BEM

BEM started out as one of summer 2019’s more promising candidates. The pilot was was surprisingly fun, giving an almost Batman: The Animated Series vibe with the setting, art direction and villain design. I was genuinely excited for the first few episodes. The mystery created around the protagonists had some promise. Unfortunately, all of that…

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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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ASTRA LOST IN SPACE

While this anime might take place in the future, it’s still high school, which means it’s time for a class trip. But the future does hold some benefits. Today’s select group of students will get to travel off world and participate in a miniature survival camp expedition. But trouble awaits them. What kind of an…

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Mysterious Girlfriend X

There are only a handful of anime that I’ve watched as a direct result of reading the manga. Every single time it has happened, I’ve only known that the anime exists because the author mentions it in the manga; I really should check that more often. The Mysterious Girlfriend X anime is yet another victim…

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