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It’s Only a Model – Busou Shinki Spoiler Review

So, some time ago I reviewed Frame Arms Girl, a show based on a line of plastic model kits, depicting the mecha musume girls from the kits as…

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Earnest Fakery – Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (plus .flat and Fine) Spoiler Review

Rounding out a February of warped love we have Saekano: the harem romcom about making a dating sim visual novel. On paper, Saekano is about the trials and…

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Sisterly Lust – Kiss x Sis Spoiler Review

Well, it’s Feburary, and because this month contains a holiday certain cultures associate with love and sexuality, I end up slotting it full of reviews of shows that…

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Putting the Hentai in Sentai – Super Hxeros Spoiler Review

So, if you thought the plot for last week’s entry sounded like an overly complicated excuse for porn, get a load of Super Hxeros: In a world assailed…

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Seasonal Selection – Metallic Rouge Episode 5

If you have trouble following what’s going on this episode, I think that’s intentional.

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Make Out For the Sake of All Mankind – Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia

Someone seriously asked the question “What if we had Infinite Stratos but the super suits are literally powered by arousal?”. That idea got greenlit for real. And you…

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Seasonal Selection – Metallic Rouge Episode 4

Another down, five “Immortal Nine” to go, and it’s time to send in the clowns.

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Zero to Hero(ine) – Ga-Rei-Zero Spoiler Review

You know it, you love to see it: a world where it’s the modern day except secret ghosts and ghouls menace reality and are fought off by equally…

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Seasonal Selection – Metallic Rouge Episode 3

Let’s build the world while we let Rouge fly solo for a bit.

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In the Grim Darkness of the Future, there are Little Girls – Black Bullet Spoiler Review

Well, if an idea isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Instead, remix it! Here we have a very classic and functional idea, a world where humanity is on the…

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Seasonal Selection – Metallic Rouge Episode 2

Few answers, but fewer new questions makes this feel like a slow-burn affair. Despite that, we still got some impressive action and solid world-building.

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Once More With Schoolgirl Assassins – Lycoris Recoil Spoiler Review

Almost two whole decades after the original Gunslinger Girl, along came a show that took the anime-viewing world by storm with basically the same pitch: In the ambiguously…

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Seasonal Selection – Metallic Rouge Episode 1

Our story takes place in the grungy, noir-ish cityscape of Mars, where humans and robotic persons live side-by-side in a setting that simultaneously evokes 1920 and something more…

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Back, in Action – Gunslinger Girl Il Teatrino Spoiler Review

Il Teatrino is the sequel to last week’s review, Gunslinger Girl. Produced after five years, it has some significant discontinuity from the “first season” and thus today I’m…

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Slice of Death – Gunslinger Girl Spoiler Review

Gunslinger girl is a unique show. The pitch is this: in the ambiguous near future, the government of Italy Social Welfare Agency is a front that picks up…

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Eighteen Years, and Dead No Longer – Erased Spoiler Review

Hm… unless I miss my mark, there’s some kind of festival going on right now. Usually, I give everyone a present by cracking into some of the worst…

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 12

This is the madness I wanted to see – something on screen more strange and engaging than the panel with Yoko Taro in a leprechaun mask hyping it…

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Blast from the… 2023?! – Giant Beasts of Ars Spoiler Review

So, when you look back at older Fantasy, in a certain time frame for anime and a different one for Western media, there’s this palpable “anything goes” feeling…

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 11

Dimension-bending mayhem is upon us! Those of you who have joined me on this ride, I think we’re now being at least somewhat rewarded for our patience.

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Ecchi Express – Rail Wars! Spoiler Review

Rail Wars! (the title is excited) is another in a long, long line of shows that try distinct themselves by doing the exact same thing all the others…

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 10

Just when you thought this thing looked normal, Yoko Taro decided it was time to remind you of his involvement.

