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Meikyuu Black Company Review (Spoiler Free)

Next up on the review block is Meikyuu Black Company. Like the last few, it’s a fantasy / isekai title. Basically all I’ve been watching lately. It’s been…

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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Review (Spoiler Free)

It’s time for another fantasy / isekai review from last season. This time, it’s How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom. An anime that sort of spoils itself…

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Seirei Gensouki / Spirit Chronicles Review (Spoiler Free)

Let’s check out another fantasy anime from last season – Spirit Chronicles. As a big fan of the fantasy genre, isekai or not, I gave this and several…

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Sentouin, Hakenshimasu! /Combatants Will Be Dispatched! Review (Spoiler Free)

Here’s an anime that was on my radar after hearing that the story was written by the same person who wrote Konosuba! Didn’t need much else beyond that.…

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Darker than Black Review (Spoiler Free)

It’s time for another review to go up on the fridge. And as has been the usual lately, it’s another rewatch – this time, it’s Darker Than Black.

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Teasing Master Tagaki-san (Eps 4-6)

After all this time, I’ve gotten through to episode 6 of Teasing Master Takagi-san! Man, Nishikata just makes this anime so difficult to watch. He’s just obtuse to…

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Some More Unexpected Aspects of Living in Japan

I’ve been living here in rural Nagano Prefecture for the last year and a half, so I have to say that I feel like I’ve adapted to quite…

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Summer in Japan 2021

Last year in the summer I went on a good road trip with a few friends through Nagano Prefecture. This year, I didn’t get up to as much,…

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REOL – LUVORATORRRRRY!

This is the first REOL song I heard on YouTube, that eventually led me to 宵々古今.Other than these two, I haven’t really looked much into REOL’s other songs.…

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Hitsugi no Chaika Review (Spoiler Free)

Hitsugi no Chaika / Chaika the Coffin Princess, another anime that I’d recently re-watched and finished. Like many others, I’d basically forgotten everything about it, except for some…

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REOL – 宵々古今 (YoiYoi Kokon)

Let’s branch out a little with another Japanese song I’ve been digging lately. It’s been on my playlist for quite some time, but I’ve never posted a REOL…

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Blood Lad Review (Spoiler Free)

I’ve been watching quite a few anime lately. Well, re-watching quite a few. I know that there are probably quite a few great newer anime that I’ve yet…

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暁Records – リバーストリガー (Reverse Rebirth Trigger)

And here we have the second Akatsuki track that was released recently, part of the HELLOHELL album. This one, Reverse Rebirth Trigger, was released on YouTube on July…

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Dimension W Review (Spoiler Free)

Recently finished another anime, also a rewatch, which I’ve been doing a lot recently. Will move onto fresh anime soon, but still enjoying these rewatches for now! This…

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暁Records – HELLOHELL

Akatsuki recently released two songs from their newest album on YouTube, also titled HELLOHELL, so looks like I’ve got a few to write about as they’re both excellent.…

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Tackling Angel Beats!’ Biggest Criticism

As promised, now that the spoiler-free review is out of the way, I can get to writing some of my more specific thoughts about Angel Beats!, and what…

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Angel Beats! Review (Spoiler Free)

Another re-watch finished. I swear I’ll get back to Monogatari soon, but I’ve really enjoyed revisiting some of these anime. There’s something nice about watching something that&#…

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Anonymity on the Internet is Slowly Dying

Recently, I booted up my old iPod (4th gen nano) and enjoyed listening to one of my old music collections that’s basically only there, and on a hard…

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Review (Spoiler-Free)

I recently re-watched Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and seeing as I’ve never written about it, I figured I may as well this time around. Will keep it short though,…

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The Power of Soundtracks in Anime

Here’s something I haven’t written about, but I would like to. I’ve brought up soundtracks a few times in my reviews, but really, it’s not that often. For…

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ShinRa Bansho – Time Paradox

Been listening to a lot of ShinRa Bansho, thanks to their 24/7 livestream of their music. And this is a song that caught my ears.

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Hanamonogatari – Suruga Devil, Part Four

We left off last episode with Suruga Kanbaru just about to hear the story about how Rouka Numachi began collecting the various body parts of the devil. And…

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Teasing Master Takagi-san (Eps 1-3)

All right, I’ve managed to get through the first three episodes of Teasing Master Takagi-san without much issue. I mentioned it in my previous blog post, but I’ll…

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Blog Post #649

Once again I wanted to write something, and now that I’ve managed to finally catch the little moth that kept appearing and disappearing in my room, I can…

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Hanamonogatari – Suruga Devil, Part Three

Suruga Kanbaru has just had an encounter with beloved scam artist Kaiki Deishuu. And the one who told him where to find Suruga was none other than Rouka…

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Anime Question Association Round 1

Haven’t been watching too much anime recently, and haven’t thought of anything I really wanted to write about lately. But, I wanted to write something, so I figured…

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Hanamonogatari – Suruga Devil, Part Two

After the graduation of Koyomi Araragi and Hitagi Senjougahara, Suruga Kanbaru is now an upperclassman at Naotsu Private High School. And while those two are gone, the possibility…

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Hanamonogatari – Suruga Devil, Part One

Koyomi Araragi and Hitagi Senjougahara have graduated high school, leaving Suruga Kanbaru behind as she finishes her final year. On her way to school, Suruga runs into Ougi…

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Unexpected changes in my life after moving to Japan.

