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7-8-9s, Komi-san, Sakugan, Senpai ga Uzai, Mieruko-chan, Laika

Meet Komi’s mom. After the extended drama of last week’s Komi-san Comyushou desu, we go back to short skits this week. The first has Makeru challenging Komi in…

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Mieruko-chan and Laika 7, Takt and Nakama 6-7,

Sometimes I want to step into a show where there are misunderstandings and just straighten everybody out. It frustrates me when two or more characters who should be…

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Sakugan and Senpai ga Uzai 4-6, Komi-san 4

Sakugan’s quest seems to be to toss in as many different types of plots as it can. In episode 4 they arrive in Jolly-Jolly, a town of passion,…

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4-6s of various shows

She can’t see it. In Mieruko-chan 2 it’s more of the same. Miko sees something spooky, does her best not to react, and we move on to the…

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Komi-san 1, Nakama, Sakugan, Senpai ga Uzai, Gyakuten, Insanity 2-3

This is actually a beat moment –Rit just suggested something embarrassing. If I’m going to catch up at all I’m going to have to stop reviewing every episode…

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2-3s, Isekai Shokudou, Mieruko, Laika, Takt, Shinka

You hear all sorts of grace-saying at this restaurant. I really don’t know if I’ll continue to write about Isekai Shokudou. There’s so little to say about it.…

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New Fall 2021 #3

He’s talking about his previous, miserable life. Saihate no Paladin is an isekai story where the despondent adult is awakened as a baby and is being raised by…

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New Fall 2021 #2

I don’t know what the Alice in Wonderland references are doing here. Let’s start with Takt Op. Destiny, where we learn that a meteor or two brought evil…

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New Fall 2021 #1

Hello again and welcome to the shows in the Fall season I might actually watch to the end! That said, to start with there are a LOT of…

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Finales: Peach Boy, Hamefura 2, Maid Dragon, Tantei

On to the finales! Peach Boy Riverside, having no other arcs to jump to and with only the last episode left, says “What the hell” and gives us…

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Tantei, Maid Dragon, and 100-man 10-11

Well, the story was screwed up to start with … Back to a new arc for Tantei wa Mou Shindeiru, where Kimihiko, Nagisa, and Yui are on a…

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100-man 8-9, Peach Boy and Hamefura 10-11

If this is a village, where is everyone? 100-Man 8’s big question (to me) is why chief Cox want to grind his village into the ground like he’s…

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Riverside, Hamefura, Tantei, and Kobayashi-san 8-9

When it looked like we’d go off to meet a mysterious witch in Peach Boy Riverside 6, instead we hop, er, forward, to Sally’s big decision, Mikoto or…

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6-7, Tantei, Kobayashi, 100-Man

Okay, that’s a cool-looking monster. I’ve talked about Peach Boy hopping around time, but Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru does the same thing. At least with episode 6 we…

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4s, 5s, 6s, and a couple 7s–Maid-dragon, 100-man, Idaten, Peachboy, Hamefura

I find I have nothing whatsoever to say about Koboyashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 4 and 5. Episode 5 might be the more productive in that Ilulu finds…

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4-5s, Peachboy, Hamefura, Tantei, and Jahy 1

Back to Peach Boy Riverside, a show that apparently likes to hop around. As I recall there was a fighting contest going on, but episode 4 gives us…

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2-3s, Shinigami, Maid dragon, 100-man, and a new one.

And four days pass before I can watch another episode, and longer when I finally post this … Anyway time to catch up with Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro…

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2-3 Peachboy, Hamefura, Genjitsu, Tantei

Both choices suck for different reasons. Peachboy Riverside 2 and 3 takes the setup and hops around a little, so that it’s confusing. In ep2 we meet Mikoto,…

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Summer 2021 3

Kobayashi 2 begins with a view of Kobayashi’s happy apartment building. This time we start with Kyoto Animation’s return to TV, Kobayashi-san chi no Maidragon S. The show…

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Summer 2021 2

Your average quiet university before the fun starts. We start with Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki, where a college boy named Kazuya is shunted off from his…

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Spring 2021 1

Here we go again with the new shows I may or may not watch. (For the record, I took last season off from writing, and it’s probably a…

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2021 Spring 3

Looks like Slime Taoshite is going to tell us a story. For this last installment we start with Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita,…

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2021 Spring 2

The slime spinoff starts with a window, presumably about to be opened. First we have Tensura Nikki – Tensei Shitara Slime datta ken. Basically it’s Rimuru and his…

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2021 Spring 1

As I’ve gotten even older I’ve gotten more picky in the shows that I watch. And, as I think I said before, I don’t have the time or…

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Twos, threes, fours, fives …

How important political decisions affect Akatsuki. Log Horizon 3 2 is full of exposition and conversations as the situation for Akiba gets worse. Eins is withdrawing from the…

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Twos and threes: Horimiya, Mushoku, Biyori2, Slime, Wonder Egg

