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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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Now and Then, Here and There (Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku)

Now and Then, Here and There (Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku) 1999 This was no walk in the part – equal parts compelling and disturbing. And if you…

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Maybe #3 (Wonder Egg Priority, Back Arrow, Kemono Jihen and Scar on the Praeter)

Quite similar to my ‘Abandoned’ posts here’s a new ‘Maybe’ entry – and again I’m using it to mention a few seasonal shows that I’ve tried out and…

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The Third: Girl with the Blue Eye (Za Sādo – Aoi Hitomi no)

The Third: Girl with the Blue Eye (Za Sādo – Aoi Hitomi no) 2007 The Third: Girl with the Blue Eye met most of my expectations and I…

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A-Z Challenge: “O” is for Oblivion Island, Haruka and the Magic Mirror

Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror (Hottarake no Shima: Haruka to Mahō no Kagami) 2009 The success of Toy Story and Skrek are two CGI examples that…

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Pet Shop of Horrors

Pet Shop of Horrors (1999) I definitely would have watched more of these. Pet Shop of Horrors is a great example of ‘episodic’ storytelling, with its sombre tales…

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Anime OP-ED (December 2020)

Fourth in this series – I’m nearly running out of days in the month this time :D (Changed my mind re: metal and anime, but perhaps that style…

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Cover Art Comparison: Summer Wars

Knowing that Hosoda has a new film coming soon(ish), I thought I’d do a quick comparison of some posters from one of his previous hits: Summer Wars. It’s…

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The Big O (Za Biggu Ō) [Boxing Day Review]

The Big O (Za Biggu Ō) 1999 You can no doubt predict exactly what I’ll say about episodic storytelling by now, right? This almost sums up the palette…

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Land of the Lustrous (Hōseki no Kuni)

Land of the Lustrous (Hōseki no Kuni) 2017 Land of the Lustrous seems to be cited fairly often as a show that can change minds when it comes…

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Astra Lost in Space (Kanata no Asutora)

Astra: Lost in Space (Kanata no Asutora) 2019 At a glance I guess Astra could be mistaken for a light comedy or teen romance set in space… but…

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Update Quest 2020 (9)

The ninth batch of these posts does include the first game I reviewed here, but I think at this point I’m still back in Sept of ’19 in…

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The Sword in the Stone (1963)

The Sword in the Stone (1963) To begin, I thought I should note that this is the Disney film where the team emotionally torments that poor chipmunk character,…

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Quick Guessing Game (7)

Hello! I wanted to squeeze in another of these before the end of the year :) Six more screencaps to guess: Again, no particular theme or era, just…

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Heaven Official’s Blessing (More Impressions)

I wish I had more to say today, but basically – I’m still enjoying Tian Guan Ci Fu plenty and also finding it hard to wait between episodes.…

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Le Chevalier D’Eon (2006)

Le Chevalier D’Eon The first episode of Le Chevalier D’Eon offered everything I wanted – swords, magic, twists and turns, intrigue too, and all of it taking place…

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Amon Saga

Amon Saga (1986) Amon Saga is classic sword and sorcery in anime form that is definitely up front about its influences – obviously via tropes common to the…

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A Liquid Top Ten (2020, Quarter Four)

December is here (somehow)! Hope you’re all safe – I’m back with an update to my Top Ten… which is to say, I’m updating some things that are…

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Anime OP-ED (November 2020)

Third in this little regular post – you can jump back to September where the first post can be found, but this time around it’s a couple of…

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Quick Guessing Game (6)

Returning! Here’s another six screencaps to guess – well, 5 pics and 1 gif: (Still struggling to complete an entire review, lately and I have a few shows…

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50 Favourites (& just a line or two for each)

I guess this post really steps on the toes of my other ‘top/fav’ posts, but I tend to like lists a lot, despite their extremely low functional value!…

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Heaven Official’s Blessing (Early Impressions)

I started a fair few shows from the current season but haven’t really drifted back to many of them yet – with one exception, Tian Guan Ci Fu.…

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Treasure Planet

I believe Treasure Planet was at one point among the most expensive animated films ever made, and while that obviously didn’t automatically make it brilliant, I think the…

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Update Quest 2020 (8)

More updated reviews – again, mostly images but some text here and there: Violet EvergardenNausicaa of the Valley of the WindVampire Hunter DMetropolisMemories

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Quick Guessing Game (5)

Okay, one more and then I’ll take a break so I can knuckle down on some reviews! Okay, here’s six new images to guess: (No particular theme or…

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Quick Guessing Game (4)

Another one! Just like the last three posts like this one, here’s six images – jump in to guess the films/series :) (Making a 80s/90s themed one this…

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Quick Guessing Game (3)

I’ve done a couple of these now and while I’m not happy with the default picture size, I’m still having fun making them :) As before, six images…

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Quick Guessing Game (2)

This was fun last time, so, I’ll whip up another! So, a second edition of simple guessing game – six images below, guess the film/series :) (Tried to…

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Quick Guessing Game!

Since I have so many deadlines coming from all over the place at the moment, I’ve been taking a break from social media during November. However, I didn’t…

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Update Quest 2020 (7)

Welcome to August of 2019! Here are another batch of reviews that I’ve either expanded or at the very least added some more images to: Empire of CorpsesThe…

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