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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Review: Cells at Work!

There are many animated versions of the human body and how it functions, from the comedy based Osmosis Jones to the more educational Magic School Bus. So of course there’s going to be an anime about it as well, and Japan is going to do it the only way Japan knows how: with lots of…

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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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