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12 Days of Christmas posts

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12 Days of Anime #1: Sukeroku’s final performance

Sukeroku’s final performance is the perfect final encapsulation of everything that makes Shouwa Era Rakugo Shinjuu such a great anime. From the very first episode I had always admired how the anime showed the entire rakugo performances because to properly use them to tell your story, you needed a level of nuance beyond most others. […]

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12 Days of Anime #3: Dream of a hero

There was a fantastic moment in the first episode of My Hero Academia that I felt summed up what the show was trying to say. The main character had just been told he doesn’t have any superpowers. To a kid like him who watched videos of heroes endlessly and wanted nothing more in his life […]

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12 Days of Anime #4: Mob Psycho’s bodybuilding club

Bodybuilders have always struck me as weird. It’s not about being fit and healthy, which I could understand. It’s the strange desire to achieve an unnatural image of ripped muscles so they can feel more attractive. Maybe it has something to do with body building magazine covers featuring frankly unhealthy amounts of veins ready to […]

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12 Days of Anime #5: Yuri’s drunken dance

Pro tip: If you want me to like an anime, put in some strip tease dancing. It worked for Panty and Stocking it worked for Dominion Tank Police, and now it has worked for Yuri on Ice.

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12 Days of Anime #6: The Shogi Sister

It took me several episodes before I figured out what March Comes in Like a Lion was actually about. It was when they started talking to us about the main character’s adoptive family that it became clear to me. It was a story about depression. A kid with complicated feelings about his adoptive father and […]

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12 Days of Anime #7: Tsuki yells loudly

Going into the third season of Haikyuu, there was a potential issue I saw coming up within the story. I didn’t see any character development that was left for them to do. Kageyama and Hinata had gone through their arcs. They had even finished them off with the final match of last season with them […]

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12 Days of Anime #8: Boom Boom Satellites

One of my favourite anime openings of all time is the first Xam’d opening. Yeah that show eventually crapped out in the second half like an alarming number of Bones anime, but I still love that OP. I kept waiting for Boom Boom Satellites, the band who performed the OP, to be picked for another […]

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12 Days of Anime #9: Vacuum Butt Cannon

There was this one scene in Keijo that was a perfect demonstration of why this show is special. Our main character had just swung her butt around at supersonic speeds, ripping through the air and cutting the swimsuits of the other competitors in the game. For one second the girls grab their swimsuits and go kyaaa. […]

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