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Sand Land: The Series – Akira Toriyama’s Sandbox

General Overview I need to really talk about how big Akira Toriyama and his crew wanted to make Sand Land again before his death a few months ago.…

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Weekly Seasonal Anime Watches: Spring 2024 Week 10

Last week left a lot of tension in quite a few series. Some were resolved now kind of while others are still in the middle of being resolved.…

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Sound! Euphonium Season 3 and the Audition

Sound! Euphonium is a series and/or a franchise that is near and dear to my heart. I mean, it is an anime about band. I’ve been a band…

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Love Story With Yamada-kun at LV 999 – Romance w/ video games

This is another seasonal series that I left behind last year and I wish I didn’t. But looking through my list of anime from last spring, my most…

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Weekly Seasonal Anime Watches: Spring 2024 Week 9

A lot of tension this week from so many sphere of the anime world. All while having more drama placed into this anime watch along with the appearance…

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Monthly Ultra Connection (May 2024 Edition)

Some general overall thoughts I’m watching three really good Ultraman shows. Taro and Geed have been delights and Ginga S is so much better then Ginga so far.…

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Lupin III: Prison of the Past

I should have gotten this out earlier because this ova was only available for the entire month of February. Though I do have to say, spoilers, this one…

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MUTEKING: The Dancing Hero – A Lot of Intriguing Elements

Why I Watched It I need to jump into this post once with two points of view that got me to watch it finally. First one is a…

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Weekly Seasonal Anime Watches: Spring 2024 Week 8

I’m glad that Sound Euphonium is the last show on my weekly watch cycle the most because has always the one I that the longest to think about.…

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Spring 2024 Anime At the Halfway Point

General Thoughts So Far So far, this season is pretty solid. From my point of view, it is carried a little bit by sequels and some shows carrying…

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Maboroshi – A Messy Time

My Mixed Opinions About Mari Okada If I said that I didn’t enjoy Maquia when it came out despite it being a major hit to a lot of…

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Akuma-Kun (2023): Investigations W/ Demons and Horror

Introduction This one required a deeper dig into older creators and series then I was expecting. If you look at the art style behind this series, it starts…

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Weekly Seasonal Anime Watches: Spring 2024 Week 7

We are at the more then halfway point for this season and I still feel like “where did my season” go? All of these episodes are now at…

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Lupin III: Green vs Red – It’s About Freedom

Lupin is one of the oldest if not the oldest franchise that has been active since the 60’s and continues to have ovas and installments to this day.…

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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom – Once More Into The Cosmic Era

he Theater and My Dislike of SEED/Destiny  I probably haven’t mentioned this on my blog a lot or in recent years, but I don’t find SEED pretty meh…

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Weekly Seasonal Anime Watches: Spring 2024 Week 6

It’s interesting watching a band show like Sound Euphonium while being in my community band’s governing board. I feel the same way as Kumiko in that I’m struggling…

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Blue Thermal: The Coolest College Club Possible

Let me start this post by once again advertising tubi without any sponsorships at all. Tubi is amazing. If you are an older sci-fi fan that lives in…

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The Shifting Anime Distribution Company Game in NA

I’m going to just say it bluntly. Capitalism is annoying, isn’t it? In general, yeah. It feels like whenever companies feel blood in the water over something, they…

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Weekly Seasonal Anime Watches: Spring 2024 Week 5

Such a heavy week of anime. So many good bits of character drama, conspiracies, tales of acceptance, figuring each other out, and so many other things. It’s kind…

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Monthly Ultra Connection (April 2024 Edition)

Some general overall thoughts I watched a lot of good Ultraman episodes this week. Holy crap, there is a lot of good material and episodes. I think it…

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The Pointless Prestige of Award Shows and Validation

This post is coming out way after the Academy Awards and the Crunchyroll Anime Awards, but I don’t think that really matters. I’m just tired of the value…

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The Tournament Arc

This post is a very long awaited response to Momomanamu’s post at Anime Hanabi regarding their dislike of tournament arcs. If you read through it, it’s a decently…

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Weekly Seasonal Anime Watches: Spring 2024 Week 4

I’ve been thinking about what to do with Captain Tsubasa Junior Youth Arc. After thinking about writing a quick catch-up post during the week, I didn’t have enough…

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Ultraman Blazar: Questioning The Boundaries

This is the latest Ultraman series and it’s crazy how different it is from the time breaking love story in Ultraman Decker. In fact, Blazar also broke a…

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Ultraman Z – Development and Fanservice

Z is a series that starts out mostly like most Ultraman series do with some interesting twists. There is an elite group called storage that fights kaiju with…

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Weekly Seasonal Anime Watches: Spring 2024 Week 3

