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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The Great Passage

I have no idea how this anime flew under my radar for so long. I could not stop watching it. It checks all of the boxes I have for a great anime. In fact, that’s exactly how I found it; I went onto AniList, started filtering by my favorite criteria, and it floated right to…

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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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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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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: 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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