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Anime Orbit Weekly [5/15/22]

This week; I am a sucker for pop idols with sad backstories. Plus; Executioner, Estab-Life, and…is Birdie Wing based?

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Let’s Watch HEALER GIRL Episode 6 – Become My Servant! Russian Food and Sweet Dreams

This week on Healer Girl, clinic assists, culture festivals, and borscht gone wrong.

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Short Hiatus Notice [5/8/22]

Hi friends, I’ll make this as short as possible. You’ve probably noticed that there was no Spy x Family recap yesterday. (It may still technically be “today” for…

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Anime Orbit Weekly [5/1/22]

This week on Anime Orbit Weekly; Birdie Wing cannot stop topping itself, Nijigasaki stumbles into a low point, and the low-key merits of Shikimori Isn’t Just a Cutie!

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Let’s Watch SPY X FAMILY Episode 4 – The Prestigious School’s Interview

On this week’s Spy x Family, it’s time for the interview at Eden Academy. Will the Forger family pass or fail?

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Let’s Watch KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR -ULTRA ROMANTIC- Episode 4

Ishigami has a crush on the vice captain of the cheer team. Is there any way a nerdy gamer boy like himself could win her over?

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The Manga Shelf: The Exuberant Lesbian Wizard Science of THE MAGICAL REVOLUTION OF THE REINCARNATED PRINCESS AND THE GENIUS YOUNG LADY

Isekai aren’t just for boys, anymore. The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and The Genius Young Lady tells the story of the rebellious Princess Anis, her quest…

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Let’s Watch HEALER GIRL Episode 4 – First Steps, Horror, and a First Job!

This week on Healer Girl; the girls get their first job as assistants, and things take an unexpected, uneasy turn.

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Anime Orbit Weekly [4/24/22]

This week: the sincerity of Ya Boy Kongming! and the expert eeriness of Summertime Rendering. Plus: Estab-Life gets a dub and it’s actually pretty good.

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Let’s Watch SPY X FAMILY Episode 3 – Prepare for The Interview

On this week’s fairly low-key Spy x Family, the Folger family has their first outing together.

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Let’s Watch KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR -ULTRA ROMANTIC- Episode 3

This week on Kaguya-sama: Love is War – The trials and tribulations of Shuchiin Academy’s lesser characters. Also: Chika sets up a truth or dare game.

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Let’s Watch HEALER GIRL Episode 3 – “Cleanup, Run Run Run”

This week, the girls study for their Healer Apprentice exams and get involved in a town sports meet.

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Anime Orbit Weekly [4/17/22]

This week: Birdie Wing gets surprisingly sane, Estab-Life gets pervy, and Executioner keeps it on the level. Also; some non-seasonal anime for once.

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Let’s Watch SPY X FAMILY Episode 2 – “Secure a Wife”

This week on Spy x Family, Loid needs a wife for the rapidly-approaching family interview. Yor, a seemingly mild-mannered civil servant, needs a boyfriend. Hmm…

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Let’s Watch KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR -ULTRA ROMANTIC- Episode 2

This week, Hayasaka gets fed up with Kaguya’s orders. Plus; the conspiracy to make Miko and Ishigami get along.

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Let’s Watch SPY X FAMILY Episode 1 – “Operation Strix”

In the first episode of SPY x FAMILY, international superspy “Twilight” has to cope with his toughest mission yet; raising a child.

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Let’s Watch KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR -ULTRA ROMANTIC- Episode 1

Love is War! returns with a bang in an episode about ASMR, the evils of read notifications, and a true test of strength; an arm-wrestling tournament.

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Seasonal First Impressions: BIRDIE WING Tees Off

Birdie Wing manages to somehow make 22 minutes of golf-related video watchable. I can pay it no higher compliment.

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Seasonal First Impressions: Less Money, More Problems in TOMODACHI GAME

“Tomodachi Game” has money on its mind, but is it actually interesting?

