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Ansatsu Kizoku | First Impressions: So far so good.

Ansatsu Kizoku or Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha, Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei suru, has offered an interesting twist, you'll can be reborn under the condition that you kill the…

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SAO: Alicization – WoU Part 2 | Frustrating couple of episodes.

Alright so, I'm actually very frustrated with Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Part 2, let me tell you about it. First issue. I'll be honest,…

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Ansatsu Kizoku | Episodes Two and Three: Overpowered?

I'll be honest, I like the old Lugh, prior to him being reborn as a child. It just sounded so good and hardcore, so that'll be something that…

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A Year in Asian Cinema – April: Chinese Language Cinema

Farewell My Concubine (1993): 8/10 Director: Chen Kaige ; Writers: Lu Wei and Lilian Lee Farewell My Concubine is a historical drama set in 20th century China, exploring…

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“HIDARI 左”, a New Production Involving Dwarf Studio and Tecarat – Back a Stop-Motion Historical Action Film’s Crowdfunding Campaign

“HIDARI 左”, a New Production Involving Dwarf Studio and Tecarat – Back a Stop-Motion Historical Action Film’s Crowdfunding Campaign

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SAO: Alicization – WoU Part 2 | Episodes one and two.

What a pleasant surprise! (I'm writing this blog after finishing up my review of Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld). It looks as though part two…

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Reader’s Corner: The Elusive Samurai, Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (Vol. 2), and Cowboy Bebop: Making the Netflix Series

We cover two upcoming releases this week: the second volume of romcom Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible and the first volume of the historical manga, The Elusive…

Beneath the Tangles

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san | Episode Ten Review

A longer than usual wait later and here we are with episode ten of Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san and you know what? I thought it was one…

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Paripi Koumei Review

If this show’s telling me anything, it’s that P.A. works is really good at adapting shows. But terrible at making their own in-house ones. This is like the…

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Spy x Family | Episode Twelve: The best episode.

So it isn't everyday that I write a final episode review. It's just one of those things that with time, I've slowly phased out because what's the point?…

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Spy x Family Review

I’m at a point in watching anime where I’m starting to feel bad for the popular shows that fall out of favor once the season ends. Because as…

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Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic | Anime Review

The elite members of Shuchiin Academy's student council continue their competitive day-to-day antics. Council president Miyuki Shirogane clashes daily against vice-president Kaguya Shinomiya, each fighting tooth and nail…

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Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. 2nd Season | Anime Review

When I think Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. 2nd Season, I think character progression. This was the anime's best feature and is what made the latter episodes very enjoyable…

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Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. 2nd Season | Episode Eleven Review

Something I've really enjoyed as of late, is that the episodes of Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. 2nd Season have been more about the supporting cast and that's great.…

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Spy x Family | Anime Review: One of the best.

Corrupt politicians, frenzied nationalists, and other warmongering forces constantly jeopardize the thin veneer of peace between neighboring countries Ostania and Westalis. In spite of their plots, renowned spy…

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Spy x Family | Episode Eleven: Anya’s World.

I think it's safe to say that Spy x Family requires the success of Anya. Much of episode eleven took place in Anya's world and what she thinks…

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san | Episode Nine: Girl’s day out.

I'll be honest, episode nine of Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san was an episode I enjoyed quite a bit and that's because it wasn't all about Izumi-kun and…

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Aharen-san wa Hakarenai | Anime Review: Middle of the pack.

Beginning his first year of high school, all Matsuboshi Raidou wants is to make friends—starting with the cute, tiny, and soft-spoken Reina Aharen, who sits right next to…

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SAO: War of the Underworld | Episode One through four.

Yes, we're finally back at it again. Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld here we are. So what were my thoughts on the first two episodes?…

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Rikei 2nd Season | Anime Review: Disappointment.

Following the events of their trip to Okinawa, Saitama University graduate students Shinya Yukimura and Ayame Himuro have failed to obtain the data necessary to scientifically prove their…

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Aharen-san wa Hakarenai | Episode Eleven Review

I just love the chemistry between Raidou-kun and Aharen-san it flows so well and it's very entertaining to watch. What has been great throughout Aharen-san wa Hakarenai has…

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Spy x Family | Episode Ten: Dodgeball to the extreme.

