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Mars Red Episode 6 – Noble Sacrifice

Mars Red continues to be a very intriguing entry in a very strong season of anime. Come see what Karandi and I thought of the second episode.

I drink and watch anime

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Spring 2021’s Epic First Half

“this is the best season of anime I’ve ever taken a part in”

SpaceWhales Anime Blog

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Animecast: Spring 2021 Anime Season First Impressions

After getting fully invested in the Spring 2021 Anime Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to dive into 27 titles of the season. Listen…

Otaku Spirit

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Mars Red – 06

This is a series that understands and respects the traditions of vampire mythology but manages to put a truly original spin on them. Read more

Lost in Anime

Mars Red – 06

「さいごの青空」 (Saigo no Aozora)"The Last Blue Sky" No longer human?

Random Curiosity

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Mars Red Episode 5 Review — 100 Word Anime

Mars Red is shaping up to be quite a unique experience. And it seems like things are about to get REAL! Irina and I discuss the latest happenings…

I drink and watch anime

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Spring 2021 Anime Season Week 5

Seasonal Ratings: -Just because something is lower doesn’t mean that it’s a bad show to me. If I thought a show was bad, I would drop it.-Back Arrow…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Mars Red Episode 5 Review

Irina and I discuss the latest happenings on Mars Red which is proving to be an interesting show to discuss. Check out our views on Mars Red Episode…

100 Word Anime

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Animecast: Music of Spring 2021 Anime

Although a little late, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give a full rundown of the best music of the Spring 2021 anime season.…

Otaku Spirit

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Mars Red – 05

There are a lot of different interests tangled up here.  And the moral landscape of Mars Red is just as tangled. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Spring 2021 Summary – Week 5

Mars Red – 04/05 Lenlo: God Mars Red is just so… aggressively mediocre. About once per episode it will have a good, focused moment of vampiric humanity. Of…

Star Crossed Anime

Mars Red – 05

「ペルソナ・ノン・グラータ」 (Perusona Non Gurāta) "Persona Non Grata" Methinks something rotten is in the state of vampire-ridden Japan.

Random Curiosity

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Top 5 Anime Openings of Spring 2021

Hello everyone! Luna here on this fine Sunday, delivering you something more weeb related than culture blog related. I hope none of ya’ll are too sick of all…

We be bloggin'

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Mars Red Episode 4 – The Kind Vampire

This week Irina is hosting our random observations (and discussion) about Mars Red. Be sure to hop on over to her blog and check it out. You know…

100 Word Anime

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Mars Red Episode 4 – The Kind Vampire

Mars Red continues to be a very intriguing entry in a very strong season of anime. Come see what Karandi and I thought of the second episode.

I drink and watch anime

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Seasonal Sampler Spring 2021: To Your Eternity, Oddtaxi, Megalobox: Nomad, & More

Evan and Ink kick off a brand new podcast series, covering the first episode or two of various anime series from the current TV and streaming season. Shows:…

Ani-Gamers

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Mars Red – 04

Mars Red isn't getting a lot of attention, but it certainly has mine. Read more

Lost in Anime

Mars Red – 04

Songs give voice to the human experience. For Suwa, he is only familiar with the sound of silence.

Random Curiosity

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Mars Red Episode 3 Review — 100 Word Anime

Karandi and I discuss episode 3 of Mars Red. One of the most unusual anime of the season!

I drink and watch anime

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Spring 2021 Anime Season Week 3

Seasonal Ratings: -Just because something is lower doesn’t mean that it’s a bad show to me. If I thought a show was bad, I would drop it.-Back Arrow…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Mars Red Episode 3 Review

Irina and I discuss the latest happenings on Mars Red which is proving to be an interesting show to discuss. Check out our views on Mars Red Episode…

100 Word Anime

Spring 2021 Schedule

Sunday Sentouin, Hakenshimasu! 21:00 AT-X (04/04) Dragon, Ie wo Kau. 22:00 Toyko MX (04/04) Yuukoku no Moriarty 2nd Season 22:30 Tokyo MX (04/04) Nomad: Megalo Box 2 23:00…

Random Curiosity

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Spring Cleaning 2021: Jouran, Mars Red, and Full Dive Dropped

We say it every season: there are too many shows. It’s true of anime series just as it’s true of live-action series, especially in the streaming era. You…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Mars Red – 03

The idea of heroes and villains in Mars Red is not a simple one, and humanity may be a concept that lends itself to more than one definition.…

Lost in Anime

Mars Red – 03

「夢枕」 (Yume Makura) "His Dream" It is difficult to start a new life while encountering remnants of one's old life.

