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Spring Anime 2021 Week 11

Still sharp, Fumetsu no Anata e makes the most out of this week, extending Gugu’s story with pleasing structural grace and a healthy devotion to its sentimental touchpoints.

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 10

As far as quality is concerned, Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song isn't flinching at all in its latest, still very much gliding on its usual favorable assets as it…

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 9

This was about as neat of a demonstration as you can get to 86's current quality - an eighth episode that brightly illuminates the often tainted experience that…

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 8

The way Super Cub navigates its material is yet again pleasing this week - with plenty of spacious, open-air segments that serve to roll in the new Autumn…

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 7

Osamake is now an experiment, the series has effectively deteriorated into a test of mental fortitude as its ability to churn out creatively bankrupt text and banal characterization…

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 6

Riding on firm storytelling fundamentals can still consistently steer your twenty minutes of content into pleasant places, especially if that content is orchestrated in a way where it…

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 5

Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song returns in impressive fashion, summoning the theatricality of its very early material and glazing it over with a level of empathy that's reminiscent of…

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 4

Shadows House returns with a pleasing third episode, plump with a variety of smaller assets that generally make methodical narratives like this work.

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 3

Fumetsu no Anata e finally gets started and the wait was well worth it - already beginning to glisten with the particular blend of sensitive properties that make…

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 2

Yes, he's 26, and yes she's 17 - all preconceived notions of age gap will instantly be in play for viewers, but the premiere of Hige wo Soru.…

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Spring Anime 2021 Week 1

While we still have some lingering Winter shows wrapping up, leading us off is Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song which delivers a praiseworthy premiere, neatly painted in smooth narrative…

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Winter Anime 2021 Week 12 [Check-In]

Wonder Egg Priority’s expected competence proceeds – a focused, workman-like episode that does its job in demystifying the Accas in a gradually grim way, inevitably fitting in snuggly…

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Winter Anime 2021 Week 11 [Check-In]

Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun gets ever closer to its conclusion and evidently, is only getting stronger along the way.

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Winter Anime 2021 Week 10 [Check-In]

Horimiya bounces back with an episode of actual substance - anxious relationship drama layered over a spongy cake of insecurity.

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Winter Anime 2021 Week 9 [Check-In]

Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun thankfully gets back on track as it dedicates its latest episode to resuming the thorough erosion of Tomozaki's social shell – proving to be pretty sweet…

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Winter Anime 2021 Week 8 [Check-In]

Associating with a character's drama naturally demands moving beyond yourself, and understanding someone's own lived experiences and resulting perspective even if it's mostly foreign to you.

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Winter Anime 2021 Week 7 [Check-In]

The positive streak for Wonder Egg Priority continues, extending a favorable combination of grim inquiry, intimacy, and insightful character vignettes for all to enjoy.

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Winter Anime 2021 Week 6 [Check-In]

This felt like a return to form for Horimiya - decisive in the bigger picture with what it wants to accomplish and competent in executing its moment to…

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Winter Anime 2021 Week 5 [Check-In]

Offering yet another great showing, Wonder Egg Priority pushes out a fourth episode that's in fantastic shape; Crafting a strong personality through thematic subtext that boiled elegantly into…

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Winter Anime 2021 Week 4 [Check-In]

Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu is back and with a fourth outing that is challenging for a lot of viewers - concerning itself deeply with sexually touchy…

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Winter Anime 2021 Week 3 [Check-In]

Presented with the opportunity of success or failure, Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? enthusiastically chooses the latter - offering a third episode that's visually embarrassing and narratively unimpressive…

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Winter Anime 2021 Week 2 [Check-In]

Layered, poignant, and elegantly articulated - Wonder Egg Priority had a fantastic debut made even more impressive considering this is Wakabayashi's first time directing a full-length series

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Winter Anime 2021 Week 1 [Check-In]

New year, new season of anime, same coverage. Let's rundown a heap of new shows and see how they stack up.

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Fall Anime 2020 Week 12 [Check-In]

Majo no Tabitabi departs with a competent episode, showcasing various potential results of Elaina's travels and anchoring them all back to the essence of her character in the…

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Fall Anime 2020 Week 11 [Check-In]

Kamisama ni Natta H returns with a steaming serving of awful – attempting to pull-off a crucial tear-jerking reveal in the script, with the only drawback being the…

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Fall Anime 2020 Week 10 [Check-In]

Once again, Adachi to Shimamura executed an episode that's tightly in its genre's wheelhouse with a fair amount of tact and grace.

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Fall Anime 2020 Week 9 [Check-In]

It's another week and yet another dose of Munou na Nana doing what it does best - placing its brand of tension, manipulation, and deceit in an excellent…

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Fall Anime 2020 Week 8 [Check-In]

Kamisama ni Natta Hi makes yet another valiant statement to establish itself as a swiftly sinking ship.

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Fall Anime 2020 Week 7 [Check-In]

This was a really pleasing turnout from Jujutsu Kaisen on both sides of the coin - delivering an immersive production effort down to the tacks and pushing out…

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Fall Anime 2020 Week 6 [Check-In]

Akudama Drive's fifth turnout is another good one, shifting gears from its vibrant, bombastic nature to a quiet, character-driven showing with really no visible troubles at all.

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Fall Anime 2020 Week 5 [Check-In]

We're now just stacking good episodes on top of good episodes in Munou na Nana, and it’s starting to feel a little underrated in the bigger picture of…

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Fall Anime 2020 Week 4 [Check-In]

Majo no Tabitabi is a pretty work at face value, but its beauty is almost always underlined with a careful dusting of emotional text.

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Fall Anime 2020 Week 3 [Check-In]

Coming in at the top of this week, it's round two and Akudama Drive is going strong, offering yet another sharp episode full of smart compositions and flows.

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