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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Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

The setting is summer 2018. My friend and I are looking at the titles that have been announced for the soon-to-begin fall 2018 anime season. It was then that we came across Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (青春ブタ野郎はバニーガール先輩の夢を見ない). It seemed like a joke; they couldn’t be serious about that title, right? (Side…

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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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