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A Day in the life of an Otaku!

Otaku rule indeed! Just moments after clicking on the publish button for my latest post (Anime for your Coffee Break) I found that I had just published my…

Anime Hanabi

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Anime Review #72: The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya

Bear with me all, but I’m going to be reviewing a movie today – but not in consecutive posts like what I did last year. Fifty-one Anime Reviews…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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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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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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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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Music that makes the Anime that makes the Music!

Yup, it would! Sometimes an anime is made perfect by their opening or closing song. There’s just something about the melody, the rhythm, the lyrics that the anime…

Anime Hanabi

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30 Best Mystery Anime Series With Intrigue to Unravel

The term “mystery” tends to evoke images of hard-boiled detectives tracking down criminals, but mystery is a blanket term. A lot of situations can be mysterious, and that…

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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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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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This Thanksgiving, We’re (Least) Thankful For…

This Thanksgiving, We're (Least) Thankful For... via @KhakiBlueSocks @stardf29 @laura_a_grace @JeskaiAngel

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“You Need to Subscribe, Silly!” A Throwback Thursday Look at NewType USA

In life, we have loads of inadvertent “Time Capsules”; items that capture what life was like in any given moment in time. It could be something as ordinary…

Beneath the Tangles

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One of the Strangest Things I’ve Ever Seen – Sonny Boy

About time I finally review this crazy series known as Sonny Boy. I wasn't sure what I was going to say, but here we go.

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Where Deen’s Unlimited Blade Works Went Wrong

We take a look today at Deen's single movie take on the Unlimited Blade Works route. It's about as good as you'd think.

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A Time Travelling Youth – Remake Our Life

Are you not happy with your life? Do you know where it went wrong? Just go back in time! Well, you can't, so just watch someone do it.

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Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 1 – 100 Friends

It's time for my most anticipated anime of the year. I really hope it ends up being great. Let's start Komi Can't Communicate.

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Top 10 Episodes of Sonny Boy (Please Help Me)

Sonny Boy was a crazy journey, but I attempt to count down my favorite episodes anyway. Does it work out? I don't know.

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86 Season 2 Episode 1 – A New Beginning

It's time to continue our journey into the wonderful and sometimes horrible world of 86. I'm looking forward to this!

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A War Without Loss – 86

Finally, after promising quite a while ago now, I talk about 86. It's really good, just go watch it.

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Top 10 Episodes of Remake Our Life

I take the time to count down my top 10 favorite episodes of Remake Our Life. If I have to think so hard about each episode already, I…

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Sonny Boy Episode 12 – Just the Beginning

We've made it to the end of Sonny Boy. Was this all just a dream, or did this wild series actually happen? I really don't even know.

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Rosario + Vampire – Let’s Watch a Random Anime (#7)

Another month, another random anime. This time we get a harem series about monsters. Tsukune goes to monster school, but will he fall in love or get eaten…

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Remake Our Life Episode 12 – Again Again

Here we are. We made it to the end. Will Hashiba finally have happiness, or will he create more problems? Find out now.

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Sonny Boy Episode 11 – Goodbye

It's time to escape Earth or whatever planet this world is on. It's time to go to space. That's the one way back to reality. I guess...

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Sonny Boy Episode 10 – Thoughts

This time we have a character that can read minds! And a gun! And hotdogs! Welcome to Sonny Boy.

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The Detective Is Already Dead But Also Weird

The Detective Is Already Dead has got to be one of my favorite titles to a story in a long time. It really makes you want to experience…

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Sonny Boy Episode 9 – Cats

This time, Nagara and the gang travel to ice land where two twins are trying to kill each other over a strand of hair. And talking cats!

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Anime Review 197 Lucky Star

This review contains some spoilers. One of the most drastic medium changes that I witnessed as an anime fan in the west was the reputational shift of older…

TakamakiJoker Anime Reviews

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Sonny Boy Episode 8 – Epidemic

We take a slight departure from weirdness to see the flashbacks of a talking dog. Yeah, I lied. Let's hear about drinking soup, blood, and an epidemic.

