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Winter Anime Season Wrapup Part 2 – Dagashi Kashi, Haikyuu, Osomatsu-san and the shorts

The Beatles were also fans of Osomatsu-san. The new season has started and already there’s been some excellent anime. I was particularly fond of the first episode of Mayoiga, or The Lost Village as we’re apparently calling it now. This season is looking to be one of the biggest in anime for a long time, […]

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Winter 2016 Anime Season Wrapup Part 1 – Shouwa Era Rakugo Shinjuu, Durarara and Iron Blooded Orphans

I’ve been at a bit of a loss on how to write about all these anime. I’ll have to figure out something better for next season. Heck since I’m not doing it for MAL, I might try write episodic posts again. Covering Big Order after the fun of blogging Future Diary, or maybe laughing at […]

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If you prefer the childhood friend in Dagashi Kashi, you are bad and wrong

I’ve increasingly seen people watching the Japanese sweets show Candy Crus-sorry, I mean Dagashi Kashi, who are expressing their preference for the character Saya. This childhood friend archetype is indeed an agreeable character with her beady eyes, infectious smile and a snagle tooth that evidently runs in the family. She’s so cute, you just want […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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