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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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What I Watched This Week – 1/2-1/8

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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What I Watched This Week – 12/26-1/1

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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Gingitsune – As a basic slice-of-life series, this story about a high school girl who can see spirits living at a shrine with her widowed father and the…

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What I Watched This Week – 12/5-12/18

Gravitation + OVA – It is perfectly on-brand for me that my 600th completed anime listing is this twenty-year-old tropey BL. I’d be hard pressed to boil down…

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What I Watched This Week – 11/28-12/4

The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace – I started watching this while it was airing, then put it on hold after three episodes because it all felt a…

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What I Watched This Week – 11/21-11/27

Jingai-san no Yome – This is one of those shows where I read the description and decided I needed to watch it to see if it was as…

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What I Watched This Week – 11/7-11/20

Spirited Away – I last watched this so long ago, I had forgotten as much about it as I had remembered. I was definitely as puzzled this time…

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What I Watched This Week – 10/31-11/6

The Way of the Househusband, Part 2 – Retired yakuza and current stay-at-home husband Tatsu returns for five more half-length episodes of hilarious domestic comedy and frustrating animation.…

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What I Watched This Week – 10/24-10/30

Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation – I was looking for some good Halloween-season viewing, and this mystery series centered on a woman who loves bones fit the bill nicely.…

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What I Watched This Week – 10/16-10/23

Hinamatsuri – This is the second or third show I added to my VRV queue when I got an account a few years ago, and I’m not sure…

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What I Watched This Week – 10/3-10/9

Junjo Romantica S1 – This is something of a classic in the BL genre, so I felt compelled to watch it, despite having previously watched two seasons of…

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What I Watched This Week – 9/26-10/2

Grimoire of Zero – In a lot of ways, this is a fairly generic fantasy that doesn’t do a whole lot that sets it apart from the rest…

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What I Watched This Week – 9/19-9/25

RahXephon – This twenty-year-old mecha series delivered pretty much everything I like in a mecha series. It had your standard reluctant hero grappling with the mental burden of…

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What I Watched This Week – 9/12-9/18

Joshiraku – While I haven’t read or watched everything Kouji Kumeta has done, after watching this, Kakushigoto, and parts of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, I suspect he may be…

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What I Watched This Week – 9/5-9/11

Uta no Prince-sama – I’ve watched a fair amount of different kinds of anime, but this is my first real foray into idol anime, and it was a…

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What I Watched This Week – 8/29-9/4

Kyousougiga – Oh boy, is this a tough anime to write about without giving away all of the surprises that made it so special. I didn’t really know…

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What I Watched This Week – 8/22-8/28

Midnight Occult Civil Servants + OVAs – Based off the series description and the promotional materials, this looked like my kind of show, so I decided to check…

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What I Watched This Week – 8/15-8/21

Sarazanmai – I first tried watching this shortly after it aired, and couldn’t finish the first episode on account of it being so damn weird. After watching people…

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DRAMAtical Murder – Every once in a while, I get a hankering for a tropey anime that adapts a BL/yaoi visual novel, and this had most of the…

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