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Anime Review #119: Cardcaptor Sakura – The Sealed Card

Folks, we have finally reached this point: today’s review, focused on Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card will possibly mark the last time I discuss something from the original…

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Anime Review #118: Cardcaptor Sakura – Trouble In Hong Kong

Cardcaptor Sakura is one of the most wonderful anime I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching. When I first stumbled upon the character in 2018, I was only…

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Anime Review #117: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

In August, I caught a nasty cold and as a result I had to spend a few days cooped up at home. To pass the time, some of…

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Convention Tales #26: Anime North Idol 2023

Last week, I went to my first convention of 2024, and the first one I attended in five months! Set at the same venue as Fan Expo Canada,…

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St. Pius V Corner: Sanctified In Truth… With Anime?

The function of all art lies in fact in breaking through the narrow and tortuous enclosure of the finite, in which man is immerged while living here below,…

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Anime Review #116: Suzume

Ah yes, Makoto Shinkai: the man, the gift that keeps on giving the anime world something to fawn over every now and then. 3 years after his last…

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb’s Corner: Live-Action Anime Adaptations

GUESS WHAT TIME IT IS???? IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER SHORT, RANDOM MONDAY POST!!!! In August of 2023, Matt Owens and Steven Maeda, who previously worked as a writer…

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St. Pius V Corner: Romanticizing Evil

These considerations take on greater seriousness from the fact that the cinema speaks not to individuals but to multitudes, and that it does so in circumstances of time…

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Convention Tales #25: By Far The Weirdest Cosplays I’ve Ever Seen!

I’ve gone to a lot of conventions in my life, and I’ve seen my fair share of cosplays that I’d classify as “weird”, or “out of the ordinary”…

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Anime Review #115: Lycoris Recoil

Wishing you all a Happy New Year. God bless you all abundantly, my readers, and may He, during this year, send you opportunities to be better and happier…

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Me, Myself, And Manga, Part Deux

It’s the cusp of the New Year, and I might as well finish up 2023 with a year-end overview of the manga that I’ve read so far, as…

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Anime Review #114: Steins;Gate – Load Region Of Deja Vu

When I finished all of Steins;Gate’s 24 episodes back in 2018, I thought that would be the end of this saga for me. I’ve already seen Okabe and…

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Problems With Frieren?

SURPRISE SURPRISE, IT’S A MONDAY POST!!!! Don’t worry, this is going to be shorter than the last few, mainly because I’m not going to expound on anything complex…

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St. Pius V Corner: Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Values

The Saints understood clearly what our attitudes to creatures should be. Created things should be a reflection of eternal beauty which entices us to love God, the Source…

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Anime Review #113: Maquia – When The Promised Flower Blooms

This is a movie that I frankly didn’t expect to see on my radar. Like other anime movies I’ve reviewed it features its own world, fantasy elements and…

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Anime Review #112: Pingu In The City

When you think about anime, CGI-powered flicks are probably not what you have in mind. You’re probably imagining a cast of two-dimensional, colourful characters engaging in either some…

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St. Pius V Corner: A Healing Of Poor Souls And Self

The practice of recommending to God the souls in Purgatory, that He may mitigate the great pains which they suffer, and that He may soon bring them to…

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: My Life As An Anime

If you go to any YouTube comment section of a song video, you might come across a comment where someone’s like “Hey, I can really relate to this…

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Anime Review #111: Plastic Memories

I… don’t even know how to begin this opening paragraph. Usually I try to explain how I came to know about this series, be it through a friend,…

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Anime Review #110: Kaiji

Last August, I went to Fan Expo as a ticketed attendee for the first time in 4 years, cosplaying Kaiji Ito, the lead protagonist of his eponymous franchise.…

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Convention Tales #24 – Short Stories From Anime North #4, Photoshoot Edition

This evening, the same folks behind Anime North are organizing a cosplay outing up north in Toronto: the Anime North Halloween Event. Size aside, the lack of worthy…

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Anime Review #109: Puraore – Pride Of Orange

Being a Canadian, I grew up liking ice hockey at a young age, and my first memories of the sport was watching the 2004 Toronto Maple Leafs do…

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St. Pius V Corner: A Rosary At Bay Keeps Evil Away

The Holy Rosary, besides, not only serves admirably to overcome the enemies of God and Religion, but is also a stimulus and spur to the practice of evangelic…

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb’s Corner: Genres, Part 3

This post was long-overdue, but can’t be helped with the timing. Not to mention also, unlike Western media where shows tend to go in the direction of one…

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Anime Review #108 – Gosick

Before I begin this review, I would like to start off by explaining how I came around to knowing about Gosick. I have a Discord account, and periodically,…

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St. Pius V Corner: Hodaka’s Prayer

