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Should You Read Kubo-san?

We take a look at Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible, a romance manga similar to a lot of series I've covered that's new for once.

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~SPOILER FREE~ FINAL THOUGHTS: WINTER 2022

Aaah man, my highlight show Digimon Ghost Game got postponed mid-way through the season, and it kinda killed my desire to push on with the rest. I’m pretty…

Please, no hate.

In the Land of Leadale, Vol. 5

By Ceez and Tenmaso. Released in Japan as “Leadale no Daichi nite” by Famitsu Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Jessica Lange. We’ve introduced…

Manga Bookshelf

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Cue Episode 15 – Project Himmel

In this week's episode, we learn a lot more about Satori and some of her character motivations. Also, less creepy stuff.

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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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Cue Episode 14 – Just Ignore This Episode

In this week's Cue, we see terrible advice. This episode is just creepy as hell.

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Cue Episode 12 – Finding Your Voice

In, well, last week's episode of Cue I forgot to post, we get to the halfway point.

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Best of Winter 2022 – The Very Professional Anime Awards

With Winter 2022 coming to end, let's take a look at the best (and sometimes worst) anime had to offer.

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The Isekaiest Isekais of Winter 2022

With Winter 2022 coming to a close, I figured we'd take a look at some Isekais this season, and unfortunately, most of them aren't great.

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In the Land of Leadale (Season One)

Cayna died while playing a VRMMO called Leadale and woke up to find herself living as her avatar in a world just like in the game. She had…

The Otaku Author

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What to Expect: Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie

Today, we're taking a look at all Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie has to offer before the anime adaptation airs. That way, you know what to expect.

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Ranking Every Anime Ever

I put in an insane amount of effort to rank every anime ever. Of course, this is totally real. Wait, why don't you believe me?

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Winter 2022 Anime Awards

The winter season of anime is over for 2022, so once again time for me to look back and share some of my favourite stuff from them. The…

Rory Muses

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Winter 2022 in Review Part 2

Most of the Winter 2022 times have now concluded, so it’s time for the second part of the season-ending wrap-up. The first part featured a review of In…

USA Anime

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In the Land of Leadale (Episode 12) – Relocating, Building, Flying, and the Earth

Cayna recovered from the welcome party and found out that the villagers had gifted her a piece of land. With that settled, guess they should have another party…

The Otaku Author

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In the Land of Leadale Episode 12 – Peer Pressure

In this episode of Leadale, we end the anime with some nice, wholesome good times mixed with only slight alcoholism.

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Anime Series Like In the Land of Leadale

After an accident put her on life support, Keina took up playing the VRMMO game of World of Leadale. After a power outage at the hospital, she wakes…

Recommend Me Anime

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Winter ’22 in Review part 1: In the Land of Leadale

The past three seasons I have done season-ending summaries for titles that I watched out. This season I am doing that in two (possibly three) parts between now…

USA Anime

Leadale no Daichi nite - Episode 12 [END] - Cayna's Legs

Cayna stretched out her long elf legs in the local bathhouse. It's how she visits Mimily Mermaid. Leadale no Daichi nite - Episode 12 [END].

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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In the Land of Leadale Episode #12

Oh boy, looks like Skargo plans to build a house next to Cayna as he wants to see his Mother Dearest 24/7. Of course, I wish Mai-Mai and…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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In the Land of Leadale (Episode 11) – An Introduction, a Carriage, a Maid, and Moving

Now that Cayna has Luka to look after, she decides to settle down in the village she first appeared in. First, she needs to introduce Luka to her…

The Otaku Author

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Cue Episode 11 – Hometown Hero

How nervous would you feel if you were suddenly watched by everyone that knew you? Today's Cue shows us just that. Fame is hard.

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I Wrote One Thousand Words About a Smile – 86

I take the time to write around one thousand words about best boy Shin, giving the best smile he knows how.

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In the Land of Leadale Episode 11 – Settling Down

Cayna decides to finally settle down with her new daughter for good, but not before getting some free things and beating her other children.

