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86 – Eight-Six Review: Oh, Great, More Child Soldiers

Studio: A-1 Pictures Director: Toshimasa Ishii Streaming on: Crunchyroll If you are mourning the end of Attack on Titan Season 4, I think I found an adequate replacement…

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Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song Review: I Can Finally Stop Talking About Re:Zero

Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed with having to put out two moderately sized essays or reviews a week and maintain a substantial backlog, but then I think…

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Castlevania: Mourning The First Good Video Game Adaptation

You might wonder why my spring reviews are being interrupted by a show that’s nearly four years old at this point, and is not made in Japan. The…

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Higehiro: Are You Sure Shinkai Didn’t Direct This?

Studio: Project no. 9 Director: Manabu Kamikita Streaming on: Crunchyroll Higehiro, or After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway, is the kind of…

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Genshin Impact: The Unsustainability of FOMO

Genshin Impact is the first game I reviewed on the Otaku Exhibition, although that doesn’t say much, it’s pretty rare I play a game within a month of…

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My Hero Academia Season Five Review: What Did Bones Do To You?

Studio: Bones Director: Kenji Nagasaki Streaming on: Funimation, Crunchyroll, Hulu My Hero Academia is actually my favorite anime and manga of all time, though I would not call…

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Steins;Gate: A Lesson in Disappointment

Steins;Gate is widely considered to be one of the best anime ever made. As of writing this, it sits at the lofty number nine of most popular anime…

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Appare-Ranman!: Steel Ball Run Got an Anime?

In the wake of Stone Ocean’s announcement, there is a significant sector of the JoJo fandom who only care about how this brings us that much closer to…

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Rent-A-Girlfriend: My Favorite Dumpster Fire

2020 was a good year for anime, but an unfortunately scarce one. Spring and summer experienced an incredible shortage that left the seasonal selections feeling a bit bare,…

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A Notice About The Otaku Exhibition’s Reviews

This notification will not be a surprise to you if you’ve read my review on Mushoku Tensei, in which my first impressions were mostly positive. The first couple…

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Violet Evergarden: The 13 Episodes of Grief

Violet Evergarden is a contradiction of an anime; it is easy on the eyes, and yet unimaginably difficult to watch. Kyoto Animation’s exploration of the human condition through…

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I Hate Blank Slate Protagonists

The blank slate protagonist is a staple of JRPGs, and I completely understand why. Video games strive to completely immerse the player, so it only makes sense that…

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Goblin Slayer: A Bizarrely Thoughtful Exploration of Trauma

Goblin Slayer is one of the strangest anime I have ever seen, though I don’t mean that on a conceptual level. Fantasy anime with comedically single-minded protagonists and…

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Dark Souls is the Perfect Kids’ Game

Dark Souls is a game and a franchise and even a genre that I have mixed feelings about. I am fascinated by every scrap of lore and mythology…

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Akudama Drive: Last Minute Pivot

I have already written about anime that start off slow and then finish spectacularly, helping recontextualize everything that we had seen so far. You cannot have the gut-wrenching…

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Bunny Girl Senpai: Why All Anime Is Set In High School

A majority of anime do not use the high school setting to their advantage, despite many finding any reason to shoehorn the setting into just about any story.…

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SK8 The Infinity: Skateboarding Thrills and Emotional Chills

In my review of SK8 The Infinity, I spent a majority of my time highlighting the production quality of Studio Bones’ strange take on the sports anime genre,…

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Does Sub vs. Dub Matter Anymore?

The debate has long reigned supreme in the anime community, whether or not subtitled anime was truly superior to dubbed. In the early days of anime dubbing, this…

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Horimiya: The Art of Butchering an Adaptation

Side note before I begin: today’s essay just so happened to coincide with the release of the final chapter of the Horimiya manga. Complete accident on my part,…

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Pokemon’s Problem

Note: This was written literally days before the announcement of the Sinnoh Remakes and Legend of Arceus. Some information might be out of date, but as these games…

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How Oregairu Fails to Deliver (And Then How It Does)

Oregairu, or My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, as I Expected, is one of the biggest franchises in recent romcom anime and light novels. It made waves with…

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Attack on Titan and CGI in Anime

When I was just a fledgling otaku, the words line art, compositing, and sakuga meant little to me. An appreciation for the heights that animation can reach takes…

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part Two: Battle Tendency Retrospective

I last left you and this retrospective series with the deaths of Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando in a sinking ship over the Atlantic Ocean. I return a…

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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Review: Your Typical Isekai, and That’s Alright

Studio: Studio Bind Director: Manobu Okamoto Streaming on: Funimation Update: This was written before the abhorrent episode six was broadcast, and while the body of the review has…

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Darling in the Franxx: A Lesson in Disappointment

If you haven’t gotten the hint from many of my essays for the last month or so, I have a weakness for mecha anime. It’s just such a…

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The Promised Neverland: How-To On Anime Horror

It’s often been said that horror anime is impossible to pull off, and that has never sat right with me. Manga and video games, two of the most…

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Does Gurren Lagann Survive the Test of Time?

