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[Review] Prey (2022) Is an Amazingly Intense Return to Form for the Predator Franchise

I have just watched Prey (2022)Without a doubt, this is the BEST Predator movie since the first one graced 80s theaters. This movie brings the Predator franchise back…

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[Review] Everything Everywhere All At Once And Asian Identity

I won’t be spoiling anything in this review. I love the movie too much to spoil anything major about it. I haven’t been to theaters in a long…

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[Review] Goodbye Eri – The Fujimoto Oneshot That Lies To You (Sort Of)

After the incredible Look Back (which I reviewed a few months ago) Fujimoto is back with another one-shot, and I’m gonna be honest guys, this might just be…

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[Review] Goodbye Eri – The Fujimoto Oneshot That Lies To You (Sort Of)

After the incredible Look Back (which I reviewed a few months ago) Fujimoto is back with another one-shot, and I’m gonna be honest guys, this might just be…

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[Spoiler Review] Finally, Spider-Man: No Way Home Really Makes You FEEL Like Spider-Man

Yes, that was a dunkey reference. First Impressions This is the best Holland Spider-Man movie by a LONG shot, it’s not even close if I am being totally…

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[Movie Essay] The Intimacy of Encanto

[Minor spoilers for Encanto] Encanto is the latest animated feature from the NOT-Pixar side of Disney’s animation team, and it’s got to be one of the most charming…

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A Review Of Arcane From Someone Who Doesn’t Play League of Legends – Act II

Since this is literally in the middle of an ongoing show, this will be a spoilerrific post. You can check out my relatively spoiler-free review of the first…

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[Review] Arcane Act I – Sad Siblings and Sinister Science

Full disclosure, I have near-zero knowledge of League. I play Runeterra a lot, but that would be like saying I’m a Warcraft loremaster because I play Hearthstone. In…

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Boy’s Abyss Review: Exploring The Darker Side of Intimacy

I’ve been reading a lot more manga as of late. While I dip my toes into several titles, I find it hard to follow them weekly. So many…

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Manga Eats: Let’s cook a Rice Omelette from Sweetness and Lightning!

I like food, and I like anime. A lot. Ever since I watched shows like Shokugeki and Sweetness & Lightning, I’ve started taking a huge interest in cooking…

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[Review] The Fleeting Beauty of Art in “Look Back” – A Oneshot by Tatsuki Fujimoto

Hey all, been a while since I wrote here, but I just couldn’t not talk about this, even if briefly. Off the bat, this is one of the…

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Yasuke (2021) Review – A Mediocre Story About A Really Cool Dude

I went into Yasuke a bit weary but excited. I liked the last Netflix Original, DOTA: Blood of the Dragon despite its flaws, and was hoping Yasuke would…

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DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Review – A Bloody, If Basic, Good Time

Mild Spoilers Ahead It’s been a while since the last Netflix video game adaptation I watched (for reference, Castlevania S3 came out RIGHT before this whole COVID thing…

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Pseudo Review of Pseudo Harem – A Harem With A Twist!

Hey, it’s been a hot minute, but with the way 2020 is, me being self aware about hiatuses have practically become a part of this blog’s identity. In…

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Asuperu Kanojo: A Bittersweet Manga About A Girl With Asperger’s Syndrome

Trigger Warning: There will be discussion of heavy topics such as self-harm, depression, child abuse and the usual uncomfortable topics that have to be brought up when mental…

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In Defense Of Anime And Manga Piracy

With the recent crackdown on Kissanime, and possibly other sites, I wanted to put my thoughts on piracy out there as somebody from a country with almost no…

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Lumi Rambles About His Love For Justice and Judgement From Helltaker

Helltaker is a simple puzzle game that has risen (among other things) a number of fans around the world. Sure, it has about as much complexity as those…

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[Analysis] Anzu’s Journey from Rival to Street Rat to Best Girl

(Hinamatsuri just ended their manga run a while ago. Here’s a post of me talking about my favorite character, Anzu.) I’m sure all of you who follow me…

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The Immaturity Of Romance Anime

Isn’t it weird how so many romcoms end on the confession? If we’re lucky,we might even get a *gasp* time skip to show them with a happy family.…

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I’ve Fallen Into Hololive Hell, And I Choose Not To Get Up

Hi. I haven’t been here in a while, and for the two people who still remember me, you might be curious where I’ve been.Well- It all started with…

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Netflix Movie Review – Next Gen Is Just Better Big Hero 6

Okay, hear me out. First of all, I have a mixed opinion of Big Hero 6. I liked it a LOT, and Baymax is one of the most…

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Girls Last Tour x Hatsune Miku – The Unexpectedly Depressing Crossover You Never Knew Existed

Hi, with the world practically on it’s way to an early end, I thought of re-reading one of my favorite post-apocalyptic manga of all time, Girls’ Last Tour.…

