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Sonny Boy – 10/11 [Summer and the Demon/11]

Welcome back everyone to another week of me missing my deadline and merging two Sonny Boy posts together! I have no excuse this week I’m afraid. Sonny Boy…

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Heike Monogatari – 1-2

The Tale of the Heike is a classical Japanese epic detailing a war fought for control of the country near the end of the 12th century. It has…

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Haibane Renmei – 8 [The Bird] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to another episode of Haibane Renmei! This week’s episode is one of the more unique ones, though the solo title alone probably gives that away. Is…

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Summer 2021 – Weekly Summary Week 12

Amun: Note: This is the second to last week of this season’s weekly summary, with several shows wrapping up. I’m going to have to take a break next…

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Fall 2021 Season Preview

Wooper: Summer’s barrage of trend-chasing fantasies and midseason disappointments has nearly reached its end, which means it’s time to look ahead to Fall 2021! This is one of…

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Haibane Renmei – 7 [Scar/Illness/Arrival of Winter] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome back everyone to another episode of Haibane Renmei! This post accidentally got deleted so I had to rewrite it, so apologies for being slightly late. Last week…

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Sonny Boy – 8/9 [Laughing Dog/This Salmon Chazuke Is Missing Its Salmon Nya]

Welcome all to a very late post about Sonny Boy! I haven’t been very good at my job recently, this internet one not my real job, and for…

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Summer 2021 Weekly Summary – Week 11

Kaizoku Oujo – 5-6 Wooper: Pirate Princess Fena may not be the most pleasant surprise of the year (that’d be Odd Taxi), but it has to rank pretty…

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Kobayashi-san Chi no Maidragon S – 9-10

This is it – this is the Maidragon I’ve been missing. These two episodes were a potpourri of workplace comedy, dragon combat, intergenerational bonding, and concentrated optimism that…

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Haibane Renmei – 6 [End of Summer/Rain/Loss] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome all to the halfway point of Haibane Renmei! Or close enough to it at least since it’s thirteen episodes. We have a lot to cover this week…

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Summer 2021 Weekly Summary – Week 10

My Villain (Hero) Academia (S5) – 22 Amun: After last week’s controversial and personally disappointing episode, MVA is back on track. For some reason, it wasn’t clear until…

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Haibane Renmei – 5 [Library/Abandoned Factory/Beginning of the World] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome back everyone to another episode of Haibane Renmei! This week we are once again following a new character in Nemu. Is it any good? Was it as…

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Sonny Boy – 7 [Road Book]

Welcome all to another (late) episode of Sonny Boy! Some of you may wonder why these take so longer for me to put out but the answer is…

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Summer 2021 Weekly Summary – Week 9

Kaizoku Oujo – 3-4 Wooper: This is one good-looking anime series. It’s got backgrounds that make you want to travel to the places that inspired them, character designs…

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Kobayashi-san Chi no Maidragon S – 7-8

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid has been in hangout comedy mode for several weeks now, paying just as much attention to its supporting players as either of the characters…

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Haibane Renmei – 4 [Trash Day/Clock Tower/Birds Flying Over the Walls] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to another week of Haibane Renmei! This is another slow one like the last, yet for some reason I can’t help but like it more. Is…

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Sonny Boy – 6 [The Long Goodbye]

Welcome everyone to the big event, the big twist, the turning point for Sonny Boy! Did it work? Was the episode good, does it all make sense now?…

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Summer 2021 Weekly Summary – Week 8

Kaizoku Oujo – 1-2 Wooper: Kazuto Nakazawa’s new TV anime, a pre-industrial pirate/ninja mashup, is off to what I’d call a decent start. Its design sensibilities remind me…

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Haibane Renmei – 3 [Temple/The Communicator/Pancakes] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to week 3 of Haibane Renmei! This is a pretty slow one all things considered but there’s still plenty for us to talk about. So without…

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Sonny Boy – 5 [Leaping Classrooms]

Hello everyone and welcome to a very late post for Sonny Boy episode 5! Sorry about that. Between my new 40k models coming in and this episode just…

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State of the Season – Summer 2021

Mario: This surely is one of the sparest seasons in recent memory. Ironically, with the current lockdown in my city, I managed to touch base with all the…

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Haibane Renmei – 2 [Town and Wall/Touga/Haibane Renmei] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to week 2 of Haibane Renmei! This episode isn’t to surprising. It establishes the setting of the story and a number of surrounding locations, but what…

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Kobayashi-san Chi no Maidragon S – 5-6

It can be easy to forget just how big Dragon Maid’s cast is, since a lot of its supporting members are pretty one-note, but these two episodes did…

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Summer 2021 Weekly Summary – Week 6

Love Live! Superstar!! – 1 Wooper: After holding out for a good eight years, this was my first time viewing a Love Live anime, and wouldn’t you know…

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Sonny Boy – 4 [The Great Monkey Baseball]

Welcome all to episode 4 of Sonny Boy! Apologies for the delayed post, Otakon was this weekend and ended up going so its been busy the last few…

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Fumetsu no Anata e – 13-15 [Dropped]

This will be my last time writing about Fumetsu no Anata e. Several of its recent episodes have left me without a single positive thing to say, and…

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Kageki Shoujo!! – 06 [A Glimpse of Stardom]

Hello everyone, and welcome to the halfway point of Kageki Shoujo. This week we get more insight into the lives of a couple of other girls who are…

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Haibane Renmei – 1 [Cocoon/Dream of Falling from the Sky/Old Home] – Throwback Thursday

Hello and welcome everyone to the next season of Throwback Thursday, Haibane Renmei! I know nothing of this show going into it and after 1 episode I can…

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Which is the better Full Metal Alchemist?

