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: 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: Hinamatsuri

Welcome to a review of a show that spends the first three minutes telling you that it’s going to be one kind of anime, and then immediately ditches it for a different style all together for the rest of the series until the last five minutes of the final episode (which, I might add, are…

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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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