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June 5, 2019

The Monogatari series is huge, both in popularity and in sheer scope (over 100 episodes throughout a bunch of standalone seasons and super-seasons). Whenever I recommend it to someone, the first question they typically ask is something akin to "What genre?" I never kno...

August 11, 2017

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni (In Another World with My Smartphone) and Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku! (God's Blessings on this Wonderful World!) are two anime series with a few things in common, aside from both having preposterously long names that I will hence...

July 31, 2017

My Hero Academia continues to raise the stakes.  After two episodes of training we are right back into the action as some of the students from UA begin to fight Stain, while local heroes deal with the attack of 3 Nomu that are ransacking the city.

From the get go Iida t...

February 2, 2017

 (2 out of 3 schoolgirls in this image are not human.)

Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Interviews with Monster Girls) is a show set in a universe where various monsters from mythology are revealed to the world as real, and must cope with being outsiders in human society. If thi...

January 24, 2017

Shows that get the most acclaim tend to be described with buzzwords such as "riveting," "suspenseful," and "intense." But there's very little vocal appreciation for programs that are cute, relaxing, or placidly paced. Slice of life gets far too little attention outside...

December 6, 2016

For those of you still confused or in denial despite reading the title of this review and seeing the image above, this is a review of an ecchi anime. Normally this genre would not be considered worthy of a a review, nor something I would want to attach my name to.

But t...

November 29, 2016

 Osomatsu-san is the sequel to the much older, nostalgia-inducing (in Japan) series Osomatsu-kun from the 60's.  As a Westerner I have no familiarity with the previous program, but I can say with certainty that the updated, 21st century anime, which now features the Os...

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