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Kimetsu no Yaiba S2 – 15 [Gathering]

Welcome everyone to another week of Kimetsu no Yaiba! While last week was the quintessential Yaiba episode, this week is a bit more subdued. Not in the fight…

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Ousama Ranking – 13/14 [Kingdom in Turmoil/The Prince’s Return]

Ousama Ranking is back after two weeks of other anime activities!  And it’s…a mixed brace of episodes.  There are things I love and a few points I have…

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The Vision of Escaflowne – 21/22 [Reaction of Fortune/The Black Winged Angel] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to another (late) post about The Vision of Escaflowne! Where last week was a great example of Escaflowne’smoment to moment storytelling, this week is one of…

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Kimetsu no Yaiba S2 – 14 [Transformation]

Welcome to another episode of Kimetsu no Yaiba everyone! This week Nezuko discovers the power of family, Uzui shows us why he is the God of Festivals and…

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2021 Anime Awards and Top 10 List

Mario: Here we are, having made it through the new normal in 2021, and things don’t look much better than they did this time last year. But at…

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Winter 2022 Impressions: Vanitas no Carte S2, Futsal Boys, Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to

Vanitas no Carte S2 Short Synopsis: A bunch of vampires, vampire hunters, a vampire doctor, and some spooky clowns go to fight an ancient monster, only to get…

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Winter 2022 Impressions: Sabikui Bisco, Koroshi Ai, Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja

Sabikui Bisco Short Synopsis: A bow-wielding terrorist crosses a lifeless desert in order to meet a doctor specializing in illegal mushrooms. Wooper: Sabikui Bisco may be the most…

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The Vision of Escaflowne – 19/20 [Operation Golden Rule of Love/False Vows] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to my weekly late post about The Vision of Escaflowne! After the action of the past couple episodes its time to slow down and reflect on…

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Winter 2022 Impressions: Tribe Nine, Sasaki to Miyano, Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu

Tribe Nine Short Synopsis: A brash fisherman and a quiet bullying victim join an Extreme Baseball team in Neo Tokyo. Wooper: Tribe Nine was one of the most…

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Winter 2022 Impressions: Attack on Titan, Kaijin Kaihatsu-bu no Kuroitsu-san, Baraou no Souretsu

Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 Short Synopsis: Some show about large naked people who get really steamy. Armitage: See, at this point, the fact that…

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Kimetsu no Yaiba S2 – 12/13 [Things Are Gonna Get Real Flashy!!/Layered Memories]

Welcome back everyone! Apologies for missing last week, I didn’t have much to say and combined with the new year just put it off until now. Is that…

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Winter 2022 Impressions: Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru, Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja, Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku

Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru Short Synopsis: Sew-me ga Kirei. Armitage: While it may look generic in the way most modern anime set in high school…

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Winter 2022 Impressions: Tokyo 24-ku, Slow Loop, Dolls’ Frontline

Tokyo 24-ku Short Synopsis: Three former classmates receive superhuman abilities after receiving a call from a supposedly dead friend. Wooper: Tokyo 24-ku is one of just three original…

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Ousama Ranking – 11/12 [Older and Younger Brothers/ Footsteps of War]

Ousama Ranking ends its first half with a bang…and a banger of a new OP. Seriously, check it out: That is clearly my OP of the new season!…

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The Vision of Escaflowne – 17/18 [The Edge of the World/The Gravity of Destiny] – Throwback Thursday

Hello everyone and welcome to another week of The Vision of Escaflowne! This is wildly late, prepping the new season and our Yearly awards, along with snowstorms knocking…

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Winter 2022 Impressions: Leadale no Daichi nite, Hakozume: Kouban Joshi no Gyakushuu, Orient

Leadale no Daichi nite Short Synopsis: Bedridden gamer becomes her in-game character 200 years in the future after a hospital fails to install back-up power for her life…

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In Praise of 2021’s Short Anime

Happy New Year, everyone! As was the case in 2019 and 2020, our first post of the new year is a rundown of Wooper’s favorite short anime from…

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Fall 2021 Summary – Week 13

Wooper: Happy New Year, everyone! This is both our final post of 2021 and one of my last solo posts ever, as my semi-retirement from blogging begins today.…

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The Vision of Escaflowne – 13/14/15/16 – Throwback Thursday

Welcome back everyone to the last Escaflowne post of the year! No doubt this is going to be late but considering we are covering 4 episodes, I think…

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Eighty Six S2 – 10 [All That’s Left]

Hello everyone and welcome to the last Eighty Six post of the year. In fact this is the last Eighty Six post until March! That’s right, the production…

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Kimetsu no Yaiba S2 – 10/11 [What Are You?/Tonight]

Welcome back everyone to a special double feature of Kimetsu no Yaiba! Apologies for missing last week, I caught the Covid and surprise surprise, it fucks you up…

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Fall 2021 Summary – Weeks 11-12

Wooper: Merry Christmas, everyone! Whether you’re spending the holidays with family and friends or you’re All Alone on Christmas Eve, I have a gift for you: a brand…

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Winter 2022 Season Preview

Wooper: Let’s be honest with ourselves. This season is going to be remembered for two things: the long-awaited conclusion of Attack on Titan’s TV run, and the continuation…

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Lenlo is sick! I’m sorry.

