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Spring 2021 Anime First Impressions part 1

You’re here to read my first impressions of the anime that came out this season, not to read an intro, so let’s just get right to it. Mars…

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Starting an anime discord

Chatting with folks about anime on Discord is something I’ve discovered is quite fun. So fun in fact that I set up my own discord for you to…

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Spring 2021 Anime Season Preview

Spring is in the air, Covid vaccines has started up across the globe. If you’re in a country with its shit together that is. Anime Blogger is not…

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Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro is a horror manga

Before every new season of anime, I like to glance through the manga and light novels that are set to be adapted. I’d heard about Nagatoro, albeit mostly…

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Can I say I like “I’m a Spider, So What” if I fast-forward through 25% of it?

Can I say I enjoy spending time with a person if there is a large part of their personality I actively ignore and block out by putting on…

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I thought I wanted Cells at Work Black but now I just feel miserable

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about how much I wanted a darker version of Cells at Work. The cancer cell episodes had revealed how…

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Winter 2021 Anime First Impressions – Skateboarding spiders, volleyball eggs and picnics

There’s a bajillion sequels this season, a lot of them to anime that were actually good too, so if you’re trying to catch up on all those it…

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Winter 2021 Anime Season Preview

Welcome to the Winter 2021 Anime Season Preview, aka the season of a bajillion sequels, most of them to anime people actually wanted sequels to shockingly enough (even…

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My Top 10 Anime of the Year 2020

Twas a big year for bacteria. This year we all did our noble deeds. Faced by a deadly pandemic sweeping across the globe, we dutifully performed what was…

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Games I played in 2020 part 2

I played a lot of games in 2020 – way more than I have ever done so in my life before now. So much so that my writing…

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I no longer have any idea what my favourite anime is

I’m in a competitive Pokemon discord group (sorry ladies I’m already taken) that like seemingly all discord groups, had to open a separate anime channel to contain the…

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Games I played in 2020 – part 1

I played a lot of games in 2020. Way more than I usually do in a year. I grew up with games, but for my teenage and young…

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As the internet’s leading expert in Psycho Pass, here’s my take on First Inspector

I recently finished Psycho Pass: First Inspector. I imagine most of you are already lost, so let me help you out. First Inepsector is the sequel to Psycho…

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I tried to watch Re:Zero again

I saw the first few episodes of Re:Zero back when it first came out. I went in extremely skeptical, having been thoroughly burned by isekai anime a few…

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Please don’t send all our protagonists to shounen school

At the start of the season I was extremely hot on Jujutsu Kaisen. Most of that was the amazing ED, but I did really like its tone, visual…

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The Deca-Dence twist was great, so why had I stopped caring by the end?

I found the reaction amongst many online communities to the second episode of Deca-Dence rather strange. It took a crazy new direction, revealing that this was a lot…

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The Jujutsu Kaisen ED is the best anime ED of all time – and other observations about the Fall 2020 Anime Season

I have been trawling through my MAL profile for some time now trying to find an anime ending sequence I think is definitively better than this one, but…

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Fall 2020 Anime Season Preview

What’s that? It’s October already? I’m sorry, I’ve completely lost all sense of time in 2020, the only year to somehow contain 28 months. But if it’s October,…

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The Great Pretender may end up being my Anime of the Year for 2020

The Great Pretender is a Netflix-funded anime that started airing in Japan earlier this year. More specifically, it started airing on Japanese Netflix. It took a bit of…

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Deca-Dence episode 4 – We can all relax, Pipe is safe

Pipe is safe and all is right with the world. Everything that happened before the rescue of Pipe is a blur of panic and worry and everything after…

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Deca-Dence episode 3 – Protect Pipe

I would do anything for Pipe. I would sacrifice my first born child for Pipe. I would venture into the desert and live on nothing but the dew…

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Deca-Dence episode 2 – Well that was unexpected

Well. Huh. That was something. I haven’t seen this sort of collective anime fan shock since the infamous Guillotine Gorilla from Samurai Flamenco, and before that perhaps a…

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Deca-Dence episode 2 – Well that was unexpected

Well. Huh. That was something. I haven’t seen this sort of collective anime fan shock since the infamous Guillotine Gorilla from Samurai Flamenco, and before that perhaps a…

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Deca-Dence episode 1 – Cute abomination pet

Pokemon designs really went downhill after gen 1 huh. I still love it though. Also I can’t be the only one who thought of Cencoroll after seeing this…

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Deca-Dence episode 1 – Cute abomination pet

Pokemon designs really went downhill after gen 1 huh. I still love it though. Also I can’t be the only one who thought of Cencoroll after seeing this…

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Summer 2020 Anime Season Preview

