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  • Bocchi the Rock! Review: K-On Can’t Communicate

    Directed by Keiichirou Saitou Produced by Cloverworks Streaming on Crunchyroll I was in a bit of a pickle. I got ahead of myself and slated six reviews for the autumn season, and didn’t actually have six anime to watch. Alright, I said to myself, I’ll just watch the first episode of everything until something sticks […]

  • More Than a Married Couple, but Not Lovers Review: Rent-a-Girlfriend – Revengeance

    There is an art to creating a title that might escape the average viewer. It’s not easy to devise a short handful of words that both tells the audience what to expect of the story and neatly encapsulates the content. It’s so difficult, in fact, that the world of anime, manga, and light novels has […]

  • Reincarnated as a Sword Review: Double-Edged Garbage

    Directed by Shinji Ishihara Produced by C2C Streaming on HIDIVE The isekai genre has existed in some form or another for decades, though the current model was cemented a decade ago by the runaway success of Sword Art Online. It’s funny, though, that I’ve seen debates on whether or not SAO even qualifies as a […]

  • The Eminence in Shadow Review: The Punisher but Anime

    Directed by Kazuya Nakanishi Produced by Nexus Streaming on HIDIVE Author’s Note: This is a first episode review, and I’ve been informed that the first episode of The Eminence in Shadow is anime original, and may not reflect the overall tone of the series. The review will remain preserved as is. I have always been […]

  • Blue Lock Review: The Anti-Anime

    Directed by Tatsuaki Watanabe Produced by 8bit Streaming on Crunchyroll I have already written a glowing essay where I praise just about everything in Blue Lock and then some, and you can read that here. It’s one of my favorite manga of all time, I’ve made no secret of it. If the anime managed to […]

  • Chainsaw Man Review: Duh, It’s Perfect

    Directed by Tatsuya Yoshihara & Ryuu Nakayama Produced by MAPPA Streaming on Crunchyroll I struggled for a hot minute on how to handle this review. Chainsaw Man was the first manga that I reviewed, and it’s wild that it is finally here. I’ve spent so much time hyping up the Chainsaw Man anime that now […]

  • My Anime OP/ED 3×3, Celebrating Two Years of the Otaku Exhibition

    I have spent a lot of time thinking about what to do for the blog’s second anniversary. If I thought one year was a fluke, two puts that suspicion to bed. Funnily enough, some people want to hear what I have to say about anime, and even more of them than last year. For that, […]

  • Solo Leveling is the Best (Not) Isekai

    Occasionally, I run into a topic I’ve already covered and think, “man, I wish I could rewrite that.” Every writer or artist is doomed to look back on what they’ve created and lament, but it doesn’t get easier to see ideas I had that I didn’t explore their full potential. Specifically, I’m referring to an […]

  • Mob Psycho 100 Proves Zack Snyder Wrong

    This is one of those posts where I really have no idea where it’s going to go, but I already promised I was going to write it, so it’s a little too late to back out now. Let’s boldly go where no internet critic has gone before, and crap on Zack Snyder’s portrayal of Superman. […]

  • I’m Obsessed with Blue Lock

    Every season, I pick up a couple of volumes of manga, in an effort to learn a bit more about the anime I’m going to review. It’s how I got into Horimiya, The Case Study of Vanitas, and more, but this time, something was different. When I took that first volume of Blue Lock off […]