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Eights: Kage, DIY, Bocchi, Renai Flops

Cid, acting in the third person again. Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! 8 is spared the usual “What is Cid up to now?” questions because we know exactly…

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Kage, DIY, Bocchi, Renai 7s

I wish I knew what Cid was up to most of the time. In Kage no jitsuryokusha etc 7 we are still confused. Cid keeps doing things like…

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Kage, DIY, Bocchi, Renai 5-6

Cid showing off. Let’s see, in Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakuke! 5 we have Kageno facing off against Zenon to rescue Alexia, and we get a side battle…

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More fours and fives

Mad scientists always say that just before they die. Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! 4 continues its bewildering story with an unpleasant episode that has Cid beaten to…

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Threes and fours

I was worried that Bocchi the Rock! wouldn’t be able to keep up the quirky energy that made episode one so delightful, but I needn’t have worried. Well,…

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Twos and threes

Time to look at episode 2s, starting with Noumin Kanren no skill etc.. We start with Fal in disguise taking Al to the adventurer’s guild, greeted by some…

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Fall 2022 3

Our first dull concrete shot of this post. I try not to read reviews of shows until I’ve seen them myself, but even with that I got weird…

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Fall 2022 2

SpyxFamily reminds us of the premise. This second installment is off to a good start with Spy x Family’s return. We got two things going on, first, a…

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Fall 2022 1

And so, the new season has begun, right in a moment when I have almost no free time. Long story. But here’s the start of my Fall 2022…

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Finales: Lycoris Recoil and Made in Abyss 2

Lycoris Recoil, my second-favorite show of the season, had set up everything it needed to do last episode, and now all they had to do was finish with…

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Some finales and near-finales

In Kinsou no Vermeil 11, as expected, we and Alto get escorted to Vermeil’s dark past, and it’s done well, emotionally. She was brought up in a small…

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Abyss and Lycoris 12, Tensei Kenja finale

The cavalry! Ta ta-da! For those of you waiting to watch Made In Abyss 11 and looking for more Faputa vs. Reg battling, or Faputa meeting Vueko, sorry…

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Some of the lesser shows, nines and tens

I found Yofukashi ga uta 10 more entertaining than usual because again, more characters are introduced. Also, it’s a stand-alone, and I was happy to get away from…

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Mostly 9s and 10s

The plague! Isekai Yakkyoku 9 begins and ends with some evil asshole named Camus, first as a flashback by Bruno, who wonders where Camus went wrong, and then…

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Sevens, eights and nines

Isekai Yakkyoku 8 mainly follows a pharma guild member Pierre, whose daughter catches the flu. No one else can receive him except the Parallel Pharmacy, where Farma manages…

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7-8s: Abyss, Soredemo, Ojisan, Kuro no Shoukanshi

In Made in Abyss: Retsujitsu no Ougonkyou 8, the two stories, Riko and her friends and Vueko with her tribe, come together as we learn the origin of…

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Sevens, eights, and a six.

After the death and resurrection and shared heart and love declarations last week, Kinsou no Vermeil takes a little down-time in episode 7. We get a scene between…

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More Kuro no Shoukanshi, Yakkyoku, Maou-sama, Lycoris, Ojisan, Tensai Kenja

I like her already. Kuro no Shoukanshi 6 looks like a more peaceful episode, and I suppose the characters deserve one after the hell they’ve been raising. They…

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More sixes: Lycoris, Tensei Kenja, Vermeil, Abyss 2, Yofukashi, Soredemo Ayumu

In Lycoris Recoil 6 we learn that … Kurumi is pretty much responsible for the botched mission that led to the loss of those guns and killed some…

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5s and a 4

I love Funimiya’s expression in this shot. Isekai Ojisan 4 still has only the three of them, and what we get is more of the same. Well, the…

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Threes, fours, and fives

Her majesty, before Farma’s treatment … Isekai Yakkyoku 3 and 4 gives Farma the same problem Kelvin had in that other show. His skills are too amazing to…

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3-4s, Abyss, Yofukashi, Soredemo Ayumu, Kuro no Shoukanshi

Made in Abyss: Retsujitsu 3 has the trio escorted to a sort of village, where Majikaja explains the situation, basically everyone there is a hollow who decided to…

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Threes and fours: Lycoris, Tensei Kenja, Vermeil, Ojisan

C’mon Takina, lighten up! Lycoris Recoil moves away from caper of the week to have Chisato and Takina go off to a secret base, for Chisato to renew…

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Episode 2s and one new show

The second couple could be as fun as the first. The first half of Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru 2 brings us to the sports festival, where Ayumu is…

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Some 2s, even though 3s are coming out.

