Fire Force

There are not many anime that compare to the crazy ride that is Fire Force. While I cannot say that it deserves top spot as an Anime of the Season or Anime of the Year, it is worth an honorable mention. It ticks a lot of important boxes for a memorable anime. It’s certainly popular,…

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Teasing Master Takagi-san 2

You can find a lot of anime that exploits the awkwardness of young love for the entertainment of the audience. There’s something very nostalgic about the innocence and purity of these stories. Teasing Master Takagi-san 2 (and season 1) focuses on the more lighthearted side of young love. After all, sometimes it’s easier to relentlessly…

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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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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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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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Isekai Quartet

This year, we reached peak isekai. And by that, I mean the genre has become so popular as of late that we’ve now taken our isekai characters from several different shows and isekai’d them again into yet another world, all together. What would happen if you take a bunch of formerly Japanese protagonists and placed…

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Toradora!

Anime loves to showcase extremes, including everything from outlandish plots to outlandish personalities. Only so many stories can be told, so mixing in more extreme elements can help add that unique flavor. Toradora! is a story of extreme personalities. From the outside, it might appear completely farfetched and unreasonable (and to an extent, that would…

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