At this point, between the essay on Evangelion that inspired this series, and the initial installment about Code Geass, that this series has only focused on mecha anime.…

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My Hero Academia: Anime’s Rule Breaker

If you have read my essay exploring hard and soft magic systems through different applications in anime superpowers, you might have an idea of where I am going…

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Re:Zero is a Modern Classic (Part Two)

Where I left last time, I was coming fresh off of watching the second episode of season two part two. It’s only fair that I write this second…

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Re:Zero is a Modern Classic (Part One)

If you couldn’t tell from the essays and the reviews, I am a writer. I have been writing for more than half of my life, and I have…

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Kemono Jihen Review: The Monster Mash

Studio: Ajia-do Animation Works Director: Masaya Fujimori Streaming on: Funimation Deep in rural Japan, a village has been plagued by a string of strange animal deaths, with corpses…

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SK8 The Infinity Review: Bones Sticks The Landing

Studio: Bones Director: Hiroko Utsumi Streaming on: Funimation Every so often I think of a hobby, a sport, or something that makes me say, “Man, I wish there…

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Tatoeba Last Dungeon Review: One Punch Man but a Cinnamon Roll

Studio: Liden Films Director: migmi Streaming on: Funimation Overpowered protagonists are a staple of fantasy and isekai, and the concept is starting to wear thin. One Punch Man’s…

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Horimiya Review: They’re All So Pretty

Studio: Cloverworks Director: Masashi Ishihama Streaming on: Funimation Most of my content might lead you to believe I am a brick-headed shonen fanboy who can’t pay attention to…

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Shonen Superpowers: What Makes Battle Anime Tick

Shonen anime is defined by many things: spiky-haired protagonists, the power of friendship, but one of its most prominent features is a power system. A power system is…

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Dororo: Dark Fantasy Done Right

It is difficult to take an old piece of art and make it relevant to younger generations. To make Troy, they had to turn the Trojan War from…

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Attack on Titan Can’t Be Anime of the Year

Oh, clickbait titles, how I’ve missed you. 2020, in spite of its many delays and production disasters, has produced some amazing titles, and it has made declaring an…

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Does Code Geass Survive The Test of Time?

In my last essay, Neon Genesis Evangelion Doesn’t Deserve To Be A Classic, I ended my tearing down of an anime monument by offering Code Geass as an…

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Neon Genesis Evangelion Doesn’t Deserve To Be A Classic

This essay first began life as an entry to the series, A Lesson in Disappointment, where I take a dive into an anime I had high hopes for,…

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That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime: Popcorn Anime At Its Finest

I enjoy shonen, slice of life, romcoms, and more when it comes to anime. I really don’t like to box my interests into the confines of one genre,…

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The Art of the Tournament Arc

Tournaments have long been a staple of anime, with some legendary arcs conducted in shonen classics like Dragon Ball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Yu-Gi-Oh (which is kind…

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part One: Phantom Blood Retrospective

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a special manga, where the enjoyment is somehow irrevocably tied to the meme culture that surrounds the series. No one familiar with anime has…

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The Slow Start: Anime’s Great Strength

How many times have you heard the phrase “it gets better later” in reference to an anime? Countless, as most anime seem to come with the caveat that…

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Beastars: The Animals Are Surprisingly Human

I did not expect to like Beastars nearly as much as I did. Despite hearing hype from multiple sources, I had seen Zootopia pretty recently, so I felt…

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The Fate Franchise: Does Watch Order Matter?

The greatest barrier to entry into the Fate franchise is the fandom. That’s a common enough complaint, as anime fans are no strangers to toxic communities that pride…

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Hades Review: Why It Deserves Game of the Year

Developer: Supergiant Games Reviewed On: Nintendo Switch I don’t put a lot of stock into Game of the Year awards, simply because everyone with an opinion on the…

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Seven Deadly Sins: A Lesson in Disappointment

When writing a Lesson in Disappointment, I have always initially liked the anime I’m discussing at one point. Shows like Death Note, The God of High School, or…

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Chainsaw Man Review: The New Devilman?

Written & Illustrated by: Tatsuki Fujimoto Published by: Shonen Jump Shonen manga, particularly the most popular magazine of the genre, Shonen Jump, has been on a bit of…

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How Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Changes the Game

As a child, I was a big fan of the Pokemon movies. Of course I was a Pokemon kid, playing the games, watching the anime, and collecting the…

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