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Not that I’ve ever done this.

How has this blog gone so long without a humor/meme category?  That error has now been rectified…  And I promise to use this power only for good. (Source…

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Winter 2024 – Week 3 / Updates

All the premiers have aired…  So it’s time to run down last week’s batch and then take a look at my watch list for the season. Hit the…

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Winter 2024 – First impressions – Part II

Other than the late announced Brave Bang Bravern!, all the premiers have aired…  So it’s time to run down last week’s batch and then take a look at…

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Song Title Challenge – but with anisong!

So, a challenge popped up in my Facebook memories on Wednesday – match categories to song titles.  Back then, for my not anime fan friends, it was all…

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Winter 2024 – First impressions – Part I

Well, Tuesday is a bit of a break between waves of premieres, so it’s the perfect day to look at what I’ve checked out so far.  (Not to…

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Winter 2024 – Managing expectations

Aww, darnit.  Holidays and other things distracted me from the fact that I needed to get an anticipation post out!  Plus, a year mostly on break and I’ve…

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2023 – Winter season finale/wrap up “forum” post.

Seems a lot of my regular commenters enjoyed using the Winter 2023 First Impressions post as something of a forum during the season…  Thought I’d try a bit…

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First Impressions – Fall 2023

Been struggling all week to write this…  Writing was never easy even when I made a habit of it.  Anyhow, it’s Friday, the week is done, and so…

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Anticipating Fall 2023

It’s turned cold and rainy here, a sure sign of Fall…  And it’s also time for the Fall anime season, which means it’s time for an anticipation post. …

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Summer 2023 – what I’ve been watching (non seasonal)

Just because I’m not watching anything seasonal (beyond my beloved Mix), that doesn’t mean I’m not watching anything.  So, I thought I’d run down what I have been watching j…

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Summer 2023 – something of a bust

Apologies for no anticipation post…  June got away from me, and as the annual Medieval Faire now happens late in the month the last two weeks were crazy…

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Spring 2023 – First Impressions – Part II

The second, and final, batch of first impressions for Spring 2023!  Some good, some bad, some mixed impressions.  Hit the jump and let’s run ’em down.

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Spring 2023 – First Impressions – Part I

The first week (or so) is in the can!  Time to run ’em down…  Hit the jump see what I think are the hits and misses so far.

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Spring 2023 – Anticipation, but no pun in the title.

He’s baaack…  and looking forward with anticipation to what could be a very good season of anime.Hit the jump, and let’s run ’em down!

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To everything, there is a season.

Ever since I reached this decision a few months back, I’ve been agonizing over how to make this announcement.  Probably best to simply tell it straight… With the…

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Fall 2022 – Catching Up…

Take a week off for the holiday, hit a writer’s block, and all the sudden I have four weeks to catch up on…  Which I have finally managed…

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Fall 2022 – Week 7

Sunrise on Mt Hiwada…  Such a darn good sequence. Anyhow, time to wrap up the week.  Some good eps, some great eps, some otherwise.  All that and the…

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Fall 2022 – Week 6

And now we’re into midseason, the time I traditionally give mini-reviews of what I’m watching and look to see if there’s any I really should drop.  (I have…

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Fall 2022 – Week 4/5

And…  I’m baaack!  Life went sideways and I missed a week, but save one show, all caught up now.  Hit the jump and let’s run ’em down!

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Fall 2022 – Week 3

Thoughts on power and parenthood in Gundam Mercury…  And on poor Twice… And now that we’re into week 3, it’s also time to see what’s making the grade…

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Fall 2022 – Week 2 – Anya is Back!

All in all, a pretty good week…  And Anya makes the header screenshot again! Let’s hit the jump and take a look at this week in anime!

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Fall 2022 – Week 1 – And so it begins

And so… A new season is underway.  (Yay!)  There’s some good premieres, some less so, and then there’s Gundam Mercury for which words are difficult.  Hit the j…

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Fall 2022 Anticipation – Part I I – new series

OK, so here’s the other reason I split this season’s anticipation post into two parts…  I narrowed it down to two screenshots, and couldn’t decide between them!  N…

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Fall 2022 Anticipation – Part I – the sequels

OK…  what else did you think I was going to choose as the lead image for this post?  What’s better imagery for heading into the new season than…

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A quick note!

Contrary to appearances, I’m still here.  Life just took a few turns that kept me from being able to sustain the mood and energy for writing – and…

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Summer 2022 – Week 5 – Clever title goes here.

