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Spring 2021 – First Impressions!

A little later than I intended… All because Steam had The Sims 4 on sale and I spent waaay too much time over the last couple of days…

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Final Episodes (and season reviews)! Ready! Go! – Winter 2021

Whew! It’s been a long, busy, crazy season! But here we are, wrapping it up. Not much to say in the intro this week, because I say lots…

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Laid Back Camp – Anime Playlist

As an anime season winds down, I start thinking about what music to add to my anime playlist. Winter 2021 is no exception, and yields some fine music…

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A leap of faith – Spring 2021 Anticipation!

Well, it’s that time again… Winter is fading and Spring approaches. There’s shows I’m sad to see go, shows I’m glad to be rid of. And there’s also…

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Plans revealed! – Winter 2021 – Week 11

I almost titled this week’s post “Endgame”, but that’s not an easy word to use lightly nowadays… Right or wrong, Avengers: Endgame loaded it with baggage and unsubtle…

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Best Girl! – Winter 2021 – Week 10

Of course I would choose a picture of Best Girl being gleefully happy for this week’s featured image! One of the best scenes this week. (And there were…

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Final Arcs – Ready! Go! – Winter 2021 – Week 9

Busy, busy week as many shows are either setting up for or diving into their finale arcs! Lots to chat about this week and lots to look forward…

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Diamonds and coal – Winter 2021 – Week 8

Some shows bring joy to my heart this week… and others bring out my grumpy old man. And a bit of a side trip into canned coffees. All…

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Winter 2021 – Week 7

A day late and little less complete than I hoped because my wife and I spent good part of yesterday dealing with the aftermath of an overflowing washing…

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Mid season gut check! -Winter 2021 – Week 6

I forgot to make notes this week – so it’s all a wing and a prayer from memory. Which is probably a good thing given that it’s mid-season…

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Now I’m hungry! – Winter 2021 – Week 5

Crazy busy week this week… Lots of good episodes, and yours truly is also knee deep in stuff for the photo club. (A committee to overhaul our web/’net…

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My anime viewing history, 2021 edition

I posted versions of this graph back in 2017 and 2018… Seems I haven’t updated it since then… So I thought it might be fun to do so.…

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Everything changes… – Winter 2021 Week 4

Last of the third episodes this week…. And on their third or fourth episodes, many shows either upset applecarts or double down on their narrative. (And yes, a…

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Third episode rule – Winter 2021 – Week 3

A raft load of third episodes this week… And some truly impressive episodes. I think this season is (mostly) shaping up just fine so far. Hit the jump,…

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Pizza! Winter 2021 – Week 2

In this episode your humble scribe briefly discusses his second favorite food and this week’s episodes of way-too-many anime. Also, a drop, a new show, and the first…

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Nyanpasu! Titan returns, the last of the premieres. Winter 2021 – Week 1

Finally done with most all the premiers, time to run ’em down – and an astounding episode of Attack on Titan. Hit the jump, and let’s get going!

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Winter 2021 – First Impressions – Part 2

Just a few quick impressions of the shows I’ve seen so far… And I swear it’s completely happenstance that Part 2 is basically sequels… It’s not many shows,…

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Winter 2021 – First Impressions – Part 1

Just a few quick impressions of the shows I’ve seen so far… Mostly because I need to get ready for the busy few days ahead. Both IRL (have…

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A slightly clever pun – Looking forward to Winter 2021 Part 2 – Sequels

OK, I couldn’t resist making the second part of this post all about the sequels… too cute to pass up. But these aren’t second place shows – I’m…

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No clever winter pun – Looking forward to Winter 2021 Part 1 – New shows

Welcome to the first post looking forward to the new season! Why the first post? Because there’s too many good shows coming down the pike, so sequels will…

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Fall 2020 – Week 12 – The Finales!

End of the year, end of the season! Before we turn the page let’s look at how everything turned out. Hit the jump, let’s run ’em down.

