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Thank You for 8 Years Together!

Long time to see, friends! It’s been 8 years since I first opened Takuto’s Anime Cafe!! 🥳 I’ve had all kinds of amazing opportunities throughout this time, including…

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Bai Cha’s “My Cat Hates Me” is a Manhua Must-Read for Pet Lovers || Review (ARC)

China’s cat with big attitude is making his international debut—make way for Your Highness!

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EVERYDAY EVA: 3.0+1.0 – The Joy of Evangelion | Mecha March

Shinji, shocked into despair at Kaworu’s death, slowly starts to move forward thanks to friends both old and new. Finally, his nostalgia, spirit, and tragedy will lead him…

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EVERYDAY EVA: 3.33 – The Tragedy of Evangelion | Mecha March

Following the cataclysmic pursuit of his desires, Shinji reawakens to an unfamiliar red world. The only shred of hope to be found lies with the boy from the…

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EVERYDAY EVA: 2.22 – The True Spirit of Evangelion

Shinji Ikari’s story reaches a “break” in the path, and the added drama of new pilots and Angels alike snowballs into his heroic decision to protect the one…

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EVERYDAY EVA: 1.11 – The Nostalgia of Evangelion | Mecha March

The first epic film in the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy sets the groundwork for an entirely new story to come.

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EVERYDAY EVA – The End of Evangelion: Fate and Destruction, Joy and Rebirth | Mecha March

The climactic final act of the original NGE plays out on the global stage as prophetic wishes come to pass. The end and the beginning are one in…

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 26: At the End of the World, There Is Love | Mecha March

Instrumentality continues to unravel Shinji’s narrative, weaving his consciousness with the minds and hearts of others. A discovery is made, and love is found.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 25: Absurdism, Allegory, and ‘The Theme Itself’ | Mecha March

The Angels are finally gone, but Shinji is far from achieving happiness. While he grapples with the truth of his weakness, human instrumentality begins.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 24: Worthy of My Grace | Mecha March

SEELE heralds the arrival of the final messenger. Shinji meets Kaworu, the fifth child. The destiny they share causes Shinji to rethink everything.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 23: Tears, the Products of Love and Hate | Mecha March

The penultimate 16th Angel fuses with Unit-00, and, in Ritsuko’s tearful outburst, the truth of Rei Ayanami is finally disseminated to Misato and Shinji.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 22: The Great Toppling, or Asuka’s Fall From Grace | Mecha March

The first pilot to fall in the final act is none other than the girl who once stood at the very top of her game.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 21: The Dark History of NERV | Mecha March

We travel back to the past to see how the world came to hang in the precarious balance that it does. Unsurprisingly, NERV’s history holds the answers.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 20: A Woman’s Lust, A Mother’s Love | Mecha March

As Dr. Akagi tries to reconstruct Shinji’s body from outside the entry plug, Shinji plunges into the world of his mind.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 19: The Decision We All Must Make | Mecha March

While Shinji vows to never pilot EVA again after his father’s betrayal, the 14th Angel carves a path of devastation to NERV HQ.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 18: Shock and Horror | Mecha March

EVA-03’s startup test goes horribly wrong, and Shinji is torn between surrendering his life or eliminating the enemy EVA—along with the pilot inside.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 17: Sowing the Seeds of Tragedy | Mecha March

The next phase of the Drama Arc rolls out over a trilogy of episodes, and this first stages the tragedy to come.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 16: Dramaturgy and the Human Mind | Mech March

As the 12th Angel swallows Unit-01 and parts of Tokyo-3 into its shadow, Shinji is pulled into the space of his mind.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 15: The Shadow Tells No Lies | Mecha March

Kisses are swapped and secrets are shared in this otherwise unsuspecting episode.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 14: Recapitulation and Experimentation | Mecha March

A recap of the series’ first half is provided, followed by another pilot test that goes horribly wrong.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 13: Computers. Corrosion. Casper. | Mecha March

When a new kind of Angel hacks its way into NERV, only the good Dr. Akagi can secure humanity’s victory.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 12: Catch It With Your Bare Hands! | Mecha March

