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August 7th-13th Week-in-Review

This weekend would have been the weekend that I attended CONvergence 2022, a local media convention that takes place in my area every Summer and which I really…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Fuuto PI

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 Source: Manga Episode Summary: The city of Fuuto is a mysterious place where it’s very easy for magic to become reality. Shotaro Hidari considers…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 11 Source: Manga Episode Summary: After Yuuri’s parents pass away tragically in an accident, he decides to let the servants at his small mansion go…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Uncle From Another World

Streaming: Netflix Episodes: 13 Source: Manga Episode Summary: Seventeen years ago, Takafumi’s uncle was hit by truck-kun, and while his earthly body seemed to be in a coma…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Shine Post

Streaming: HIDIVE Episodes: TBA Source: Light Novel Episode Summary: It’s been nearly a year since the idol group TiNgS was formed. Despite the apparent enthusiasm of the group…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Parallel World Pharmacy

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 Source: Light Novel Episode Summary: A pharmacology researcher works obsessive hours as a response to the loss of his sister from cancer in their…

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July 24th-August 6th Week(s)-in-Review

I’m lucky enough to be able to own a home rather than rent, but of course that situation brings with it a lot of unpredictability. Case-in-point; before we…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 Source: Original Episode Summary: In the Bakumatsu era, the Shinsengumi were nearly wiped out by a mysterious group of masked foes. In order to…

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July 17th-23rd Week-in-Review

Good morning/afternoon, all. This past week has certainly been an exercise in dealing with stress, although I’m happy to say I think I’ve come out the other side…

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Summer 2022 First Impression – Extreme Hearts

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 Source: Original Episode Summary: Hiyori’s idol career has stalled-out before it even truly began. Though she has musical talent and a desire for her…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Black Summoner

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: TBA Source: Light Novel Episode Summary: Summoner Kelvin doesn’t remember anything about his former life. In exchange for better starting stats, he offered up…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: TBA Source: Manga Episode Summary: Yuuhi Amamiya is a busy college student with a lot on his mind, so when he’s initially approached by a…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – When Will Ayumu Make His Move?

Streaming: HIDIVE Episodes: 12 Source: Manga Episode Summary: Urushi is the leader of her school’s shogi club, but unfortunately it’s not quite a club since there are only…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Prima Doll

Streaming: HIDIVE Episodes: 12 Source: Mixed Media Project Episode Summary: Automata or “dolls” are human-shaped tools used by the military to help command large platoons of mechanical …

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July 10th-16th Week-in-Review

Hi everyone. Wow, it’s definitely bee quite the week in my world. Not only because we’ve been in the prep phase for a big upcoming thing at work,…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Call of the Night

Streaming: HIDIVE Episodes: 13 Source: Manga Episode Summary: Ko Yamori can’t sleep, so rather than stay home and keep trying to catch some elusive Zs, he decides to…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Chimimo

Streaming: HIDIVE Episodes: 12 Source: Original Episode Summary: Mutsumi, Hazuki, and Mei are three sisters that share a charming suburban home. One day while Mei is reading, she…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 Source: Manga Episode Summary: Kirishima is a Yakuza who’s generally known as a pretty bad dude – his way of solving most problems for…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 Source: Light Novel Episode Summary: Mizuto and Yume are new to living under the same roof. After the marriage of their parents, they’re stuck…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 Source: Light Novel Episode Summary: Michio Kaga was on the lookout for a new VR game to try, and when he logs into his…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Smile of the Arsnotoria

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 Source: Game Episode Summary: At Ashram Magic Academy, the “Pentragrams” are a group of five girls who, in addition to their magical studies, also…

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July 3rd-9th Week-In-Review

It’s nice to be back to writing again. I used to get so ashamed after taking breaks from writing that it would become more and more difficult to…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Tokyo Mew Mew New

Streaming: HIDIVE Episodes: 12 Source: Manga Episode Summary: Now that Ichigo Momomiya has entered high school, she’s become completely boy-crazy. With the help of her friends, she hopes…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – My Isekai Life

Streaming: HIDIVE Episodes: 12 Source: Light Novel Episode Summary: Yuji is a tamer – what that means to those around him is that, though his heroic abilities are…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Spriggan

Streaming: Netflix Episodes: 6 (45 minutes apiece) Source: Manga Episode Summary: The ARCAM organization is guided by the writing on a mysterious golden tablet, imploring anyone who might…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Yurei Deco

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: TBA Source: Original Episode Summary: On Tom Sawyer Island, love is a ruling force. Or at least that’s the ideal – as people interact with…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Bastard!! Heavy Metal Dark Fantasy

Streaming: Netflix Episodes: 24 Source: Manga Episode Summary: 400 years ago, humanity reached the apex of its own evil, drawing forth the power of Dark to destroy the…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Phantom of the Idol

