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Day #5 – In Conclusion…

Now, I rarely get to drive, even in town. The wife thinks I motor-mouth too much about the other crappy drivers. Well, they ARE crappy drivers. If your…

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Never Underestimate a “Bookworm”

This is another show that had a bad capsule description and that description made it a bit of a coin flip to want to watch. And since it…

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Day #4 – “Cum On Feel the Noize”

Getaway Day is always the worst, as the real trick is packing up your car, but leaving it in a safe place while you amuse yourself with the…

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Day #3 – “Fortune Favors the Brave”

Now, Anime Expo is held at the LA Convention Center, which everyone knows as the Staples Center. But the naming rights were bought up by crypto.com, so it…

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Day #2 – “Breakdown Dead Ahead”

Learning from the missteps from yesterday, today I was better set up, as I dragged out the umbrella AND we looked at the schedule. Not much was planned…

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Day #1 – “Here We Are”

There is always an anxiousness to get the Expo started, but the actual start time was 10:30 am. This is good, as I was champing at the bit…

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Day #0 – Anime Expo “What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been”

Well, the day has finally arrived, but if I knew it was going to start off like it did, I would have probably stayed hidden under the house.…

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In a “Family” Way

Part of the problem with the spy genre is that everything gets tethered to James Bond, so you end up missing some really good spy work (think more…

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“Hands” Down

There are a lot of animes out there about making animes and all the trials and tribulations that are required to pull it off. It also acts as…

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Short Pull Series XXXI: Are You Outta Your “Skull”?

This has got to be the funniest series I have encountered, owing to a ton of decisions that were made that merely add to the insufferable inanity that…

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A “Giant” Mistake

I didn’t know what I was getting into when I watched this anime movie. I had seen a couple of series set on an island, one being a…

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You “Promised”, Mr. Frodo!

Every year, an anime comes out that towers over the competition and leaves even strong competitors in the dust. Some previous entries include “Attack on Titan”, “Erased” and…

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AX Update – It’s That Time of Year

So, this little report is going to do a bunch of things, as I gear up for another fun time at Anime Expo for 2022.  I am also…

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“Not” the Time Nor Place

There is a special name for this kind of show: isekai. This is where the main character finds themselves transported to another land, whether it is a real…

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The Effort of Hack “Reviewers”

Every year, an anime comes out that really pushes the boundary between ecchi and hentai. Shows like this include “High School of the Dead”, “High School DxD”, “Ikki…

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Oh, “Darling”

Hoo boy! Another giant fighting robot series. I keep telling myself not to watch them, as my take on the whole feel and approach to it is flat-out…

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Off the “Record”

This ended up being a more interesting show than I was willing to give it credit for. I have reched (reached! Reached! Or maybe I have reched a…

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Boys Will be “Boys”

This show is just naked consumerism. It would be akin if Disney had a show about guys who were in love with the Princesses and each one of…

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“Citrus” Punch

Yeah, these reviews are a one-two punch, as I found myself in the world of yaoi and yuri. The thing is I have a hard time determining if…

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“Man of the Year”

I have misread shows before. Even the capsule for this series was a tad on the vague side, so I thought it was going to be a ridiculous…

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“Tale” as Old as Time

It is always nice to know that what you personally thought about a show, everyone else personally thought about the show and you aren’t going crazy, at least…

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“Invisible” Touch

This has been one weird series, in how they approach the overall stories. The first two seasons of “Full Metal Panic” were rather grim and unrelenting tales of…

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Attack of the OVA #21: “Signs” of the Times

I have remarked that when you see an uptick in OVAs or short runs of a series that completed its first season, it is a prelude to the…

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“Food” is Fuel

This portion of the series “Food Wars” for the third year generated a lot of controversy, as there was no agreement as to what it was. In the…

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We’re Gonna Party Like It’s “2199”

I have frequently remarked about my 40-year flirtation with anime before I finally settled down back in 2004 to accept it. It was during my Third Permutation that…

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Just a “Moment”

Science Fiction is always a tough genre to work within. You are, in a sense, looking at things that have no real basis in science, but are not…