Felt like writing a blog post, so here we are. Since moving to Japan a lot has changed in my life. I mean really I could never have…

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Diplomacy in Reviews

The other day I was thinking about what my biggest pet peeves are when reading a review, and while there are a few, instead of listing them I…

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Otorimonogatari – Nadeko Medusa, Part Four (Pt. 2)

Alright, let’s finish this off with the real meat of Nadeko Medusa: the ultimate reveal behind what’s been going on, and the finale!

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Otorimonogatari – Nadeko Medusa, Part Four (Pt. 1)

Here we are with the final part of Nadeko Medusa. And while it’s the end of Otorimonogatari, it’s only the beginning for what is to come with our…

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Writing Prompt: If you could make a prequel season of a show, which would you choose and why?

Pretty straightforward question, I think. Although many shows actually do a pretty good job at showing us backstory when it’s necessary, or one isn’t necessary at all (like…

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Otorimonogatari – Nadeko Medusa, Part Three

Sengoku Nadeko’s adventures with a snake have ended up with her sleeping in Koyomi’s bed! What’s next for Otorimonogatari’s middle-school protagonist?

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The Future of Commercial Anime

Recently, I had a thought in regards to anime and it’s current commercial nature. As we know in the West, anime is something we consume typically either in…

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Otorimonogatari – Nadeko Medusa, Part Two

Sengoku Nadeko has gotten herself involved with a snake, and we already know that this partnership won’t end well. Before we can move past that though, we still…

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Otorimonogatari – Nadeko Medusa, Part One

Just like with Tsubasa Tiger, we’re jumping into an arc that is not from Koyomi Araragi’s perspective. The narrator and protagonist this time around, as can be gleaned…

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Building up anime experience.

This is just a thought I had recently after doing some reading, so figured I’d articulate it here. It’s about building up experience watching anime and how that…

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Re-visiting Tokyo

While I first came to Tokyo, Japan on March 13th, 2020, I didn’t leave Tokyo until the end of the month. So this year, during the spring break,…

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You… are me… (My Hero Academia S4)

Recently, I decided to catch up a little on My Hero Academia. I had stopped after Season 2, so I had a few seasons to binge. And as…

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Writing Prompt: What are some of your favourite school clubs in anime?

This one seemed fun to think about. As we all know, clubs are a pretty glorified part of any school anime. And to be fair, I’d say they…

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暁Records – VENTEN

Let’s take a look at the latest from Akatsuki Records – VENTEN! It’s a good one. Real good. If you listen to anything by Stack (the vocalist), let…

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Writing Prompt: Is there any merit to reviewing anime of a genre that you actively dislike?

This one is actually a question I thought of personally, as opposed to one I got from MAL or somewhere else, based on many reviews that I’ve read…

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Writing Prompt: What “unimportant” anime character did you really like?

Here’s another prompt that I thought seemed interesting to think about.It’s also a difficult one I had to think about for a bit!

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Writing Prompt: Novels you’d like to see in anime.

This one comes up every so often in tag posts, but I wanted to answer it again, because why not? Once again, I’ve got my music, I’ve got…

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暁Records – 酔生夢死 -Hedonism-

The song this time is 酔生夢死 -Hedonism-. 酔生夢死 basically means something along the lines of drinking until you die, or drinking your life away. The dictionary definition is…

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Writing Prompt: What is the most memorable snow scene for you?

Once again, I’ve stolen this topic from MAL, because I’ve decided that’s what I’m going to do now whenever I just want to write about whatever and listen…

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暁Records – KARMANATIONS

Been a while since I got around to listening to Akatsuki Records.Or at least, posting about it, because I’ve been listening to it quite a bit lately.

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Responding to Peer Pressure

I’ll have you know, I don’t respond well to peer pressure.That’s the truth. So when RisefromAshes tried to pressure me into responding to the Peer Pressure Tag, I…

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Writing Prompt: Would you rather an anime with bad characters but an amazing plot, or an anime with a bad plot but amazing characters?

Time to steal another prompt from MAL. This one seemed interesting, and even as I write this intro blurb, I’m not sure what my choice will be yet!

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