It will happen eventually…  an episode of Abyss will end I won’t have a stunned look on my face as Riko did at the end of this week’s episode. …

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Summer 2022 – Week 3/4 – a week of some mini-reviews and some drops.

After last week’s crazy schedule, back in the blogging saddle again.  And bonus, that means you get to read about two weeks at once!  Two for the price…

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Summer 2022 – Week 2

Man…  Abyss.  I suspect that just like last time, I’ll be saying that a lot.  But Lycoris Recoil was also pretty good!  Other shows, not so much.  Any…

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Summer 2022 – Premieres – Week 1 (ish)

And so…  another season begins!  Eight premieres so far, mostly decent or better.  Hit the jump and let’s get the new season underway!

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Summer 2022 – Looking forward to a new season!

Ahhh… Summer!  That means Summer Break, beaches, fireworks…  And a whole new slate of anime to consider.  Hit the jump and let’s talk about what’s coming our …

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Spring 2022 – Weeks 8/9/10 “ish”

Whew!  Catching up after a few IRL busy weeks/weekends.  Some awfully good episodes while I was away.  And the cliffhanger in the image above…  Wow. Hit the jump…

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Spring 2022 – Week 6 /7 & Mid-Season Part 2.

And I’m back!  Here with two weeks worth of thoughts and comments!  With no further ado, let’s hit the jump and run ’em down!

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Spring 2022 – Week 6 & Mid-Season Part 1.

A couple of dramatic and tone shifts this week…  Plus some hit episode 6, mid-season, where I traditionally give a quick review of the show to date.  All…

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Spring 2022 – Week 5

Looks like Spy X Family is going to be my main source of header shots for this season…  Ah well, what ya’ gonna’ do?  If it’s earned the spot,…

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Spring 2022 – Week 4

I think Spy x Family is going to end up my default header image this season…  I just can’t resist.  Just love the show to pieces!  Hit the jump…

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Spring 2022 – Week 3

The moment many have been waiting for…  Yor Forger (née Briar, AKA Thorn Princess) finally appears.   Also, Anya being cute, and ditto Desumi.  The first batch of 3rd…

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Spring 2022 – Week 2 – And go!

First batch of second episodes (which sounds weird as I type it) and last (for now) batch of premiers!  Hit the jump and let’s *go*!

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First Impressions Matter – Spring 2022 – Week 1 / First impressions Part 1

And we’re off to the races (metaphorically speaking)!  It’s a brand new season and we have a ton of new shows to talk about…  Some good, some bad,…

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The Final Week – Winter 2022 – Week 12

I almost made a joke in the title about “The Final Week – Part 3 (and I mean it)”, but decided that might be confusing or potentially misconstrued. …

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A mixed bag – Spring 2020 Anticipation

Ahh…  Spring.  The sakura are in bloom, a new school term starts, and it’s time for a new anime season!  That means it’s time to read the tea…

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Penultimate Episodes! – Winter 2022 – Week 11

If I had a “Drama Queen Of The Week” award, it would definitely go to Titan this week…  Is that a good thing or a bad thing?  I dunno. …

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Winter 2022 – Week 10 – Another week in the life.

Some good episodes, some not-so-good.  Pretty unusual given the general high quality of the shows I’m (still) watching.  Hit the jump and let’s run ’em down!

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Quick, hot takes – Winter 2022 – Week 9

Last week’s weather was spring-like, and now we’re back to a bit more winterish…  And the winter season of anime is rounding the corner into the final sprint! …

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A mighty fine week – Winter 2022 – Week 8

Another week in the books…   And more than a few really good episodes this week.  All that and more after the jump.

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Not a bad week at all! – Winter 2022 – Week 7

Not a bad week on the anime front that is…  Crazy busy IRL Thurs and Friday, so really needed to get this out today.  And, since you’re seeing…

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Midseason! Winter 2022 – Week 6

Midseason – when I traditionally give a mini-review of what I’m watching, and sometimes drop shows that aren’t really making the grade.    What shows sur…

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The unending cycle – Winter 2022 – Week 5

Man…  After the gut punch last week, this week Titan delivers a nasty uppercut for a one-two knockout combo.  All that and more after the jump!

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AMV – Metropolis

Earlier today, ANN published Metropolis: The Lost Madhouse Masterpiece, about an anime film from the turn of the century that doesn’t get much discussion today…  Probably because i…

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Winter 2022 – Week 4 – The Gut Punch edition.

All the shows are settling into their groove, except for Titan…  Which just keeps on punching the viewer in the gut.  So, let’s hit the jump and run…

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