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What I Watched This Week – 1/22-1/28

Record of Lodoss War (1998) – I liked, but didn’t love, the original Lodoss War OVA, and this is pretty much a step down from that series all…

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What I Watched This Week – 1/15-1/21

Good Luck Girl – Considering the way this shounen comedy about an extremely fortunate girl hounded by a poverty god is 25% boob jokes by volume, I should…

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What I Watched This Week – 1/8-1/14

Vinland Saga S1 – Given that I love anime like Kingdom and LoGH, and play games like Civilization and Crusader Kings, by all rights I should have watched…

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What I Watched This Week – 1/1-1/7

Chio’s School Road – This was a rather frustrating watch. 90% of it is genuinely funny, clever little skits involving the ridiculous people Chio and her best friend…

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What I Watched This Week – 12/18-12/31

Chimimo – I asked for people’s picks for underwatched gems from 2022, and this was one of them, so I decided to give it a go. I initially…

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Fall 2022 Anime Roundup

Somehow yet another season has completed, and this one was a doozy. Not only were there multiple sequels to major franchises like Mob Psycho and My Hero Academia,…

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What I Watched This Week – 12/11-12/17

Heat Guy J – As Crunchyroll keeps adding Funimation content and/or adding dubs to their shows, I keep browsing their “new” tab to see what catches my eye.…

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What I Watched This Week – 12/4-12/10

Lycoris Recoil – Being a veteran of the great 2021 Wonder Egg Priority debacle, I was hesitant to watch this original featuring cute girls doing violent things while…

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What I Watched This Week – 11/27-12/3

Legend of the Forest – The YouTube account for Tezuka Productions has posted a number of short, experimental animated works by Osamu Tezuka for free to celebrate his…

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What I Watched This Week – 11/20-11/26

Giant Gorg – This week’s classic anime selection throws it all the way back to 1984 with a fun little two cour original anime about a boy and…

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What I Watched This Week – 11/13-11/19

Blue Seed – By all rights, I should have turned this off in the middle of the first episode when the plant vine tentacle monster ripped off the…

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What I Watched This Week – 11/6-11/12

Wolf’s Rain – This is kind of a hard one to talk about since I haven’t actually seen the whole series. I put on the series that’s on…

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What I Watched This Week – 10/30-11/5

Junjo Romantica S3 – I know I don’t really like this series, so don’t ask me why I watched all three seasons, because I don’t have a good…

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What I Watched This Week – 10/23-10/29

Nabari no Ou – More and more of the older shows on Funimation have been moved over to Crunchroll, and this one caught my eye when I was…

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What I Watched This Week – 10/9-10/22

Jujitsu Kaisen + movie – For whatever reason, I just really felt like rewatching this series, so I did. I feel a little ridiculous about giving it a…

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Summer 2022 Anime Roundup

This was a slow season for me for sure. I usually watch around 20 shows each season, but I wasn’t interested in many of the sequels, and only…

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What I Watched This Week – 10/2-10/8

All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku – I went into this six-episode OVA about an android with the brain of a housecat expecting a story about her…

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What I Watched This Week – 9/25-10/1

Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs – I skipped this while it was airing because it looked kind of mean-spirited,…

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What I Watched This Week – 9/18-9/24

Azumanga Daioh – This is one of the first anime series I watched in its entirety, and while I have re-watched it many times over the years, I…

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What I Watched This Week – 9/11-9/17

Yona of the Dawn – Early last week, I watched a YouTube video that played the opening bars of this anime’s first opening song, and that meant I…

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What I Watched This Week – 9/4-9/10

Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss! – I really enjoyed the first two seasons of this show, and held this season aside as a break glass in…

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What I Watched This Week – 8/21-9/3

Space Pirate Captain Harlock – After watching all of One Piece, it was time to watch the other anime pirate classic, released all the way back in 1978.…

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What I Watched This Week – 8/14-8/20

When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace – When the anime adaptation of Delicious in Dungeon was announced, I saw someone mention that it would be only the second time…

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What I Watched This Week – 7/31-8/6

Mob Psycho 100 – Somebody posted a clip from one of the fight scenes, and hearing the iconic fight music made me drop everything and rewatch the series…

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Yaoi Day BL Anime Roundup

Because one of the readings for 8 in Japanese is ya, and 01 looks like an oi, August 1st, or 8/01, is a bit of an informal holiday…

