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State of the Season – Spring 2021

Amun: Of all the authors here, I think I’m watching the most shows this spring (20), so it’s fitting that I lead us off on the State of…

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86: Eighty Six – 6 [Through to the End]

I’m back with another week of Eighty Six! This is another good week for the show, I think it’s on a roll. From some great direction and lighting…

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META – Chat Box Update

This post isn’t about anime, but about the little chatbox on the right of the site. There’s nothing wrong with it, but this is 2021, so we’re trying…

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Odd Taxi – 06 [Let Me Hear You Say WTF?]

(Before anyone gets on my case, yes I know I’m using a different title than the official English one, but I think “WTF” fits more than “What the…

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Spice and Wolf S2 – 3 [Wolf and Irreconcilable Differences] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome all to another episode of Spice and Wolf! Apologies for the wait on this one, I’ve recently discovered Pillars of Eternity: Deadfire and it’s taken a fair…

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Fumetsu no Anata e – 05 [Those Who Follow]

After an episode like this one, I hardly need to say a thing.   If I had to write one thing about this week’s Fumetsu no Anata e,…

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Megalo Box Nomad – 6 [Aunque estés consciente de tu impotencia, Dios te ofrecerá su imagen para que la pises]

Welcome back to Nomad! This is a bit of a late post, I apologize for that. Busy busy weekend. So how about we skip the preamble just jump…

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Spring 2021 Summary – Week 6

Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song – 07 Helghast: After the mayhem of the Metal Float, this week honestly felt like a Carole and Tuesday episode with Vivy getting a…

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86: Eighty Six – 5 [I’m With You]

This is it ladies and gentleman, this where Eighty Six redeems itself. Forget all of the Starbucks Philosophers and Liberal Arts jokes, Eighty Six is taking its shot.…

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Fumetsu no Anata e – 04 [A Large Vessel]

I don’t know the process by which episode counts are decided for TV anime, but Fumetsu’s 20 seems like a strange number given the industry’s general adherence to…

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Spice and Wolf S2 – 2 [Wolf and the Calm Before the Storm]

Another week, another episode of Spice and Wolf. This episode we see Lawrence hunt for answers, Holo for some quality time and Fermi for a relationship. Will any…

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Odd Taxi – 05 [Don’t Call Me an Idol]

After last week’s detour, we’re back to a nice relaxing drive in the taxi!  Well, mostly.  There were good, bad, and just confusing parts to this week’s ride…

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Spring 2021 Summary – Week 5

Mars Red – 04/05 Lenlo: God Mars Red is just so… aggressively mediocre. About once per episode it will have a good, focused moment of vampiric humanity. Of…

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86: Eighty Six – 4 [Real Name]

Welcome back to another episode of Eighty Six! This week we see the fallout of the Liberal Arts student realizing that posting on social media doesn’t actually solve…

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Megalo Box: Nomad – 5 [La tierra prometida respondió que el mesías no se quedará]

Another week another good episode of Nomad. It’s wild how a show ostensibly about boxing can be so good with so little actual boxing. But that’s just the…

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SSSS.Dynazenon – 05 [What’s Lover-Like Mean?]

Though SSSS.Dynazenon has lifted a number of elements from Gridman thus far, it wasn’t content to recreate that show’s fifth episode this week. Where its parent series put…

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Odd Taxi – 04 [Tanaka’s Revolution]

While many of our authors are abroad, I personally live in the United States.  This episode of Odd Taxi is terrifying to me.  While this particular lost tanuki’s…

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Spice and Wolf S2 – OVA + 1 [Wolf and a Sudden Rift] – Throwback Thursday

I hope everyone enjoyed Spice and Wolf because it’s back for round 2. That’s right, this season of Throwback Thursday is staying on the foxy waifu train, its…

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Fumetsu no Anata e – 03 [A Small Evolution]

I’m still withholding my assessment of Fumetsu no Anata e’s forest makeover, as it feels like this chapter won’t reach its climax for a while yet. There was…

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86: Eighty Six – 3 [I Don’t Want to Die]

Welcome back to another week of Eighty Six! I was pretty critical last week as many of you noticed. Whether you agreed or disagreed though I think we…

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Spring 2021 Summary – Week 4

Super Cub – 03 Wooper: Is it just me, or did this episode feel like the conclusion to a three-part OVA? Koguma’s closing monologue neatly closed the book…

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Megalo Box: Nomad – 4 [Si la flor del alma florece, el amor no se perderá]

Hello once again, I am back with another episode of Megalo Box: Nomad! Apologies for the wait, I went to go and see Demon Slayer: Mugen Train this…

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Odd Taxi – 03 [Borrowed Plumes and the Bodyguard]

Welcome to a late week Odd Taxi post!  This week sees a variety of relationships unfold, plus we have some popular fan theories to discuss.  Let’s amble our…

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SSSS.Dynazenon – 04 [What Is This Thumping Heart?]