Streaming: HIDIVE Episodes: 10 Source: Manga Episode Summary: Yuya Niyodo is one half of the male idol group ZINGS, though the effort he brings to the table is…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Teppen!! Laughing ’til You Cry

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: TBA Source: Manga Episode Summary: After winning a regional manzai comedy competition, the manzai trio Young WaiWai is asked to move into a dorm specifically…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Shoot! Goal to the Future

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: TBA Source: Related to Aoki Densetsu Shoot! Episode Summary: Tsuji was once a star on his soccer team, but his own arrogance over his skills…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Lycoris Recoil

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 13 Source: Original Episode Summary: Japan has been considered the worldwide #1 safest country for several years running, but while the general populace may underst…

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Summer 2022 First Impressions – Engage Kiss

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 13 Source: Original Episode Summary: Baylon City is ground zero for the mining of the mineral orgonium. Of course, as with the extraction of most…

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Brief Update… Part 2

Hi everyone, I hope the last couple of weeks have been pleasant for you. I feel as though I blinked once and a bunch of time had passed…

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Convention Report – Anime Central 2022

Hi, all. I’m back from my break feeling refreshed and re-invigorated (at least as much as is possible considering my generally poor sleep habits and what-not). This past…

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Brief Update

Good morning, all (or good afternoon or evening, depending on where and when you’re catching up with anime blogs). I just wanted to provide a brief update on…

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Spring 2022 First Impressions – Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 Source: Light Novel Episode Summary: In his former life, Leon was a typical Japanese adult who happened to have been blackmailed by his younger…

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Spring 2022 First Impressions – Healer Girl

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 Source: Original Episode Summary: Kana, Reimi, and Hibiki are three apprentice healers at the Karasuma Voice Treatment Center, which trains individuals in the ar…

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Spring 2022 First Impressions – I’m Quitting Heroing

Streaming: HIDIVE Episodes: 12 Source: Light Novel Episode Summary: Leo Demonheart was once hired to be humanity’s savior. Using his immense physical and magical ability, he and his…

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Spring 2022 First Impressions – Tomodachi Game

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 Source: Manga Episode Summary: Yuuichi and his four friends are inseparable in spite of their varying circumstances. Yuuichi doesn’t have much money to his…

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S1E1 Week-in-Review – April 17th, 2022

Hi everyone, welcome to another long-overdue week(+)-in-review. It’s been a while since I’ve had anything to include in one of these round-up. Last weekend when I’d normally be…

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Spring 2022 First Impressions – Fanfare of Adolescence

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 13 Source: Original Episode Summary: Yu Arimura is a member of a popular idol group, but after seeing horse racing for the first time he…

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Spring 2022 First Impressions – Love All Play

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: TBA Source: Novel Episode Summary: Ryo is a middle school badminton player who idolizes one of Yokohama Minato high school’s aces, Kento Yusa. While he’…

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Spring 2022 First Impressions – Estab Life: Great Escape

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 Source: Original Episode Summary: Far in the future, Tokyo has been divided up into several isolated areas called “clusters” in which citizens spend …

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Spring 2022 First Impressions – Ya Boy Kongming!

Streaming: HIDIVE Episodes: 12 Source: Manga Episode Summary: General Kongming, a brilliant military strategist during the time of the War of the Three Kingdoms, wished on his deathbed…

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Spring 2022 First Impressions – The Executioner and Her Way of Life

Streaming: HIDIVE Episodes: 12 Source: Light Novel Episode Summary: Menou is both a priestess and an executioner, tasked with protecting her world from the destruction wrought by outsiders…

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Spring 2022 First Impressions – Aharen-san wa Hakarenai

Streaming: Crunchyroll Episodes: TBA Source: Manga Episode Summary: Raido starts his high school career with one goal in mind – to make friends in spite of his somewhat…

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Spring 2022 First Impressions – Kotaro Lives Alone

Streaming: Netflix Episodes: 10 Source: Manga Episode Summary: Kotaro is a precocious four-year-old boy who moves into an apartment by himself. The landlords only seem concerned with whether…

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Spring 2022 First Impressions – Thermae Romae Novae

Streaming: Netflix Episodes: 11 Source: Manga Episode Summary: Lucius Modestus is the son and grandson of architects specializing in the design and construction of bathhouses. Because his father…

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Shiny New Anime – Anime Detour 2022

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great Anime Detour this year. Below are panel materials for this year’s “Shiny New Anime” panel. There’s a presentation, a hand…

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Anime for Grown-Ups – Anime Detour 2022

Hi all, below are my panel materials for “Anime for Grown-Ups.” They include a PowerPoint Presentation with notes and links, and a hand out. Anime for Grown-Ups PowerPoint…

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