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  • 5 Anime to Watch if You Like Dungeons & Dragons

    Author’s Note: This post was written before Wizards of the Coast decided to get scummy and try to copyright Pathfinder out of existence. This is here to suggest enjoying D&D to its fullest extent while finding every way possible to avoid giving these fat cats any of your money. The D&D movie looks kinda cool,…

  • Bocchi the Rock! and Living with Anxiety

    Bocchi the Rock was a stand-out show in a stand-out season. Picture, for a moment, having to make a moe comedy and music anime in the same season as Chainsaw Man, Blue Lock, My Hero Academia, Mob Psycho 100, and the final arc of Bleach. Daunting. Bocchi might have succeeded purely on the grounds that…

  • Giant Beasts of Ars Review: Dark Horse Anime of the Season

    Directed by Akira Oguro Produced by Asahi Production Streaming on Hidive In my previous reviews, I may have granted too great a share of my attention for the influx of romantic comedies this winter season, because we have also been subject to a variety of top-tier fantasy anime. In the world of sequels, Bofuri and…

  • Buddy Daddies Review: The Netflix Adaptation of Spy x Family

    Directed by Yoshiyuki Asai Produced by PA Works Streaming on Crunchyroll It is the nature of corporate media to notice trends and attempt to capitalize on them. After the success of Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney mistakenly believed that what the public demanded was not more charming action adventure movies, but more movies based on…

  • Ayakashi Triangle Review: Anime Was a Mistake

    Directed by Noriaki Akitaya Produced by Connect Streaming on Crunchyroll I have defended ecchi anime about as often as I’ve criticized it. For every Food Wars and My Dress-Up Darling, there is a Seven Deadly Sins or a Classroom of the Elite. While fanservice can be used to enhance a story by embellishing existing romantic…

  • Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible Review: Mob Justice

    Directed by Kazuomi Koga Produced by Pine Jam Streaming on Hidive It feels good to be vindicated. There’s a sense of euphoria that you experience when the anime adaptation of a manga you love captures everything that made the source material so special. Oh, dang it. Usually, I try to avoid spoiling whether or not…

  • The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten Review: Diet Horimiya

    Directed by Lihua Wang Produced by Project No. 9 Streaming on Crunchyroll Welcome to this special Valentine’s Day review. While we may die alone, it is at least comforting that our favorite fictional characters may one find happiness, so long as they stop screwing around and pick the tsundere already. This week, we have the…

  • Trigun Stampede Review: Three Guns, Three Dimensions

    Directed by Kenji Mutou Produced by Orange Streaming on Crunchyroll I feel like the only guy in the world who hasn’t seen Trigun. That’s the thing about anime; while television, cinema, and literature have their respective canons of classics, there’s no list of what anime are essential. That’s not to say people haven’t tried, I’m…

  • Tomo-chan is a Girl Review: The Most Frustrating Anime This Season

    Directed by Hitoshi Nanba Produced by Lay-Duce Streaming on Crunchyroll It is surprisingly difficult to find anime to review this season. Of the top ten anime airing this winter, seven are sequels: even considering the sequel-reliant nature of the anime industry in 2023, that’s a staggering number. Difficult to find new anime, yes, but not…

  • NieR:Automata Ver1.1a: Anime of the YoRHa Material

    Directed by Ryouji Masuyama Produced by A1 Pictures Streaming on Crunchyroll Anime adaptations of video games have not gotten nearly as bad a rep as their live action film and television counterparts, and that’s for good reason. While it took us until Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog to get satisfactory silver screen portrayals of…