It’s Day with The Cart Driver’s summer 2020 anime season preview for this…well, I was going to say surprisingly small season of anime, but it’s not surprising really.…

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Summer 2020 Anime Season Preview

It’s Day with The Cart Driver’s summer 2020 anime season preview for this…well, I was going to say surprisingly small season of anime, but it’s not surprising really.…

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Tower of God episodes 12 – 13 + Final Review

Let’s just jam these final two episodes into one shall we. I mean, there was only really one thing really worth talking about. Unless you really cared about…

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Tower of God episodes 12 – 13 + Final Review

Let’s just jam these final two episodes into one shall we. I mean, there was only really one thing really worth talking about. Unless you really cared about…

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Tower of God episode 11 – Nature Documentary

In a previous episode I was having a right auld bitch about how little inter-connectivity there is to the universe of Tower of God. This episode gave us…

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Tower of God episode 11 – Nature Documentary

In a previous episode I was having a right auld bitch about how little inter-connectivity there is to the universe of Tower of God. This episode gave us…

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Tower of God episode 10 – Tiny Rak

I love Tiny Rak. Granted this is in part because I love Giant Rak too, but Tiny Rak is great because firstly he reminds me of the “mom…

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Tower of God episode 10 – Tiny Rak

I love Tiny Rak. Granted this is in part because I love Giant Rak too, but Tiny Rak is great because firstly he reminds me of the “mom…

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Tower of God episode 9 – the real Tower of God was the friends we made along the way

Normally in these episodic posts I goof around and make jokes about how wonderful Rak is and how I want him to hold me in his big strong…

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Tower of God episode 9 – the real Tower of God was the friends we made along the way

Normally in these episodic posts I goof around and make jokes about how wonderful Rak is and how I want him to hold me in his big strong…

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Tower of God episode 8 – Save your sword for someone special

Why did the tracksuit kid come to the tower? It wasn’t for fame nor glory. It wasn’t to show off his patented martial arts style he has threatened…

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Tower of God episode 8 – Save your sword for someone special

Why did the tracksuit kid come to the tower? It wasn’t for fame nor glory. It wasn’t to show off his patented martial arts style he has threatened…

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Tower of God episode 7 – Shounen tropes find a way

I enjoy this image because the sash Rak is wearing makes it look like he just won a beauty pageant. We all know Rak would destroy the competition…

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Tower of God episode 7 – Shounen tropes find a way

I enjoy this image because the sash Rak is wearing makes it look like he just won a beauty pageant. We all know Rak would destroy the competition…

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Tower of God episode 6 – Scarfing chocolate

I saw this picture of Rachel surrounded by empty chocolate wrappers and thought “boy she isn’t coping with this coronavirus lockdown very well, is she”. Since lockdown is…

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Tower of God episode 6 – Scarfing chocolate

I saw this picture of Rachel surrounded by empty chocolate wrappers and thought “boy she isn’t coping with this coronavirus lockdown very well, is she”. Since lockdown is…

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Tower of God episode 5 – That was a hair ribbon?

I’m weirdly annoyed by the reveal this episode that the blue thing on Kun’s head was a ribbon all along. I thought it was a blue growth, like…

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Tower of God episode 4 – Pants-less lizard girl

I don’t know why the one lasting image I have from this episode was that we got a shot up the backside of the lizard girl and I…

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Tower of God episode 3 – Oh noey my tragic past

Oh get out of here you Sasuke motherfucker with your tragic backstory. OK sure maybe they will make me care about him and his oh so terrible backstory…

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Day with The Cart Driver Podcast – Two weebs stuck indoors watch first episodes of Spring 2020 anime

We’re all stuck inside. By law this time, not just because we are all loser weebs. So why not watch a bunch of new anime. Or listen to…

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Tower of God episode 2 – Real Hunter X Hunter vibes here

I need to go back to Hunter X Hunter one day. I wasn’t really feeling the early episodes and felt I needed a bit more from the characters.…

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Tower of God episode 1 – Dream world logic

I’ll admit to having been a little dismissive of some of the hype towards Tower of God before it aired. Given the apparent slapdash nature of the plot…

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Spring 2020 Anime Season Preview

Can you believe the last on the Evangelion rebuild movies is actually coming out this season? The cinemas are going to be absolutely packed for tha….oh, right, the…

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Day with The Cart Driver podcast – Your lockdown review of the winter 2020 anime season

The world is entering lockdown as people learn about social distancing and now have to find new ways to spend their time trapped inside. Thankfully us weebs have…

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Psycho Pass, Carole and Tuesday, and more why anime features anti-immigration elections

I’ve been catching up with season 3 of Psycho Pass lately. I’m up to episode 4 of 8 and, despite some initial skepticism with the rather poorly explained…

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