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A-Z Review Page

Very quickly – I’m beginning the fairly tedious but also somewhat fun process of creating an ‘A-Z Reviews’ page for the blog, and have made some progress today…

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The Daughter of Twenty Faces (Nijū Mensō no Musume)

The Daughter of Twenty Faces (Nijū Mensō no Musume) 2008 This (loose?) adaptation of Edogawa Ranpo’s ‘Kogoro Akechi’ detective stories really becomes two different shows for me, with…

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Anime OP-ED (July 2021)

Here’s the fifth in this set of themed posts – returning finally after missing the previous six months! Today I’ve got two pieces from the same anime and…

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Sin: The Movie

Sin: The Movie is a cyberpunk OVA with a few big action sequences but a fairly brisk plot in some sections – maybe too brisk. It’s only 50…

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The Wonderland (Bāsudē Wandārando) 2019

Even as I type this, I’m sick of my own go-to thought being something like ‘compare this one to Ghibli’, because that’s lazy of me. Moreover, Studio Ghibli…

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Tiger & Bunny

Tiger & Bunny (2011) Ah, superheroes who have problems beyond saving the world. This is an ‘old’ series now, (first airing back in 2011) featuring a lot of…

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Guessing Game (11)

A very quick guessing game – mix of older and new, recognise any? :D (not happy with the varying sizes/alignments but here they are nevertheless!)

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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Kaubōi Bibappu: Tengoku no Tobira)

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Kaubōi Bibappu: Tengoku no Tobira) 2001 Another powerhouse film from the dawn of Bones as a studio. Back when I was reviewing the Escaflowne…

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Yasuke

Yasuke (2021) Let me preface this review by saying that I will watch more of Yasuke. I did find that the scope of events in the latter half…

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Gingitsune

Gingitsune (2013) Okay, time for a short-ish review! I know I’ve said this before, but sometimes I dislike using the word ‘sweet’. Mostly because I worry that it…

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The Review Heap: 2021 Directions (Adjusting)

Another update/adjustment for the blog – though it’ll probably feel minor, I have added a couple of things to my plan. (And removed others for now). A reminder…

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Yugo: The Negotiator (Yuugo: Kōshōnin)

Yugo: The Negotiator (Yuugo: Kōshōnin) 2004 I think all lists that include ‘smartest anime character’ should probably have Yugo in them. And maybe lists ranking ‘most resilient’ ones…

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The Other Top Ten?

Last year I was doing posts for a so-called ‘liquid’ top ten, meant to suggest that it was kind of a flexible, ever-changing list etc etc Maybe a…

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Ride Your Wave (Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara)

A quick review for Ride Your Wave (Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara) 2019. Romance is one genre that I don’t have a lot of knowledge about so I…

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11 Reviews Unit I Hit 200 (Suggestions Welcome!)

Afternoon! A fair while back I posted seeking votes on what my 150th review should be, offering a few options at the time, and from that shortlist it…

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Update Quest 2020 (11)

So, I probably should update the post title for these ones, as it’s taking me well beyond 2020 to finish these updates :D Oh well! In any event,…

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Brave 10

Brave 10 (2012) Brave 10* was definitely fun but maybe not super-memorable. Or at least, it never got a chance to become too memorable for me – since…

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B: The Beginning – Succession

B: The Beginning – Succession (2021) I’m not sure how to write about this short season… It seemed like the prologue to a bigger story to come, and…

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The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō)

The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) 2021 By now, I think folks seem to have moved past some of the general disappointment surrounding this adaptation of Kousuke Oono’s…

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Perfect Blue (Pāfekuto Burū) 1997

Perfect Blue (Pāfekuto Burū) 1997 Not for kids, obviously. As a side note, I found it surprising that here in Australia my DVD release (the uncut version) is…

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Popular Reviews from the Last 6 Months

This is a post where, as suggested, I highlight some reviews that have been popular in the previous 6 months. (Last time around I also did a post…

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Ergo Proxy (Collaboration with In Search of Number Nine)

Very excited to kick off this collaboration with Iniksbane at In Search of Number Nine, since we’re writing on one of my all-time favs, Ergo Proxy! I’d put…

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Abandoned #10 (Lupin III Part 4, Space Adventure Cobra, Cannon Busters, Space Dandy & The Future Diary)

While I procrastinate/struggle to finish my Perfect Blue review I thought I’d whip up another of my ‘Abandoned’ posts :D Standard disclaimer as usual: not ruling out one…

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Back Arrow (Bakku Arō) – Collaboration with Lita Kino

Morning all! I’m excited to share another collaboration – this time on Back Arrow, where Lita Kino and I ask each other about the first three episodes. (Spoilers…

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Something good to say about 5 anime I didn’t like that much…

Irina over at I drink and watch anime came up with a cool tag which I thought I’d try – I probably mentioned a few good things about…

