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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...

March 3, 2017

Star vs The Forces of Evil is one of those cartoons that has been somewhat popular on the internet with adult audiences. In fact, it is the only of two Disney programs that has managed this in the past several years, and of those two, it is the only currently running p...

February 4, 2017

Hungry for blood and guts but want to pass on the horror? Are you a fan of genre-bending surreal shows? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then Santa Clarita Diet is the show for you. It’s a fun fusion of iZombie and Desperate Housewives, with a splash of...

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...

January 14, 2017

Harvey Beaks is a cute show made by C. H. Greenblatt, a man known best for his previously cute and wonderful show, Chowder. The show features a  bluish-colored bird for whom the show is named. Harvey is unique among children's protagonists in that he is not the least b...

January 4, 2017

The Mick is Fox's newest attempt at making sitcoms better by making the characters worse (morally worse, not less interesting). As with Kaitlin Olsen's previous and spectacular work in comedy, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, this has also turned out to be a winning...

December 30, 2016

Netflix really took a risk launching this dramatic manga-based program. Sadly, that risk is not paying off, which is a genuine shame as Netflix released the show with zero promotion. Midnight Diner takes place at a late night izakaya (think gastropub minus the pretenti...

December 16, 2016

 Son of Zorn is the newest installment in Fox's animation block, which has been shuffling Bob's Burgers, live action shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and whatever the new animation flavor of the season (usually canceled before a a second season) happens to be.

Son of...

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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