Hello everyone! So I’m sure you’ve noticed but both the Eighty Six and Kimetsu no Yaiba posts have been late. Well I’m afraid to say the same is…

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Ousama Ranking 10 – [Prince’s Sword]

We finally get to see our Bojji in action!  This week features a bar fight, a scam, and some very understandable suspicions.  Let’s go! Ousama Ranking is doing…

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Eighty Six S2 – 9 [Together Unto Death]

Welcome back everyone to Eighty Six! The shows been having a rough time recently, what with all the delays. In fact we won’t even be getting the last…

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The Vision of Escaflowne – 11/12 [Prophecy of Death/The Secret Door] – Throwback Thursday

Note: This was supposed to go up Friday morning but the auto-scheduler didn’t work. So this time I have a legitimate excuse and know not to use it…

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Fall 2021 Summary – Week 10

Komi-san wa, Komyushou desu – 8 Wooper: This episode peaked early, as its funniest gag arrived just before the OP kicked in. It’s pictured above on the left…

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Kimetsu no Yaiba S2 – 9 [Infiltrating the Entertainment District]

Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of Kimetsu no Yaiba! Last week kicked off our new content but this week is what sold me on it. I…

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Ousama Ranking – 09 [The Queen and the Shield]

Ousama Ranking has superb visuals every week.  We’ve seen hints of what they can do with their cast, but this week two of the primary supporting characters come…

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The Vision of Escaflowne – 9/10 [Memories of a Feather/The Blue-Eyed Prince] – Throwback Thursday

I know, I know, I’m late for another post again. And yes, it’s still Endwalker. But… I just finished the MSQ and it was one of the best…

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Kimetsu no Yaiba S2 – 8 [Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui]

It’s here, it’s here, the next Kimetsu no Yaiba arc has arrived! Finally some new content. Sorry this took so long, I’ve had to tear myself away from…

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Fall 2021 Summary – Week 9

Wooper: Another week, another solo appearance. I might as well retitle these posts “What’s Wooper Watching?” (Not a bad idea for a separate column, actually.) The three shows…

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Eighty Six S2 – 8 [Stay This Way Forever]

Hello everyone and welcome back to Eighty Six! It’s been two weeks since our last episode and its going to be two more weeks until our next. Suffice…

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Ousama Ranking – 7-8 [Prince’s Apprenticeship/Sacrifice of Dreams]

This week’s Ousama Ranking comes as a doubleheader – for an unusual reason.  Normally, when I don’t get around to writing for a week, it’s a personal issue…

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The Vision of Escaflowne – 7/8 [Unexpected Partings/The Day the Angel Flew] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to another week of Escaflowne! These episodes see our time in Asturia come to an abrupt but eventful end. Once again a king flees a burning…

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Heike Monogatari – 11 (END)

Heike Monogatari’s TV finale contained just its second substantial portrayal of armed conflict, following episode 5’s Battle of Uji Bridge. One might think it a bit strange that…

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Fall 2021 Summary – Week 8

Super Crooks – 1-2 Wooper: I went into Super Crooks completely blind, so I had no idea it was a superhero – or more accurately, supervillain – series.…

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Kimetsu no Yaiba S2 – 7 [Set Your Heart Ablaze]

We’ve done it everyone! We’re finally done with Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train TV extended edition! Do you know what that means? That next week we finally get…

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Eighty Six S2 – 7 [The Truth Is]

Hello everyone and welcome to the third “I’m back” catchup post of the week! This time I lucked out because Eighty Six is skipping another episode, letting me…

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The Vision of Escaflowne – 5/6 [Seal of the Brothers/City of Intrigue] – Throwback Thursday

Hello everyone! Apologies for being late on this, Thanksgiving will kinda do that to a man. Food coma’s are dangerous don’t ya know? This week we finish up…

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Kimetsu no Yaiba S2 – 6 [Akaza]

I’m back from New York City everyone! That was a fun trip. Got to see the city, hang out with some friends, go to a weeb convention and…

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Fall 2021 Summary – Weeks 6-7

Blade Runner: Black Lotus – 1-2 Wooper: Black Lotus is yet another of Sola Digital Arts’ CG reimaginings of classic sci-fi properties. Kenji Kamiyama (who also directed the…

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Ousama Ranking – 06 [King of the Underworld]

This week was certainly an episode of Ousama Ranking. It was not an episode I’ll remember for long. “King of the Underworld” was a bit of a chore…

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Heike Monogatari – 10

Episode 10 of Heike Monogatari felt slightly more measured than last week’s blitz of character deaths, family reunions, and political/military developments, but upon closer inspection, the two installments…

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The Vision of Escaflowne – 3/4 [The Gallant Swordsman/The Diabolical Adonis] – Throwback Thursday

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Vision of Escaflowne! This week we meet our next party member, receive our mandatory exposition dump and get to know our…

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State of the Season: Fall 2021

Lenlo: It’s that time of the season again everyone! The time when we get all the writers together to fight about the best show of the season and…

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Kimetsu no Yaiba S2 – 5 [Move Forward!]

Welcome everyone to another episode of Kimetsu no Yaiba! This week is going to be a bit of a shorter post, we don’t have to much to talk…

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Ousama Ranking – 05 [Intertwining Plots]

I’ve been harder on Ousama Ranking than any other reviewer I’ve seen.  I’ve criticized, nitpicked, complained.  But it’s not out of spite – it’s out of love, because…

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Heike Monogatari – 09

The year is 1184. Having fled Fukuhara to escape Genji troops, the Heike are forced to undergo several further relocations in order to avoid their pursuers. In the…

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