Drama! The thing about Horimiya, well, two episodes in, is that it covers the romcom tropes, what to get Hori for her birthday, the misunderstanding over the missing…

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Twos and threes: Lasdan(?), Picnic, Yuru Camp, Kumo

He FAILED?!! Now to catch up, if I can. Let’s start with Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari…

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Winter 2021 3

Since some shows are already into week 3 I better finish up the week 1’s … Ex-arm is being coy about itself in the first scene. We start…

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Winter 2021 2

One of those openings where you fly over and swoop down to the town. Let’s start with Ore Dake Haireru Kakushi Dungeon, where Noir Stadia, merely the third…

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Winter 2021 1

My stay-at-home order was lifted this month so it’s back to the office for me. I won’t have as much time to watch, but I’ll at least try…

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The last of the finales: KimiSen, Usagi Bloom

That doesn’t look good … I really didn’t want to watch KimiSen 11; it would be a long-talk episode where I would get more confused on who’s on…

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Finales and stuff: Assault Lily, Sigrdrifa, Kuma Bear

Some shows have finished, but Assault Lily Bouquet has another episode after 11. It’s set up to be a big climactic battle between a monstrous Huge and ……

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Finales: Tonikaku, Tabitabi, 100-man

Tonikaku Kawaii 11 is one of the livelier ones, because it’s a takoyaki party! Basically, Nasa finds a takoyaki grill in that old apartment (which has a million…

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Assault Lily 10, Usagi 9, Tabitabi and 100-man 11

Assault Lily Bouquet 10, naturally, deals with the aftermath of Yuri’s death. Yep, she’s actually dead, but on the other hand, we got Misuzu’s ghost popping up at…

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Sigrdrifa 9-10, Tonikaku 10, Kuma 9-10, Kimisen 10

Senyoku no Sigridrifa 9 has three things going on. While we jump around a bit the most time is spent with Sono, who still can’t fly. Now, I…

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Eights through tens: Assault Lily, Tabitabi, 100-man

Foreshadowing. Assault Lily Bouquet 8 goes light, with a school competition to show off abilities, new weapons, and of course a cosplay competition. There isn’t much to it,…

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Still catching up: Kimisen, Kuma, Usagi

Iska in captivity. Let’s see, way way back when I last watched KimiSen, Alice and Rin had accidentally poisoned Iska’s drink and now have him in custody. Since…

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Catching up–Sigrdrifa and Tonikaku

Apart from herself. It’s been ages since I last looked at Senyoku no Sigrdrifa, but I remembered that episode 7 wasn’t going to go well for the good…

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Catching up: Assault Lily, Tabitabi, 100-man

Assault Lily Bouquet 7 is delayed because of COVID, but I haven’t watched episode 6 yet … Quite a good episode, too. It starts with comedy and infodumps…

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Catching up: Usagi, Fruit Tart

They’re actually customers, but they can’t help it. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka Bloom 4 brings us the school festival. Of course it’s all happy-happy, with Rize and…

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Catching up: KimiSen, Kuma Bear

I wondered that about the entire episode. KimiSen 4 is a frustrating excuse of setting things up and not following through. First it’s a casino, where Iska and…

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Fours, fives, and sixes: 100-man, Tonikaku, Sigrdrifa

The team is coming together nicely. 100-man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatte Iru 4 continues to explore moral dilemmas and selfishness with some humorous bits…

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Mostly 4s and a couple 5s as I fall farther behind

Lurina’s about to go on a fun ride! Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear 3 continues in its cheerful way, Yuna killing so many beasts that Fina can’t harvest them…

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Some 2s but mostly 3s

The second episode is even better. The only show this season that has had me doubled over with laughter is Gochuumon wa Usagi Desuka Bloom. With episode 2,…

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A lot of episode 2’s but not all of them

Time to look at the shows I haven’t dropped yet, starting with Assault Lily Bouquet, where it’s the first day of school, but classes don’t start until the…

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Fall 2020 3

Akudama begins with it’s own title, very bold with loud sounds. In Akudama Drive we have a futuristic Kansai complete with dirigibles and gaudy lights in the cyberpunk…

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Fall 2020 2

That’s a wall. Now we have Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls, one of those shows where the hero, Konomi in this case, enters high school and wonders what…

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Fall 2020 – and I’m already behind

Well, I’ve moved, unpacked, and most importantly, I have internet. And it looks like I’m already late for the new season. Here we go. Assault Lily starts with…

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Uzaki-chan 7-9, Monster Musume 8-9, Deca-dence 10, Railgun 22

Sorry about the wait. Time to catch up with Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!, being three episodes behind … Episode 7 allows both Shinichi and Uzaki opportunities to make asses…

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To aru kagaku no Railgun T 21 spends a little time, with infodumps lined with bust-size gags, to various organizers, both good and shady, looking for the creator…

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