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8 CommentsBoku dake ga Inai Machi, Editorials / By Inushinde /

The Bokumachi Finale Will Probably Suck: Or Why Episode 11 Sucks

I can say that for the most part, this is a well-made show with a lot of love behind it. I like the characters, and for the most part it hit all the right emotional notes. But the penultimate few episodes left me in the cold, in the same way that a hamster using a […]

13 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Inushinde /

Ranking the Mahouka from Bad to Worse: Enrollment

Because I can think of nothing The Cart Driver needs more than a second opinion on Mahouka.

19 CommentsLists / By Inushinde /

Inushinde’s Top 30 Anime 2.0

Better a few years late than never, but here’s an updated list of what anime are objectively the best according to somebody who, for some reason, can’t seem to get enough of cartoons aimed at little girls. In order to keep portions of the list from feeling too same-y (i.e. ARIA-y, Ghibli-y), some of the […]

11 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Inushinde /

Bokumachi and Candy Bar Theft: Grand Theft Chocolato

I doubt I’m going to ruffle any feathers when I say that Bokumachi isn’t exactly a show with a dedication to realism. That assumption should have gotten thrown out the first time that Satoru went back in time to prevent something bad from happening. And if it didn’t for you, I’m kind of curious about […]

12 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Inushinde /

The First Death in Grimgar: Grimming in My Gar, the Grims They Will Not Gar

In defiance of all expectations, something with the standards-drowning name of Grimgar is actually pretty understated in its depiction of the unceremonious quickness of death. So much so that there isn’t even a potentially goofy image of anime characters crying. Unfortunately, it’s a little too understated in this episode, to the extent that what should […]

14 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Inushinde /

Grimgar & Goblins: Viva Torture

For how often people are beaten, maimed, killed, or just plain hurt in anime, it doesn’t tend to dwell on the agony that tends to result from being run through by foreign objects. Even shows that try to be mature focus on the result of suffering more than the suffering itself. Hell, the last show […]

6 CommentsBoku dake ga Inai Machi / By Inushinde /

Bokumachi Episode 2: Bleak is the New Great

Okay, so remember how I didn’t care much for BokuMachi? Well I didn’t care much for BokuMachi. Even now I can’t quite place what about it doesn’t work for me insofar as the bigger picture goes. Still, the second episode does a couple of things really well, and it should be commended even as it […]

5 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Inushinde /

Grimgar First Impressions: The Moral Peculiarity of MMOs

Anime titles tend to be utilitarian things, serving only to distinguish a work, without necessarily speaking for the content. There are a few exceptions though, where a title communicates everything about the show without actually spelling it out in classic light novel format. Grimgar is heir to this noble tradition. It’s grim, it’s fantasy, and there […]

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