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Eromanga-sensei Review: Not Just a Town in Australia

Eromanga-sensei is a show that I didn’t have high hopes for. I expected it to follow a little too closely in its more well known sibling’s footsteps, without carving a strong identity of its own. While it does carve out the core of what I think is ultimately a better identity, my hopes were pretty […]

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Why Tanya the Evil may end up being my favourite anime of 2017

Tanya the Evil may end up being my favorite anime of 2017. Considering it’s the first anime by a studio with no hype behind it and that my first impression was that it would be an anime for neo nazis, that’s quite the achievement. It tells the story of a sociopathic salaryman who is reborn […]

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3gatsu no Lion Review: The Man Who Sadsacked the World

What’s this? A week without having to write 10-15 pages on Rome’s assimilation of the Gauls, or the colonialist causes of the Congolese Civil War? I guess that means I can finally write about good anime and not feel totally burned out on the writing process. And 3gatsu really is a good anime. It manages […]

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Comedy with meaning and why Nichijou’s longevity bothers me

I have a perhaps naive belief in the power of comedy to say something. Through the disarming capabilities of comedy you can push past barriers that you could only otherwise cover in the gravest of tones. It’s why I try to argue against the belief that comedy is some kind of mysterious thing where enjoyment […]

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2016 Anime Catchup: My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia is fairly clearly inspired by American comic books and culture. This is about much more than the superhero aesthetic though. It’s more a deeper, symbolic inspiration, a lot of which comes through All Might. His muscle-bound body bears a far greater resemblance to American superheroes than that of Japanese skinny Sentai heroes. His […]

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2016 Anime Catchup: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

Grimgar feels like the anime staff resented having to adapt yet another anime about teenagers being caught in a fantasy video game RPG and did their darndest to drag the story in a different direction to what the source material felt like. Or alternatively (since I haven’t read that much of the source material so […]

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2016 Anime Catchup: 91 Days

Otherwise known as the story of how a guy killed his entire family and blamed it on a can of pineapples. 91 Days comes to us from Shuka, the sorta rebirth of the old studio Brains Base now that current Brains Base is a pile of crap (think Trigger from Gainax). 91 Days appears to […]

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2016 Anime Catchup: Gundam Thunderbolt

Thanks to moving countries, dodgy internet connections and Overwatch, I’ve fallen behind on a bunch of anime this season. Series have been left half-finished, first episodes watched then never returned to. With the end of the year looming, it was time for me to go through a mega catch-up period so I can still be […]

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