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Akebi’s Sailor Uniform is Pretty, But Also Pretty Weird

Akebi's Sailor Uniform is a pretty unique anime. That's present not only in its art but in a few weirder places as well.

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Cue Episode 3 – And Now Idols

This episode, the girls hear the results of the anime audition, but we also get a new project thrown into the mix.

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Marin is Already Best Girl of 2022 – My Dress-Up Darling

Only a few weeks into 2022, and I think we already found our girl of the year. Let me introduce you to Marin.

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Cue Episode 2 – Lots of Auditions

Today, the girls at AiRBLUE put their newfound skills to the test for an anime audition.

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In The Land of Leadale Episode 2 – The Royal Capital

In this episode, Cayna travels to the royal capital to officially become an adventurer and reconnect with her children.

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Explaining my Love for Madoka Magica with the Five Stages of Grief

Madoka Magica really meant a lot to me, so I talk about it the only way I can honor it, with the five stages of grief.

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Cue Episode 1 – The First Step

We start an episode review series of Cue, an anime about a bunch of girls working to become voice actresses.

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In the Land of Leadale Episode 1 – A Second Life

Today we join Cayna on her adventures into the land of Leadale. The only difference is we aren't dead.

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Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 12 – Komi Can’t Sing

The final episode of Komi goes out with a bang, and by "a bang," I mean the same stuff, just more cute than usual.

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The Very Professional Fall 2021 Anime Awards

Fall 2021 was probably my favorite anime season this year. Now, let's look at why that is.

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Side of Fiction 2022 Resolutions!

Let's say goodbye to 2021 and talk about some plans moving forward.

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Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 11 – Komi Can Be a Maid

We begin the final arc of this season which is the cultural festival. I hope you all are ready for Tadano-chan.

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Do I Recommend a Gentle Noble’s Recommendation? – Manga First Impressions

Today we look at A Gentle Noble's Vacation Recommendation. A manga series where only like one of those words is actually fitting.

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86 Season 2 Episode 10 – All That’s Left (It’s Nobody)

In this week's episode of 86, all hell breaks loose. I don't know who's still standing after this. Pretty sure every character we know in MIA at the…

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Toradora! – It’s a Christmas Special (Manga Edition!)

Toradora has had a few adaptations, and as a giant fan, I wanted to take a look at each of them. This year, the manga. While it provides…

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Animecast: Badaptation of Thumper

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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Takt Op Destiny is a Flawed Masterpiece

Takt Op, while not perfect, is a beautifully unique series that I genuinely believe is a masterpiece, even if it's a flawed one.

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Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 10 – Komi Can Play Sports

This time Komi plays some quidditch and gets jealous over a new girl in Tadano's life.

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86 Season 2 Episode 9 – Ghosts

This episode is the Shin episode. If this has been the Shin season, this is definitely the Shin episode. Let's dig into his psyche.

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Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 9 – Komi Can’t Play Smash Bros

In this episode, Komi and friends have a fight to the death, but it's inside a video game because you can't kill people in real life without consequences.

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Four Isekais I Really Like (Tagged Post!)

Today we have a tagged post for a change, one where I talk about some Isekais. That sounds like a good time.

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I have Kaginado Idea What’s Happening

I'm a moron with little knowledge of Key Studio series, so I decided to jump into Kaginado because why not?

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My 10 Favorite Anime Series

I finally decided to do something scary. This is a long one, but let's talk about my favorite anime series.

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Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 8 – Komi Can’t Leave Summer Behind

In this episode, Komi and the ever-growing gang head to a Summer Festival. It's like, legally required that anime does this.

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The Origin of Side Of Fiction

With the year anniversary of the site behind us, I figured it was time I shared the site's origin story. This is how it all began.

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86 Season 2 Episode 8 – Pale Rider

The suicide mission for Nordlicht is a go, and things start off with a bang. And, of course, Shin loses his mind again.

