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Log Time Podcast | Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Discussion — A Harem, But Not! Witchcraft!

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches is a delightful non-harem harem that’s genuinely not actually a harem, and wow, it’s a great time! This is one of the few…

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Book Bloggin’ — Thoughts on Classroom of the Elite Volume 1

Hey y’all, welcome to a new series that I’m starting every other month called Book Bloggin’! I will be discussing different manga and light novels that I’m reading…

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Log Time Seasonal Podcast | Beginning of Summer 2021 — The Backlogger Deities Know Only Summer Anime

The Winter 2021 anime season was, scientifically speaking, both the longest and shortest season of anime in recent history. We were with these shows for what felt like…

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Spring 2021 in Review

This past anime season, counting holdovers from the Winter 2021 season, I watched 26 anime. Of those, I completed 22. Normally, we at the Backloggers would do an…

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Log Time Seasonal Podcast | End of Winter 2021 — It’s Still Good!

The Winter 2021 anime season was, scientifically speaking, both the longest and shortest season of anime in recent history. We were with these shows for what felt like…

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Berserk (1997) is a Masterpiece

In the past month, I have experienced the events of Kentaro Miura’s Berserk’s most widely-adapted arc, “The Golden Age,” no less than four separate times through three entirely…

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Log Time Podcast | Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Discussion — Demon Dumb-Dumbs Galore

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun is a bit of a weird pick – weird number of episodes, weird cast of characters, and a lot of weird, questionable directing…

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In Defense of Hololive: Breaking Down the Standards of Idol Culture

Anyone hanging around the AniSphere as of late has probably noticed an uptick in the rise of discussions about Virtual YouTubers, AKA v-tubers, and their unavoidable presence on…

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Log Time Podcast | White Album 2 Discussion — “I love White Album 2, but I hate how it made me feel”

Ages ago, Matt added White Album 2 to our pool of randomly-picked shows to watch, and after years of sitting on the list, we finally rolled it. I…

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Please, Please Don’t Watch Scar on the Praeter (or, Writing a Scathing Review of Ex-Arm Would Have Been So Much Easier)

After five or so years of working on projects as part of The Backloggers, I think I can, with full confidence, say that I’m cursed. When you hear…

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Log Time Seasonal Podcast | Beginning of Winter 2021 — Winter Anime Priority (or, WAP)

Hey folks, there’s a whole dang lot of anime in the Winter 2021 anime season. And I mean a LOT of anime. It’s almost as if the Winter…

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Log Time Seasonal Podcast | End of Fall 2020 — “It’s Been a Good Year for Anime, I Guess”

The Fall 2020 anime season, and 2020 as a whole, has finally come to an end (to our displeasure and our delight, respectively). As was the case with…

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The Backloggers 6th Year Anniversary – Step By Step

Wow! It’s not 2020 anymore, and we’re still here! We hope that you’re still here too! Let’s be honest, it’s been a rough year for all of us…

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20 Recommended Shows From 2020

Okay, so here’s the thing: this was initially supposed to be a “Top 10 Anime of 2020” post. I had every intention of doing that, but then someone…

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Monthly Manga – Ara Naru Mono

Recently, I’ve been on the vtuber train and saw the release of a new Hololive vtuber named Pavolia Reine.  Something in her 2D anime-inspired design was exceedingly familiar…

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Log Time Podcast | We Rent Tsukumogami Discussion — Inanimate Objects Can Solve Mysteries?!

As another selection from the Mystery Garbage pool, we ended up watching We Rent Tsukumogami, a slice-of-life historical mystery show. If you haven’t heard of it before and…

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How Important are Openings and Ending Songs in Anime?

Anime openings and endings (commonly abbreviated as OPs and EDs respectively) have become a staple of most anime in modern days, so it makes sense that the discussion…

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Log Time Podcast | Romeo x Juliet Discussion — The Backloggers and The Bard

So initially, Tofu added Romeo x Juliet to our rotation because the opening theme is a redone version of “You Raise Me Up” and it was one of…

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Monthly Manga – Sanju Mariko

Forewarning for some, this is going to be a bit heavier discussion that deals with death, but it is uplifting in the end. Many of my generation joke…

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Trash Your Backlog: or, the Joy of Not Choosing

I have an anime problem. Specifically, I have a problem with watching anime from my backlog. Years ago, when I had just gotten back into watching anime in…

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Log Time Seasonal Podcast | Beginning of Fall 2020 — Over the Moon for Anime

The fall 2020 anime season has decided to be merciful to us – it has deigned to not be full of complete and utter suffering shows, unlike its…

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She is the Rokurokubi

I’ve always enjoyed the idea behind a childhood friendship that turns into something more.  I’ve felt I could relate to the idea of being friends but then feeling…

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Log Time Seasonal Podcast | End of Summer 2020 — Summer of Suffering

Get your band-aids and tissues ready, because the end of the Summer 2020 anime season has come out swinging. And good god, is it swinging hard. Thankfully, we’re…

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Doxing and Harassment – How Vtubers and More Suffer Online

A little over a month ago, the vtuber Mano Aloe quit her job after only a couple of weeks since her debut on YouTube.  While the timing seems…

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Monthly Manga – Golden Kamuy

If you missed it a couple years back, there was an anime that came out called Golden Kamuy, adapted from a historical fiction manga by the same name. …

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Backlog Busting – Kamisama Kiss

I’m not entirely sure why on a blog called “The Backloggers” it’s taken us a good five years or so to get a post series going about chipping…

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Log Time Podcast | Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori Discussion — “They used Gatorade in the meal!?”

