Review: Sweetness & Lightning

Anime has long waged war against one of life’s most precious comforts. It has shown no mercy in this war, taking no hostages and leaving no stone unturned in it’s effort for global domination. There is no country without victim; anything goes in this conflict. You could say that this is a war on life…

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Review: Yuru Camp

Think of any word that you would associate with the coziest feeling in the world. When I say cozy, I’m talking about that feeling where it’s below freezing and covered in snow outside and you’re inside a cabin in the woods, sitting next to a roaring fire on a fluffy and fuzzy rug, wearing your…

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Review: Hinamatsuri

Welcome to a review of a show that spends the first three minutes telling you that it’s going to be one kind of anime, and then immediately ditches it for a different style all together for the rest of the series until the last five minutes of the final episode (which, I might add, are…

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Review: Violet Evergarden

June, 2018. I’m sitting in my cozy little apartment in the Pacific Northwest. Keeping in tradition with the nickname of “June-uary,” it’s cool and drizzling rain outside much like it does early in the year in the PNW. There are two things I can do on a Saturday with weather like this: I can take…

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Review: Chihayafuru

Anime’s favorite thing to do is take really boring concepts and ideas and turn them into a masterpiece. OK, so maybe Chihayafuru (Chihayafull; ちはやふる) is actually based on the real sport of karuta, but you can’t blame me for feeling that way about a show that is essentially about competitive poetry battles. To an outsider,…

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