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Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 7 – Komi Can Swim

In this episode of Komi, everyone goes to the pool. Komi also hurts herself, and I think Tadano turned stalker? I don't know. We go places.

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One Year in the Making (Yearly Roundup!)

It's the year anniversary! Hurray! Celebrate! Let's take a look at how Side of Fiction has done in its first year, shall we?

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Animecast: The Ultimate Isekai Podcast!

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast revisit the topic on Isekai (Transported to Another World) anime and how it’s shaped itself over the last 5 years, seen…

Otaku Spirit

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Wave, Listen to Me! – Let’s Watch a Random Anime (#8)

Once again, we watch a random anime. This time, it's Wave, Listen to Me, the anime about radio that's only about radio half the time.

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Why Ufotable’s Unlimited Blade Works is so Good.

We've talked about Deen's attempt at Blade Works. They tried, that's for sure. Now let's talk about Ufotable's, you know, the good one.

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Overlord: Uniquely Un-Unique

Overlord has always been the Isekai I’ve struggled to get into the most. I tried three times to love it, and I couldn’t do it. Then buying the…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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86 Season 2 Episode 7 – Disinfection

This episode we get even more build-up to the suicide mission. Also a giant plane and lots of death.

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Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 6 – Komi Can’t Tell Jokes

Komi does all manner of things this time, ranging from telling dad jokes to staying awake at night with crippling anxiety!

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Overanalyzing Anime Plots That Don’t Exist

I don't really know what this is. I analyze and write plots that AI generates, I suppose. Please forgive me.

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Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 5 – Komi Can Form Blood Pacts

Komi has made quite a few friends now. She's getting the hang of befriending people, but it's about time she makes a blood pact instead. You never know…

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Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 4 – Komi Can Choose Friends

Komi attracts all kinds of weird people. Today it's a stalker that may or may not be a murderer as well!

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Annoying Senpai and When Side Couples Steal the Show

My Senpai is Annoying is a love story that takes place in an office between a giant, loud guy, and a short, shy girl. Who the hell cares?…

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86 Season 2 Episode 6 – “Spearhead”

Kiriya is going on a rampage, destroying the Federacy one base at a time. With no other choice, Shin and the gang must go forward as the spearhead…

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What I Learned Writing Episode Reviews

I've been writing episodes reviews for a little bit now, and I've learned a thing or two, so let's talk about it.

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Overlord Season 3: Death Touching your way to World Domination

Our look at the anime adaptation of Overlord continues! I’ve given you my quick thoughts on the last two seasons already, mostly because I had already gone into those…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 3 – Komi Can Call Friends

Komi's getting used to this friend thing, and by that, I mean she at least puts in the effort, her skills haven't improved at all. Still, she manages…

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86 Season 2 Episode 5 – Purpose

It's finally time for some action as the Legion begins their attack once again, but is Shin really in any shape to fight?

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Quick Thoughts on Overlord Season 2: Softcore Lizardman Porn

My (quick) look in the anime version of the Overlord series continues! Like I said before, I’ve already gone into what actually happens in this series when I…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Fanservice and Why Mieruko-chan is Weird

Mieruko is a pretty scary series with lots of death. But do you know what else it has a lot of? Fanservice!

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Quick Thoughts on: Overlord Season 1: This one time, in The Great Tomb of Nazarick

I’ve made it no secret that I struggled, STRUGGLED to get through the anime version of Overlord. While I found more success with the Light Novels, I knew…

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86 Season 2 Episode 4 – Calm Before the Storm

As we wait for the coming Legion to storm the Federacy, Frederica tells us the tale of Kiriya and how Giad fell.

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The Great Shirou Day of 2021

There was a day just a few days ago where a bunch of people pretended to be a visual novel protagonist and joked about swords. Yes, it was…

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Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 2 – Komi Can’t Order Coffee

Komi has one friend under her belt, but there's still 99 more to go. Tadano is going to have his work cut out for him.

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