Whenever an anime protagonist gets taken out by a Japanese cold, the resulting episode tends to be lower-key than normal, and that’s exactly what happened in “What Is…

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Spice and Wolf Season 1 Anime Review – 81/100 – Throwback Thursday

Ah the late 2000’s, I remember you well. For those that remember what anime conventions are like, at least before the world shut down, there’s always a yearly…

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Fumetsu no Anata e – 02 [A Rambunctious Girl]

I’m mixed on nearly every aspect of To Your Eternity’s new direction. The story? An indigenous ‘virgin sacrifice’ drama, time-tested but lacking in flavor. The human characters? Dutiful…

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Spring 2021 Summary – Weeks 2-3

Wooper: With the Spring 2021 season now in full swing, we’re watching quite a few shows that aren’t receiving regular coverage, so here’s a column to run them…

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Megalo Box: Nomad – 3 [Si deseas la dañina pudrición de las raíces, no bloquees la boca del ánfora]

Welcome back to another week of Nomad! A lot happens as Nomad kicks it into high gear, sprinting through the tournament. Meanwhile the hostility between the locals and…

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86 – Eighty Six – 2 [Spearhead]

I’m back and this time with another new Spring 2021 show, 86 – Eighty Six! God that’s a confusing name. Almost as confusing as the setting! That’s right…

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Wonder Egg Priority – 9-12

Wooper: When it comes to original works, Wonder Egg Priority is the most inventive and audacious anime that the winter season had to offer. Whether it be girl-driven…

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SSSS.Dynazenon – 2-3

We’re only three episodes in, and Trigger’s latest TV anime has already been to space.   2018’s SSSS.Gridman wasn’t one of my favorite shows of that year, despite…

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Spring 2021 Coverage & First Episode Awards

Wooper: Spring has finally sprung, and with it comes one of the biggest anime seasons in a long while. Over the past two weeks, we’ve published our thoughts…

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Spice and Wolf S1 – 13 [Wolf and a New Journey] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to the finale of the first season of Spice and Wolf! It’s been a surprising season of Throwback Thursday for me, I wasn’t expecting to like…

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Spring 2021 First Impressions: Fumetsu no Anata e, Bishounen Tanteidan, Cestvs: The Roman Fighter

Fumetsu no Anata e Short Synopsis: An immortal being learns about the fleeting joy and terrible sorrows of living. Armitage: The reason why To Your Eternity’s biggest litmus…

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Horimiya Anime Review

It’s hard to be a romcom in a post-Kaguya-sama world. Audiences have gone gaga for that series’ arc-based storytelling and high attention to detail, creating a narrow set…

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Odd Tax – 02 [How to Spend a Long Night]

Welcome to Odd Taxi with Amun! After taking a season off, it’s good to be back! We’re here with our favorite taxi walrus Odokawa and his motley – …

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Spring 2021 First Impressions: Ijiranaide Nagatoro-san, Tokyo Revengers, Edens Zero

Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san Short Synopsis: A high school girl bullies a nerdy upperclassman for her own amusement. Wooper: I expected to hate Nagatoro-san the same way I did Teasing…

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Megalo Box Nomad – 2 [La desesperación da coraje a los cobardes]

Welcome all to the Spring 2021 season! My name is Lenlo and like usual I get to have the first post of the season. This time brought to…

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Spring 2021 First Impressions: Slime Taoshite 300-nen, 86: Eighty Six, Shadows House

Slime Taoshite 300-nen Short Synopsis: Salarywoman dies of overwork and comes back committed to doing the minimum. And accidentally becomes overpowered. Amun: For whatever reason, some anime recently…

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Spring 2021 First Impressions: Zombieland Saga: Revenge, Bakuten, The World Ends With You

Zombieland Saga: Revenge Short Synopsis: A Zombie Idol group bombs a performance and has to get real jobs. Amun: I went into this episode thinking, “what else could…

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Spring 2021 First Impressions: Fruits Basket, Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou Desu, Super Cub

Fruits Basket: The Final Short Synopsis: A zodiac-themed family’s infighting results in tears, physical assault, and slumber parties. Wooper: Here’s your yearly reminder that the Fruits Basket reboot…

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Spice and Wolf S1 – 12 [Wolf and a Pack of Pups] – Throwback Thursday

I’m back with the penultimate episode of Spice and Wolf! Season 1 at least. This is a big episode with lots of things happening. Some I expected, others…

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Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel – III Spring Song Anime Review – 95/100

It’s taken years to reach this finale and it’s something I have been looking forward to for quite some time. The Heaven’s Feel movies so far have proved…

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SK8 the Infinity – 12 + Final Thoughts

It’s ADAM’s world, and we’re just living in it.   This post will have to double as an episode 12 recap and a series review, because I’ve run…

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Spring 2021 First Impressions: Odd Taxi, Dragon Ie wo Kau, Hige wo Soru

Odd Taxi Short Synopsis: One snarky taxi driver boi faces off with corrupt cops, nostalgic doctors, viral wannabes, plus his own demons. And maybe a teenage girl he…

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2.43 Seiin Koukou Danshi volley-bu Anime Review 30/100

I normally try to start these reviews with some kind of cutesy lead in. Maybe a play on the sports anime genre and how it needs more drama…

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Spring 2021 First Impressions: Megalo Box S2, Thunderbolt Fantasy S3, Sayonara Watashi no Cramer

Megalo Box S2 Short Synopsis: Seven years after his victory at Megalonia, “Gearless” Joe has become a shadow of his former self. Lenlo: My biggest gripe with the…

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Spring 2021 First Impressions: Shakunetsu Kabaddi, Mashiro no Oto, Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song

Shakunetsu Kabaddi Short Synopsis: Guy gives up on his dream to be a Livestreamer to find joy in touching other guys instead. Armitage: How about that! I was…

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Horimiya – 12-13 [Hitherto and Forevermore/I Would Gift You the Sky]

Horimiya’s penultimate episode served as yet more evidence that the show values individual moments over any overarching story. The second half of this one jumped between characters on…

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Spring 2021 First Impressions: Jouran, Shaman King, SSSS.Dynazenon

Jouran: The Princess of Snow and Blood Short Synopsis: Emo magical-girl show set in period Japan. Lenlo: Everything about Jouran screams that it’s trying too hard. It has…

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