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Guessing Game (10) Studio Ghibli Edition

Okay, just like it says in the heading – let’s go with a Ghibli-themed guessing game: two of their most famous films here (and also my least fav…

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Karakuri Circus (Karakuri Sākasu)

I think Karakuri Circus oscillates between kind of a wild mess on one hand and more compelling flashbacks on the other. And maybe a third thing: action with…

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[Results] Vote on What I Should Watch Next (April 2021 edition)

Okay! Last week I put up a quick poll and while a few of the options I had listed came close – the winner is Perfect Blue. I…

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Maybe #4 (Mars Red, Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song, Super Cub and Shadows House + Joran The Princess Of Snow And Blood)

Okay, time for another ‘Maybe’ entry! Again, I’m using this post to quickly mention a few seasonal shows that I’ve tried out and liked/or want to watch if…

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Vote on What I Should Watch Next (April 2021 edition)

Of course, I do have a few things on the go right now and plenty of stuff from the past that I could review, but I thought I’d…

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Guessing Game (9)

Time for guessing game number nine (eight was connected to an update a while back). Once again, trying to go for a random mix of styles, eras and…

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Update Quest 2020 (10)

More of these (often minor) updates that I’ve been working on every now and then – mostly new pics but a few extra lines here and there also:…

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The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Nebārando) Season 2

Well, I don’t want to add too much to the vitriol out there and I doubt I’d have anything new to contribute to some of the… discourse (such…

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Kokkoku

Kokkoku (2018) This time, I want to start the review by saying that I wish there had been a bit of extra foreshadowing leading up to the ending…

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Mirai

Mirai (2018) This film was kinda hard work. It’s a family drama with a few fantastical elements but I felt mostly like I was locked inside the tantrum…

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Trigun (Toraigan) – Gallery Post

Trigun (Toraigan) (1998) So, I took a fair few screenshots and wanted to share some that I didn’t include before… just because, I guess :D Hopefully I don’t…

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Trigun (Toraigan) – The Final Shoot Out Arc, Episodes 24-26

Trigun (Toraigan) (1998) The final shoot-out! While hardly so divisive as the ending to Neon Genesis, there are a fair few disappointed folks out there when it comes…

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Trigun (Toraigan) – The ‘Doubts’ Arc, Episodes 18-23

Trigun (Toraigan) (1998) Post number five for Trigun – this time it’s a span of episodes that I’ve called something simple, just ‘Doubts’ as I reckon it suits…

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Trigun (Toraigan) – The Gung-Ho Guns Arc, Episodes 12-17

Trigun (Toraigan) (1998) Fourth in this short series of posts about Trigun – time for the Gung-Ho Guns Arc. Here the series takes a bit of a turn…

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Trigun (Toraigan) – The Wolfwood Arc, Episodes 9-11

Trigun (Toraigan) (1998) Time for the third Trigun post – the Wolfwood Arc. (These middle posts are probably going to be shorter than the first and last in…

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Trigun (Toraigan) – The Sand Steamer Arc, Episodes 6-8

Trigun (Toraigan) (1998) Welcome back to more Trigun! Second post already, covering the introduction to the Sand Steamer: So, in terms of the shift I mentioned last time,…

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Trigun (Toraigan) – The Mysterious Man in Red Arc, Episodes 1-5

Trigun (Toraigan) (1998) Here we go – the first of six posts where I ramble on and on (and on) about one of my favs: Trigun :D The…

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Trigun (Toraigan)

Trigun (Toraigan) (1998) Welcome to Trigun week! As I did with Nadia here, I’m reviewing Trigun by breaking things up into arcs or at least sections. The plan…

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No Guns Life (Nō Ganzu Raifu)

No Guns Life (Nō Ganzu Raifu) 2019 As with my last post, I have a few weekly write-ups starting here from back when No Guns Life was airing…

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Deca-Dence (Dekadansu)

If you are super-keen to see what I thought about specific episodes of Deca-Dence I was writing weekly, back when the show aired, and those posts start over…

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Abandoned #9 (High-rise Invasion, Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul, AfterLost & Chrome Shelled Regios)

As ever, with these posts I don’t usually rule out one day returning to the titles I list each time… but something didn’t grab me for these ones…

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White Snake (Báishé: Yuánqǐ)

White Snake (Báishé: Yuánqǐ) 2019 As I’ve said before, my knowledge of animation from China is pretty limited but that didn’t stop me enjoying White Snake. I do…

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A-Z Challenge: “N” is for Noragami (2014)

Noragami This is (another) show that I wanted to tick off my A-Z challenge list and so I’m glad I’ve made a bit more progress on the challenge…

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Update (+ Guessing Game)

Greetings! Lately, I’ve been pretty busy changing jobs – I left a deeply flawed and unpleasant workplace (and career) and now work different hours in a new industry…

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