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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 […]

11 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 […]

4 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Scamp /

Secret Santa: Perfect Blue

Every year the folks at Reverse Thieves do an Anime Secret Santa. Anime writers and bloggers “gift” each other a selection of anime to watch with the goal of reviewing it on Christmas Eve. Normally I like to go for something, if not obscure, then an anime I wouldn’t have normally gone out of my […]

7 CommentsAnime Analysis, G-Tekketsu / By Inushinde /

Iron-Blooded Orphans and Endangering Children: Children Are People Too

An inundation of papers to write on early 20th Century Chinese psychiatry have been kicking my ass the past several weeks, so have this gobbing up of thoughts on why Iron-Blooded Orphans is really really good.

3 CommentsAnime Analysis, Owarimonogatari / By Inushinde /

Sodachi Lost is Pretty Damn Good

Discounting the trappings of Shaft’s distinctive Monogatari aesthetic, which have been used to an effect on par with the best of prior series, there’s very little in Sodachi Lost that ties directly into the heart-stoppingly byzantine overarching narrative that everything else dutifully feeds. Aside from the main cast that’s solving the mystery behind Oikura’s return, […]

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Owarimonogatari Episode 4: It’s Not Ougi ’til it’s Ougi

Sometimes I think that the amount of goodwill that Monogatari’s built up in me is disproportionately large to how good it actually is. Well I say “sometimes”, but a part of me knows that for every Nadeko Medusa and Hitagi End that skewers both the audience and its own characters into a shish kebab of […]

16 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Shinmaru /

What I Watched Last Season

Hello! It’s been a while. I’ve taken a long break for personal reasons I won’t go into here. I’m still not interested in writing about anime episodically for the time being (and I’m not sure I ever will again, even with the announcement of JoJo Part 4 anime being a thing), but I’d like to […]

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