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2nd Anniversary Special: Top 10 Anime Openings (Action and Non-Action lists)

Well, it’s that time of year again – time for a Top 10 list! This is one that’s probably going to be deeply contentious: there are so many…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Shangri-La – Let’s Watch a Random Anime (#6)

Thanks to Shangri-La, it's time for politics and global warming in this month's Random Anime. Such fun times!

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Remake Our Life Episode 8 – Regrets

I hope you're ready for it. This is the episode everything falls apart. Goodbye, happy youth, hello, destruction. This is why you don't mess with time travel.

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Sonny Boy Episode 7 – Growth

Have you ever wanted to be an ant? Of course not! Sonny Boy is great at giving you what you didn't know you needed. And Nagara grows, I…

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Almost Atelier – Drugstore in Another World

I think an Atelier anime would be fun, but we haven't gotten one in quite a few years. So in the meantime, let's watch Drugstore in Another World.

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The Best Story in Tales Had an Anime… Kind of.

My favorite plot in all of the Tales series had an anime. I just wish it was longer. Or had a full-fledged game. I'm just sad it was…

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The Dark Side of Remake Our Life’s Plot

Getting a chance to travel back in time to live your youth to its fullest! Nothing wrong with that! Except there kind of is. There's a lot of…

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Sonny Boy Episode 5 – Savior

This episode of Sonny Boy, we have even more fun hopping between worlds, but I have a feeling that won't last long. Pick your sides because something big…

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Do You Need Good Characters or a Good Story?

We can all agree that to make a good piece of fiction, you need good characters and a good story. But if you could only have one of…

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Remake Our Life Episode 6 – Money

It looks like Tsurayuki needs some cold hard cash, so he can stop working himself to death. Don't worry. Hashiba has it handled. It's time to make a…

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Remake Our Life Episode 5 – Passion

This episode is a doozy. We have Haruhis and heart breaks in this week's episode of Remake Our Life. It's going down, people.

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Ranma 1/2 – Let’s Watch a Random Anime (#5)

This month's random anime is on Ranma 1/2, a good old classic, formulaic, comedy anime, about the half boy, half girl, Ranma.

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Sonny Boy Episode 3 – Escape

In this episode, Mizuho and Nagara become detectives to find the students who have gone missing as of late. But the catch is nobody really cares if they're…

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15 Anime Series Where the Main Character is Wildly Underpowered

I’ve met my fair share of anime fans that like to jerk it to an overpowered main character, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Anime is fantasy, and…

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Anime Review 196 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

This Review will cover Season 1 and 2 of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya as well the featured film The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya. The Melancholy of Haruhi…

TakamakiJoker Anime Reviews

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Anime Review 196 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

This Review will cover Season 1 and 2 of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya as well the featured film The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya. The Melancholy of Haruhi…

TakamakiJoker Anime Reviews

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Reader’s Corner: Haruhi’s Intution, Social Media in the RPG World, and a Rascal and Sister Home Alone

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Home Alone Keji Mizoguchi’s Rascal series draws you in by the banter between Sakuta and his harem (particularly Mai), but really…

Beneath the Tangles

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Remake Our Life Episode 4 – Dreams

This episode, we go to the beach! For like 3 minutes. Yeah. But we also get a lot of character development for Nanako, which is always cool.

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Sonny Boy Episode 2 – Blame

The students are stranded on an island, which is bad enough, but now the island seems to randomly catch on fire. And capitalism!

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Remake Our Life Episode 3 – Goals

It's time for another episode of Remake Our Life! This time around, things heat up between Hashiba and all the girls, really, even if he doesn't see it.…

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Sonny Boy Episode 1 – Adrift

It's time to take a look at Sonny Boy! The first anime I decided to do episodes reviews on, but ended up being second because of scheduling reasons!

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The Infinite Potential of Isekai

Isekai, the genre that has been done to death by now. Some people may be sick of it. While I agree some of them are bland, I don't…

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