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Brief Thoughts On: High School Agent

High School Agent nails the diversity and thrills of a spy story well, with a likeable hero at its center.

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LoveChoice — Visual Novel Review

If you like romantic stories and can appreciate visual novels with added gameplay elements, then LoveChoice is an option I recommend.

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3 Reasons To Watch: My Senpai is Annoying

My Senpai is Annoying has many sweet moments sprinkled throughout where that character development pays off.

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Brief Thoughts On: Night on the Galactic Railroad

I tried to stay open-minded about it, but Night on the Galactic Railroad never recaptured my interest from there.

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5 Reasons To Watch: Metropolis

Metropolis is a 2001 anime adaptation of an Osamu Tezuka manga that first released all the way back in 1949.

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Brief Thoughts On: Dream Dimension Gentleman

Dream Dimension Gentleman is a fantastic short movie that I can recommend to anyone looking for an animated adventure.

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My Windows 3.1 Hentai Nightmare

One that stood out to me was a little game called UltraVixen. Not for any of its actual qualities, mind you

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My Windows 3.1 Hentai Nightmare

One that stood out to me was a little game called UltraVixen. Not for any of its actual qualities, mind you

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5 Reasons To Skip: Gangsta

While this is an interesting premise to draw people in, Gangsta does a very poor job at managing the scope of its story.

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Brief Thoughts On: Wizardry

It's a fascinating origin story for an anime adaptation. Fortunately, Wizardry is more than just a piece of history.

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How to create more time for your hobbies

General advice to make the most of what free time you have

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5 Reasons To Watch: Bastard!!

I much enjoyed how Bastard mashes together fantasy elements from all manner of inspirations. Mainly Western in origin...

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Brief Thoughts On: Kick-Heart

Kick-Heart is a short film created, directed, and partly animated by beloved arthouse weirdo Masaaki Yuasa.

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Manga Monthly: April 2024

A small but excellent selection

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5 Reasons To Watch: Tri-Zenon

Few would guess that Tri-Zenon instead draws inspiration from Legend of the Galactic Heroes of all things instead.

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Brief Thoughts On: Ningyo (1964)

Serving as one of Osamu Tezuka's very first films, Ningyo is an interesting part of anime history to look back on.

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How to do parodies wrong

Lately I've been finding myself in the mood to watch comedy anime that parody other major works in their genre.

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5 Reasons To Watch: Ground Defense Force Mao-chan

Cities get destroyed, billions die, yada yada; you know how it is. In Ground Defense Force Mao-chan the situation is very different indeed.

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Brief Thoughts On: Why the hell are you here, Teacher?

You might wonder how it's even possible to get into situations like that, which is exactly what Why the hell are you here, Teacher? wants.

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Tank Abuse in Anime

While tanks are undeniably rad, they are surpassed in popularity—at least in anime—by a different type of machine

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Pantsu Hunter: Back To The 90s — Visual Novel Review

For a lot of Pantsu Hunter, the silliness is the point. Randomly getting killed is very goofy and the writing is self-aware.

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5 Reasons To Watch: Gushing Over Magical Girls

The other major, obvious draw for Gushing Over Magical Girls is that it is lewd. Very, very, very, VERY lewd.

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Brief Thoughts On: Debutante Detective Corps

Today we have a fun bit of history on our hands. Debutante Detective Corps is a 1996 short film directed by Akiyuki Shinbo

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The Holding Pattern of (Romance) Anime

a lot of anime stories soon end up feeling stale—stagnant event. An effect that I find most noticeable in the romance genre.

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6 Reasons To Watch: The Dangers in my Heart

The Dangers in my Heart had a similar appeal for me as Nagatoro. In that character development is a key focus throughout.

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Brief Thoughts On: Shoka

Shoka falls somewhere between a seinen reinterpretation of Naruto and a Masaaki Yuasa fever dream. If that makes any sense.

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5 Reasons To Watch: Paprika

Combined with the limitless creativity afforded by the dreamlike setting, this makes Paprika a spectacle that is hard to rival.

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Brief Thoughts On: See Me After Class

See Me After Class is raunchy comedy by Ladies Versus Butlers author Munyu that I can only describe as being porn-adjacent.

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Lewding The Loli — When Fanservice Goes Too Far

Lolis will be lewded because there are people who like to see that—even if a large segment of the audience vocally objects to it.

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5 Reasons To Watch: Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight

Manabi Straight usually looks as bouncy and fun as you'd expect of a slice-of-life comedy, but it also taps into more emotional material.

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Brief Thoughts On: Ao-Chan Can’t Study

Ao-Chan Can't Study is a 2019 short anime, consisting of 12 episodes that are about 12 to 13 minutes a piece.

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Power Fantasy, Escapism, and Boring Anime

Providing escapism is one of the most essential roles that entertainment media serves, but can be taken too far.

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5 Reasons To Skip: BOFURI

Many other series have done this premise before in more interesting coats. BOFURI's slapdash structure feels insincere.

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Brief Thoughts On: Hyper Doll

Honestly, Hyper Doll is probably one of the easiest OVA releases of ye olden days to pick up today. Even for those spoiled by modern anime.

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My Ecchi Journey

Chobits wasn't good in spite of the fanservice and ecchi jokes—those were a core part of its identity.

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5 Reasons To Watch: Little Witch Academia

Of all the anime that have done this kind of fantasy, none have tackled it quite so well as Little Witch Academia.

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Brief Thoughts On: Yume de Aetara

While you usually presume that the lead couple will come together in the end, Yume de Aetara is different.

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Anime is perverted and you should be too

Sooner or later, anyone who gets into anime has to come to terms with its perverted side.

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Recommendations: Hilarious Hentai

Your go-to resource for finding hentai anime that double as comedies.

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3 Reasons To Watch: Kiss x Sis

On the topic of love-making, Kiss x Sis pushes that further than almost any other non-hentai anime I have seen.

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Hooked on You – Visual Novel Review

It was inevitable players would get horny for them. Thanks to Hooked on You, the player base finally has an outlet for those base feelings.

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5 Reasons To Watch: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun frequently had me pausing and rewinding the anime because of the occasional laughing fits.

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Brief Thoughts On: First Kiss Story

Rather than showing us the journey towards a romance, First Kiss Story tests whether that romance will hold strong in the face of adversity.

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Kyoto Animation’s Forgotten Romantic Drama

Many would enjoy this anime if they knew about it. So here I am, doing my part to give Noroi no One Piece its long overdue spotlight.

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