Promare

In all the anime I’ve seen (which I admit is relatively small), there are not many that match Promare’s visual aesthetic. It’s an odd blend of the traditional with the abstract, choosing a more polygonal approach than organic. Honestly, it’s fairly reminiscent of some modern day western cartoons, choosing rough simplicity over detailed elegance. From…

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The Promised Neverland

One of the most talked about anime from the Winter 2019 season is The Promised Neverland. There are many people who’s interest in otaku culture begins and ends with anime, so source manga and light novel spoilers are a non-issue when watching. This doesn’t matter for all anime; there are many shows who are incredibly…

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BEM

BEM started out as one of summer 2019’s more promising candidates. The pilot was was surprisingly fun, giving an almost Batman: The Animated Series vibe with the setting, art direction and villain design. I was genuinely excited for the first few episodes. The mystery created around the protagonists had some promise. Unfortunately, all of that…

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Anime has a special talent for mixing the worlds of fantasy and reality. Among the anime that I’ve experienced so far (which I admit is limited), it’s rare to see an anime focused on the adult workforce that also brings the fantasy into the real world. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid does exactly this, with the…

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MIX: Meisei Story

I don’t watch a lot of sports anime; American football aside, I don’t particularly enjoy watching sports in general. Even when I do decide I want to watch sports on television, I can tell you baseball has been my choice exactly one time. I just find the game incredibly uneventful. So imagine my surprise when…

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The Great Passage

I have no idea how this anime flew under my radar for so long. I could not stop watching it. It checks all of the boxes I have for a great anime. In fact, that’s exactly how I found it; I went onto AniList, started filtering by my favorite criteria, and it floated right to…

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