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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Dororo (2019)

This review has been a long time coming. Personally, this anime is still a contender for anime of the season for winter 2019, and likely will take a spot in my top 5 for the entire year. This anime leads you on two separate journeys: a physical one and an emotional one. By the end,…

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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: Usagi Drop

When I first started seriously watching anime, I had no idea where to begin. With so many choices and almost zero experience, I sought recommendations online from various larger anime personalities, eventually finding a list by ProZD. As it turns out, he has great taste (at least for me personally), particularly when it comes to…

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Review: Anthem of the Heart

Anime likes to explore the human psyche, and because it’s such a visual medium, it often does that in out-of-the-box ways since the only limitations are what you can draw on paper (and occasionally augment with some special effects). Things that might look silly when using real people can pass as totally believable in anime…

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Review: Tsukigakirei

With as often as I sort of mock the fact that there is a lot of anime focused on adolescent romance, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few that catch my eye. If done well, they can actually be some of my favorite anime to watch. The premise may be simple and straightforward, but…

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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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