  There is a great debate raging among Star Crossed authors – which is the better Full Metal Alchemist series? Join us on discord: https://discord.gg/y4TtTgxcp4, go to that…

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Summer 2021 Weekly Summary – Week 5

Vanitas – 05 Amun: (Sorry, sorry, I know I’m not Armi). Vanitas this week was worth talking about – and how it’s faring as a vampire show overall.…

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Kageki Shoujo!! – 05 [The Chosen Maidens]

Our lovely group of girls aiming to be the top Kouka star return in this week’s episode to come back to their usual school life and all the…

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Sonny Boy – 3 [The Cat Who Wore Sandals]

Welcome to another week of Sonny Boy! This is a pretty trippy episode all things considered, but one I still enjoyed. So without further ado lets jump in!…

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Kobayashi-san Chi no Maidragon S – 3-4

One thing I’ve always enjoyed about Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is its energetic commentary on the human experience. It’s interested in topics such as friendship, work-life balance, and finding…

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Shiroi Suna no Aquatope – 02/ 03 [Getting Wet Is Part Of the Job/ Life Begins In the Ocean]

If you follow the seasonal preview and the first impression posts, you get an idea on where I stand about P.A.Works originals as a whole. I have deep…

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Spice and Wolf Season 2 Anime Review – 70/100 – Throwback Thursday

Sequels always have it rough. If they change to much they risk losing their original audience. Yet if they change to little then their old audience could grow…

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Summer 2021 Weekly Summary – Week 4

My Hero Academia – 105 Amun: (Side note: reactions are too hard – I might do them again at some point). It has been a while since I…

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Kageki Shoujo!! – 04 [Tears Overwritten]

After putting the viewers through the emotional gauntlet last time around, Kageki Shoujo returns this week attempting a more balanced tone in narrative, adding in bits of slapstick…

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Sonny Boy – 2 [Aliens]

Welcome everyone to another season of anime! This is a pretty slow one all things considered but through some clever word play, see “asking nicely”, I was able…

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Summer 2021 Weekly Summary – Week 3

Amun: Hello! I’m your new weekly summary host, Amun. I’m going to be trying a little something slightly new: adding reactions to each episode we watch for the…

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Kobayashi-san Chi no Maidragon S – 02 [Hot Guy Kobayashi!]

After a week of the Internet wringing its collective hands over the “gift” given to Kobayashi-san in the previous episode, it only lasted for seven minutes of this…

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Kageki Shoujo!! – 02+03 [Those Who Long to Cross the Silver Bridge | The Teddy Bear]

When I was little, six or seven years old, I used to wonder where babies came from. The story about a hardworking stork carrying them around had started…

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Summer 2021 Coverage & First Episode Awards

I’ll spare you the doom and gloom about this season’s anime lineup. Putting aside the dearth of worthwhile new series, summer is a time to relax and unwind,…

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Summer 2021 First Impressions: D_Cide Traumerei, Deatte 5-byou de Battle, Night Head 2041

D_Cide Traumerei the Animation Short Synopsis: Handsome fighter fights some hands. Mario: I’m most forgiving of fully-3D shows compared to the rest of the writers here, so I…

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Spice and Wolf S2 – 12 [Wolf and the Endless Tears] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome all to the final episode of Spice and Wolf Season 2! It’s been a long road to get here, 6 whole months of wolf waifu. While this…

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Fumetsu no Anata e – 10-12

After the severe disappointment of Fumetsu no Anata e’s late May to early June run, I wasn’t particularly eager to revisit the series, but I knew that its…

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Summer 2021 First Impressions: Shiroi Suna no Aquatope, Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu, Meikyuu Black Company

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope Short Synopsis: A failed idol and an overworked highschooler collide in a quiet, mystical…aquarium? Mario: Ahh P.A. Works, how conflicted my love for you.…

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Summer 2021 First Impressions: Kobayashi-san’s Dragon Maid S, Seirei Gensouki, Isekai ni Tsukurou Drugstore

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maidragon S Short Synopsis: A programmer and her live-in maid are threatened by a bizarrely proportioned interloper (who gives Kobayashi-san an unexpected package). Wooper: You…

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Summer 2021 First Impressions: Getter Robo Arc, Tantei wa Mou Shindeiru, Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha

Getter Robo Arc Short Synopsis: An irradiated human being teams up with a part-dinosaur pilot to defend Earth from an alien invasion. Wooper: Arc is the fifth installment…

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Spice and Wolf S2 – 10/11 [Wolf and the Lonely Smile/Wolf and the Decision to Part] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome all to the penultimate post for Spice and Wolf Season 2! Apologies for missing last week. I had a case of writers block and couldn’t figure out…

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Summer 2021 First Impressions: Kageki Shoujo!!, Uramichi Oniisan, Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid

Kageki Shoujo!! Short Synopsis: A tall girl joins an Opera troupe to play Lady OSCARRRRR.  Armitage: Kageki Shoujo is an anime featuring an all-girls central cast, a light academia…

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