Dodgeball taken to the extreme, only because the opponent who is supposedly a six year old has the build of someone who is in their teens. Episode ten…

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Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. 2nd Season | Episode Ten Review

I thought the tenth episode of Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. 2nd Season was all about building more confidence. Yeah, it was an episode surrounding Valentine's day, but I…

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For June 13-19

The rainy season has kicked in and is likely to last for a few more weeks, but it looks like we'll have a glimpse of sunshine this weekend,…

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Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic | Episode Ten Review

What did I just watch?! Two things, the first, episode ten of Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic was interesting to say the least. Second, I did not sign…

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Throne of Blood (1957) by Akira Kurosawa

Based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, “Throne of Blood” tells the story of Washizu, a captain of the lord of Cobweb Castle, and his ill-fated supplanting of his former master.…

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Spy x Family | Episode Nine Review

What struck me about this episode was that the two (Yor and Loid) supposedly have been 'married' for a year. Which in itself is a shocker to me…

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Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. 2nd Season | Episode Nine Review

Who would have thought that we had to wait nine episodes for a time where Komi-san isn't treated as some god but as an actual human for once.…

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san | Episode Eight: Overly dramatic and for no good reason.

I'll be honest, I thought the eighth episode of Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san was overly dramatic and for no good reason. I'm not saying that what Kamiya…

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By Your Side Digital Bookplate Giveaway for June!

June always presents a host of conundrums, among them how best to mark Pride month – this year I’m going with the historical precedent of rioting against cops…

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Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic | A little bit of backstory in my life.

This was an episode I enjoyed because you do not get to see the 'humble beginnings' of our characters. What makes this episode even more special was that…

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Rikei | Episode Nine and Ten Review

Episode Nine Thoughts Kanade's dilemma is a very valid one. She's scared of allowing people to see her true self and it's because of this that she's willing…

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Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic | One of my favourite arcs has begun.

One of my favourites arcs of the anime Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai has begun. As someone who has read this part of the manga, the problem is now that…

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Aharen-san wa Hakarenai | The Aharen Family.

See what I did there? The Aharen Family, similar to the Addam's Family? Two totally different things and genres, but after watching episode nine of Aharen-san wa Hakarenai…

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Spy x Family | Episode Eight: Enter Yor’s Brother.

Now things are starting to get real interesting, that being said, if I were to compare episode eight of Spy x Family to all the other ones. I…

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san | Episode Seven: Another school festival.

ANOTHER ONE. Ah yes, episode seven of Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san (as well as episode eight whenever that airs) covers a school festival. As you'd expect with…

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Rikei | Episode Eight: What is Love?

Episode eight of Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita. Heart was a wishy-washy episode. Which at the end of the day is to be expected…

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Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. 2nd Season | A school trip arc that turned out quite well.

For as much as a bash Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. 2nd Season, I definitely think that the latter episodes have turned out better than expected and for sure…

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Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic | It’s HAPPENING.

You don't know how long I've waited to potentially see what I want to see from the manga adapted. By all indications we're getting closer and closer to…

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Vinland Saga Review

AKA: Vinrando Saga  ヴィンランド・サガ Genre: Adventure, Historical, Seinen, Epic Studio: Wit Studio Episodes: 24 Seasons: 1 Available On: Amazon Prime Do you like Vikings? How about revenge? What if I said…

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Vinland Saga Review

AKA: Vinrando Saga ヴィンランド・サガ Genre: Adventure, Historical, Seinen, Epic Studio: Wit Studio Episodes: 24 Seasons: 1 Available On: Amazon Prime Do you like Vikings? How about revenge? What…

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Aharen-san wa Hakarenai | Episode Review: All around great.

Episodes seven and eight of Aharen-san wa Hakarenai had a little bit of everything. I'll be honest, this anime is turning out to be so good, I'm not…

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Anime Getting the Royal Treatment!

When it comes to fantasies or historical fiction in anime, princesses and princes seem to be the go to characters to go off adventuring out in the great…

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Anime Getting the Royal Treatment!

When it comes to fantasies or historical fiction in anime, princesses and princes seem to be the go to characters to go off adventuring out in the great…

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Rikei | Episode Seven: How to ruin a date.

Episode seven of Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita. Heart wasn't an episode that I really enjoyed. Allow me to share my thoughts on the…

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Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. 2nd Season | Episode Six: A Bond that’s growing.

Everyone loves a bond that continues to grow and develop, episode six of Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. 2nd Season showed us just how far we've come with our…

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Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san | Episode Five and Six: A little more appreciative.

Episode five and six of Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san, I thought were better all-around episodes for the anime because we saw less of that cringe, lovey-dovey type…

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Baccano! Volume 14: 1931 Another Junk Railroad: Special Express Review

Baccano! remains a very entertaining series, albeit one that asks you remember a lot. TheOASG reviews Volume 14 of the light novel series.

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Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic | The best episode.

Episode five of Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic was the best episode so far, let me tell you about it.

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Aharen-san wa Hakarenai | Episodes five and six review.

Episodes five and six of Aharen-san wa Hakarenai were great episodes for showcasing our character's relationship. Let me tell you about it

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