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Fall 2020 – Week 11

Penultimate episodes all over the place… All the shows putting their cards on the table. Which shows do I think will stick the landing? Which are still holding…

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Fall 2020: Weeks 8-10

Kinda how you feel during the holidays, no? It’s just me?Either way, a quick catch up on the last few weeks as we round the final bend. Pretty…

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Anime Playlist – Shirobako

Earlier in the week Sentai Filmworks announced their Black Friday sale… (No affiliates code or commercial interest, just a satisfied customer.) Turns out that most everything they had…

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Fall 2020 – Week 7

More crazy in the world, but still – anime continues to air and we’re still talking about ’em. There’s some good stuff this week and a couple of…

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Fall 2020 – Week 5/6 – The mid season gut check issue.

The last week has been… tumultuous to say the least. I try and keep the outside world separate from the blog, but that’s not always possible. Either way,…

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Fall 2020 – Week 4

And here we are for another week! Tonikawa was… interesting, Sleepy Princess is back to form, and more! Hit the jump and let’s run ’em down.

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Fall 2020 – Week 3 – “Famous Episode” edition.

The most (in)famous week in any given anime season… Even without a Madoka twist, by this point shows should be settling into their groove. How does my watchlist…

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Fall 2020 – Week 2

I’m late! I’m late! For a Very Important Date! Or at least compared to where I wanted to be at this point. Either way, we’ve got a bunch…

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Fall 2020 – First Impressions Part II

Catching up on the premieres to date… This will be the final standalone update since the first of the 2nd episodes drop tomorrow. So, hit the jump and…

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Winter 2020 – First Impressions

It’s that time again! A new season is upon us, and that means a whole raftload of new shows to talk about. Hit the jump and let’s run…

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Summer 2020 – Week 11/12, let’s wrap this up.

The last episodes, my final words on them, and my seasonal scores… All that and… Wait, that’s actually all of it? Anyhow, let’s hit the jump and take…

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Falling forward – looking ahead to Fall 2020.

2020 has been like a million years long, but summer is almost over… And that means it’s time to look ahead to Fall! There’s some potential to be…

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Worth Watching – Silver Spoon / Weird Al!

Between a regular commenter talking about the manga coming to an end, watching quite a few favorite episodes, and an upcoming Anime Playlist post… Silver Spoon has been…

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Summer 2020 – Week 10 – Smokey skies edition

As if things weren’t crazy and stressful enough, this week turns it up to 11! Anyhow, I watched a few anime since my last post, and I’ll do…

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Summer 2020 – Week 9 – The big wall o’ text edition.

And I’m back for another week! I can sense your excitement from here! Hit the jump and let’s dive right in.

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Summer 2018 Week 8 – the open mic edition.

It has… been a week. What with one thing or another, it’s been a busy week. And I haven’t managed to finish my blog post… Which kinda sucks,…

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Anime Playlist – Yuuki Yuuna franchise

Should be working on X or Y, but my brain wants to work on Z – an anime playlist post. Specifically, on the Yuuki Yuuna franchise. Fine, fine,…

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Summer 2020 – Week 7 Notes & Thoughts

Another week in the life, another week in anime! Coming into the final third of the season, there’s a lot going on… Hit the jump and let’s run…

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Summer 2020 – Week 6

The heat is finally mellowing, and I’ve mastered the deuced block editor enough to make a reasonable post…  So, hit the jump and let’s run down the best…

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Looking back – Summer 2015

Once again it’s time to look back at past seasons, pondering on what I thought then – and what I think now.  How many shows have aged like…

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Summer 2020 – Week 5

It’s been a week… But, we’re here again. It’s also the mid-season gut check, where shows that aren’t making the grade get tossed overboard. There’s really only o…

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Summer 2020 – Wk 4, notes & comments

Lots of development and/or drama in many of this week’s shows…  And the cliffhanger in SAO raises many questions.  Hit the jump and let’s dive into that and…

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Worth Reading – 07/30/2020 – Girl’s Last Tour, 2199, and more!

Back with a new edition of Worth Reading…  This time around, some anime stuff, and some interesting stuff that’s a little outside my normal coverage.  I think you’ll…

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