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: Your Lie in April

This month, as it is April, I decided to take part of a rewatch for the anime Your Lie in April (四月は君の嘘). For anyone who is unfamiliar with the /r/anime subreddit on Reddit (or for any who simply don’t frequent it), they do regular rewatches of anime. It’s essentially a way for a bunch of…

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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: A Silent Voice

Here it is. The first official movie review. And I picked a good one. A Silent Voice (The Shape of Voice; Koe no Katachi; 聲の形) returned to American theaters for the second time this week for a special two-night event (one night for the Sub, and one night for the wrong one Dub) and I…

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