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See You Again Someday!!

Four years ago before landing on TAY, I was at a low point in my life. I had hit a wall in my career, my close contacts had…

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The DilKokoro Podcast Episode 34- Patlabor and A Certain Anime Franchise PLUS Life Advice (w Messy and Kinksy)

On today’s episode, Dil and Kinksy are joined by Messy to discuss a classic anime- Patlabor. Also, the group has a heated discussion about whether or not A…

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From MyAnimeList to AniList

I have a long history with MyAnimeList. I first joined the site over a decade ago when I needed some place to track all the shows I watch.…

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DECA-DENCE: The AniTAY Review

While it may have flown under some radars, DECA-DENCE served as a favorite and front-runner for many AniTAY writers’ prestigious anime of the year votes. Today, Dark Aether,…

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AniTAY Podcast S5 E17: AniTAY When They Cry

You asked, and we delivered: five hours (eight minutes) of Higurashi discussion, unfiltered, brought to you by the sick monsters at the AniTAY podcast. And that’s just the…

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Revolutionary Girl Utena Collector's Edition II Blu Ray Review

With my recent week’s holiday, what better to do than relax watching strange late 90's anime with my increasingly bewildered teenage daughter? October in the UK is cold,…

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Doctorkev Does Fate/Stay Night: Part 2: Unlimited Blade Works route

If there’s any silver lining to the dense, dark cloud that is this endless viral pandemic, it’s that I’ve finally found time to read through some of the…

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Dubs w/ Dil: Armed Girl's Machiavellism

Life takes us down unexpected roads as we journey; a day of volunteer work might inspire you to change your profession, trying a new dish may make you…

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A Hellsing Ultimate Tribute

“I’m ready to strike them down without a moment’s hesitation or the slightest hint of regret. I can do this for you. I’m a monster and I will do what…

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More than Deformed Murder-Poppets: A Higurashi When They Cry Retrospective

As a varied art form, anime encompasses a wide range of genres. Prominent on 2020’s screens are shonen action shows like My Hero Academia; slow, relaxing slice-of-life shows…

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You Like Kyoto Animation?

Patrick has his good friend Paul over to listen to some hit J-Pop

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The DilKokoro Podcast Episode 33- ReZero Season 2 SpoilerCast & Spooky Halloween Stories (w Kinksy Cheroro Requiem and TheMamaLuigi)

On today’s episode, a full house joins Dil to discuss the brilliance of Re:Zero’s second season and scary Halloween stories.

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Dubs (Literally) w/ Dil: Higurashi When They Cry

The Grandes Décorations (1920/26) are a collection or murals that comprise Claude Monet’s last works. They depict his beloved water lilies and he painted them when both his…

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AniTAY Podcast S5 E16: Everyone Is Angry

The AniTAY Podcast is back for some of that Fall Madness action. Does Jujitsu Kaisen live up to the hype? Will Wandering Witch stay good? (Apparently not, it…

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Due to technical and scheduling issues, S5E16 of the podcast has been postponed to Thursday, sorry!

Due to technical and scheduling issues, S5E16 of the podcast has been postponed to Thursday, sorry!

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Anime with Big Dad Energy

2020 has been an interesting year- I have watched the most anime in this year than I probably have ever. There have been fantastic ones, horrible ones, ones…

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Radiant Redefines What A Shonen Masterpiece Can Be

First released in 2013, Tony Valente’s Radiant tells the story of Seth, a young apprentice sorcerer who dreams of becoming a Nemesis Hunter. Continuously on the move with…

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Radiant Redefines What Shonen Masterpiece Can Be

First released in 2013, Tony Valente’s Radiant tells the story of Seth, a young apprentice sorcerer who dreams of becoming a Nemesis Hunter. Continuously on the move with…

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Revolutionary Girl Utena Collector's Edition I Blu Ray Review

My kids and I tend to give daft nicknames to the shows we watch together. Lately, my eldest son and I have endured suspiciously immortal director Ridley Scott’s…

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The Fall 2020 AniTAY Sequel Guide

Oh, this is where all the shows went!

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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is 2020's best narrative experience

Vanillaware is one of those niche developers that the average Call of Duty/FIFA/Need for Speed gamer has never heard of, nor would likely care about. This small Japanese…

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The DilKokoro Podcast Episode 31: DocKev Buys His Wife Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Lingerie

On this super laid back episode, Dil is joined by his senpai DocKev to discuss Monogatari and Steins;Gate. After teasing Dil about how he can dress his wife…

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The Anime That Made Us Angry

Sometimes, don’t you just want to whirl around in a frenzied spasm of destructive fury, spewing forth flames and shrapnel, igniting your surroundings in a conflagration of righteous…

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Doctorkev's Summer 2020 Anime Postmortem

This season, I started off pretty despondent at the lack of anime, hence the obviously exasperated tone of my halfway impressions article. Now that Summer 2020 is over…

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AniTAY Podcast S5 E15.5: Fall 2020 Season Preview

It’s that time of the (pre)season again: the seasonal preview podcast is live. Join the AniTAY podcast crew as we navigate the chaotic landscape of upcoming Fall 2020…

