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Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita – 09

「ランクA冒険者はバケモノでした」 (Ranku Ē Bōkensha wa Bakemono Deshita) "The Monstrous Rank A Adventurer" Don't mess with Kitty, she has the power of god and anime on her side! 

Random Curiosity

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Autumn 2022 Anime: Thoughts So Far

Better late than never, right? I’ve managed to tear myself away from whatever it was I was doing long enough to share my thoughts on the current season…

Rory Muses

Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita – 08

「青猫族は仇敵でした」 (Aoneko-zoku wa Kyūteki Deshita) "The Villainous Blue Cat" What on earth, is going on, in the house of commons? 

Random Curiosity

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Reincarnated as a Sword Review: Double-Edged Garbage

Directed by Shinji Ishihara Produced by C2C Streaming on HIDIVE The isekai genre has existed in some form or another for decades, though the current model was cemented…

The Otaku Exhibition

Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita – 07

「騎士団副団長はヤな奴でした」 (Kishidan Fuku Danchō wa Yana Yatsu Deshita) "The Horrible Lieutenant of the Knights Brigade" "So long, lover boy!"

Random Curiosity

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Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita – 06

「上級悪魔(グレーターデーモン)はチートでした」 (Gurētā Dēmon wa Chīto Deshita) "The Greater Demon Cheated" Rules of Adventuring: 1. Be a good person. 2. Eat tons of curry. 3. umm....?

Random Curiosity

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Reincarnated as a Sword is a Good Generic Isekai

I take a look at a pretty generic Isekai anime this season that I actually kind of love

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Episode 775: Fall 2022 Previews #3

This week on Anime Pulse we got adorable cat girls, Yuru Camp getting a 3rd season, and an update on Scott-loves-Anime. Up first Joseph has decided on which…

Anime Pulse

Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita – 05

「ダンジョンデビューは無双でした」 (Danjon Debyū wa Musō Deshita) "The Feeble First Dungeon" Kitty can do anything with the power of curry!

Random Curiosity

Fall 2022 Schedule

Sunday Kidou Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo 17:00 MBS・TBS (10/02) Fumetsu no Anata e (2022) 19:00 NHK-E (10/23) Fuufu Ijou, Koibito Miman. 22:00 AT-X (10/09) Idolish Seven: Third Beat! (2022) 22:30 TOKYO MX (10/02) Monday Shinmai Renkinjutsushi no…

Random Curiosity

Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita – 04

「ゴブリンスタンピードはオオゴトでした」 (Goburin Sutanpīdo wa Ōgoto Deshita) "The Terrifying Goblin Stampede" Kitty go boom boom!

Random Curiosity

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Reincarnated as a Sword episodes 2-3

Rating: B for episode 2, B+ for episode 3 This is one series that I did not expect to be commenting on week-to-week, and I’m still not sure…

USA Anime

Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita – 02 & 03

「冒険者ギルドに行ったら鬼試験官でした」 (Bōkensha Girudo ni Ittara Oni Shikenkan Deshita) "The Hellish Trial at the Adventurer's Guild" & 「魔法鍛冶師は曲者でした」 (Mahō Tanyashi wa Kusemono Deshita) "The Grizzled Old Blacksmith" That's right captain, I'm taking over!

Random Curiosity

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2022 Fall Premiere Digest

A bustling season with some good josei food and great heroines! Which shows do you review?  We don’t review shows that are direct sequels, shorts, or (generally) for…

Anime Feminist

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Reincarnated as a Sword

Reincarnated as a Sword is currently streaming on HIDIVE....

Anime News Network - Views

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Weekly Round-Up, 5-11 October 2022: How Jump+ Artists are Paid, Sexism in Gundam, and Paternity Leave in Japan

AniFem Round-Up Do It Yourself!! – Episode 1 The most promising hobby anime of the season. Shinobi no Ittoki – Episode 1 Dull, derivative, and kind of sleazy.…

Anime Feminist

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Autumn 2022 Anime: First Impressions

All right, a new season of anime has descended upon us, and I shall be sharing my initial thoughts on everything I’ve chosen to watch. Lots to look…

Rory Muses

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Reincarnated as a Sword – Episode 1

An anime about a living sword might invite you to think it'll be about the sword, but the real star is a catgirl winning emancipation.

