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Armchair Anime Annual Score Shift

Welcome the first Armchair Anime Annual Score Shift! This SHOULD have been in December but it wasn’t, so we are looking back on 2021’s scores with a little…

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Star Wars Visions

Star Wars Visions is a series of nine stories, one episode each, that showcase a variety of characters, worlds, and animation styles.  This review will be a little…

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FLCL

Naota is a regular twelve year old kid who idolizes his brother and lives in the suburbs. When a hurricane of a woman runs him over with her…

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Director’s Cut: November, Star Wars Visions, and Komi Can’t Communicate

This month’s schedule You already got: Kino’s Journey: the Beautiful World (2003) You will get (In order): FLCLClassroom of the Elite  Next Month’s Schedule (In order) Star Wars:…

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Kino’s Journey —the Beautiful World—

Kino is a young girl traveling the world with her talking motorcycle, Hermes. After she refused to comply with her city’s culture, her parents no longer wanted her…

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Nisekoi

Raku is a normal high school guy, but his dad is the biggest Yakuza boss in Japan. When a gang from America comes to town, Raku’s father forces…

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A Whisker Away

Miyo Sasaki’s mom walked out on her when she was younger, she was bullied at school, and her eccentric personality makes her crush, Hinode, steer clear. When her…

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Ouran High School Host Club

Haruhi walks into Music Room 3 at Ouran High School to find six handsome boys, forwardly trying to entertain them. They back into an antique vase, breaking it…

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Director’s Cut: October, Moving Out, and Moving On

This month’s schedule You already got: Kids on the Slope You will get (In order): Ouran High School Host ClubA Whisker AwayNisekoi Next Month’s Schedule (In order) Kino’s…

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Kids on the Slope

Kaoru Nishimi moves to a rural town with his aunt and to start his first year of high school. At school he is targeted by the class trouble…

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Wonder Egg Priority

* Wonder Egg Priority handles themes of physical and sexual abuse, self harm, and suicide. * A time after her best friend commits suicide, Ai Ohto finds a…

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Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

Tsuneo Suzukawa wants to go to Mexico to study marine biology. He works in a scuba shop in Japan to make money for his school, but it is…

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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Oregairu)

Hikigaya is a loner boy who has no interest in socializing. His science class essay describing how ridiculous youth and socializing is lands him in his teacher’s office…

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Director’s Cut: September, New Computer, and Feeling Down

This month’s schedule You already got: Penguin Highway You will get (In order): My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFUJosee, the Tiger and the FishWonder Egg Priority Next Month’s Schedule…

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Penguin Highway

Aoyama is a fourth grade prodigy with a crush on his Dentist’s wife. When penguins start popping out of thin air like Mr. Popper is visiting Aoyama’s hometown,…

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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Five years after her death, Menma shows up as a ghost in Jintan’s life. He and the four remaining people in their childhood friend group have gone their…

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School Live

For some, school was the last place they wanted to be. For others, it’s the last place they want to be each day. Four girls start a “School…

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Director’s Cut: August, Bop or Drop, and SNAFU

This month’s schedule You already got: Ride Your Wave You will get (In order): Love, Chunibyo, and other DelusionsSchool LiveAnohana Next Month’s Schedule (In order) Penguin HighwayDirector’s Cut…

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Ride Your Wave

A couple weeks before she starts university, Hinako Mukaimizu meets Minato Hinageshi when he rescues her from a fire in her apartment building. He asks her out and…

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The Devil is a Part Timer

Ente Isla is an island chain controlled by the Devil. His army led an assault across the islands, killing thousands and putting even more under his oppressive rule.…

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July, 86 Eighty-Six, and First Takes

This month’s schedule You already got: Vinland SagaMob Psycho 100Yasuke You will get (In order): The Devil is a Part Timer We had quite the slide from a…

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Yasuke

Yasuke takes the historic story of Japan’s only Black samurai and twists it with gundam-esque robots, soul-infused magic and demonic forces. But despite the swirling, dangerous world he…

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Mob Psycho 100

Shigeo Kageyama is a middle school boy with incredible psychic abilities and mental trauma. Mob Psycho 100 is the story of Shigeo as he learns to control his…

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Vinland Saga

Thorfinn is a young Icelandic boy around 1000 A.D., the time of the great Danish empire. His father, a once-renowned viking legend, has settled his family far away…

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Erased

Ever since a string of kidnappings when he was in elementary school, Satoru has had moments where he “revived” right before a moment of danger and could save…

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Director’s Cut

This month’s schedule You already got: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kunAkame Ga Kill You will get (In order): Erased We had some so-so anime this month, I won’t lie. They…

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Akame Ga Kill

Tatsumi is a bright eyed, bushy tailed, country dweller that needs to go to the capital to send money back to his village. After a band of assassins…

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Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Sakura is hopelessly in love with a boy who writes manga. The issue? Instead of confessing, she says she is his biggest fan and he takes her in…

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In/Spectre

A play on word “Inspector”, In/Spectre is a Sherlock Holmes-esque detective show with a Japanese spirit world infusion. Kotoko was kidnaped by spirits when she was eleven years…

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Horimiya

Izumi Miyamora is a sweet and shy boy with a hidden punk side. Kyoko Hori is a popular girl and an enthusiastic homebody. When Kyoko’s kid brother falls…

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Violet Evergarden

*Violet Evergarden consists of the 13 episode show, a half hour special episode, and a movie. This review takes all three into account with the most emphasis placed…

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Director’s Cut: Violet Evergarden and Finishing Series

This month’s schedule You already got: Beyond the Boundary You will get (In order): Violet Evergarden (Updated)HorimiyaIn/Spectre Beyond being super pumped for my normal injection of romance, the…

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Beyond the Boundary

*Beyond the Boundary consists of the 12 episode show, two movies, a prequel bundled with the Blu-ray (Beyond the Boundary Daybreak), and an idol themed spinoff. Both movies…

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Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Morioka Moriko has forsaken her corporate lifestyle and taken a dive into the Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) Role Playing Game world. Her male character, Hayashi, joins a guild…

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First Takes and Politics on Titan

This month’s schedule You already got: Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Orange You will get (In order): Recovery of an MMO Junkie We had quite the…

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Orange

Editor’s Note: This review deals with some of the serious themes presented in Orange, including suicide. It’s difficult to discuss the show without it, but where applicable, care…

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Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Sakuta Azusagawa was living an already peculiar life when he met a girl wearing a bunny outfit in the library. He was the only person able to see…

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Fire Force

Shinra Kusakabe’s mother spontaneously combusted into a fire demon, an “infernal”,  and burned her entire house down. Along with his mother, Shinra’s brother, Sho, died in the fire.…

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Guest Writer: Love Is Hard for Otaku

A review by Nick Moran Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku is a show about honesty, doubt, growth and, most importantly, love. Narumi Momose escapes a sour relationship…

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Burn the Witch

In the magical “Reverse” London, England, dragons need to be controlled to keep the population safe. Noel and Ninny work as “pipers” by spotting dragons that need to…

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Keeping Up and Looking Ahead

Greetings, fellow casuals. It is the month of love. Nothing is quite as perfect for this month than starting it off with Golden Time! So good thing we…

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Golden Time

Banri Tada has no memories and a college acceptance letter. On his first day of law school, he gets lost with Mitsuo, Banri’s classmate, and they quickly become…

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The Rising of the Shield Hero

Inside his local library, Naofumi Iwatani gets sucked into a new world and spawned as the infamous “Shield Hero”. As one of the four heroes with mythical weapons,…

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Fate and Quintuplets

Greetings, fellow casuals. January has been quite the month so far. I got signed up for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes at my local basilica,…

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A Place Further Than the Universe

Have you ever wanted to go to a place where there is literally nothing? Me either, but A Place Further Than the Universe is all about four girls…

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Darling in the Franxx

Darling in the Franxx tells the story of Hiro and Zero Two, two young soldiers who pilot mechs in order to protect humanity from a hostile robot-dinosaur army,…

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In This Corner of The World

Suzu Hojo is a young Japanese girl growing up in the shadow of World War II. Her arranged marriage takes her away from her awful brother and into…

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Laid Back Camp

True to its name, we follow the calming story of four high school soon-to-be friends and their love for winter time camping. Nadeshiko Kagemihara insists on visiting a…

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Camping and Thanksgiving

Greetings, fellow casuals. I hope all is well. I am currently work-from-home and desperately trying to mop up the brain matter that has leaked out of my head…

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Princess Connect! Re: Dive

Princess Connect! Re:Dive is an anime based off of a JRPG mobile game under the same name. Our main character, Yuuki, is dropped into a world with no…

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