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The God of High School: Review

Every once in a while appears an anime from nowhere, that captivates its audience’s imagination, and defines its generation. Some deliver compelling writing, redefine genre rules, or break…

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Astolfo is More Than a Bigoted Meme

There is an inescapable, toxic sect of the anime fandom community. As recent developments with the Reddit backlash to the r/anime page banning the word “trap” has shown,…

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Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul movie review

Originally I was hyped to see this film back when it was meant to have been released cinematically in the UK in April. Had my tickets bought and…

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The DilKokoro Podcast Episode 30- The Second Mailbag & the Cursed Bracket of Love (w/ TheMamaLuigi)

On this MEGA episode of the podcast, Dil and Umi are joined by TheMamaLuigi to answer listener questions.

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I Was Wrong About Mayo Chiki

This spoiler-free article is available in audio format here

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AniTAY Podcast S5 E15: My Japanese DMV Experience Is Wrong, As I Expected

This week on the AniTAY Podcast, we take some deep dives into anime both old and new that some of our members have been watching. Looking for some…

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Doctorkev Does Fate/Stay Night: Part 1: Fate route

So for the past year or more, I’ve been gradually trudging my way through the entire Monogatari anime series - all 100 episodes and 3 movies, and writing…

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The DilKokoro Podcast Episode 29- Kaguya Manga, Tanya Light Novels, Issues Regarding Streaming Accessibility, and ReZero versus Fate (w Reikaze)

This week, Dil is joined by NoisyPixel’s Reikaze to discuss Kaguya’s manga, the Saga of Tanya the Evil light novels, and streaming anime. Also, Reikaze makes a case…

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The Anime Playlist Of Summer 2020 – "Fakers" Edition

Welcome back to another edition of my seasonal Anime Playlist – your short guide into some of the best anime openings, endings, and original soundtracks along with some…

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AniTAY Podcast S5 E14: Roll over Emilia, the White Witch Is Best Snow Waifu

You Won’t Believe What hybridmink SAYS on This Podcast! Listen Further for 10 Reasons Why hybrid Is WRONG...and 5 Reasons He’s Not! The 4th One Will ShOcK YoU!

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The 7 Shows of Summer 2020 You Should be Watching

In chaotic times when nothing seems normal and all that we took for granted has proved ephemeral, there is one institution that boldly continues on: the AniTAY seasonal…

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Do You Want to Write about Anime? (AniTAY Now Recruiting!)

Are you a fan of Japanese pop culture? Do you want to talk and write about it in a blogging community? Then this is the opportunity for you!…

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A Critical Analysis of Re:Zero by a First Time Viewer

Seeing as the original season aired four years ago and a new one is airing at the time of writing this, it would be incorrect to say that…

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AniTAY Podcast S5 E13: Bootleg Gundam Kits, Voltron, and Cosplaying Wives

This week on the AniTAY Podcast, regular podcast member Dilkokoro takes on the role of host just in time to address some serious controversies in the anime fandom.…

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My Exasperated Thoughts on the Severely Depleted Summer 2020 Anime Season

I don’t know about you, but I’ve just experienced my worst ever summer, and the pandemic-assisted drought of decent anime to distract me from spiraling stress levels has…

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Ascendance of a Bookworm: The AniTAY Review

It’s become cliche in anime discourse to discuss how contemporary isekai shows are bland and far too numerous. However, I, along with DoctorKev, Thatsmapizza, and Requiem are here…

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AT&T Trying to Sell Crunchyroll

Years ago, Crunchyroll, the largest anime streaming site, was bought out by Time Warner, though you likely wouldn’t know just going by the site itself since they very…

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The DilKokoro Podcast Episode 27- Tales of Crestoria, Discussing When Anime Became "Cool" For Kids, and Translating Japanese (w Umi and Shade)

On this episode, Shade joins Dil and Umi to talk about Tales of Crestoria and translating Japanese content online. Also, the trio discusses how anime became “cool” for…

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AniTAY Podcast S5 E12: Kinksy Is Terrible, Just an Awful Person Really

There may be fewer anime series than usual airing this season, but that hasn’t stopped AniTAY from plowing full steam ahead into the latest anime, manga, and general…

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What Makes Haikyuu!! the Best Sports Anime

Imagine there was a show that was so much of a good fit for you that all your friends never recommended it to you because they simply assumed…

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There's a Kickstarter to Give The Island of Giant Insects The Dub It Deserves

As good as most anime dubs are nowadays, there is something weirdly depressing in how over the past decade, we’ve lost a kind of dubbing that was synonymous…

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The DilKokoro Podcast Episode 26- My Teen Romantic Corvette is Wrong, As I Expected (w TGRIP)

On this episode, Dil is joined by TGRIP to discuss Corvettes, SNAFU, Corvettes, and what is like buying your first car...a Corvette!

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AniTAY Podcast S5 E11: Summer 2020 First Impressions

The AniTAY Podcast is ripe and ready for some new summer 2020 anime impressions. There aren’t quite as many shows this season as one might usually expect (thanks…

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