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The “Beat” Goes On

The Japanese really love their robots, whether it is the standard mechanical type, their Gundams or the AI versions. They all have a place in their society and…

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After “School” Special

This is a rather odd series, in that it tackles a subject that is not usually found in anime or manga. This is the world of “Gakuen Bebīshittāzu”…

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Short Pull Series XXX: Safe at “Home”

It’s a drinking show. There is nothing more cuter than seeing a lady drink…..unless it’s a bunch of ladies drink! This one isn’t much different than “Osake wa…

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Short Pull Series XXIX: “Love” Life

It’s a drinking show. There is nothing more cuter than seeing a cute lady drink. “Osake wa Fūfu ni Natte kara” (“Love is Like a Cocktail”) tells the…

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The Perfect “Ruby”

Well, things have taken a dramatic turn for the fifth season of “RBWY”. The band has broken up and each member is going their own way. Things are…

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Instant “Noodles”

What is it with food shows? It seems that practically every time I turn around, there is another food show. But you have to be careful. I mean,…

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Good Bye, “Ruby” Tuesday

Life can be a complicated mess, as there is just so much going on that you are not prepared for when the worst happens, which is what goes…

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As is my normal complaint, I know that there are a ton more anime movies out there, but for whatever reason, rarely do they get to our sunny…

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This Is the “Ruby” No One Can Touch

So, now that we have all the players in place and the action set, “RWBY” moves into the third season with the Vytal Tournament. Think of it like…

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He “Knows” All

The third season of “The World God Only Knows” has been put on a different track than what we have come to expect, starting with the subtitle “Goddesses”.…

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The Vine Her Ancient “Ruby” Yields

So, now that we got all the basics settled and problems presented in Season 1, we move on to Season 2 of “RWBY”, where things get more complicated.…

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Love Makes the “World” Go ‘Round

Although I would really like to watch anime with people, I tend to ruin the experience by commenting on everything I see. Also, even if I keep my…

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Short-Pull Series XXIX – The “Ruby” of the Heart

I enjoy Free Comic Book Day. I live close to one of the last remaining comic book stores in the US, and it is a big, big event.…

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“Arms” and the Man

What is Japanese Culture enamored with? Certainly robots. Certainly figurines. Certainly flirty girls in flirty outfits. Well, what if you could combine all three into a trifecta of…

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Short Pull Series XXIII – His “Masters” Voice

If you have ever caught an episode of Robot Wars or BattleBots, or even seen the opening of “Big Hero 6”, there is something exciting about metal-on-metal competitions,…

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That’s “Mister” To You!

I honestly did not expect a second season of “Mr. Osomatsu” (“Osomatsu-san”) and, to some degree, they might not have, either. But they decided to take it in…

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Reality “Bites”

Sometimes, you do not honestly know what you are getting into when you dial up any given anime. For many, the capsule description is either intentionally vague or…

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“Pop” Culture

This is one seriously deranged offering. This is a very binary show: either you like it a lot or you hate it a lot. You also need to…

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“Collection” Plate

Horror is a genre that is down the list for me of what I wish to see in anime. I want something psychological that doesn’t involve severed limbs…

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On “Shiki” Ground

I often talk about what I don’t enjoy in anime. This is done more than to allow me to rant and rave about ‘slights’ foisted against me and…

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Short Run Series XXIII: “Gin” Mill

Well, it came around faster than I imagined, but I realized why. So, we have had the second season of “Gin no Guardian” (or “The Silver Guardian”), which…

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“Ancient” Artifacts

I was greatly relieved when the series, “The Ancient Magus’ Bride” (“Mahō Tsukai no Yome”), came to fruition and actually explained the proper position of the apostrophe. The…

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Roller “Maidens” from Outer Space

We have, for your perusal, another in the long and grand tradition of “Girls Who Save the World” shows. On its face, this is no different. No, seriously,…

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“Two Car” Garage

Not only is it a sports anime, it’s a driving anime and it is estrogen-heavy! What were they thinking? Well, you know me, I’ll look at almost anything,…

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