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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…

Recommend Me Anime

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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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Remake Our Life Episode 2 – Time

It's time for episode 2 of Remake Our Life! This one focusing more on both Nanako and Tsurayuki, which we haven't seen much of to this point. But…

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing Redux

Back in September 2016 I received Haruhi Suzumiya on Blu-ray, though I didn’t unbox it until a few months later. I decided to revisit the set given it’s…

The Normanic Vault

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The Great Sub Versus Dub Debate Finally Answered

It's time to settle this once and for all. The very debate that has torn families apart. Which is better, sub or dub.

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Reader’s Corner: Fly Me to the Moon, Love Me, Love Me Not, and Play it Cool, Guys

The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya While I started the Haruhi Suzumiya light novels long ago, it’s only since the announcement of Intuition that I decided to make my…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Very Professional Spring 2021 Anime Awards

Welcome to the Spring 2021 Anime Awards! I'll be your host. Why only do one award show a year? Let's do one each season!

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The Great Sub Versus Dub Debate Finally Answered

It's time to settle this once and for all. The very debate that has torn families apart. Which is better, sub or dub. The post The Great Sub Versus…

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Heaven’s Lost Property – Let’s Watch a Random Anime (#4)

Once again, we roll the random anime dice and see where they land. This time it was on an ecchi. While it's not my favorite genre, that doesn't…

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What Problems Will Komi Can’t Communicate’s Adaptation Face?

Like most people, I'm very much looking forward to Komi Can't Communicate's anime adaptation. Still, I think there are unique problems the series could face.

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Higehiro: is Yoshida a Good Person?

Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway, or just Higehiro is a great anime airing this season. It is really, really good.…

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Why Anime is (in my Opinion) the Superior Medium

I've often questioned why it is I like anime. That may seem kind of pointless. I like it because I like it. Everyone has their own preferences, and…

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Is Studio Deen’s Fate/Stay Night Really That Bad?

What we’ll be talking about today is the original, and only, adaptation of the Fate route. Studio Deen’s Fate/Stay Night. To put it mildly, people don't like this…

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Weekly Round-Up, 2-8 June 2021: Immigration in MEGALOBOX 2, LGBTQ+ Visual Novels, and the Best Sailor Moon

AniFem Round-Up My Fave is Problematic: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Bella Lara Blondeau revisits the 00s megahit to celebrate its highs and grapple with its casual attitude…

Anime Feminist

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What The Pet Girl of Sakurasou Means to Me

Sakurasou tells a story very near and dear to my heart because I can relate to how the characters feel a lot. I get their pain. Many of…

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My Fave is Problematic: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

From 2007 to 2011 or so, Kyoto Animation’s multimedia juggernaut dominated most aspects of Western anime fandom. Whether getting stormed by a “Hare Hare Yukai” flash mob at…

Anime Feminist

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Let’s Watch a Random Anime (#3)

Yo, you know the drill! Every month I generate a random anime to watch and talk about with the help of a simply wonderful site called  RandomAnime.com.  (Here…

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Osamake Isn’t Quite What I Asked For

Do you know those sleazy genies? Ok, remember that line. I doubt I'll ever start a post off as odd as that, but I promise it makes sense.…

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Fate/Grand Order from a Fate First-Timer

If you couldn't tell from my very eloquent alliteration in the title, I know next to nothing about the Fate series. You remember the one. The series that's…

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Is Miss Nagatoro Actually a Bully?

Miss Nagatoro isn't so cut and dry as you would think. There's a lot of debate over whether or not Nagatoro can actually be called a bully. Some…

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Fashion in Anime and the Complexity of the School Uniform

For seemingly no reason whatsoever, but what is probably the most obvious reason when you really think about it, a very large portion of anime involves school in…

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The Slime Diaries is a Perfect Spin-Off

One series I've never talked about on the site despite liking it quite a lot really is That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime or Tensura, as…

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Recommend Me Slice of Life Anime

I’ve never quite been a fan of the slice of life genre. I’m unsure why but the pastel colour scheme, character relationships, and plot lines never quite interested…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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Let’s Watch a Random Anime (#2)

It's that time again, folks! In case you missed it, every month (starting last month, which you can see  here ), I watch and talk about a random anime.…

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The Problem With Rating Systems

If you're an avid anime watcher or at least been involved in the community in some way beyond just watching one series here and there, you've probably at…

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