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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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Kabukimonogatari – Mayoi Jiangshi, Part Four

It’s the final part of Kabukimonogatari! After discovering why the world has fallen to ruin and become infested with zombies, Koyomi Araragi and Shinobu Oshino light off some…

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Writing Prompt: Do you find anime hard to enjoy when it feels predictable?

Here’s another prompt from MAL I wanted to take a look at. I guess these are kind of more like discussion prompts than writing prompts, as I’m not…

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Kabukimonogatari – Mayoi Jiangshi, Part Three

After a brief stint in the past, our intrepid duo has returned to the present, only to find that their meddling may have had some unintended consequences…!

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Writing Prompt: Is it strange to not rate based on enjoyment at all?

In the mood for some writing, and decided to search for a writing prompt. Luckily for me, the “recent discussions” on MyAnimeList caught my eye, and that is…

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Little Busters! & Little Busters!: Refrain Review (Spoiler Free)

So a while back I decided to take a look at Little Busters!. It was something that I’ve come across time and time again when looking around for…

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Blog Post #617 – 2020 Recap

With another year done and over with, I figure I may as well write one of these blog posts.

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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (Spoiler Free Review)

Wasn’t entirely sure what to watch from this studio (A.C.G.T.), so I decided to just go for their highest rated entry – Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World.…

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Sakurada Reset Review (Spoiler Free)

Next on the list is A-Sketch. Once again we’ve reached a studio / producer (producer this time) that had several good looking options to choose from. Noragami, Yamada-kun…

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Teaching in Japan Stories #3

It’s been many months since my last post on this topic, so let’s see if I can’t dig up some more stories to share with you all!

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Urawa no Usagi-chan Review (Spoiler-Free)

The review this time around is Urawa no Usagi-chan, by studio A-Real. A series of short 3-minute episodes, this anime was created to try and advertise the city…

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Anime Word Association Round X

Been a while since I’ve done one of these.I’m in a writey mood, but don’t have any anime to review at the moment, and don’t feel like watching…

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Some of my favourite openings!

I’ve probably mentioned it before, but in case you didn’t know, I don’t generally give much attention to openings. I know there are all sorts, and some are…

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Kabukimonogatari – Mayoi Jiangshi, Part Two

Koyomi Araragi and Shinobu Oshino’s time travel adventure begins, with the two arriving eleven years into the past. Let’s see where things go from here!

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Kabukimonogatari – Mayoi Jiangshi, Part One

All right, let’s continue on with the next arc: Mayoi Jiangshi. I wasn’t sure what Jiangshi meant, or where it came from, so I looked it up, using…

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Taking a look at the top 9 isekai anime.

This is an idea I’d been thinking about writing for a while now, and with some bigger names from the genre getting new entries, I think it’s a…

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Yomu Reads More Fan Mail

You know, it’s been a while since I’ve read some of my fan mail.It’s just been piling up. I really do feel guilty about not responding.I’ve actually just…

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Scrapped Princess (Mostly Spoiler-free) Review

So the whole anime studio challenge has been on hold for a while now, and I swear it’s not my fault. I had a post drafted and ready…

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