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AniTAY Podcast S7 E1: AniTAY’s Favorite Animes of 2021

2021 went by so quickly and had so many good anime. AniTAY discusses some of their favorites in today’s podcast.

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The AniTAY Anime Awards 2021: Suggestions & Voting

2021 was rough, and spared no victims. While many in the lockdown in 2020 hoped COVID would only last a few months, the never ending…

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AniTAY’s Top Anime of 2021: Part Three, The Top Ten

Here we are: the best of the best. AniTAY’s overall picks for the ten best anime of 2021. They are:

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AniTAY’s Top Anime of 2021: Part Two

Okay, round two: from the shows that cracked ten points, right up to what just missed out on making it into the overall top ten.

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Doctorkev’s 2021 Anime Postmortem: The Very Best From A Packed Year

Screw negativity! Previously, I highlighted the dark side of 2021’s anime glut. This time, it’s all positive, all of the time, honest!

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Why 2021 Proved Anime Was A Mistake

At the beginning of every year (well, since 2019 anyway…) I take stock of the highlights of the previous year in anime. During 2021 I…

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AniTAY Podcast Season 7 Episode 0.5 Winter 2022 Season Preview: EXTREME BASEBALL

New year, new anime. But traditions never die: here’s the Winter 2022 Season Preview, where we look at a list of shows and spitball…

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Doctorkev’s Autumn 2021 Anime Postmortem Part 2

18 shows in a season is too much for a working adult to cope with, but Autumn 2021 contained so many good shows I was only able to…

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Stínolez’s Year-in-review (2021)

It’s the beginning of a new year, and like everybody else I’m looking behind and wondering how I was able to survive 2021. We were all…

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The Anime Playlist — Best Songs of 2021

Welcome to the final, final edition of my seasonal Anime Playlist of 2021 — your short guide into some of the best anime openings, endings…

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The Winter 2022 AniTAY Sequel Guide

Looking forward to winter anime, but not sure what you should be watching to prepare? Check out this guide for some advice!

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Doctorkev’s Autumn 2021 Anime Postmortem Part 1

What better time to take stock of the finished season’s stacked selection of anime?

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The Anime Playlist of Fall 2021 — Trapped in the 2021 Labyrinth

Welcome to the final edition of The Anime Playlist this year — your short guide into some of the best anime openings, endings, and…

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AniTAY Podcast S6 E21: Drinking of Kings

It’s finally the end of the year, and the AniTAY crew finish it off by discussing their favorite anime and drinks.

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Relating Anime Characters’ Grieving to My Own Loss

A personal essay on relating my grief at the loss of my father to certain anime characters in similar circumstances.

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Some Thoughts On Mieruko-chan

There are two different stories in horror: internal and external. In external horror films, the evil comes from the outside, the other…

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Overcoming Disaster: The Return of KyoAni and the Chorogons

Looking at how Kyoto Animation’s first seasonal anime series since the 2019 arson attack turned out.

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Dark Aether’s Anime Anthology: 2021

It’s that time again. A time when we look back and reflect on the highs and lows that defined the year that will soon come to a close.…

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Revisiting My Anime Early Impressions of 2021

In which I revisit my four “Early Impressions” shows of the year, to see how those impressions held up and how the shows turned out.

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AniTAY Podcast Season 6 Episode 20: Magic High Schools and Moist Meat Mechas

The season’s coming to a close, but we’ve basically already talked about all the shows. So, what happens next? The return of the Loog…

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The 13 New Anime of Fall 2021 You Should Be Watching

Not sure what anime to watch this fall? Check out this guide for some suggestions!

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AniTAY Podcast S6 E19: If You Were an Anime, Would You Rewatch Yourself?

Would you watch an anime about yourself more than once? Our podcast considers this existential question and much more in this week’s…

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The Anime Playlist of Summer 2021 — Still Waiting For Godzilla

Welcome back to another edition of The Anime Playlist, your short guide into some of the best anime openings, endings, and original…

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Doctorkev’s Thoughts on the Autumn 2021 Season: Part 2

Truly this has been The Year Of Anime Overindulgence. If anime was food, I’d be morbidly, corpulently obese and requiring life support…

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AniTAY Podcast Episode 18: We Hope You Like Isekai

Tired of Isekai? Well.. if you’re an anime fan, there is no escape. The AniTAY Podcast is no exception — enjoy isekai talk!

