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on the Bright Side Reviews (BS reviews): Ex-Arm

BS reviews is a series where Edy and I look for the unseen genius in anime that have not been widely recognized by the public.  Today, we will…

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100 followers + Plans for Future

100 is quite the number huh? I want to say thank you to everyone that follows and reads the blog. Although Jun and I didn’t start this blog…

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Shaun of the Dead Review

Edgar Wright has been one of the most unique directors that I have adored. I recently got the chance to rewatch the film that launched him into popularity,…

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Garden of Sinners 1 – How to Build Atmosphere

I have always had a hard time explaining why I like the Kara no Kyoukai movies (or Garden of Sinners from now on) to the extent that I…

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Garden of Sinners 1 – Cinematography that Propels

I have always had a hard time explaining why I like the Kara no Kyoukai movies (or Garden of Sinners from now on) to the extent that I…

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The Tone Shift in Made in Abyss is Phenomenal!

Made in Abyss is an outstanding anime that I rewatched recently, and although it’s pretty great throughout, there’s a shift in episode 10 that marks a fantastic turning…

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Hyouka’s Ingenious Cinematography and Aesthetics

Expositions are boring. This was how I used to think for the longest time. I mean, who really wants to watch characters talking while sitting in a cafe…

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Horimiya is Fun But It Has a Pacing Issue

I finally got the chance to watch Horimiya — the most highly acclaimed romance show of the 2021 winter season. I enjoyed the couple volumes of the manga…

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I’m the Main Character of a Harem Manga, but I’m Gay so Every Day is Hell for Me – Manga Review/Recommendation

“I’m the Main Character of a Harem Manga, but I’m Gay so Every Day is Hell for Me” is a hilarious manga that I can recommend to literally…

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Do People Dislike Reading Negative Reviews? (And Why I have a Hard Time Writing them)

I tend to see that most reviews, whether it is on each episodes or a whole show, seem to be more positive reviews rather than negative reviews. The…

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Kubikiri Cycle: the Portrayal of Nietzsche’s Idea of Genius

Nietzsche’s portrayal of what a genius is and how people treat them has been one of the fundamental conceptual building blocks of Author NISIOISIN, who has established himself…

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The Dilemma With Romance Shows

Romance is one of the most popular genres around and it’s easy to see why. The idea of love is so easy to build around for writers and…

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An Easy Introduction to Love Triangles – Manga Review and Recommendations

I usually hate love triangles. They are especially frustrating when I have a character that I am cheering for and that character ends up being the character left…

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The Suspension of Disbelief in No Game No Life

The willing suspension of disbelief if a concept in film, or in media just in general, which describes when the audience avoids thinking critically to believe a concept…

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6 Perfect Anime to Match the Valentine’s Spirit!

Normal Text: JunBolded Text: Edy Valentine’s day has finally come! The day where you get to pursue and discover new love… a day to spend with your partner!…

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Tagging Anime with Color!

Thanks to Ethan for tagging me for the Challenge: Tagging Stories with Color! It’s very nice to be tagged by someone who I enjoyed reading from pretty recently with…

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Hidamari Journal Year 2 February 11th

Hidamari sketch journal is a watch along where the two of us watch the Hidamari Sketch series in chronological order on the actual dates that the episodes are…

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Hidamari Journal Year 2 February 10th

Hidamari sketch journal is a watch along where the two of us watch the Hidamari Sketch series in chronological order on the actual dates that the episodes are…

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The Best Comedy Anime of All Time

Mobile Suit Gundam’s creator, Yoshiyuki Tomino, is one of the most influential directors of all time. And while his works as Gundam’s director is great, my favorite work…

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Youjo Senki is Incredibly Fascinating!

For anyone who is even slightly intrigued by the historic military tales like that of the World Wars, Youjo Senki is truly captivating. In this post, I’ll be…

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Hidamari Journal Year 2 February 6th

Hidamari sketch journal is a watch along where the two of us watch the Hidamari Sketch series in chronological order on the actual dates that the episodes are…

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How Music in Slice of Life can transform「calming」into「relaxing」

Music affects our viewer experience, often much more than we end up realizing. When reading media reviews, especially ones concerning anime, I often see a lack of focus…

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Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet – Review & Recommendation

Tsubaki-chou lonely planet is a shoujo romance manga that began serialization in 2015 and only recently ended in 2019. It’s my outright favorite romance manga, and I’m here…

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The Relaxing World of Tanaka-Kun is Always Listless

It’s hard to see exactly why slice of life, a genre that is merely a series of realistic events without a significant “plot”, seems to be appealing to…

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Hidamari Journal Year 2 January 31st

Hidamari sketch journal is a watch along where the two of us watch the Hidamari Sketch series in chronological order on the actual dates that the episodes are…