Shinji shoulders the secrets of Misato’s past to become a hero against their biggest threat yet.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 10: Existence is Pain (and so is Embarrassment) | Mecha March

Asuka turns up the heat as the star magma diver—and the humiliation is unforgettable.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 9: A Dance With Devils | Mecha March

Asuka is determined to prove her worth, but her partner is less than enthusiastic.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 8: Asuka Arrives, and My Life Forever Changes! | Mecha March

The Unit-02 pilot dazzles her way onto the scene, and Shinji’s world is dyed a brilliant red.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 7: Women in STEM, or Misato the Hero | Mecha March

NERV’s brilliant women jump to the forefront as man insists on a doomed hope.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 6: My Most Nostalgic Evangelion Episode | Mecha March

The strength of all of Japan is placed in a single shot—and Shinji will pull the trigger.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 5: Eyes On Rei | Mecha March

As Shinji starts to grow more into his class, his eyes start to turn toward Rei.

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EVERYDAY EVA Episode 3: The Price the Pilot Pays | Mecha March

When Shinji is bullied for saving mankind, he doesn’t feel up to piloting again.

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GKIDS Neon Genesis Evangelion Ultimate Edition Blu-ray Unboxing

EVANGELION IN ITS ULTIMATE FORM 🚨 Hey guys! Super excited to share this unboxing video with you all! This is the highly discussed (and much celebrated) Neon Genesis…

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2021 Winter SMTOWN: SMCU Express Albums 🚊 NCT Daytime & Nighttime Unboxing

THE SMCU EXPRESS HAS ARRIVED 🚊✨ Hey guys! The 2021 Winter SMTOWN: SMCU Express albums finally got restocked from their initial release in December, and I managed to…

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HAPPY YAE MIKO DAY~! 🌸

🌸 THE GUUJI YAE IS HERE 🌸 And along with her is the long-anticipated 2.5 update patch for Genshin Impact, “When the Sakura Bloom.” I’ve been sucked into…

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HUGE January Kpop Merch Haul!

I SPENT TOO MUCH. AGAIN. 💸😌💸 Hey guys, this is my K-pop merch haul for the month of January (and early February)! Many of these items were ordered…

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First Manga Haul of 2022! 🐯 | +MXTX, SAO Novels

FIRST HAUL OF THE NEW YEAR! 🐯 I already uploaded my first manga haul of 2022 back in January, but here is the video for my blog followers!…

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ATEEZ 2022 Season’s Greetings Unboxing!

MY FIRST KPOP SEASON’S GREETINGS ❄️ Hey guys! I’m back with more ATEEZ stuff, this time an unboxing of their 2023 Season’s Greetings set for ATINY. The package…

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JIN GOOD DAY PAJAMA 😇 BTS Artist-Made Collection

IT’S A GOOD DAY! ✨😇✨ Jin’s designer PJs are THE most adorable clothing I’ve ever worn, I’m so happy and lucky and privileged to be able to own…

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JANUARY OTAKU MERCH HAUL ✨uniqlo, hot topic, buyee +more

IT’S BEEN SO LONG SINCE WE LAST TALKED ANIME ‼️ Hey guys, I’ve got lots of otaku-related merch I’ve been dying to share with you all, some of…

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All Things New This Lunar Year

“A tiger never returns to his prey he did not finish off.”Chinese Proverb As of the writing of this post, two New Year celebrations have eclipsed this blog—both…

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Sailor Moon “Dark Kingdom Arc” Themes, Motifs, & Symbols

Welcome to the start of a new series on my blog! I want to try veering off the traditional review path and instead focus on some of the…

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YenPress’ First Audiobook Lives Up to the Hype || Sword Art Online Vol. 1: Aincrad Review

It’s time to revisit Kawahara’s famed world of swords—and in its shiny new audiobook form.

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I’m Back! (Kinda) + More Posts Incoming + Thanks for 7 Years!

Hi all! I realize it’s been well over a month since my last post. I’m terribly sorry about that. Looking at my social media presence in general, you…

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Going manga shopping (because online stores are out of stock)

I FINALLY GOT TO HOLD THESE MANGA 😭👍 Hey guys! A little while back I went to see Weathering With You in theaters (video on that coming soon)…

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