LIttle do they know … On to episode 2s, starting with Lycoris Recoil, with about as good a second episode as the first. The girls get an assignment,…

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Summer 2022 4

I think that’s the gateway to the next world. Kuro no Shoukanshi has Kelvin as the one reincarnated to a fantasy world. We learn that he gave up…

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Summer 2022 3

That’s a compass point to, well, you can guess. Of all the shows I’ve watched so far this season, and the few that remain, there’s only one that…

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Summer 2022 2

A burned-out land where Yuji’s foot is about to appear. Next is Tensei Kenja no Isekai Life, where some adventurers are drinking and laughing at Gale, a guy…

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Summer 2022 1

Hello and welcome to the new season, Summer 2022, when there’s nothing to do since it’s 36 degrees outside but sit at home and watch shows, well, there’s…

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Finales, Shijou Saikou, Heroine taru mono, Spy x Family, Komi-san2

Shijou Saikou no Daimaou 11 presents us with a couple of surprises. First, the demon lord, or “Complete Failure – Disaster rogue,” er, I’ll call him the demon…

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Finales: Healer Girl, RikeiKoi, Paripi Koumei

Aoi seems at a loss. Up to 11s now, starting with Healer girl. Basically the girls have hit a wall in their training, so that their beautiful singing…

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Nines and tens–Heroine Taru Mono, SpyxFamily, Kawaii dake janai, Komi-san

Heroine Taru Mono 9 spends several minutes of nothing much happening except for steady progress. Hiyori competes at a track meet, LipxLip practice hard to get a slot…

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Still catching up

The problem is that I have a couple of free days to watch, then more days when I’m busy and too tired to watch, so I fall behind…

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Sixes, sevens, and some eights

I dropped all the other fantasy shows, I think, so I think it’s okay to keep Shijou Saikou etc. The trouble is, I’m having trouble caring about it.…

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Episode dump: Komi-san, Healer Girl, Rikekoi, Paripi

As part of my episode dump I am going to do Komi-san the same injustice I did some of the shows last post, that is, do a quick…

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Catching up with shows or dropping them.

Ho hum. I’ll zip through Shijou Saikyou etc since it’s possibly the least of the shows I’m watching. In episode 4 Ireena and Ginny, out of both friendship…

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Fours and fives

Onto some fours and fives. Yes, I know some series are up to six. Leave me alone … First off, Healer Girl 4 has the girls, now certified,…

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Various threes

Meet Ariane. Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekake-chuu is beginning to get on my nerves. Not the story, which is about average for an isekai, okay, slightly below…

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I throw some ep3s at you to hide the fact that some shows are on ep4

…aaaaah…. Onto the threes (shut up about my tardiness). Healer Girl keeps working to keep what could be a maudlin setting and make it fun. First it’s studying…

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Some 2s and the return of Komi-san

Hort has all sorts of secrets. Unlike the other fantasy shows I’m watching, Mahou Tsukai Reimeiki doesn’t have an overpowered protagonist or always happy endings. What is has…

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Some episode 2s

As Akane says, is this a confession? Time to catch up with episode twos, starting with Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita. Heart, where our…

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New Spring 2022 4

A lovely day for a Kamen Rider style battle. Koi wa Sekai Seifuku no Ato de starts with Fudo and Desumi sitting amidst sakura blossoms and chirping birds.…

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New Spring 2022 3

Estab-life begins with a funeral which isn’t. Estab-life – Great Escape starts with a funeral attended partly by three girls. They all drive off in a hearse and…

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New Spring 2022 2

Yuusha Yamemasu starts with a ruined city but gets funnier. We start Yuusha, Yamemasu in a wrecked modern city, Tokyo probably. Which is strange because our hero, Leo,…

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New Spring 2022 1

As you probably guessed, last season was so dire for me that I stopped watching everything, except for Bisque Doll, which was charming to the end. I regret…

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4s and 5s of all the shows I’m watching

One thing Akebi can’t do is cook. Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku 4 brings up the question of “image,” wrapped within Kei taking pictures of students doing various things.…

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3s and 4s: Leadale, Cue, Slow Loop, Shikkaku, Bisque Doll, Akebi-chan

I’ve pruned the number of shows to a manageable handful, and the thing is they’re all cute and/or mostly happy ones. Maybe it’s my current mood or maybe…

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Twos – Leadale, Slow Loop, Cue, Shikkaku, Bisque Doll, Akebi-chan

After going through the list I decided on a few shows to watch, but I’m still not confident about the season. Let’s go with episode 2 of Leadale…

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Winter 2022 3

Kaijin Kaihatsubu starts with a fearsome-looking demon general coming through a door. Ever wonder where those monsters that the Kamen-type guys fight come from? Kaijin Kaihatsubu no Kuroitsu-san…

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Winter 2022 2

War-torn street to begin Girl’s Frontline. We start the second installment with Dolls’ Frontline, in a future world where we got another world war, but this one was…

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