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Kageki Shoujo! – A Fight of Dreams

With some good decision making, I think its time to dig into the world of talking about seasonal shows once again. At least the ones that I really…

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Fall 2021 Anime Season Week 2

AMAIM Warrior At The Border Episode 2 Read the collab episode review with Irina here: Link Love Live! Superstar! Episode 11 Superstar really does have some amazing episodes.…

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AMAIM Warrior At the Border EP2 – The Country Side Terror

Hi Irina! How has your week been going? Mine, well…let’s just say that it’s mid semester week right now and I think that says enough probably. I don’t…

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The Magic of Older OVAS

Have you noticed that OVAS are completely gone these days? Ok, maybe saying isn’t completely fair. Especially since OVAS did exist in some form. In recent times, I…

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Time Bokan: Royal Revival Anime Review

Well, here we are. Originally, I didn’t think it was worth writing about Royal Revival because it’s a short 90’s ova to a longer 70’s anime series. Those…

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (90’s OVA) – First Reaction

Everyone remember those days a long, long time ago when anime series came in small collections of DVDs instead of just one collector set? You know when every…

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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero – Quick Trailer Thoughts

I can’t believe that I am writing this considering how I don’t usually watch trailers at all. You know, unless I sit in a movie theater and they…

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Fall 2021 Anime Season Week 1

AMAIM Warrior At The Border Episode 1 Read the collab episode review with Irina here: Link Love Live! Superstar! Episode 10 Man. When the drama is going in…

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AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline ep1 – After The War

Well, apparently I can’t just reblog certain posts, so here is first installment of the collab between Irina (from Drunken Anime Blog) and I looking at AMAIM at…

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Writing For ANN

So hello everyone. I have not shared this here yet, but I have an article on Getter Robo on Anime News Network right now. You can read that…

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Look Back: After All This Time

Oh man, this one shot is such a ride. I originally had the plan of writing about this immediately came out, but not all plans work out sometimes.…

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Time Paradox Ghost Writer: The Life of a Mangaka

In writing this second review/post for this week, it really is going to be some manga that are on the SJ+ app, but don’t belong there or just…

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Blue Flag – The Stress of Growing Up

Oh man, it’s been a bit of a time since I’ve written anything about manga besides some quick first impressions. I meant to write about manga sooner then…

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Summer 2021 Anime Season Week 13

Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 9 Well, this episode is centered around a simple yet excellent concepts here. Those being not only these goofy girls signing up for Love…

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Summer 2021 Anime Season in Review

So yeah, the summer season has ended for the most part. In terms of series that have aired and ended, not everything is done yet. You know, at…

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Peak Modern Visuals

Starting this post, I want to make this clear. I really like the aesthetic from older anime and modern anime. I do love the look of peak cel…

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Children of the Sea – When the Sea and Stars Meet

Here is another look at an anime film from Netflix. I am very behind on anime films that have appeared on the streaming service. Here is an attempt…

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My Neck: What If Original Live Action Anime? (First Impression)

In this world of anime of where live action adaptations of beloved anime are produced by companies that seek more profit then anything else, or at least seems…

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Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop: A Quiet Reveal

Do you ever feel like you are on top of things until some things slipped through your fingers or mind without any notice? I like to think that…

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Summer 2021 Anime Season Week 12

Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 8 This episode man. So good for everything that it wanted to accomplish for the most part. What was it about? A bit about…

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 13: Sins of the Past

Last time on Getter Robo ARc, a lot of crazy things went down. Kamui took over the Getter Empire for himself and took on humanity for all the…

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Mechanical Anime Reviews Episode 8: Media Over Production

Yeah, this podcast came out later this month then I planned. I was originally aiming a week or two before hand, but this month has just been very…

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The Worlds of Tomino

[This post was inspired by a bit of a conversation between Biblionyan and I on Discord. Thanks for talking with me, let’s talk more often.] Yoshiyuki Tomino is…

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Gundam Reconguista in G Movie 2: Bellri’s Fierce Charge

I don’t have as much to say about Tomino in this post, so lets discuss some meta elements. Even if they came out of nowhere, I am really…

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Gundam Reconguista in G Movie 1: Go! Core Fighter

2021 has been a pretty decently sized Tomino year for Mechanical Anime Reviews, hasn’t it? Between watching Zeta and Double Zeta Gundam, Xabungle, Gundam Hathaway, me watching Zambot…

