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Some hard thinking after 5 years of anime blogging: 1000 anime later

It was the heart of winter at the opening of 2017; my high school days had just started to fade bitterly but were not yet “sweet.” I was…

Artificial Night Sky

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Anime Review #75: K-On!

So yeah, last July I watched all two seasons of K-On! – you know, that show about five girls who spend their after-school days drinking tea and playing…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

Ask John: What Separates Ecchi and Hentai Anime?

Question: In your opinion, when does an anime crossover from using sexuality as a narrative tool such as in Kiss x Sis, Aki Sora, School Days, Kodomo no…

AnimeNation Anime News Blog

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15 Anime Series With Major Genre Shifts

With the vast majority of anime, what they establish as the genre in the first few episodes will be the genre throughout the series. If you are watching…

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Top 5 Romantic Anime that End Badly!

Not all romance is flowers and sunsets, sometimes there are romantic anime that end badly. In fact, here are five of them!

I drink and watch anime

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23 Dark Anime Recommendations Full of Chaos and Trauma

There is a time for cozy slice of life and wholesome romance, but that time is not now. You, my edgy friend, wish to dwell in the darkness…

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Undeserving Harem Kings: 10 Protagonists That Don’t Deserve Their Harem

There are tons of complicated feelings about harem anime, but we’re not here to talk about any of that. Instead, we are focusing on the kings of the…

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Like sakura petals crushed underfoot: Or, overthinking Da Capo II’s anime

On the surface, and perhaps even with a bit of context, Da Capo appears to be a fairly “vanilla” galge series with a heavy emphasis on slice-of-life and…

Artificial Night Sky

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11 Ecchi Horror Anime Series That Scare The Tits Out

I’m only a little sorry about the title. Anyway, it is a heady and rather uncommon combination. However, anime series that wedge ecchi right inside that horror genre…

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School Day’s Makoto Itou: Also a Victim

I’ll go to my grave defending School Days, and I’m not talking about the ending. I mean the entire show. In all these years running the blog, I…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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September 2021 Review (Moyashimon S1)

Ah, with fall time comes a new school year. And while I have plenty of good memories when it comes to my school days, I have to say…

EclecticDude's Anime Carnival

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Happily Never After: 15 Tragic Romance Anime Series

Not everything ends up happily. Not even in anime where technically, if they wanted to, they could make everything end happily. This is because sometimes it is more…

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The Otakusphere: Polyamory, School Days and beware the grease apocalypse

Good morning, afternoon or evening wherever you are in the world. It’s Sunday in my corner of the hinterlands, so that means it’s time to see what is…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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First Impression: Girlfriend, Girlfriend

Hey guys, Josh here, and….hoo boy…do I have a one for you. I should’ve known that this new series would be something…special…when even after much discussion, NOBODY at…

Beneath the Tangles

High School DxD

High School DxD is a 2012 Harem Action and Fantasy anime series from Japanese animation studio TNK, whose created series such as School Days, Bladedance of Elementalers, and…

Bakanow Anime Reviews

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“World Famous Moe Artist” ~ An UNDER17 Retrospective

UNDER17 is undoubtedly my favorite band. Prior to this, I didn’t really have a particular attachment towards a specific music group beyond a passing interest in the albums…

Artificial Night Sky

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A Preview of Nippon Connection 2021: Nippon Visions

A preview of Nippon Connection 2021: the films of the Nippon Visions section – Company Retreat, Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes , Daughters, It’s a Summer Film, Sasaki…

Genkinahito

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20 Romance Anime Series Featuring Complicated Love Triangles

Love triangles are a staple in anime. You will find them in many shows even if the romance is but a drop in the bucket of the overall…

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First Look: Backflip!!

Shoutarou Futaba is ending his middle-school days as a perpetual bench-warmer for the baseball team, but when he accidentally stumbles into a rhythmic gymnastics competition he’s captivated b…

The Glorio Blog

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First Impressions: Tokyo Revengers

Time travel… Why’d it have to be time travel? Good job capturing my personal reaction to remembering my own middle school days, Tokyo Revengers. No, but seriously, this…

Ace Anime Reviews

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11 Anime Series Where Everyone Is Just a Terrible Person

In general, when anime tells a story, it clearly defines a hero and a villain. The hero is all gallantry and kindness while the villain is malevolence and…

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Ranking #AniTwitWatches shows until now

So the #anitwitwatches crew just finished up SSSS. Gridman this week. Since the only real controversy I see out in AniTwitter is whether Goku could beat up Superman,…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Anime Series Like Redo of Heler