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Nausicaa in White – Kaina of the Great Snow Sea Spoiler Review

It should come as no surprise, given I’ve put down my thoughts on selected Ghibli films that I’m something of a fan of Nausicaa of the Valley of…

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You Will Go To Space Today – Rocket Girls Spoiler Review

Welcome to Anime-land, where cute girls can do anything in a bid to make that anything more engaging… even if that anything was already something really engaging like…

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Does CG Anime Bug You? – Cagaster of an Insect Cage Spoiler Review

Cagaster of an Insect Cage is another in the long line of shows that take place ambiguously in the future, where the only terrain we see on Earth…

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 7

Goro may be only mostly dead, but that still means it’s Honoka’s turn to steal the show. So, what’s Yuno minus the -dere up to today?

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More Clever than it Sounds – Rideback Spoiler Review

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… wait, I already used that intro last week? Um… Rideback! So, yeah, Rideback in extremely reductionist theory is another of…

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 6

The long-awaited debut of Goro’s Idol, Iyo, appears to be slightly posthumous.

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Everything Zero – Yurei Deco Spoiler Review

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: in the nebulous future, all known civilization is ruled in a very skewed and dystopian way that seems to make…

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Seeing is Believing – Mieruko-chan Spoiler Review

Well, we’re at the end of October, and as much as I’d love to lead the armies of Halloween to reclaim calendar territory from the Christmas occupation forces…

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 4

Cast felt naked for a bit, we’ve got some new friends (and enemies) to eventually kill.

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Werewolves versus Cirtus Fruit – Okamikakushi: Masque of the Wolf Spoiler Review

It’s still October and the relative low quantity of horror anime be damned, I’m doing all spooky shows for it this year! Well, we’ve seen ghosts, vampires, and……

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 3

Well, there’s a degree to which this was inevitable. Something of a surprise it was so soon.

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Soot, Shadows, and Secrets – Shadows House Spoiler Review

It’s still spooky time, but this week we’re taking a look at something a little less conventional: a gothic tale not about any familiar ghosts or ghouls yet…

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 2

Now with extra Fate/Stay Night parts? Well, it’s worth a chance at least.

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At Least it’s not Collect – Call of the Night Spoiler Review

Well, while we’re in the month of maximum spookiness, what better subject could there be than Vampires? I’ve talked about the notorious nosferatu before, notably in the lamentable…

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Seasonal Selection – KamiErabi God.app Episode 1

So we have a first episode that pitches Mirai Nikki by way of Bubuki Buranki. Done by Yoko Taro and Jin. This is, at least, going to be…

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Who Ya Gonna Call? – Ghost Hunt Spoiler Review

It’s October, time again for some spooky shows! Let’s start it off right with one of the most archetypical spooky shows you could hope to find: Ghost Hunt.

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Seasonal Selection – The Gene of AI Episode 12 (End)

I accept this as an ending and yet part of me wants more. This episode is almost entirely about Sudo and Risa working out their feelings as Sudo…

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Way of the Tank – Girls und Panzer Spoiler Review

If you thought Flying Circus from last week’s review was an odd sport practiced by odd schools in an odd world, wait until you see Sensha-do: tank warfare…

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Seasonal Selection – The Gene of AI Episode 11

Yup, we really do seem to be moving into an endgame. This time, that means kicking Risa while she’s down!

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Seasonal Selection – The Gene of AI Episode 10

Hey, it almost feels like we’re moving towards some sort of endgame here, with some of the stuff from the start coming back and one of the week’s…

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Asuka Kurashina’s Flying Circus – Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue Spoiler Review

Hey, remember the Lacrosse arc of Muv Luv Extra? The one involving a somewhat reluctant lead coaching a team of girls to sporting success and that is usually…

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Seasonal Selection – The Gene of AI Episode 9

This week on Gene of AI we’re back to vignettes around characters we’ve (mostly) never seen before and will probably (mostly) never see again, wherein Doctor Sudo gets…

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All in the Manual? – The Asterisk War (Seasons 1 & 2) Spoiler Review

So, the last entry, while technically a show grounded around school, may have been a weak pick for Back to School. Let’s remedy that with a hearty double…

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