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Tsurezure Children is Everything I’ve Been Looking For

If you’ve been writing publicly for a good chunk of time, you tend to take it for granted that your readers are familiar with the running themes of…

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I Hate Tomodachi Game

Somewhere in the Akashic records of my Google Drive, there is an outline for a post on Kakegurui, the bizarre yuri-baiting gambling anime. It never saw the light…

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie is Peak Fiction, You Cowards

If you’ve been paying attention to the seasonal anime beat for any length of time, you know about the heel turn in quality. An anime might tap into…

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Why Haven’t You Watched Tokyo 24th Ward?

Winter 2022 was stuffed to bursting with more banger anime than any person could reasonably watch. The obvious heavy hitters got their time to shine: Attack on Titan…

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What’s Up with Attack on Titan’s Weird Fascist Cult?

I’m about to discuss the ending of Attack on Titan, spoiling everything that the Final Season Part Three (no, for real guys, it’s the final final part) will…

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Demon Slayer is Mid Except for the Animation

You’ve heard it before. I lamented that you can’t go five minutes on the dumb bird app without someone saying Demon Slayer would be forgettable if not for…

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The New WORST Anime Ever Made

I quite famously wrote an essay decrying Mushoku Tensei as the worst anime ever made, because I’m a clickbaiting hack and you really ought to know better by…

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Why is Manga Better Than Anime?

I started writing this essay a few months back, under the title Why I Love Manga, as something of a love letter to the medium. I’d have kept…

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Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: You Can (Not) Romance

I’m going to be spoiling most of the Rebuild films, End of Eva, and NGE here, so just be warned for that. I haven’t talked about Evangelion since…

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Horimiya is STILL the Best Rom Com

It’s been quite some time since I last talked about Horimiya, in a way. Last year around this time, I lauded the anime adaptation’s ability to trim the…

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The Seasonal Anime Round-Up: Spring 2022

You might be wondering what the heck is going on. I mean, I’ve reviewed anime like clockwork ever since I started writing this blog in October of 2020.…

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Scum’s Wish is Actually a Masterpiece

I don’t know if this is a hot take. I asked on Twitter, and the mixed results I received leave me just as confused as when I started.…

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Is Fruits Basket Overrated?

I understand that I am pushing my luck here. When I rip into Evangelion or Death Note, I am spared by the fact that those shows have a…

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What Makes The Best Anime Protagonist?

Last year, I wrote an essay on Lelouch, explaining how Code Geass created what I believe to be the best protagonist in anime, and I got a fair…

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Shield Hero is the Perfect Isekai

It’s been a minute since I’ve talked about The Rising of the Shield Hero, and that’s a shame. It’s one of my favorite isekai from the last few…

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My Dress Up Darling Proves Horny CAN be Wholesome

My lack of interest in ecchi anime is well-documented. Generally, the more an anime goes out of their way to be titillating, the less invested I am. How…

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Triangle Strategy: A Lesson in Disappointment

I have a love/hate relationship with tactical RPGs. Fire Emblem Three Houses is one of my favorite games, which a lot of fans of both the franchise and…

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Bokurano Makes Me Uncomfortable, and That’s Okay

What is the purpose of a story? That’s not a rhetorical question, even if it is a broad one. It doesn’t have a reliable single answer, but if…

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Sabikui Bisco Review: Mush-Room to Grow

Studio: OZ Director: Atsushi Ikariya Streaming on: Crunchyroll Future generations of weebs will look back on our not-so illustrious history and mark two eras on the calendar: before…

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Tokyo 24th Ward Review: Go, Go, Minority Report Rangers!

Studio: Cloverworks Director: Naokatsu Tsuda Streaming on: Funimation, Crunchyroll Tokyo 24th Ward is immediately intriguing. If you asked me off the top of my head what anime does…

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Love of Kill Review: Comedy Assassination

Studio: Platinum Vision Director: Hideaki Ooba Streaming on: Crunchyroll I don’t often get to time my posts well; I stick to a strict schedule, so anything coming out…

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Sasaki & Miyano: Pure Cotton Candy Fluff

Studio: Studio Deen Director: Shinji Ishihara Streaming on: Funimation I’ve been wracking my brain. I wrote an essay about Given, where I disparaged the musical romance for failing…

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The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt Review: Oof, What a Mouthful

Studio: Yokohama Animation Lab Director: Makoto Tamagawa Streaming on: Funimation I’ve got to get something off my chest; my reasons for watching this show were less than noble.…

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My Dress-Up Darling Review: Work Hard, Cosplay Hard

Studio: Cloverworks Director: Keisuke Shinohara Streaming on: Crunchyroll, Funimation In my essay “How Anime Excels in Making You Care” I wrote about the niche genre of anime; a…

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Demon Slayer Entertainment District Arc Review: The Fate of the Series Going Forward

Studio: Ufotable Director: Haruo Sotozaki Streaming on: Crunchyroll, Funimation It’s been quite a while since I’ve properly spoken about Demon Slayer. The current format of releasing an…

