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Brief Thoughts On: Growlanser IV

If you're in the mood for a political anime, then Growlanser IV: Wayfarer of Time offers that in a uniquely short format.

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Goodnight Punpun – My Mixed Feelings On A Manga Darling

Like with so many other stories, Goodnight Punpun loses its luster as it keeps extending itself further and further.

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5 Reasons To Watch: Katanagatari

Whether you're an established fan of Isin's work or not, Katanagatari is an anime that'll defy your expectations one way or another.

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Brief Thoughts On: High Score

High Score is short enough that, if anything about it seems even mildly interesting to you, then you may as well just give it a watch.

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Why do so many romantic subplots suck?

Something that bothers me in a lot of my anime lately is how often I have to sit through poorly-executed, romantic subplots

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5 Reasons To Watch: El-Hazard

All the different inspirations come together very well, making El-Hazard a fascinating world that I wish we could've gotten to see more of.

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Brief Thoughts On: Cosmos Pink Shock

After just 2 episodes, production on Cosmos Pink Shock was stopped and she vanished from the cover of Anime Vision's releases.

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Top 20 Terrible Anime OPs

We talked about the best openings in anime, so now it's time to address all the terrible anime OPs that we'd rather never hear again.

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5 Reasons To Skip: Lucky Star

With strong vision and dedication, Lucky Star could have turned out very interesting. Instead it's content with wallowing in old glory.

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3 Reasons To Watch: Kurogane Communication

Released in 1998, Kurogane Communication is a post-apocalyptic anime with a touch of found family wholesomeness.

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3 Reasons To Skip: Nightwalker – The Midnight Detective

I would love to know the story of how Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective was produced because—holy shit—it is pathetic.

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Brief Thoughts On: Galactic Pirates

Comparing Galactic Pirates to Dirty is unavoidable, I feel, but such comparisons are utterly one-sided in favor of the latter

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3 Reasons To Watch: Hanamaru Kindergarten

Much of the enjoyment in Hanamaru Kindergarten comes from watching its cast of adorable little rascals have their cute, little adventures.

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Brief Thoughts On: Canary

Canary is a short and inoffensive OVA, with a curious history attached to it. Not good, but certainly not bad either.

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The Desperate Sequelhook

The ending to an anime is paramount, yet so many series gamble away their one chance to leave a lasting impression on a futile sequelhook.

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3 Reasons To Watch: Hinamatsuri

There are few anime that come to mind where I laughed as often and as loudly as I did while watching Hinamatsuri

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Brief Thoughts On: Natsu e no Tobira

For a movie that only clocks in at about an hour, Natsu e no Tobira has an engrossing plot with complex characters to it.

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The forgotten childhood anime

Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Digimon, the holy trinity of childhood anime, at least for those of us who grew up in the 90s and early 2000s.

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5 Reasons To Watch: Mon Colle Knights

Mon Colle Knights wasn't just an adaptation of the card game, but also a bid to make the game more appealing to children.

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The myth of the jaded critic

"Become a critic and you'll never enjoy your hobby again!"

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3 Reasons To Skip: Aim for the Ace (1973)

Aim for the Ace is desperate to make any amount of actual animation last, but its shortcuts are far too obvious and painful.

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Brief Thoughts On: Space Family Carlvinson

With its fun comedy and peak adorableness, Space Family Carlvinson is a movie that I wholeheartedly recommend.

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3 Reasons To Watch: Uzamaid!

#1 Poking fun at fetishists UzuMaid centers around an 8-year-old Russian girl called Misha, who now lives...

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5 Reasons To Watch: Kemonozume

Kemonozume was to be the first time that Yuasa got to unleash his artistic vision unto a full-length TV anime.

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Brief Thoughts On: Heisei Harenchi Gakuen

Unlike other ecchi comedies, Heisei Harenchi Gakuen makes 0 attempt to obscure the point of its nudity & fanservice.

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5 Reasons To Watch: Interspecies Reviewers

Monster Musume may have ignited a renewed interest in anime monster girls, but Interspecies Reviewers takes the concept far, far further.

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3 Reasons To Skip: True Tears

It takes effort to write a harem anime without a single likeable character in it, but True Tears pulls it off. And no, it's not deliebrate.

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Brief Thoughts On: Dragon Pink

I can totally recommend skipping around Dragon Pink to appreciate some quality fantasy hentai, but its probably best to skip the story.

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Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

Dream Daddy is a game that has been on my radar for a while now, but I have been reluctant to give it a shot.

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4 Reasons To Watch: Wotakoi

Wotakoi combines an office romance setting with a story about awkward geeks trying to figure out how to do relationships correctly.

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Brief Thoughts On: Call Me Tonight

Call Me Tonight is a lesser-known OVA from the mid-80s, created by Studio AIC back when they were still relatively new to the anime scene.

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5 Reasons To Skip: Bible Black

The problem isn't that Bible Black is "too dark" or anything. Its grimdark plot just doesn't save it from being absolutely boring.

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3 Reasons To Watch: Rumbling Hearts

Rumbling Hearts does a fantastic job at encapsulating the look & feel of anime just after the turn of the millennium.

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Brief Thoughts On: Spirit of Wonder – Miss China’s Ring

In a quiet town, a young woman nicknamed "Miss China" runs an inn that is frequented by all manner of sailors, townsfolk, and local oddballs.

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5 Reasons To Watch: My Next Life as a Villainess

Can Catarina Claes change her predestined future or was her next life as a villainess doomed from the start?

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Behind The Scenes: January 2022

Renovations, dry january, and romance

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Political Correctness Mr. Popo

Mr. Popo. is an assistant to the guardian of Earth, the caretaker of the mystical Lookout, and a racist icon.

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5 Reasons To Watch: Dragon Ball Z Kai

Even though it continues to inspire so many other anime, Dragon Ball Z Kai still feels wholly original today.

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Growing out of anime

as I rapidly approach my 30s, a phenomenon I have noticed is that many peers and friends have begun to worry about growing out of anime.

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5 Reasons To Watch: Symphogear

The best way I can describe Symphogear is by saying that it's a sci-fi magical girl anime crossed with an idol show.

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Brief Thoughts On: Shadows House

Shadows House certainly has the look & feel that I also loved in Kuro, so it's a shame that everything else failed to impress.

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BookWalker — My Digital Revolution

There are a lot of strong qualities to Bookwalker, which makes the absence of several common sense features all the more painful.

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5 Reasons To Read: Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san

There have been many new romcom manga on the market lately, but ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san rises far above its competitors.

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