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  • Triangle Strategy: A Lesson in Disappointment

    I have a love/hate relationship with tactical RPGs. Fire Emblem Three Houses is one of my favorite games, which a lot of fans of both the franchise and the genre would tell you means I’m more a fan of dating sims than I am of strategy games. In my humble opinion, the two aren’t mutually […]

  • Bokurano Makes Me Uncomfortable, and That’s Okay

    What is the purpose of a story? That’s not a rhetorical question, even if it is a broad one. It doesn’t have a reliable single answer, but if you enjoy any story, it’s worth pondering what its purpose is. Everyone has a different reason why they appreciate art, and if I asked a hundred people […]

  • Sabikui Bisco Review: Mush-Room to Grow

    Studio: OZ Director: Atsushi Ikariya Streaming on: Crunchyroll Future generations of weebs will look back on our not-so illustrious history and mark two eras on the calendar: before Winter 2021, and after. In no uncertain terms, last year’s inaugural season offered up a legendary serving of anime, and honestly, it has affected my judgment as […]

  • Tokyo 24th Ward Review: Go, Go, Minority Report Rangers!

    Studio: Cloverworks Director: Naokatsu Tsuda Streaming on: Funimation, Crunchyroll Tokyo 24th Ward is immediately intriguing. If you asked me off the top of my head what anime does well, I could rattle off a few things: high-concept fantasy and science fiction, colorful characters with vibrant personalities, and creating new ways to visualize strange or outlandish […]

  • Love of Kill Review: Comedy Assassination

    Studio: Platinum Vision Director: Hideaki Ooba Streaming on: Crunchyroll I don’t often get to time my posts well; I stick to a strict schedule, so anything coming out at an opportune time requires a lot of hassle and even more luck. It just so happens that I accidentally saved this season’s dark romcom Love of […]

  • Sasaki & Miyano: Pure Cotton Candy Fluff

    Studio: Studio Deen Director: Shinji Ishihara Streaming on: Funimation I’ve been wracking my brain. I wrote an essay about Given, where I disparaged the musical romance for failing to offer up any good music or romance. To sum it up, romance anime is an oversaturated market, so yaoi gets a crap hand; if you aren’t […]

  • The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt Review: Oof, What a Mouthful

    Studio: Yokohama Animation Lab Director: Makoto Tamagawa Streaming on: Funimation I’ve got to get something off my chest; my reasons for watching this show were less than noble. I’m currently watching nine other shows this season, and wasn’t going to frivolously add another. Even so, I founded this blog with certain principles and guiding virtues […]

  • My Dress-Up Darling Review: Work Hard, Cosplay Hard

    Studio: Cloverworks Director: Keisuke Shinohara Streaming on: Crunchyroll, Funimation In my essay “How Anime Excels in Making You Care” I wrote about the niche genre of anime; a subgenre that focuses on hobbies, games, or Japanese art forms that fall outside of the mainstream. Chihayafuru, Rakugo Shinjuu, and others like them are all about people […]

  • Demon Slayer Season Two Review: The Fate of the Series Going Forward

    Studio: Ufotable Director: Haruo Sotozaki Streaming on: Crunchyroll, Funimation It’s been quite a while since I’ve properly spoken about Demon Slayer. The current format of releasing anime films in the west several months after initial screenings makes it impossible to talk about them while they’re still relevant, so I didn’t get a chance to review […]

  • The Otaku Exhibition’s Anime of the Year 2021

    It doesn’t feel like very long ago I was writing my Anime of the Year post for 2020, and I can still vividly recall the tremendous difficulty I had in picking mine. In a year with Kaguya, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Attack on Titan, I was still trying to catch my breath before Winter 2021 famously […]