Review: Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

The setting is summer 2018. My friend and I are looking at the titles that have been announced for the soon-to-begin fall 2018 anime season. It was then that we came across Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (青春ブタ野郎はバニーガール先輩の夢を見ない). It seemed like a joke; they couldn’t be serious about that title, right? (Side…

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Review: The Rising of the Shield Hero

At long last we have reached the conclusion of one of this year’s biggest anime (at least for me). It began it’s season broiled in controversy, added protagonists that not everyone enjoyed, and despite all flags pointing the other direction, managed to finish the story without a giant cliffhanger (instead giving us just a little…

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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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Review: The Saga of Tanya the Evil

Since I’ve started watching anime, I’ve come to know and accept one thing about myself: I am isekai trash. There’s something about the genre that strikes a chord with me. I don’t care if the show carries the most basic of plots (at least so far; don’t hold me accountable for this later. I’m living…

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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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Review: Silver Spoon

Slice of Life is probably my favorite genre of anime. There is just something about slow day-to-day life that appeals to me. Sure, action is fun and anime arguably has some of the best action sequences ever created, but in the end I find myself drawn to the more laid back stories. I like character…

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