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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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Winter 2022 1

Looking over the previews at Random Curiosity, where I get most of my information, I didn’t see a single show I was excited about. I’m going to do…

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Komi-san 11 and 12

While I’m watching the new shows, let’s wrap up Komi-san wa Comyushou desu. Continuing, we get the inevitable cultural festival episode. You can guess the scenes, it’s the…

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More finales, and Komi-san 10

Last week’s Sakugan gave Memempu and us the news that Gagumber is not her real father, and this naturally became the theme of the finale. Oh, and she’s…

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11s and some finales

She says this ten seconds into her conversation with Memempu. Sakugan 11 is a routine episode where Merooro takes the gang to see the Dream City’s princess and…

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Mieruko, Laika, Takt and Nakama 11, catching up with Senpai ga Uzai

Turns out the ghoul is his mom. Mieruko-chan 11 gives us an unexpected twist. We see a flashback to Zen’s early life and his psychotic, controlling mother, and…

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10s: Mieruko-chan, Laika, Takt, Nakama, Sakugan … 7: Komi-san

Something bad on either side. Don’t look, Miko! Mieruko-chan 10 settles in for an actual story arc. Zen’s presence has led to an increase in ghouls all over…

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7-9s: Takt, Shin no Nakama, Sakugan, Komi-san, Senpai ga Uzai

Takt op. Destiny 9 takes the team to New York, seemingly unaffected by D2 action apart from there being no music, and straight to the Symphonica headquarters where…

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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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