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Weekly Seasonal Anime: Summer 2021 Anime Season Week 11

Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 7 Love Live, how do you do it? How do you have so much crazy things going on in this episode and yet have…

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 12: The New Dinosaur Empire

This show is just getting more and more insane over time. I really dig that. Last time on Getter Robo Arc, so many things happened. Space time events,…

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(An Original Story) Arc Incidents: Solar System AXZ Part 2

Here is the second half the last chapter. This is also the conclusion to a major story arc where everything in the story kicks off. Well, kicks off…

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The Meta of Creating Anime About Anime

Anime about creating anime. Does that term really make sense to all of you? Especially with the sort of limitations behind the production of anime like that? At…

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Shirobako: The Movie – Even Mistakes Are Important Steps

Its always interesting to discuss something or anything Shirobako, because I feel like it was a ground breaking anime that jumped started two different things. Back in 2014,…

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Seattle Seahawks Game Movie Challenge

I originally had an idea for a fantasy league of some kind, but was against it after being a little too busy. I kind of have a bit…

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Yes, No, Or Maybe – A Sharing of Passions

I honestly don’t know how to start writing about this one. I was about to say something about being out of my comfort zone again, but I have…

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Summer 2021 Anime Season Week 10

Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 6 That week’s wait was worth it. We got to see one of the most beautiful episodes of this show thematically and visually. Why?…

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 11: Finally, Revenge

Last time on Getter Robo Arc, a lot of things happened. A space war, revenge, the gigantic Getter Emperor, and the Getter Robo Arc crew feeling helpless in…

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Mao, Volume 1: Another Rumiko Takahashi Affair

Encase you were wondering, Rumiko Takahashi is still at it when creating manga. After literal decades of being on top of the manga world with one hit or…

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Beyond Our Reality

A small amount of time ago, I wrote an article about how some shows build a believable world. You can read that post here. In the post in…

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Eat-Man: A Vague Man for a Vague World

Eat-man is another anime that is hard to write about. Not because there is a lot going on, but because there is a lot of incompleteness to it.…

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My Love Mix-Up!, Vol. 1 – It’s Complicated

One of my goals for this year was watching and reading more material that make me uncomfortable and pushing my own boundaries a bit more. Based on the…

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Flip Flappers: Awakening Through Visualization

Writing about Flip Flappers is such a weighty thing to do. Why? It is yet another piece of media that is hard to put into words. Flip Flappers…

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Summer 2021 Anime Season Week 9

Once again, there is no Love Live! Superstar!! We can only do what we can do when its missing. Sonny Boy Episode 8 Well, that is definitely a…

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 10: A Disorientating Space War

Last time on Getter Robo Arc, Takuma, Kamui, and Baku travel through a portal created by the Dinosaur Empire with the crew of the Gettersaurus and end up…

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Other Weekly Anime Watches

There are always more shows to watch recently, right? Especially when they continue to be off schedule? For instance, something like Fena: Pirate came out months and some…

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Hideaki Anno: The Road to Completing Evangelion

This post is full of conjectures and theories, so beware. Just take some of it with a grain of salt. Do you remember my lost Hideaki Anno post?…

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Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time – After All This, A Conclusion

So here we are, the finale of all of Evangelion. It feels very Evangelion to call it 3.0 + 1.0 instead of 4.0, you know? Especially since the…

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Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo: A Hard Reset

The third film is definitely the one with the most mixed reviews. In a way, it makes sense. Evangelion 2.0’s ending shook the foundation of the rebuild franchise…

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Summer 2021 Anime Season Week 8

Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 5 I continue to love seeing these characters interact with each other. The romantic tension between Keke and Sumire continues to be good as…

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 9: The Portal Collision

Episode 8 left Getter Robo Arc in a lot of chaos. The Andromeda Stellaration not only continued their attacks on the planet Earth, but they also started their…

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Some Manga I’ve Been Reading Recently

I’ve always said that I have never been much of a manga reader, but I seem to have been reading more manga recently then ever before. Lately, I…

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Why Do Anime Need to Be Rebooted?

The easiest answer to the title’s question is that they don’t have to be. Like all things, anime is something that exists because people have the passion to…

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Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance: A Branching Point

Evangelion 2.0 is such an interesting beast of a film. I feel like this is the film where the true intentions of the Rebuild films became much clearer.…

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