Okay, so Welcome to the N.H.K. might not have been the best choice for our last podcast, given the whole, you know, staying inside and existential dread thing.…

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The Toxicity of “Media Shaming” and Its Effects on Criticism in Anime

“Here we go again.” It’s what I continuously say season after season when another discourse comes to light within the anime community. I don’t think it would necessarily…

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Summer 2020 Mid-Season Rankings! (Week 7 Check-in)

Okay, folks – it’s here. It’s week seven, and all shows have at this point finally hit the middle of their cour, which can only mean one thing.…

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No, this is not Fate – Summer 2020 Week 6 Check-in

Well, folks, here we are almost at the halfway point of the Summer 2020 season. This just feels…weird. The middle of a season always seems to creep up…

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Monthly Manga – Hero-San and Former General-San

I’ve never gotten into Super Sentai style shows and manga outside of Power Rangers as a kid, and Gatchaman Crowds’ wonderful story and absolutely brilliant theme song.  However,…

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Seasonal Showcase — Re:Zero’s Confrontation With the Past [Summer 2020: Week 4 and 5]

In the past two weeks of Re:Zero, we’ve seen two perspectives of confronting the past regarding how Subaru and Emilia handle their own issues. While we still don’t…

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Log Time Podcast | Welcome to the NHK! — A(n) (Absolute Nightmare) Masterpiece!

Looking back on the rotation of shows we have on the docket for this podcast, it might not have been the best idea to watch Welcome to the…

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Growth, Beating It, and Despair – Summer 2020 Week 5 Check-In

I think we’ve lucked out in the seasonal anime department, y’all, because this is going to be another week where pretty much everything was rock-solid. While it would…

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Kicking Things into Gear — Summer 2020 Week 4 Check-In

I always love week 4 in a seasonal rotation. We’re really starting to get into the meat of the shows, I’ve dropped what I’m going to drop by…

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Seasonal Showcase — Rent-A-Girlfriend Makes Me Want to Scream (But I Love It Anyway) [Summer 2020: Week 3]

As I scroll down my Twitter feed during any given season, I’m always curious to see what the current “discourse” is about any given show. Usually, this results…

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The Beauty of the Haikyuu!! Dub – or, Why Dubs Matter Just as Much as Subs

This might be controversial to say, but whatever, here goes. I love the Haikyuu!! dub.  Until about two months ago, I hadn’t even touched Haikyuu!! as a series.…

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Log Time Seasonal Podcast | Beginning of Summer 2020 — The God of Summer Anime

Okay, so it’s time for some good news, bad news. The bad news is that, due to obvious circumstances, the Summer 2020 season of anime is a bit…

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Peeling Back the Layers — Summer 2020 Week 3 Check-In

Hey, welcome back to our weekly check-in! It’s hard to believe that we’re already about a quarter of the way through the Summer 2020 season, but here we…

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Seasonal Showcase — Twisting Plots within Deca-Dence [Summer 2020: Week 2]

Nothing is more surprising than when an anime throws a curveball at you within the first few episodes of a show.  It’s not uncommon within shows to do…

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Bad Things Keep Happening to Good Characters: the Season — Summer 2020 Week 2 Check-In

Welcome back to the weekly check-in series! Now that we’ve got most of the premieres out of the way, the focus of these posts is going to be…

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Monthly Manga – The Girl Who Can See It

I’m a bit of a newcomer to the scarier elements in Japanese culture, only recently seeing both adaptations of The Ring as well as getting started on the…

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Seasonal Showcase — The Unstoppable Force of The God of High School

The first week of the Summer 2020 anime season has now fully concluded, and despite the lack in number of shows that the season has to offer us,…

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Summer 2020 Week 1 Check-In

Hey gang, Tofu here! This season, I’m debuting weekly check-in posts for the blog. Every Saturday, I’ll post an update on what I’m watching, what’s good, bad, and…

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Log Time Seasonal Podcast | End of Spring 2020 — S(pr)ing “Anime” For Me

It’s hard to believe that the Spring 2020 anime season, which never really felt like it got to truly start due to the whole pandemic business, is finally…

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The Missing Manga Platform

I’ve been reading online comics since they were probably a thing.  I loved catching up on Penny Arcade, Mega Tokyo, and XKCD, and have kept up the habit…

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Monthly Manga – Go with the Clouds, North-by-Northwest

Author’s note: What’s up, nerds! This is your captain, General Tofu, speaking. Our regular Monthly Manga host, Mythos, is not currently helming this month’s selection. Therefore, I have…

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Log Time Podcast | Death March Discussion — “I Really Didn’t Mean to Call Him Kirito!”

Remember how it feels like we just talked about shows in digital worlds, or with an isekai plot, or some combination of those ideas? We just watched another…

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