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Lumi Reaches 5oo Followers! A Quick Thank You

Sorry I’m not here often, what with the world ending and all, but that’s just me making excuses for not watching anime and just reading fluff manga. It’s…

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Why The Best Girl Always Loses [Remastered]

[Man, I sure peaked early, huh? I’ve been doing a lot of these remastered reposts lately. My views on anime and manga have changed a lot since the…

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Beastars and Stylish Racism In Animation

That’s a hell of a title, huh? Beastars is a fantastic anime, and I’m sure I’m months late to talking about how amazing it is compared to everybody…

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Top 5 Anime Openings That Lie To You

You know that feeling of watching an opening and feeling a certain emotion, and expecting that emotion to be the tone of the entire series? Well, today we’re…

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[Review] Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai – Oregairu and Clannad’s Love Child

As somebody who can never pin down what genre I’m a fan of, the one constant that I have noticed about my preference in storytelling is this: I…

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Making Anime Titles Absurdly Long Shouldn't Be Hard, But I Have Trouble Anyway – In Another World!

Shallow Dives, I don’t know who you are, but I am sold on this tag idea and have dragged me out of my hiatus for a bit. No,…

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Watamote: How to make a loser protagonist feel like an ACTUAL loser.

[Repost, because this dumb hiatus is taking longer than expected. Also, for a short update on my life rn, it’s pretty busy. Birthdays, work and other stuff has…

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(NSFW) Are Virtual 3D Anime Girls Taking Jobs From Real People?

On the lewder side of the internet, a new camgirl is making the rounds and strangely enough, it’s other camgirls that are making a fuss. Melody is a…

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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! – First Impressions

It’s time for me to admit something, I really don’t watch anime seasonally. I don’t have an excuse or anything, I just happen to not have any time…

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Friday Funsies – MAL's Most Popular Anime From #50 to #45 (I'm doing lists, guys, send help)

In a FRUITLESS attempt to bring some life to this blog, I’m going to be doing this thing where I talk about popular anime as of, uh, current…

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Volcano Eruption In The Philippines! – Life Update

So, I woke up to my feed being FULL of pics of one of our local volcanoes erupting. I can now for real say I slept through a…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR, ANIBLOGGERS! – Lumi In 2019 Retrospective

It’s definitely been a year. I didn’t write as much as I wanted, but I am happy that I can still be a part of this little community…

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Muse Asia is Bringing Legal HD Episodes of Anime on YouTube (For Asians)

Weird for my semi-comeback post to be shilling something, but hey, what do you expect when I write whenever I feel like it? Not that this is a…

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How SAO Shakes Up The Christmas Episode

Christmas episodes are wonderful, but ever noticed how they all end up following a certain formula. A group of friends try to celebrate Christmas, but inexplicably, one of…

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Lumi’s Plastic Cocaine Collection Update November 2019 – Fwa Fwa Time!

I have been a busy boy. By busy, I mean spending an inordinate amount of money on little plastic people and generally being lazy about writing here. I’ve…

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Friday Funsies: Why Does Hip Hop Pair Perfectly With Anime?

I am a rather huge, although recent, fan of hip hop music. While most people correlate their reasons for being interested in hip hop to be their childhoods,…

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I Wish Somebody Speaks To Me With The Passion Sakurai Has For SNK

Short post today, I just want to talk about Sakurai’s beautiful SNK love letter in the latest Smash Presents! Holy hell, he LOVES fighting games. Something about his…

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Lumi’s Answering Those Tags Now – Real Neat Blog Award

Thanks to Crow for the nomination. I FEEL like I’ve been tagged before for this one, so forgive moi if I literally forgot, person who nominated me first.…

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Spooktober Finale: What Scares Me?

The real horror is realizing I was too busy/lazy to make daily posts. So today, to celebrate the 31st of October, I will be rambling about things I…

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Spooktober: Lumi’s Quick And Dirty Anime Cosplay Guide – Demon Slayer Edition!

I have no cosplay experience at all, I have whatever the opposite of a green thumb for sewing is, and to top it all of, I have zero…

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Spooktober Horror: Alice

Way back when I was a lad, I had aspirations of being a creative story writer. It was only until after high school that I realized creative writing…

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Spooktober: 9 Must-Watch Live-Action Asian Horror Movies! (With Arsene Lucifer and Kyrios)

[Repost from last year’s much more ambitious Spooktober. I really want to talk about those collabs soon.] We got a long one today, folks. Joining me are two…

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Friday Night Frights: 5 Things That Scare Anime Fans

I realized something while reviewing Junji Ito stories, and that’s that he didn’t do a whole lot of standalone stuff. Starting next week, I might actually change up…

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Spooktober Poetry: The Siren by Lumi (Rewrite)

[Repost again, only this time I did a lot of rewriting to make the poem flow better] Hi, I suddenly felt creative today, and made a poem. After…

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