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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Fruits Basket (2019)

Writing a review for an anime like Fruits Basket (2019) is incredibly difficult. The nature of the story they are telling leaves me with a lot to unpack both emotionally and as a narrative. And this is only the first season. I’ll do my best to convey the spirit of the anime, as I feel…

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Review: Usagi Drop

When I first started seriously watching anime, I had no idea where to begin. With so many choices and almost zero experience, I sought recommendations online from various larger anime personalities, eventually finding a list by ProZD. As it turns out, he has great taste (at least for me personally), particularly when it comes to…

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Review: Anthem of the Heart

Anime likes to explore the human psyche, and because it’s such a visual medium, it often does that in out-of-the-box ways since the only limitations are what you can draw on paper (and occasionally augment with some special effects). Things that might look silly when using real people can pass as totally believable in anime…

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Review: K-On!

I like to think of myself as someone with pretty thick skin. Not in the sense that I’m an emotionless person who’s too manly to cry and devoid of empathy. What I mean is, it’s generally really hard to hurt my feelings. But I can’t lie on the internet (it’s the law), so I’ll be…

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Review: Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu

I’m just going to come right out and say it. My Fridays are going to be a lot more depressing now that Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu (ひとりぼっちの○○生活) has finished airing. It was always one of the highlights for Friday anime, especially after a particularly sad episode of Fruits Basket (2019) (and you better believe I…

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Review: GATE

Life in Tokyo is continuing much like it always has in recent years. People are working, shopping and dining just like any other day. For otaku Itami Youji, it’s a special day with a doujinshi event. Itami has built his entire life around supporting his hobbies and nothing will stand between him and this event.…

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