Ode to Anime Studios – Ufotable

With Kimetsu no Yaiba airing right now, it seems like a good time to write about ufotable. The interesting thing is that I’ve always pronounced the studio’s name “u-fot-able”, but it should be (according to the katakana) pronounced “yu-fo-table”…not that it makes much of a difference from pronouncing each of the letters in “UFO” separately,... Continue Reading →

“Let’s Go All the Way to the Budokan Together”

I’m trying out a slightly different type of post format by taking a question and answering it with facts (this one is, quite obviously, centred around the question, “What’s up with the Budokan in anime, anyway?”), so bear with me if this doesn’t seem to be as good as usual… The title quote comes from... Continue Reading →

Must-read Monthly Monday (Aug. 2019 ed.)

  If it's not specified, the time period covered in this post is from the 22nd of July 2019 to the 26th of August 2019. Navigation: Other People's Reads | Spellbook Offerings|Coming up next... Other People's Reads It wouldn't be a round-up post without them. However, since I scour people's archives on a regular basis, these... Continue Reading →

Summer 2019 Mid-Season Check-In

Normally I wouldn't do a mid-season check-in, but I've come to realise I don't really know what I love this season anymore since I just watched a few weeks' worth of anime over the past few days... After all my lamenting of being behind in this Demon Slayer collab post, the side effects are starting to... Continue Reading →

Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 16 – Spider Mother Wrenches Limbs and Hearts

I haven’t watched the supposedly-awesome episode 19 (yet, as of this reblog), but in the meantime, catch up with our post on ep. 16.

The Moyatorium

This episode has who I think is the most likable villain so far, and I’m happy I got to post it.

  • Purple = Aria (patron of Ukogi)
  • Green = Plyasm (defender of shounen glamour)
  • Blue Astral (possessor of a good heart)
  • Red = Me (sympathizer of spiders)

1. What are your general thoughts on this episode? [Mandatory]

Aside from Zenitsu’s bit (where I kept noticing the use of his CGI model), it’s a return to form for Demon Slayer.

I’ll be honest, as much as I think Kyougai is a cool villain with cool powers, his arc was pretty slow-paced, with not a lot happening each episode. This episode I feel marks a return to form for Demon Slayer, as the pacing seems to really be picking up again, and giving us some nice action as well.

Finally another strategy battle (probably the most complex one yet), and…

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Demon Sayer Corps: Episode 15 – A Mountain of Spiders and Breath of the Beast

We’re catching up! (However, it seems Astral forgot to colour Ply’s and Moya’s responses to Q1…)

The Zodiac Room

Another week, another fantastic episode of Demon Slayer to review. Seriously, this show is really doing a great job in the Shounen battle department. Not only are the visuals just absolutely stunning, like, every single episode, but the pacing is pretty nice as well, or at least it’s fixed itself from the somewhat slow pacing of the last few episodes.

With all that said, I think we’re all enjoying this show, and the collab as a whole, so why don’t we get right into the episode, eh?

Me, as always.

Moyatori, queen of confections

Aria, professional shounen criticist

Plyasm, the lazy boi

What are your general thoughts on this episode?

It’s half-and-half, with the interactions with the spider demons being the better half by far. I don’t want to spend entire episodes of Zenitsu chasing Tanjiro and Nezuko around, to be honest. 

While Zenitsu is irritating as always, we…

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Advance Reader’s Copies

After prowling about Sally After Words, I discovered something interesting... ...and that "something" was that you can get ARC manga. I'd only heard of an ARC from the book bloggers I'd read posts from, but an ARC is an "advance(d?) reader's copy", given by the publishers (sometimes for free!) to produce hype for upcoming books.... Continue Reading →

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