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Anime Taste Testing: Yurei Deco and My Isekai Life

Happy Fourth of July! I may not be an American, but I’m celebrating like all Americans most assuredly do – watching bad anime and telling people all about…

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Anime Taste Testing: Bastard!!: Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy

Ah, Bastard!!. The perfect anime for horny teenagers desperately trying to be cool and horny adults desperately trying to be young.

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Anime Taste Testing: RWBY – Ice Queendom

While most new anime kicking off during the summer season won’t start for another 1-2 weeks, RWBY: Ice Queendom delivered its first 3 episodes a bit earlier than…

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Important Question

Actually, two important questions. Full disclosure: this doesn’t have anything to do with a blogging project (although I may blog about it at some point way in the…

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Anime Taste Testing: Summer Time Render

Somehow underwhelming and overwhelming both at once.

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Anime Taste Testing: Dance Dance Danseur and Spy x Family

Things are greatly looking up with some potential winners on our hands.

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Anime Taste Testing: Deaimon and Tomodachi Game

For me at least, this anime season is continuing its weirdly rocky start.

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AAA2021: The Artemis Anime Awards

Welcome to the ninth consecutive year of the AAA – the one-woman award ceremony where the tickets are free, the drinking policy is BYO, and the results are…

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Anime Taste Testing: Dolls’ Frontline, My Dress-Up Darling, and Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku

Do you want anime – any anime – that doesn’t shove fanservice in your face literally every five seconds or so? Too bad, because you’re not getting it.

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Best J-Pop/J-Rock Albums of 2020 (Kind Of)

Welp, it’s that time of year again. I guess it really did sneak up on me because I just didn’t have the chance to check out that much…

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Anime Taste Testing: Deep Insanity: The Lost Child

Full disclosure, I have no idea how this episode ended – my eyes had glazed over by the halfway mark.

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Anime Taste Testing: Sakugan

I’m not crying, you’re crying.

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Anime Taste Testing: Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi

One of these days, Doga Kobo will once again decide to adapt source material as good as Nozaki-kun… but it is not this day.

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Anime Taste Testing: Blue Period

This is one of those shows that I quite want to like, but am still in the process of working out if I actually do.

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Anime Taste Testing: Platinum End

If Madoka Magica was a (bad) battle royale instead of magical-girl.

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Anime Taste Testing: Takt Op. Destiny

After the travesty that was Listeners, my expectations for the similar-sounding Takt Op. Destiny were pretty low, making this series premiere all the more enjoyable.

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Anime Taste Testing: Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru

You know what my problem with this first episode was? Basically everything.

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Anime Taste Testing: Night Head 2041 and Sonny Boy

The final two anime on my to-watch list this season, and they’re… well, they’re not great, but at least it’s something. And if that doesn’t sum up the…

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Anime Taste Testing: Shiroi Suna no Aquatope and D_Cide Traumerei

In what feels like an increasingly barebones season, at least one show is starting off on the right foot.

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Anime Taste Testing: Uramichi Oniisan

There always seems to be one show every season that I want to like more than I actually do. This time around, that’s Uramichi Oniisan.

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Anime Taste Testing: Re-Main and Kageki Shoujo!!

This season’s not off to an amazing start. That said, looking over what seems to be the dozen or so male gaze-centric isekai/power fantasy shows and the ton…

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Best Anime of All Time?

‘Sup, everyone. This post is exactly what the title says – I’m looking for your nominations for the best anime of all time, however you choose to define…

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Anime Taste Testing: Super Cub and Fairy Ranmaru

I really seem to have a knack for reviewing two complete opposites in the same post, don’t I?

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Anime Taste Testing: SSSS.Dynazenon and Mashiro no Oto

One show is about transforming dinosaur-like robots, the other is about the art of the shamisen. The former is the subtle one.

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Anime Taste Testing: Mars Red and Jouran – The Princess of Snow and Blood

No break between seasons this year, so it’s straight into things for me with two titles that, interestingly, are both set in alternative history Japan (albeit with differing…

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AAA2020: The Artemis Anime Awards

Welcome to the eighth consecutive year of the AAA – the one-woman award ceremony where the tickets are on the house, the drinking policy is BYO, and the…

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Anime Bingo

I don’t do memes too often anymore (not cool enough), but I really enjoyed this one, which I first saw posted on Rise’s blog a couple of days…

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Watson Watches: Gankutsuou

Way back in 2014, a friend and I collaborated on a series of articles we called Watson Watches, in which I forced enticed Watson to examine a bunch…

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Sailor Fuku: The Long and Short of It

Despite or perhaps even because of its prevalence in anime, the traditional sailor-style school uniform, or sailor fuku, is one of the more misunderstood articles of clothing out…

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In Case You Missed It (Winter Anime 2021)

I’ll likely be taking this post down in around a week or so, but given that I ended up watching the season premiere of a lot more anime…

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Anime Taste Testing: Wonder Egg Priority

Funny story, I almost passed up on giving this series a look entirely (I don’t even remember why, but possibly simply because there was so little info on…

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Anime Taste Testing: Kemono Jihen

While quite possibly the series I was least looking forward to giving a watch, this ended up being surprisingly alright.

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Anime Taste Testing: Horimiya

Aside from the creepy teacher, this series is actually pretty okay.

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Anime Taste Testing: Back Arrow

So it’s mecha but with backwater villagers dressed as old-west cowboys and the more tech-advanced folk looking like something out of a Chinese-inspired historical-fantasy. Cool cool.

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Anime Taste Testing: 2.43 – Seiin Koukou Danshi Volley-bu

Come for the promise of a decent sports anime, stay for the Fukui-ben.

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Anime Taste Testing: Hortensia Saga

This would have felt lackluster and cliché had it been released 20 years ago – and what’s more, nothing would have changed between then and now aside from…

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