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Seasonal First Impressions: The Soothing World of HEALER GIRL

Gentle as a breeze, soft as the morning Sun, Healer Girl is a standout in an already-promising season.

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Seasonal First Impressions: The Soothing World of HEALER GIRL

Gentle as a breeze, soft as the morning Sun, Healer Girl is a standout in an already-promising season.

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The Frontline Report [4/2/22]

This week: premieres premieres premieres! Plus, the Princess Connect finale, and a HUGE announcement.

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Seasonal First Impressions: The Dream Lives On in LOVE LIVE! NIJIGASAKI HIGH SCHOOL IDOL CLUB SEASON 2

The prodigal daughter returns. Nijigasaki High School Idol Club’s second season promises a return to the crackling, infectious energy of the first.

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(REVIEW) The Lost Legacy of FLOWER PRINCESS BLAZE!!: How a Forgotten Toei Series Shaped 15 Years of Magical Girl Anime

Toei’s other other magical girl anime, 2006’s FLOWER PRINCESS BLAZE!! influenced a generation but remains largely unknown to the public at large.

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Seasonal First Impressions: Conquering the Pop World with YA BOY KONGMING!

YA BOY KONGMING! takes an absurd premise about an ancient Chinese military general becoming an idol manager and spins it into total gold.

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Seasonal First Impressions: Get Away from It All with ESTAB-LIFE: GREAT ESCAPE

The season’s first premiere is a weird, wild CGI action series about isolated city-states and the teenage girls with attitude who smuggle people out of them.

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The Frontline Report [3/27/22]

This week: The finales of Ousama Ranking and My Dress-Up Darling. Plus, Princess Connect Just Really Really Rules

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Let’s Watch MY DRESS-UP DARLING Episode 12 – “My Dress-Up Darling” (SEASON FINALE)

In My Dress-Up Darling’s hopelessly romantic finale, Gojo and Marin hit up a local festival.

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Vote on the Next Let’s Watch for the Spring 2022 Anime Season!

The new anime season is fast approaching, friends. You know what that means!

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Vote on the Next Let’s Watch for the Spring 2022 Anime Season!

The new anime season is fast approaching, friends. You know what that means!

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Let’s Watch SABIKUI BISCO Episode 11 – “I’m Bisco!”

Sabikui Bisco’s penultimate episode is a David vs. Goliath battle of one man against a giant, but is it actually any good?

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The Frontline Report [3/20/22]

The Frontline Report is a weekly column where I summarize my journey through anime, manga, and the related spheres of popular culture over the past week. Expect spoilers for covered …

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Let’s Watch SABIKUI BISCO Episode 10 – “Tetsujin Revived”

This week: Kurokawa’s death awakens a sleeping giant as Milo learns to deal with Bisco’s death in his own unique way.

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Let’s Watch MY DRESS-UP DARLING Episode 10 – “We’ve All Got Struggles”

This week, the gang does a photoshoot, Marin gets jealous, and her new cosplay idea runs into a snag.

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Magic Planet Monthly Movies: Half The Battle is Being There in POKÉMON THE MOVIE: I CHOOSE YOU!

This review contains spoilers for the reviewed material. This is your only warning. This review was commissioned. That means I was paid to watch and review the series in question and…

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(REVIEW) Six Minutes of Madness in THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS: SPIN-OFF!

A quintet of C-list Idolm@ster characters star in one of the most bonkers anime shorts ever put to screen.

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Let’s Watch SABIKUI BISCO Episode 9 – “I Love You”

This week, the Rust-Eater meets his greatest challenge as Bisco and Kurokawa have their final showdown.

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The Frontline Report [3/6/22]

This week on the Frontline Report; Princess Connect does it again, plus, a short writeup on the zany toku office comedy Miss Kuroitsu From The Monster Development Department

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Let’s Watch MY DRESS-UP DARLING Episode 8 – “A Lot Happened After I Saw That Photo”

This week, Shinju wants to try cosplaying, but runs into issues when the character she loves has a totally different body type than her. Can Gojo help?

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