Category Archives: First Impressions

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URAHARA Episodes 1-4: Fashion Unconscious

URAHARA is a show that I hate to hate. It was very evidently made with at least a modicum of passion, and doesn’t have a mean bone in its pastel-laden body. It looks like cotton candy and Smarties had a baby that proceeded to vomit glitter sparkles onto a tray of watercolors, which is an […]

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Fall 2017 Anime First Impressions

The new season of Fireball is out and it is the best anime of the season. Yeah sure the entire anime from start to finish will only be 7 minutes and 30 seconds long but it’s still the best and you will all bow down to Drossel. In the meantime there were a bunch of […]

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Summer 2017 Anime First Impressions: Princess Principal, My Girlfriend is a Gal, Gamers

A quick reminder that the new anime from this season you should be watching is Made in Abyss. Final batch of first impressions from this season for me. Turned out it has been an all right season with a couple of interesting anime that I am petrified will all go careering off a cliff any […]

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Summer 2017 Anime First Impressions part 2: Compulsive Gambler, Welcome to the Ballroom, Made in Abyss, Shoukoku no Altair

With the usual disappointing start to the anime season, where for some reason all the truly bland stuff is stuffed into the first few days of the month, we’re now into the meat of the latest anime season where the delicious filling lies. There’s some good stuff here is what I’m saying.

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New Game!! Episode 1: New Game Xrd -SIGN-

My biggest problem with the second season of New Game is the tragic oversight of not calling it New Game+. I mean I guess it aids in googling the show (if barely), but it’s one of the biggest opportunities that I’ve seen missed. That opportunity is the size of fucking Africa, and the person in […]

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Summer 2017 Anime first impressions: Touken Ranbu, Clean Freak Aoyama-kun, Knight’s and Magic, and Restaurant to Another World

Sometimes when a new season starts, each new anime is a bundle of hype and thrills, with each new show bringing unexpected delights as your watchlist inflates like a hot air balloon standing under the American president. Then other seasons it’s a constant stream of failures, where you keep checking in and you think you […]

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Spring 2017 anime hot takes

This was going to be First Impressions but since episode 4s are already starting to appear I figured Hot Takes would be better. I thought there wouldn’t be much worth watching this season beyond the sequels, but then I watched a whole bunch of the new anime and I turned out to be basically completely […]

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Hand Shakers Episode 1: Moving and Shaking

I’d like to start this Hand Shakers post by talking about something tenuously related instead. This is both to promote that thing and kind of explain why I find this show’s incompetence compelling. There’s a little known (at least outside of the Chinese market) 2013 film called Switch, an Andy Lau-driven hybrid of Mission Impossible […]

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