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How to Drastically Improve Your Show in Season 2 (feat. Gotoubun no Hanayome)

Season 1 of Go Toubun no Hanayome was one of the worst things I’ve seen in my life.  When the anime was announced, there were a lot of…

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How to Drastically Improve Your Show in Season 2 (feat. Gotoubun no Hanayome)

Season 1 of Go Toubun no Hanayome was one of the worst things I’ve seen in my life.  When the anime was announced, there were a lot of…

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How to Drastically Improve Your Show in Season 2 (feat. Gotoubun no Hanayome)

Season 1 of Go Toubun no Hanayome was one of the worst things I’ve seen in my life.  When the anime was announced, there were a lot of…

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A Good Isekai Show?? (What Makes Shows Interesting)

Many seem to dismiss isekai shows whenever they see one on the seasonal list. It’s no different with me as well. There have been too many isekai shows…

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A Good Isekai Show?? (What Makes Shows Interesting)

Many seem to dismiss isekai shows whenever they see one on the seasonal list. It’s no different with me as well. There have been too many isekai shows…

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Flurry of Isekai Shows this Season

Last summer, out of complete boredom, I took time to read basically most of the isekai manga out there. There were some good ones, Slime or Youjo Senki…

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Flurry of Isekai Shows this Season

Last summer, out of complete boredom, I took time to read basically most of the isekai manga out there. There were some good ones, Slime or Youjo Senki…

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Yuru Camp△ S2 is Filled with relaxing

I got to finally watch the first couple episodes of Yuru Camp season two and I found myself more or else enjoying it as much as its first…

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Yuru Camp△ S2 is Filled with Relaxing!

I got to finally watch the first couple episodes of Yuru Camp season two and I found myself more or else enjoying it as much as its first…

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Mob Psycho’s Perfect Recap Episode

Recap episodes have a pretty bad reputation around them. Usually, it makes sense why they do. Most studios have recap episodes to take a week break to catch…

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Mob Psycho’s Perfect Recap Episode

Recap episodes have a pretty bad reputation around them. Usually, it makes sense why they do. Most studios have recap episodes to take a week break to catch…

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The Winter 2021 show we feel most conflicted about

So we watched the first episode of Urasekai Picnic, and to my surprise, it was actually pretty good! There were some clear parts with CG that were definitely…

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The Winter 2021 show we feel most conflicted about: Urasekai Picnic

So we watched the first episode of Urasekai Picnic, and to my surprise, it was actually pretty good! There were some clear parts with CG that were definitely…

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The Ultimate Pupa Review

Despite the show being pretty gorey, I’ve gone out of my way to take screenshots that don’t show any excessive gore! I know, I’m the best. Pupa is…

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The Ultimate Pupa Review

Despite the show being pretty gorey, I’ve gone out of my way to take screenshots that don’t show any excessive gore! I know, I’m the best. Pupa is…

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Hidamari Journal Year 2 January 11th: First Episode

Hidamari sketch journal is a watch along where the two of us watch the Hidamari Sketch series in chronological order on the actual dates that the episodes are…

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Hidamari Journal Year 2 January 11th: First Episode

Hidamari sketch journal is a watch along where the two of us watch the Hidamari Sketch series in chronological order on the actual dates that the episodes are…

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Hidamari Journal Year 2 January 10th

Hidamari sketch journal is a watch along where the two of us watch the Hidamari Sketch series in chronological order on the actual dates that the episodes are…

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Hidamari Journal Year 2 January 10th

Hidamari sketch journal is a watch along where the two of us watch the Hidamari Sketch series in chronological order on the actual dates that the episodes are…

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Trinity Seventh Heaven Episode 7~12: End of Hell

Summary by Edy: Headmaster loses to the blond since he wants to look at her breasts. They beat the blonde. Some school destroyed. They get trapped in school.…

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Trinity Seventh Heaven Episode 7~12: End of Hell

Summary by Edy: Headmaster loses to the blond since he wants to look at her breasts. They beat the blonde. Some school destroyed. They get trapped in school.…

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Hidamari Journal Year 1: Christmas

Hidamari sketch journal is a watch along where the two of us watch the Hidamari Sketch series in chronological order on the actual dates that the episodes are…

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Trinity Seventh Heaven Episode 5 and 6: Boring Battle and more

SummaryEp 5: Best start. Yui best girl. Someone broke the windows!! Twin of blonde becomes demon lord!?!?Ep 6: Passionate Kiss and headteacher something something battle *Two episodes were…

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Hidamari Journal Year 1 December 10th

Hidamari sketch journal is a watch along where the two of us watch the Hidamari Sketch series in chronological order on the actual dates that the episodes are…

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