There is no danger if our prayer is without words or reflection because the good success of prayer depends neither on words nor on study. It depends upon…

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Anime Review #107: Violet Evergarden – The Movie

Violet Evergarden last saw its titular character make great strides in developing an emotional sense for her clients as an Auto Memory Doll, and become a person that…

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: 5 Years In Retrospect

Note: Even though my blog anniversary was this past 10 September, due to other commitments taking place during the weekend, I was unable to compose a post in…

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Anime Review #106: Hanasaku Iroha – Home Sweet Home

Ever since I stumbled upon Hanasaku Iroha five years ago, and found the perfect opportunity this year to watch it, it remains one of the golden pieces of…

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Convention Tales #23: Fan Expo 2023

I just came back from Fan Expo Canada this weekend, being an official ticketed attendee for the first time since 2019. I guess this means it’s time for…

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St. Pius V Corner: A Heart Full Of Goodness And Love

And so the Heart of our Savior reflects in some way the image of the divine Person of the Word and, at the same time, of His twofold…

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Genres, Part 2

In last month’s edition of this investigation into anime genres, I covered three types of anime that I had familiarity with: isekai, romance, and the magical girl series.…

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Anime Review #105: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

In case you’re wondering why in the blazes would I watch a romantic comedy series like Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, this is another one of those whose knowledge about…

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East Meets West #31: Dark Side Of Dimensions .vs. Pyramid Of Light

To my readers:The last time I posted on Monday was Easter Monday of 2022 (April 18) – coincidentally, that was also an East Meets West post! However, today…

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Anime Review #104: Erased

Today, I’m going to review Erased, a mystery thriller series with a little side of sci-fi and horror added to it. I remember this film being one of…

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Genres, Part 1

It’s been a while since I’ve written my opinions on anime-related subjects. Instead of creating another top 10 list or revisiting another under-reviewed anime, this one’s going to…

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St. Pius V Corner: Kissing Kissanime Goodbye, Reduxed

But let us suppose that the purely penal law would no longer be tenable. All positive laws then would bind in conscience… Laws regulating speed limits, parking, traffic,…

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Anime Review #103: Kyoukai No Kanata

I was introduced to Kyoukai No Kanata, a 2013 anime series by KyoAni, in the same fashion as I did with Hanasaku Iroha: through its ending song, Daisy…

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Convention Tales #22: 30 Minutes At NFCC

Sometimes, life leads you to places that you wouldn’t expect to find yourself at. Two weeks after the tumultuous litness that was Anime North had ended for the…

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Anime Review #102: Kiki’s Delivery Service

You might be thinking “OH NO, NOT ANOTHER REVIEW ABOUT A MAGIC-WIELDING GIRL ANIME”. No, actually, the topic of today’s review, Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery Service…

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Anime Review #101: Cardcaptor Sakura – Clear Card (Part One)

I’ll never forget the day I was first introduced to the magical girl franchise known as Cardcaptor Sakura as a whole, least of all the Clear Card arc.…

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East Meets West #30: Little Witch Academia .vs. The Worst Witch

Some shows, while thematically different, can nevertheless contain elementally similar to one another. I’ve already pointed that out plenty in this series of posts: starting from the first,…

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St. Pius V Corner: As Long As You Remember Him, You Are Not Alone

Christ is present at the august sacrifice of the altar both in the person of His minister, and above all under the Eucharistic species. He is present in…

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Convention Tales #21: Anime North 2023

Last weekend, Anime North was in town, and wouldn’t you know it – I was there. It was the first time the convention was scheduled and operated normally…

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Anime Review #100: Violet Evergarden

Well, here we are, readers. One hundred Anime Reviews completed! Over the last five years I’ve been handling this blog I’ve made it a requirement to share my…

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East Meets West #29: Grave Of The Fireflies .vs. Life Is Beautiful

Here’s another comparison that I’ve been wanting to do for the longest time: one involving Grave Of The Fireflies, an animated WWII drama that, in contrast to typical…

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Anime Review #99: Hanasaku Iroha

People often like to bring up the various shows or projects that they’ve been putting off for the longest time. Last Sunday, I attended the first of what…

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St. Pius V Corner: Curious About The Divine Mysteries Of Life

God’s economy is directed toward a single end in each of these lives: our salvation and good repute. Even if it is divided in two with regard to…

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Convention Tales #20: Short Stories From Anime North #3

I can’t believe that Anime North is only a month away as of the time of this writing! Knowing this has my hype difficult to contain as the…

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East Meets West #28: Mewtwo Strikes Back .vs. Detective Pikachu

For the first time in this blog, I am going to address media from the Pokemon franchise. Arguably considered the most prominent of Japan’s anime, video game and…

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