Anime Feminist

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Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita – 01-02 [First Look]

There are some concepts that don’t immediately sound as if they’ll be winners. But sometimes things can come together in an entertaining way. Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita so…

Anime Evo

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Fall 2022 Anime Premiere Reviews – Day 5

Over on Anime News Network, as part of "The Fall 2022 Preview Guide," I've reviewed the first episodes of Reincarnated as a Sword, Mob Psycho 100 III, The…

Biggest In Japan

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First Impression: Reincarnated as a Sword

The moon. Blood. Someone has died in a car accident, but don’t you worry! As the images of flocks of flying dragons and strange chameleon-like creatures suggest, our…

Beneath the Tangles

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Fall 2022 1

And so, the new season has begun, right in a moment when I have almost no free time. Long story. But here’s the start of my Fall 2022…

Too Old for Anime

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Fall 2022 Impressions: Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita, Uchi no Shishou wa Shippo ga Nai, I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss

Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita Short Synopsis: A man dies and is reincarnated as a sword in an RPG world, where he learns tons of sweet skills and is…

Star Crossed Anime

Reincarnated as a Sword #01 — Pop Up Spam

  Remember when this was only for scam webpages and not the selling point of a show? Impressions: I weep for what fantasy anime has become. When I first…

Tenka Seiha

Call of the Night #13 — Thoughts on Genitalia

   Oh No! Nipples! I'll get to Reincarnated as a Sword from yesterday in a few hours, but spoiler: The promos lied. It's status screens as far as the eye…

Tenka Seiha

Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita – 01

「猫娘は剣に出会った」 (Nekomusume Wa Ken Ni Deatta) "The Catgirl Met A Sword" Sharp and pointy meets cute and fluffy.

Random Curiosity

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Anime Taste Testing: Reincarnated as a Sword

For a series that seemed to get a decent amount of hype, this first episode is exceptional only in its dullness.

OTAKU LOUNGE

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Seasonal First Impressions: REINCARNATED AS A SWORD is Dull and Rusty

Reincarnated as a Sword is yet another isekai with a marginally interesting premise that completely squanders it by being as dull and full of shortcuts as possible.

The Magic Planet

Fall 2022 Preview

Ahh autumn, truly the season of change. As hot snaps and long summer days give way to changing leaves, colder weather, and the always ubiquitous combo of Uggs…

Random Curiosity

When a Cat Faces West and Reincarnated as a Sword

The White Sox went into last week needing a sweep of the Cleveland Guardians to win the...

Taiiku Podcast

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Autumn 2022 Anime: What I Will Be Watching

A new season of anime is almost upon us. So, as usual, I’ll be taking a look at what is airing in the autumn from LiveChart.me, and highlighting…

Rory Muses

Fall 2022 Preview

Ahh autumn, truly the season of change. As hot snaps and long summer days give way to changing leaves, colder weather, and the always ubiquitous combo of Uggs…

Random Curiosity

Manga the Week of 5/18/22

SEAN: It’s May, but the winds are blowing here like it’s March. What manga is blowing our way? Airship debuts The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes…

Manga Bookshelf

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Reincarnated as a Sword (Light Novel) Books 4 – 8 Review: For A Light Fantasy This One Keeps Things Fresh

I already covered the first three volumes of Reincarnated as a Sword and clearly I enjoyed it enough to go for more. I've now read up to book…

100 Word Anime

A Late-Start Tamer’s Laid-Back Life, Vol. 1

By Yuu Tanaka and Nardack. Released in Japan as “Deokure Tamer no Sono Higurashi” by GC Novels. Released in North America by J-Novel Club. Translated by Yuko C.…

Manga Bookshelf

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Reincarnated as a Sword (Light Novel) Books 1 – 3 Review: A Not So Wild Ride

Reincarnated as a Sword is pretty much what the title proclaims it to be. Standard isekai beginnings with the gimmick of the protagonist being an intelligent sword. Throw…

100 Word Anime

Episode 721: Welcome to Derby School! Musume-kun

This week on Anime Pulse we got repairs to Joseph's ride, Ufotable's CEO confessing to Tax Fraud, and racing girly horses. Up first Joseph's wallet is taking…

Anime Pulse

Manga the Week of 9/22/21

SEAN: Even the Delta variant cannot stop the flow of manga coming through. ASH: Which is impressive, really. SEAN: Airship, in print, gives us the third volume of…

Manga Bookshelf

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A Writer’s Reflections: The Past, Present, and Future

A Writer’s Reflections Originally Posted: July 4, 2021 “It was a day just like any other. The ever-studious writer busied herself with the magic and technology of the…

English Light Novels

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A Writer’s Reflections: Introducing Responsibility to Great Power

A Writer’s Reflections Originally Posted: January 29, 2021 “The new year had just begun, and our cute(?) Oracle is faced yet again with a great dilemma. Such a…

English Light Novels

Our Other Favorite Light Novels of 2020!

2020 might have not been a good year in many ways, but at least for light novels, it was a great year. The two might not be unrelated,…

Beneath the Tangles