I finally caught up with Captain Tsubasa Junior Youth Arc this weekend. I’m a little hesitant in putting it in with my seasonal recaps. It’s 29 episodes in…

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A Saturday At Sakura-Con 2024

The Morning of Sakura-Con I don’t know how to say this enough, but Sakura-Con is probably my favorite convention. We shall see how long that thought pattern lasts…

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Ultraman Orb – Something Unique

Oh man, where to start. Well, Ultraman Orb is a series that takes a more modern approach to the Ultraman formula by turning the usual pseudo team of…

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Ultraman Ginga – A New Beginning

Ultraman Ginga is a simple yet complicated show to write about. Mainly because of its place in the world of Ultraman series. This is the first series in…

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Weekly Seasonal Anime Watches: Spring 2024 Week 2

Now my seasonal watchlist is complete. I know that I’m missing other shows that I would like, but 12 is my max. Definitely going for high variety again…

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Monthly Ultra Connection (March 2024 Edition)

Introduction You may notice the lack of Ginga and Geed watching here. Yeah, it was a busy month. I didn’t have all the time in the world to…

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Ultraman Ace – For The Kids

Writing this post is a big reminder of how far I’ve gotten into the showa era Ultraman series. Not counting UltraQ, Ace is the fourth Ultraman series. Before…

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Kamen Rider Kuuga: One Positive Man Changes Everything

My First Full Kamen Rider Series If there is one major character development I’ve had with my life and this blog, it’s the slow injection of tokusatsu. For…

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Weekly Seasonal Anime Watches: Spring 2024 Week 1

Last weekend, I was out and about in a lot of ways. This time, I was stuck in bed for most of the Saturday with a terrible cold.…

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Time for Tokusatsu

Following the epicness that is Mecha March, It’s time for Tokusatsu. This is what I am choosing as my transition from Mecha March to general content.  It’s going…

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Mecha Madness 2024: The Journey

Since this is the last Mecha Madness ever, unless I decide to revive it at some point in the future, I want to catalogue the entire journey because…

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Mecha March Posts From Other Creators

And now for someone different You’ve read my blog, but are you reading these good blogs. Here, have some more Mecha March. If I’ve left anyone out, let…

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Winter 2024 Season Week 13

I’m glad that my watch came from when my seasonal anime watching was at a low point. I went to Sakura-con this weekend and that was a lot…

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Mecha Madness 2024 Winners + Extra Round

Gold Medal: Vision of EscaflowneSilver Medal: Gurren LagannBronze Medal: Gundam: The Witch From Mercury The whole Mecha March journey plus the winner of this will appear in a very lo…

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Winter 2024 Anime In Review

Quick Overall Thoughts Over all this season was pretty alright. Some of the weight of how good it is comes from continuing series like Frieren and the Apothecary…

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(#MechaMarch2024) Mecha Anime From 2023

More Mecha Then 2022 This year has been pretty great because there actually has been some mecha to talk about. It isn’t just the second portion of The…

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(#MechaMarch2024) Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution Films

Yup, we’re doing this. This is a series of films that I’ve avoided for the longest time. Partially because I don’t pirate anime, right? So the official releases…

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Winter 2024 Season Week 12

Sand Land has taken some of my time from watching other shows, but that just cuts into live action time. I’m not caught up with Sand Land yet,…

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Mecha Madness 2024: Medal Round

Now the tournament comes to an end. Mostly. Whoever wins the gold medal has to face Patlabor for supremacy. You have until March 27th to get your vote in.  Let’s…

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(#MechaMarch2024) Brave Fighter of Legend Da-Garn: For Love of the Earth

My Fourth Brave Series One thing I’ve tried to do each season is create some sort of continuity from one mecha march to the other. For a while,…

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(#MechaMarch2024) Galactic Gale Baxingar: Bringing History to the Future

I feel a little sad writing this because this is a super robot trilogy that I never knew existed until it went out of print. Discotek was the…

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Winter 2024 Season Week 11

It’s so wild that this was the week of seemingly penultimate episodes. Some shows like Synduality Noir and Metallic Rouge haven’t gotten into their final conflicts yet, fire…

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A Saturday At Emerald City Comic-Con 2024

A Nerdy Weekend This weekend has been quite interesting. It started last night for me, Friday March 1st, when after work I almost immediately went out to dinner…

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Mecha Madness 2024: Round 4

Round 4 Before the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Match, there is this one to decide who makes into those. So here, have fun and choose which ones you…

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(#MechaMarch2024) Fang of the Sun Dougram – As Real as Real Gets

Setting Real Robot Into Motion When giving the history of mecha anime a quick glance, it’s been a well considered idea that Mobile Suit Gundam was the first…

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