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Cue Episode 10 – Remember Your Roots

This episode, we learn about some of the stresses of being a VA, and I rant a bit about professionals.

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In the Land of Leadale Episode #11

Well everyone, it’s time for Cayna to introduce her newest adopted daughter Luka to her oldest adopted children, starting with Mai-Mai where she’s shocked that her mom adopted…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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86 Season 2 Episode 11 – It Was Worth It

After over two months of waiting, 86 is back, and what a great time it is to be alive.

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In the Land of Leadale Episode 10 – Zombies and Adoption

In this episode, Cayna adds another kid to her family after slaying some zombies and riding a dragon. Normal stuff.

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In the Land of Leadale Episode #10

Well, this is really surprising to see a certain adventurer returned from Episode 5. Oh, and Cayna almost killed her ’cause she thought that this adventurer became a…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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There’s More to Dress-Up Darling Than Marin

While Marin is certainly the one who steals the show, we can't rule our boy, Gojo, out. There's more to Dress-Up Darling than you'd think.

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In the Land of Leadale (Episode 9) – Another Visit, a Mermaid, a Misunderstanding, and Zombies

Cayna returns to the village where she first woke in Leadale. While there she investigates a strange sound in the well. She’s also going to look for another…

The Otaku Author

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Cue Episode 9 – A Royal Kidnapping

In this episode, a kidnapping occurs and a helicopter has one of the Vogel girls in its sights!

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In the Land of Leadale Episode 9 – a Mermaid and a Ship

In this episode, Cayna meets a mermaid and possibly falls in love, but not with the mermaid. I'm talking about another mythical creature.

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Leadale no Daichi nite - Episode 9 - Cayna Equips Wetsuit

Cayna has the perfect outfit for exploring a haunted well. Magical wetsuits look great on her! Leadale no Daichi nite - Episode 9.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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Cue Episode 8 – “Do Your Best!”

In this episode of Cue, we go back to the VAs and learn of even more of their struggles, this time focusing on Shiho.

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Elaina: The Selfish Narcissistic Wandering Witch

We take a look at the character that is Elaina, the supposedly selfish, narcissistic wandering witch. Now in text form!

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In the Land of Leadale Episode #09

Oh boy, looks like the inn owner offers a barrel of alcohol to Cayna as it’s time for a party in celebration of her return. Geez Cayna, you…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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In the Land of Leadale (Episode 8) – A Battle, a Victory, a Conversation, and Information

Cayna hurries back to the capital aware that something is wrong, but I’ll bet she never expected to find a penguin kaiju event boss and two players attacking…

The Otaku Author

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In the Land of Leadale Episode 8 – Bird Assassin

In today's episode, we learn that Cayna is even more overpowered than we thought, and she hates birds.

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In the Land of Leadale Episode #08

Let’s start this episode where Cayna summoned a giant wolf named Therwolf, as the high elf mage will return to Felskeilo together with Lonti Arbalest and Mye. C’mon,…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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The Speakeasy #134: Requiem of the Rose King, Sabikui Bisco, Delicious Party Precure, + More Winter 2022 Anime

It’s that time of year again, another new anime season is upon us! Requiem of the Rose KingSabikui BiscoTribe NineSasaki and MiyanoI’m Kodama Kawashiri: The Dissolute Life of…

Reverse Thieves

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In the Land of Leadale (Episode 7) – Bear Hunting, a Queen, a Bath, and Monsters

Cayna returns to Felskeilo and picks up a quest to hunt a horned bear for a restaurant. She bumps into Lonti who appears to have another runaway with…

The Otaku Author

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Cue Episode 7 – Leftovers

In this episode, we get introduced to the leftovers of AiRBLUE. The bargain bin, if you will. They're still alright, though.

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In the Land of Leadale Episode 7 – Don’t Litter

This episode, we learn the importance of littering and how, if you do, you may destroy the world in more ways than one.

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In the Land of Leadale Episode #07

Let’s start this episode with the return of Kartatz where he receives a lovely pat from Cayna. Oh, and the reason why Kartatz is here near the Ejidd…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica