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Sword Art Online: Alicization

SAO goes back to its roots and slows the pace down for a more comfortable, immersive experience. Does still suffer from some SAO sins.

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Great Pretender

With a more adult tone than most anime, this felt like Cowboy Bebop meets Matchstick Men in a bright, bold, modern style. Definitely worth checking out.

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Gurren Lagann

A bold and saturated experience of strong creative expression fueled with raw Saturday Morning chutzpah. Ridiculous and charming, it defies all expectations.

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Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia

Overall story is painfully, obviously the story for a mobile game. Fate’s mental gymnastics for magic rules are rampant, but there’s some great fight choreography, as well as…

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Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo

All new story from the series at this point, though a lot of the character development is the same, and primarily focuses on Shinji.

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Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace Note

A fun (though verbose) Fate/Zero spinoff that channels the vibes of Sherlock Holmes, Hogwarts, and the Fate Universe, with a myriad of cameos from other Fate entries.

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A Certain Scientific Accelerator

The darkest “A Certain” entry yet that follows our antihero Accelerator. A more serious tone, some great fights, and a short, decent plot.

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Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls

A fun, tropey, sexy, harem of monster girls that’s got great moments. It does get a little sweaty at the end, but still a great time.

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Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel III. Spring Song

Studio ufotable flexes on the entire anime industry again with some of the most gorgeous art and animation, coupled with Yuki Kajiura’s perfect soundtrack. Unfortunately, the “rules of…

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God of High School

God of Highschool unfortunately really felt like an amateur webcomic, which isn’t surprising considering WebToon was the source material. Well animated fights, but Tournament Arc alone isn&#8…

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Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?

An Isekai with an identity crisis. It sometimes feels like a complete tongue-in-cheek excuse for an ecchi premise, but then tries to be legitimately heartfelt and sincere at…

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A Certain Magical Index III

Much better than previous Index installments, not nearly as much eye-rolling ecchi, but a lot of the same sins. Villains are all good guys by the next arc,…

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Higurashi: When They Cry

Despite poor animation, Higurashi brings a unique and potent horror experience that will stick with you for days or weeks on end.

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Kick-Heart

A short one-off art piece from Masaaki Yuasa that focuses on distinct animation to tell the story, rather than dialogue. Short enough that it’s definitely worth checking out,…

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Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Hero Chapter

This sequel is more of the same Yuki Yuna fare, making it a somewhat mediocre follow up to what feels like a one-hit wonder.

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Mediocrity VS. Squandered Potential

Is it better to have a show be fantastic with some really bad parts, or to have one be pretty okay with no detractors?

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Guilty Crown

Despite having all the ingredients to be the next anime classic, it ended up feeling like Magical Index meets the bad of Evangelion with unrealistic characters that betray…

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3 – Stardust Crusaders

More of the melodramatic, campy, hilarious nonsense that takes itself way too seriously that you loved from parts 1 & 2, but at a more relaxed, episodic pace.

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Aggretsuko (Season 3)

Aggretsuko continues doing what it does so well, even if the gap moe is turned down a bit.

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Usagi Drop

A mature, heavy, and heartwarmingly human piece focusing on fatherhood and family. Complete with a beautiful and tender soundtrack that gets the feels rolling.

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Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter

A decent prequel, has some cries, but they feel a bit shallow/forced. There isn’t as much of an emotional dynamic/contrast, but it still has merit, especially the music.

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MIRAI

Mirai is a magical family-focused movie that feels like a modern, Japanese “Coco” but with much less stress and more appreciation for simple things.

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A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion

The movie is the best in the Index series, but that isn’t saying much. Animation is improved, but it still bears all the sins of the series: Constant…

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Tsuredure Children

A short and sweet vignette of cute and funny relationship-centered scenes.

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Yuki Yuna is a Hero

While unapologetically a Madoka-inspired Magical Girl show, it does take its own approach and has a more gradual pace. A slightly warm Cherry Pepsi to Madoka’s crisp, icy…

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Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka

While I really liked the premise, I feel the execution fell short on all fronts. Lackluster animation, characters, and dialogue led me to literally fall asleep during the…

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A Certain Scientific Railgun S

An improvement over the first Railgun season! Railgun S takes Misaka’s arc from Index and properly develops it and gives it the weight, drama, and time it deserves.

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Restaurant to Another World (Isekai Shokudou)

A fun, cozy, and stress-free vignette piece of various fantasy customers discovering great food. Surprisingly high production value.

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Girly Air Force

In the “Military vehicles as Anime Girls” competition, fighter jets come dead last behind battleships and tanks. This felt like an adaptation of a very mediocre visual novel…

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2020-2021 Top 10

Between the start of July 2020 and the end of June 2021, I watched 64 anime series/movies. Here are my top 10 from those, as well as some…

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Castlevania (Season 4)

The best Castlevania has offered yet, with intriguing, natural dialogue, great character development/exploration, and gorgeous action sequences. If you struggled the first two seasons, it’s w…

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Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train

As the record holder for best box office performance in Japan and #1 Foreign-language film in the U.S., Mugen Train is a fantastic canon movie that sets itself…

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Ghost Stories (English Dub)

The heckling humor of MST3K meets Abridged Series humor in this hilarious and crass parody of itself where Voice Actors were given free reign.

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My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

This reverse harem isekai is a hilarious, wholesome, and delightful time in a Disney Princess-flavored setting with an endearing, surprisingly strong, and distinct protagonist.

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New Game!

A fun, interesting, cute, and surprisingly substantial sitcom about character design and game development. Between Harbour’s art and my programming, this was very relatable. Almost painfully …

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Violet Evergarden: The Movie

The Violet Evergarden Movie is a crowning end to the series. Absolute top quality polish and professional artistry in storytelling, themes, symbolism, and signature KyoAni heart-healing catharsis a…

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Flip Flappers

Alice in Wonderland meets Evangelion, which then cross with Kill la Kill and Madoka in this gorgeous, magical, and emotional trip with unforgettable moments.

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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Eizouken is a funny, passionate, beautiful love letter to animation and the entire process behind making it. Truly a standout piece among anime and TV shows as a…

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Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance

Now that the Rebuild of Evangelions’s own different story is rolling, the pacing is much more natural and you’ll be on the edge of your seat – or…

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No Game No Life: Zero

NGNL Zero is a strong prequel movie with a much heavier and more serious tone than the series. I was caught off guard and cried multiple times throughout.…

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No Game No Life

No Game No Life is a gorgeous game-centered Isekai with lush worldbuilding and an interesting story. It also brings the worst of ecchi objectification/sexualization and the Smartest Man…

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Flavors of Youth

A beautifully animated coming of age vignette piece with a professional polish, but not very memorable at the end of the day.

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Re:CREATORS

An ensemble Reverse Isekai piece with a strong (though slightly less brutal) Fate/Zero feel to it. This takes a hard meta route and is ample with rich philosophical…

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Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone

A completely revamped and beautiful beginning to a different Evangelion story. It was so nice to see crisp HD updates and detail, with more focused storytelling with pieces…

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Necessary Japanese

There are a good number of words/phrases in Japanese that don’t necessarily translate over well into English. So, here’s a bunch that are very common that will help…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Demon Slayer is an intense shonen that proves that the genre can stay relevant. With stellar animation, music, and pacing, it lives up to its hype. Most episodes…

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Isekai Izakaya

A cozy food anime that centers on the unique joys and experience that only a small establishment can bring. If you’ve ever worked in or been a regular…

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A Certain Magical Index II

A remarkably dull sequel that progresses slowly with various non-sequitur arcs. When not in a monotonous fight scene, it’s the same tired “jokes” of accidentally seeing a girl…

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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

This is the best anime movie from a TV series that I’ve seen. KyoAni’s love for their craft is strongly felt here in a beautiful and emotional piece.…

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Haruhi has its own fun thing going on. It doesn’t “feel” like really any other anime, and that’s part of what has made it a mainstay of anime…

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