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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…