As a boy, Keyaru awakened the power of a Hero. His specialty was healing. However, by using these powers, he experienced the trauma of the injured person as…

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School Days

★★★ You’re watching this show, and you feel for these poor kids. They make their lives very difficult, and make tons of bad choices. But you’re experienced. You’ve…

Anteiku Anime Reviews

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Any yuri with delinquents 🥺🥺🥺🥺

Technically, Adachi and Shimamura classify itself as such because its title characters sometimes do not go to class. If you are looking for something a little more… chaotic, I…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

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Uwa-Koi

Spoilers, also NSFW. One of the most infamous anime series of all time is a classic known as School Days. An Eroge turned (Semi) SFW show that made…

Otaku Post

School Days, Higurashi and Yosuga no Sora: Anime’s Blood and Sex Trilogy

With only a few exceptions, I will talk about anything anime related here at Shallow Dives in Anime. This means that I’ve covered a wide range of different…

Shallow Dives in Anime

White Album is a ★★★☆☆ ︱The Exophora in the Language of Love Songs

The first series for “White Album” is not only the progenitor to many other harem/cheating sub-genre series, like the infamous “School Days,” but it also is a cornerstone…

EggheadLuna

Sitting down with Infinite Zenith: YU-NO Part 1

Hey guys. A few months ago I sat down with fellow blogger Infinite Zenith to talk shop on the series School Days. It was such a fun time that I…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Returning to Anime? The Best Anime Series of 2007 That You Missed

Been away from anime for awhile? We understand. You go out and have your life, anime will always be waiting for you when you come back. They always…

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Enjoying the Simple Things in Animal Crossing

Life can be pretty hectic. From the long school days of our youth to the hustle and bustle of adulthood, it can feel like there are simply not…

雲の上

18 Dark Romance Anime Series That Shatter The Fairy Tale

There is nothing wrong with a good gushy romance, but few relationships ever go like that. Sometimes you just want something that hits a little harder. Perhaps you…

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11 Controversial Moments in Anime History

We’ve talked about controversy in the anime industry before, but there are also controversies inside the individual anime series themselves that had fans livid. Their blood boiled as…

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Jon’s Creator Showcase: April Edition Pt. 1 (Anime + Books)

Welcome to May. How’s everyone doing? I’m not sure if this has something to do with our global situation, but the month of March saw a remarkable influx…

The Moyatorium

#AniTwitWatches Round 5: Wandering Son 1 – 2

Hello again, friendos – it’s time for more #AniTwitWatches. If you don’t know what that is since you’ve never had enough time until our buddy COVID-19 set in…

The Animanga Spellbook

The Otakusphere: Free markets, Artsy films and fine hats

I’m a man of many habits. Some — like going to work — are very prosocial and make sure I can continue to survive. Some — like playing…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

School Day’s Sekai Saionji: Buyer’s Remorse

I honestly thought I was done with my look at School Days after my last post, but I figured that I couldn’t call it a wrap on this…

Shallow Dives in Anime

School Day’s Kotonoha Katsura: The Ticking Time Bomb

We still have a bit of School Days left to talk about folks! We’ve discussed the series as a whole, given some bite sized opinions, and even talked…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Tune of the Week: School Day’s Innocent Blue

Like with Doki Doki Literature Club before it, School Days pulls you in with a false sense of warmth and security, before pulling down the stick on the…

Shallow Dives in Anime

School Days: Talk to Me, Just Talk to Me.

I have always viewed Harem anime as absurdist comedies. I’ve said this many times on this blog and I believe it is true. From the highs of High…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Don’t @ Me: Ten of My Anime Opinions: School Days Edition

It’s a week all about School Days this time around. Welcome back to Don’t @ Me where, like the flash of a knife. I step up to swing…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Give It a Light Novel Title Challenge (Tag Post)

Thanks to Scott for leaving the nominations open and Dewbond for starting this tag. The Rules For this Post Choose up to five anime, manga or visual novel…

The Animanga Spellbook

Magical Girl Raising Project: Talk About Your Online Identity Topics, Jeez

Well, this is a week of darkness for Mechanical Anime Reviews in some ways. Why? I’ve been talking a lot about School Days. If anything, School Days is…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Of Love and Lust: School Days vs O Maidens In Your Season

If there was one thing that bothered me during O Maidens In Your Savage Season’s airing, it’s people that compared it to School Days for some reason. I…

Mechanical Anime Reviews