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The Otaku Exhibition’s Anime of the Year 2021

It doesn’t feel like very long ago I was writing my Anime of the Year post for 2020, and I can still vividly recall the tremendous difficulty I…

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Breaking Down Attack on Titan’s Best Fight

This falls outside of my usual content, if it’s not clear. I specialize in melodramatic, pondering, philosophically rambling essays where I think about anime a lot harder than…

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Chainsaw Man is the Perfect Shonen

Chainsaw Man ages like fine wine. It feels like not too long ago that I read Chainsaw Man as it was serializing, and while I enjoyed it, I…

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part Four: Diamond is Unbreakable Retrospective

JoJo’s strength has always been its versatility. While the series’ peculiar storytelling sensibilities can be an acquired taste, the one thing it’s always had going for it is…

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My Complicated Feelings Towards Metroid Dread

To begin, I’d like to highlight that the discourse surrounding Metroid Dead has been an absolute cesspool, and I’d prefer not to contribute to that environment. If you…

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Given Plays a Flat Tune

This started as a completely different essay. I wanted to write about how good and compelling music anime can be; my problem was that I didn’t have enough…

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Komi Can’t Communicate Review: Interpersonal Relationships 101

Studio: OLM Director: Ayamu Watanabe Streaming on: Netflix Without us noticing, the anime community has enjoyed a renaissance of a genre that doesn’t quite have a name. It’s…

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Blue Period Review: The Broad Strokes

Studio: Seven Arcs Director: Koji Masunari Streaming on: Netflix Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, as the poem goes, and I’ve always felt that strongly. I thought…

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Platinum End Review: Sharp Edge, Handle With Caution

Studio: Signal.MD Director: Kazuchika Kise Streaming on: Crunchyroll, Funimation I consider myself a reluctant fan of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The manga-making duo have collaborated thrice i…

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86 – Eighty-Six Season Two Review: Back to the Battlefield

Studio: A-1 Pictures Director: Toshimasa Ishi Streaming on: Crunchyroll 2021 has been a bizarre year for anime, and not just because we’re expecting JoJo before long. Winter came…

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Takt Op. Destiny Review: Fate stay/night the Musical

Studio: MAPPA x Madhouse Director: Yuki Ito Streaming on: Crunchyroll Believe it or not, I have a favorite child when it comes to seasonal anime. Usually once a…

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To Your Eternity Drags on for Eternity

To Your Eternity was one of the biggest releases this spring, and by far the most positively received. In a single episode it was an undeniable phenomenon, plucking…

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My Anime 3×3, or Celebrating a Year of the Otaku Exhibition

When I began this blog, I didn’t think it was going to last. A month or two, three at the most. I have a tendency of creating big,…

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A Note About the Otaku Exhibition’s Posts

We have arrived at the one year anniversary of the Otaku Exhibition. For those of you who weren’t counting, that was 110 posts, 169,000 words, and more garbage…

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My Hero Academia is Really About Therapy and German Philosophy

It’s become trendy to dump on My Hero Academia as of late, and I’m just as guilty as anybody. I still love the anime, but there’s no denying…

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Blue Box Review: Shonen Jump’s Sports Romcom Scores

Art and Story by Koji Miura All chapters available on the Shonen Jump app I’ve been doing my best to catch more manga in the early stages so…

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Kaiju No. 8 Review: Oh, No, There Goes Tokyo

Art and Story by Naoya Matsumoto All chapters available on the Shonen Jump app For nearly 70 years, kaiju have been one of Japan’s most significant cultural exports.…

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So, Was I Right? Summer 2021 Edition

I have often gone on the record to say that my reviews are fallible. I recommend or bash a show based on its first two or three episodes,…

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Mushoku Tensei is the Worst Anime Ever Made

This essay will reference sexual assault, child predation, and miscellaneous unsavory content. If that makes you uncomfortable or is unsuitable for your age group, this is your chance…

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86 – Eighty-Six Will Change How Anime is Made

86 was the best anime to come out last spring, and considering the caliber of its competition, that’s no easy feat. In a world that’s leaving mecha behind,…

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Rebuild of Evangelion Has Redefined a Classic

I have made my dislike of Neon Genesis Evangelion abundantly clear. Across two essays and a flurry of Tweets, I have stood firm that the anime which is…

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How Anime Excels in Making You Care

There is a phenomenon within anime that I refer to as the “niche genre”. You don’t have to go very far in order to stumble upon it. It…

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Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Look Back is Life-Changing

Chainsaw Man is the first manga I reviewed (and also the only one), accidentally coinciding with the series’ unexpected end last December. In it, I discussed how its…

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What Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Has to Do Right

The live-action anime adaptation is the rightly shunned corner of film adaptations. Books are regularly made into successful and critically-acclaimed films and television series, while even video g…

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Danmachi is Fun Fantasy Done Right

I did not intend for this to become a series. If I’m being perfectly honest, Dororo: Dark Fantasy Done Right was a title I devised simply because it…

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