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Seasonal Selection – Ex-Arm Episode 8

Uninvested fightsCyberspace looks like garbageSurprise villain why?! Ex-Arm once again screws up in ways I wouldn’t even have expected. Pretty much the whole episode is just a brawl…

Fictional Countries, Real Robots – Full Metal Panic (Season 1) Spoiler Review

It’s March, and that means I’m once again going to take a dive into the Mecha genre. Now, I’ve looked at Mecha shows before, both in and out…

Seasonal Selection – Ex-Arm Episode 7

3D Arab PrinceTragic pasts not well set-up Clippy’s the bad guy Wow, this episode was scattered. Instead of nothing really happening, everything happened at once without the setup,…

Worst-kept Secrets – Actually, I Am Spoiler Review

It seems to have been something of a theme this month to take on the idea of the hazy middle ground between “Harem” and “Romance” – two concepts…

Seasonal Selection – Ex-Arm Episode 6

Haiku summation: Animation gets better, The writing gets worse. Live reaction audio and details after the cut. So, this time we start with Skeletor creating his spheres of…

Battle School Romance, No Harem Required – Chivalry of a Failed Knight Spoiler Review.

So, last September I took a swing at the “Battle School” genre, which I feel like needs more acknowledgment as being its own thing with its own conventions,…

Seasonal Selection – Ex-Arm Episode 5

It was bad enough that the animation, slowly improving though it is, should never have made it to the screen. Up until now, that was the worst thing;…

An Arranged Marriage Romance? – The World is Still Beautiful Spoiler Review

Fantasy is often a romanticized genre. I would say that, more than other genres that go beyond the world we know, stories that delve into period-esque worlds with…

Seasonal Selection – Ex-Arm Episode 4

Look, I get it. If you’re going to steal visual designs, Neon Genesis Evangelion is probably a good choice. It’s got some good designs. But if you’re going…

School-aged Madness – Love, Chuunibyou, and Other Delusions Spoiler Review

Before I can really do this review, I feel like I need to explain Chuunibyou (or ‘Chuuni’) for anyone who might happen to be unaware of the topic.…

Seasonal Selection – Ex-Arm Episode 3

Like last week, we’ve got a live reaction video for you, after the cut. The short version is that there’s more competence shown than previously, but it’s still…

Wacky, Sleepy Antics – Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Spoiler Review

We once again visit Generic JRPG Land, the world that always seems to exist, particularly for parodical or comedic subversion, where a human hero must do battle with…

Seasonal Selection – Ex-Arm Episode 2

Reaction of the episode (Paraphrased): “Blink. Blink. BLINK! Blink already, you soulless Barbie Doll!” So, for this episode, we’ve decided to record live reactions. Fair warning, it’s mostly…

After the End – Darling in the Franxx Spoiler Review (Part 3; Episodes 16-24)

So, after two weeks, 26,000 words, and 15 episodes, what more can really be said about Darling in the Franxx? It’s probably no surprise that the answer is…