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What I Watched This Week – 7/17-7/23

Nanbaka – This show was one half silly comedy about colorful characters repeatedly breaking out of prison, and one half action drama about prisoners pursued by shadowy figures.…

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Spring 2022 Anime Roundup

Kaguya-sama: Love is War – Ultra Romantic – Call me a basic bitch, but I loved the first two seasons, and this gave me more of the same…

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What I Watched This Week – 7/3-7/9

Tiger & Bunny S1 + movies – I’ve been meaning to watch this for a long time, and I’m not really sure what the holdup was, because it’s…

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What I Watched This Week – 6/19-6/25

Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress – This was an odd little movie that I can’t decide if I liked or not. On the plus side, I thought the…

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What I Watched This Week – 6/12-6/18

Konosuba S1 – This is one those shows I put on not because I thought I was going to like it, but because I wanted to see why…

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What I Watched This Week – 6/5-6/11

Denki-Gai – This workplace comedy about seven oddballs working at a pop-culture bookstore is written by the same person that does Aharen-san, so if you’re enjoying that show,…

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What I Watched This Week – 5/15-5/21

Kiznaiver – I need to sit down and make a list of every original anime Mari Okada has written the script for and commit it to memory so…

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What I Watched This Week – 4/18-4/23

The Garden of Sinners 6-10 – Despite having the same writer and being produced by the same studio, it is absolutely wild how this series of movies swung…

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What I Watched This Week – 4/10-4/17

Kotaro Lives Alone – I have a real soft spot for media about people raising children they’re not technically the parent of, so a story about a kindergartener…

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Winter 2022 Anime Roundup

Completed Sasaki and Miyano – A sweet and funny romance with a fun cast of supporting characters. Easily my AOTS. 9/10 My Dress-Up Darling – A really fun…

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What I Watched This Week – 3/27-4/2

Kids on the Slope – Not that there are a ton of them, but so far Showa-era-set josei anime about two guys and a girl involved in a…

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What I Watched This Week – 3/20-3/26

Alice and Zoroku – This was an interesting little series in that the first half was an action-heavy sci-fi thriller about a girl with psychic powers trying to…

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What I Watched This Week – 3/13-3/19

Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation S1&2 – Despite being an adaptation of a Shonen Jump title, I don’t think I have ever seen anyone mention this…

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What I Watched This Week – 3/6-3/12

IDOLiSH7 – I’m not generally a fan of idols or idol anime, but I’ve seen lots of different people sing this show’s praises, so I figured I’d give…

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What I Watched This Week – 2/27-3/5

Polar Bear Café – I really enjoyed this episodic slice-of-life comedy about a café run by a polar bear in a town with a mix of humans and…

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What I Watched This Week – 2/20-2/26

  Super Lovers S1&2 – In any given discussion about BL, someone inevitably brings up this show as the reason the genre is irredeemably problematic and not worth…

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What I Watched This Week – 2/13-2/19

Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc – For whatever reason, I just didn’t feel like watching this while it was airing, and decided to binge it after it finished.…

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What I Watched This Week – 2/6-2/12

Emma: A Victorian Romance S1&2 – As February is the unofficial month of romance, I decided it was time to watch this show that has sat on my…

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What I Watched This Week – 1/30-2/5

Yuri!!! On Ice – When I first tried watching this a few years ago, I dropped it after two episodes because I really didn’t like the way Victor…

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What I Watched This Week – 1/23-1/29

The Fantastic Adventures Of Unico & Unico in the Island of Magic – Way, way back in the whens, this was on TV, on Nickelodeon I believe, my…

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What I Watched This Week – 1/16-1/22

Room Mate – I resurrected an old video game and just didn’t feel like watching anime off my backlist this week, but I threw on this series of…

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What I Watched This Week – 1/9-1/15

How to Raise a Mummy – I have to say I’m honestly surprised I’ve never seen anyone talk about this show, because it might be one of the…

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Robot Carnival – I picked up a Blu-ray of this movie-length anthology during a holiday sale, and I can’t understand how so many people look at the old-style…

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Beastars S2 – This was the week for watching all the 2021 anime in my backlist, and I’m honestly not sure why this was still unwatched because I…

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2021 Anime Roundup

It’s that time of year where everyone posts their best of lists, and while I want to play too, I’ve watched at least 3 episodes of close to…

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