure

If you are looking for anime that explores what heroes do after their adventure is over, then give these post-adventure anime recommendations a try.

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Helck – 18

I don't know what the plan is with six episodes left, but Helck sure is leaving itself with an awful lot of ground to cover.

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Helck – 17, 18

「反逆者 / 笑顔」 (Hangyakusha / Egao) "Traitors / Smile" A back to back which went by far too fast

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Helck – Episode 18

And then the snow began to fall. The eighteenth episode of Helck has aired. Helck is in a hurry to reach his allies before they can be executed but the…

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Reader’s Corner: Sakura Saku (Vol. 1), Helck (Vol. 6), and Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (Vol. 10)

Looking for action? Boy, do we ever you have covered. Copious amounts of gun-blasting and sword-wielding battles fill the volumes of manga and light novels this week. But…

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Helck – 17

I think it’s pretty safe to assume there’s a third cour of Helck in the offing, either immediately after this one or as a split cour in 2024. …

Likely systems

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Helck – 17

I think we've reached the point where it's not unreasonable to wonder if this flashback has gone on too long. 

Lost in Anime

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Helck – Episode 17

Helck is one bad day away from becoming a monster. The seventeenth episode of Helck has aired. Helck has been stabbed by a sword meant to be the very bane…

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Fall 2023 Schedule

Sunday The iDOLM@STER MILLION LIVE! 10:00 TV Tokyo (10/08) DOG SIGNAL 17:00 NHK E (10/22) Shangri-La Frontier 17:00 CBC (10/01) Captain Tsubasa Season 2: Junior Youth-hen 17:30 TV Tokyo (10/01) Dekoboko Majo no Oyako Jijou 22:00 TOKYO MX…

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Helck – 16

The straw that broke this camel's back was going to have to be a bale big enough to feed a herd of cattle.

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Helck – 15-16

「勇者の力 / 覚醒の真実」 (Yuusha no Chikara / Kakusei no Shinjitsu) "The Power of Heroes / The Truth Behind Awakening" It's all out in the open now.

Random Curiosity

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Helck – Episode 16

The smugest bastard in the entire series. The sixteenth episode of Helck has aired. Zelgeon has approached Helck asking for his help. What secrets will he bring to light, and…

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Seasonal Impressions — Fall 2023

Sequels: Ancient Magus’ Bride S2 Part 2, Arknights: Perish in Frost, B-Project Passion Love Call, Beyblade X, Captain Tsubasa, Dark Gathering, Dead Mount Death Play S2, Dr Stone…

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Fall 2023 1st Ep. Impressions: More Anime, More Problems

Catch up here and here. In this post: Helck To quote myself at episode 8, “We’re still on the motherfrickin’ […]

Animanga Spellbook

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Helck – Episode 15

Okay, I know the man needs their help. But can it wait until after their date? The fifteenth episode of Helck has aired. Helck has decided to go to the…

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Helck – 15

I miss the lighter side of Helck, and I certainly miss Piwi.  But this is what we punched the ticket for, really.

Lost in Anime

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Ep. 132 — Seasonal Review Summer 2023 Part 1

Sorry if we have fallen behind schedule, lots of traveling been happening. We will come back for Part 2 shortly. 00:00 Intro 02:15 CLASSROOM FOR HEROES 04:15 Helck…

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 132 – Summer 2023 Season Review, Part 1

00:00 Intro 02:15 CLASSROOM FOR HEROES 04:15 Helck 05:27 Liar, Liar 09:16 The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior 12:30 Synduality Noir  14:21 Bungou Stray…

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Helck – 14

Helck's flashback is a pretty tragic story, not solely for the bad stuff that happens but for the fact that so much seems unnecessary.

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Helck – 13-14

「弟と共に / 傭兵団」 (Otouto to Tomo ni / Youheidan) "With Younger Brother in Tow / The Mercenaries" Revealing the truth one punch at a time

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Helck – Episode 14

Four years of fighting side-by-side with someone you care about. The fourteenth episode of Helck has aired. Last we left, Cless had been sent off to lead an expedition. Then…

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