Random Curiosity

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 3

Fumetsu no Anata e finally gets started and the wait was well worth it - already beginning to glisten with the particular blend of sensitive properties that make…

Seasonal Prattle

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Mars Red Episode 2 – The Boys

This week Irina and I are covering ep 2 of Mars Red over at Irina’s place so be sure to check it out. We are back with the…

100 Word Anime

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Mars Red Episode 2 – The Boys

Mars Red continues to be a very intriguing entry in a very strong season of anime. Come see what Karandi and I thought of the second episode.

I drink and watch anime

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2021 Spring Premiere Digest

The latest shower of premieres brought us a huge bouquet of new shows to watch!

Anime Feminist

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 84: Spring 2021 First Impressions

It’s a wild new season, featuring solid safe bets like Megalo Box and Dynazenon, as well as surprises like Odd Taxi and… Pretty Boy Detective Club???

The Glorio Blog

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Maybe #4 (Mars Red, Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song, Super Cub and Shadows House + Joran The Princess Of Snow And Blood)

Okay, time for another ‘Maybe’ entry! Again, I’m using this post to quickly mention a few seasonal shows that I’ve tried out and liked/or want to watch if…

The Review Heap

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Second Impressions – Mars Red

This series may be my top pick this season in terms of the acting. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Mars Red – 02 – Sin From Thy Lips

In the ruins of the bunker where Misaki was being held, Moriyama informs his newly-promoted boss Col. Maeda that there have been more vamp sightings in Kayabacho. Nitto…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Spring 2021 First Impressions – Junko #1

 It’s the spring season, and I’ve got lots of shows to review! This is the first of what will probably be three separate First Impression posts. SSSS.Dynazenon Just…

Moeronpan

Mars Red – 02

「死が二人を分かつまで」 (Shi ga Futari o Wakatsu Made) "Till Death Do Us Part" Tragic love ran throughout this episode like the red thread of fate.

Random Curiosity

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Spring 2021 Anime First Impressions part 1

You’re here to read my first impressions of the anime that came out this season, not to read an intro, so let’s just get right to it. Mars…

Day with the Cart Driver

Seasonal Anime Impressions - Spring 2021 - Part 1

 Seasonal Anime ImpressionsSpring 2021Part 1Hello Hello. I would open this blog post with some grand promises about how this is the only series of blog posts where you…

Slug Gardens

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Weekly Round-Up, 31 March – 6 April 2021: Ace Representation in Videogames, Dragon Maid Character Design, and Trans Manga

AniFem Round-Up MARS RED – Episode 1 Taisho-era vampires and stagey direction that’s going to click with a certain type of person. SSSS.DYNAZENON – Episode 1 Mash-up of…

Anime Feminist

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Mars Red — First Impressions

The 1920s imperial army hunts vampires.

Draggle's Anime Blog

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 1

While we still have some lingering Winter shows wrapping up, leading us off is Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song which delivers a praiseworthy premiere, neatly painted in smooth narrative…

Seasonal Prattle

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Spring 2021 First Impressions – Mars Red

Streaming: Funimation Episodes: 13 Source: Stage Production Story Summary: Major Maeda returns to Tokyo after several months and is assigned to the task of interpreting whether a captured…

Season 1 Episode 1

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Mars Red Episode 1 Review — 100 Word Anime

Mars Red had one of the more unusual anime premiers I’ve seen in recent years. In some ways it reminded me of Gankutsuou. Please see our full review…

I drink and watch anime

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Mars Red Episode 1 Review

The Spring 2021 anime season is kicking off and that means Irina and I are getting back together for some episode reviews. Mars Red is the first of…

100 Word Anime

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10 Anime I am Watching This Season

The new anime season, spring 2021, has just begun. Some of the below-mentioned anime have already aired their first episode. These lists reveal a lot about my tastes…

All About Anime and Manga

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First Look: MARS RED

It’s 1923, and Major Yoshinobu Maeda has been sent to Tokyo after reports of an actress being severely injured on stage. The wounds were near-fatal, yet she had…

The Glorio Blog

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Spring 2021 Anime: What to Watch and Review

I always have a tough time deciding what anime to watch when new seasons roll around. Honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of watching something weekly so usually…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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MARS RED – Episode 1

A quiet, not-quite pretentious historical horror drama that is extremely My Brand.

Anime Feminist

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Anime Taste Testing: Mars Red and Jouran – The Princess of Snow and Blood

No break between seasons this year, so it’s straight into things for me with two titles that, interestingly, are both set in alternative history Japan (albeit with differing…

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