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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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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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Interviews With Monster Girls Episode 1: Interview With the Vampire

Do you remember Monster Musume, that other show about cryptids and half-human amalgamations? Did you want more? Well a completely different studio heard the world’s collective cry for more and made a completely different show with only the most superficial resemblance to 2015’s smash hit series, i.e. it also has monsters in it who happen […]

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The Saga of Tanya the Evil Episode 1: Something Something Nut

I’m not saying that I watched this solely because of the studio name, but leave it up to something called NUT to bust out a light novel adaptation about a little girl being evil-ish in Alternate Reality Imperial Germany. Also leave it up to NUT to make The Saga of Tanya the Evil unpleasant in […]

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Occultic;Nine Episode 1: Occultic;Ja, or Occultic;Nein?

Occultic;Nine is the next in a proud line of x-semicolon-y shows that gives my spellcheck a heart attack each time I write the title out. It’s also exactly what a 40-something adult thinks all anime is, being chockfull of titanic trembling tits, hyperactive pacing, a less than flattering depiction of effeminate bartenders, and a teenage […]

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WWW.Working!! Episode 1: Coming Out of Retirement

Another season of Working and yet another show about magical girls being victims of malevolent forces far beyond their control are the two things that I never thought the world needed more of, but I guess here’s Fall 2016 to prove me wrong. Here are my thoughts on one of those shows mentioned in the […]

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Sakamoto desu ga? Episode 1: Sitting on an Atomic Nothing Waiting For It to Go Off

It’s amazing what an injection of self awareness can do for making a shitty trend palatable again. I find it way better for the show to want me laughing at its lead, rather than it unintentionally encouraging me to do so. At least then I know that an adult had a part in writing it.

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Owarimonogatari Episode 1: The Beginning of the End

In typical Monogatari fashion, the 48 minute introductory episode becomes one of the most verbose 48 minute stretches in existence. And, in equally typical Monogatari fashion, this isn’t at all a bad thing. Thanks to the smoke and mirrors that Shaft uses to make up for the fact that everything is just two people talking […]

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