Category: Reviews

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun 3rd Season – 06

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun 3rd Season - 06 I'll be honest - this was really only the second episode this season (#3 was the other) where I've truly had unabashed fun with Mairimashita! Iruma-kun. All six eps have been good for sure, but only those two captured whatever that magic quality is that makes this series so utterly irresistible. I do think the show

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Kingdom 4 – 23

Kingdom 4 - 23 Just a reminder: The future of LiA is very much in doubt, and it's up to you to decide what happens next. Thank you for all your support!It was announced this week that Kingdom has passed 92 million in manga volume sales. A truly astonishing number to be sure, and while I don't know for certain, it may very well be the top-selling manga to

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Chainsaw Man – 05

Chainsaw Man - 05 I have a couple of thoughts about this episode of Chainsaw Man, starting with the fact that it was the most interesting so far. Also the one that's left me the most conflicted, in pretty much every sense. As regards my own feelings about what we're seeing, and Fujimoto's intentions with this story and these characters. Certainly this is

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Golden Kamuy 4th Season – 05

Golden Kamuy 4th Season - 05 When you have a show that's great to begin with deliver an episode that exemplifies everything that's great about it, you know it's going to be, well, great. Golden Kamuy hasn't skipped a beat transitioning from its third (and best) season to this one - and to a new studio and director besides. But it always had another gear

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Summertime Render – 17

Summertime Render - 17 I'm fascinated by the way Summertime Render cycles through different modalities seemingly every episode. It'c clearly quite intentional, the way each ep has a very distinct personality. I don't know is whether this is a product of Watanabe-sensei's direction, Tanaka Yasunori's writing style, or some hybrid of the two. What I do know

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Ao Ashi – 17

Ao Ashi - 17 At long last, some actual coaching! While I fully respect the "teach a boy to fish" idea behind Fukuda's coaching directive, it's been frustrating watching Ashito flounder about with the only real input coming from his teammates. Peer support is great, but teenaged soccer players (and observers) are not always going to be the best ones to

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Hoshi no Samidare – 04

Hoshi no Samidare - 04 To drop, or not to drop? To be honest I pretty much knew that decision would be upon me sooner or later when I saw just what a crime scene Hoshi no Samidare's adaptation was going to be. It's not an easy one, given the importance this series has in my anime psyche. This is more than a series, it represents a watershed

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