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Doctorkev’s Thoughts on the Autumn 2021 Season: Part 1

2021’s onslaught of incredible anime continues into the year’s final season. No breaks allowed for poor anime-obsessives like me…

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Live the Life You Want in Blue Period

Yaguchi feels trapped by his aimless life. Does Blue Period effectively express what it means to live freely, to follow your passion?

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SAKUGAN: a Father-Daughter Rockin’ and Rolling Adventure

This article is a part of AniTAY’s Fall 2021 Early Impressions series, where our authors offer their initial thoughts on the new…

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AniTAY Podcast S6 E17: Babies as a Measure of Time

We’re a few weeks into the fall season of anime and we’ve gotten a better sense of the hits and misses of the season. For this episode, we…

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Platinum End: So Much Edge, So Little Fun

I’m not embarrassed to count 2006’s grim edge-a-thon Death Note among my favourite anime…

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A Quantum Entanglement of Weird Science and Incompetent Animation: Tesla Note

Tesla Note is the type of manga I like because of how it creatively reinterprets quantum physics and the personal histories of noted…

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Copious Haemorrhaging Never Harmed Anyone: My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes’ Mission Review

So today I had to explain to my previously excited 10-year-old son why I was unable to take him to the cinema to see the new MHA movie…

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Taishou Otome Fairy Tale: Can a Spring Storm Really Blow Away These Winter Blues?

Can an innocent young maiden save us from pessimism about a story with a forced marriage? We look to find out in Taishou Otome Fairy Tale…

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AniTAY Podcast S6 E16: It’s A Req-olution!

With a new season, comes change! For the AniTAY Podcast, this change comes in the form of a new host! Our good old friend Requiem hosts his…

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Doctorkev’s Summer 2021 Anime Postmortem Part 2 — New Shows

Last time, I covered nine of the summer season’s continuing or sequel shows, now it’s time to appraise nine of the shiniest of shiny new…

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The Fall 2021 AniTAY Sequel Guide

There are lots of major sequels this anime season, perhaps too many to watch them all. Check out our recommendation guide to get started!

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AniTAY Podcast S6 E15: Death Dukes, Pirate Princesses, and Something Called “Star Wars”

The summer season of anime has finally come to an end, but before we talk about new stuff, let’s finish the summer with final impressions!

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Doctorkev’s Summer 2021 Anime Postmortem Part 1 — Sequels/Continuing Shows

Time to mourn the end of summer — with cold nights in Scotland already drawing in, bright glorious sunshine seems but a hazy memory…

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The Anime Playlist of Spring 2021 — “A Song of Revenge”

Welcome back to another edition of The Anime Playlist — your short guide into some of the best anime openings, endings, and original…

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AniTAY Podcast S6 E14.5: Fall 2021 Anime Season Preview

Wondering what anime you should keep an eye out for next season? Get our thoughts on the upcoming fall 2021 season here!

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Jahy-sama: I Want to Believe

When a Demon Girl gets absolutely wrecked, will a stellar voice cast be enough to restore her former glory, or have we seen it all before?

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The 12 New Anime of Summer 2021 You Should Be Watching

Even the slowest of seasons can yield a surprising number of great anime!

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AniTAY Podcast S6 E13: Anime Monopoly

Crunchyroll merging with Funimation?? More likely than you might think…

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It’s Okay to Be Happy —  Bye-Bye, All of Evangelion

Note: This article contains explicit spoilers for Evangelion 3.0+1.0 and the entire Evangelion franchise.

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Doctorkev’s Thoughts on the Summer 2021 Anime Season

After the previous two seasons’ unrelenting barrage of high quality, unmissable anime, I have to admit I was feeling a bit burned out…

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Evangelion: 3.0+1.0, Emotional Violence and Ultimate Catharsis

As a lifelong anime fan, Hideaki Anno’s magnum opus Neon Genesis Evangelion holds a special — if tortured — place in my heart…

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I Still Can’t Believe How Many Great Soundtracks The Spring 2021 Anime Season Had

There were so many great anime to watch in Spring 2021. And better still, a lot of great soundtracks to listen to as well.

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The Thematic Importance of Locations, and the Place of Dreams, in The Aquatope on White Sand

The series draws upon the symbolism of settings overtly. For these characters, the environment becomes as important as the place of dreams.

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