5 Years of Simulcasts (6th Day of Anime 2019)

I've been hyping this milestone up for a while, haven't I? Anime that are eligible here are the ones I watched as they were airing. Ths means everything on the "Anime by Season" sheet of my simulcast commentary document, including the TV short series. Meta context: I finished writing up the absolutely huge A Magical... Continue Reading →

12 Days of Anime 2019

Well, the post explains itself – we’re in for round 3 this year, so join in if you think you’re up to it.

Perpetual Morning

Source: Ascendance of a Bookworm

12 Days of Anime will begin in a few weeks, and I invite everyone to participate. Forgive the late announcement because I’ve been swamped with last-minute assignments and essays for the past few weeks, but rest assured this event is still happening as scheduled.

Source: Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu

What is 12 Days, you ask? It’s an aniblog tradition that gives bloggers and anitwitter the opportunity to write 12 posts about anime that have impacted them this year. It could be a top 12, or merely posts acknowledging the merits of certain works. It’s not restricted to TV anime, and it is not restricted to anime movies. You can talk about anime, period. I can say from experience that Fire Emblem: Three Houses is very much Extremely Fucking Anime. Pokemon Sword and Shield are so anime that they already have an actual anime airing…

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 26 – Off the Training, Onto the Train

We finally wrapped this collab up! Woot! (Also, Ply rises from the dead to explain his absence.)

The Moyatorium

Belated final thoughts on last season’s hype.

Who’s who:

  • Purple = Aria the 14th Magic Conan
  • Green = Plyasm of the Wormhole
  • Blue Astral the Gemini
  • Red = Moya the Tori

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

More train hype.

Loved the first half and didn’t mind the second either.

A very good episode, and a fitting endpoint for the season. It does leave me very hopeful for the Infinity Train movie, however!!

2. Did the episode fit your expectations, and in which ways did it differ from it? (If it does) [Mandatory]

…yup. We even got a bonus Muzan disguised as a woman (just to distinguish him from Michael Jackson).

That elaborate piece of architecture!!! It’s an upgrade of Kyougai’s house. I wonder if Kyougai helped build it. And gender-bent Muzan was indeed a pleasant surprise.

I loved the episode. I’d been waiting to…

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 24 & 25 – TRAAAAAINING AAAAARRCCCCC

In these episodes of Demon Slayer…Infinite (Train) Hype, some meme references, some language talk and more Kanao praise than you can shake a stick at.

The Zodiac Room

Hello everyone. I know i’m a bit behind on this, but I finally managed to compile the post for Kimetsu no Yaiba episodes 24 and 25. Good heavens, I’ve been loving this show, and this collab as well, so i’m very sad to see it ending. Only one more post after this, which will be on Moya’s blog… at least, until season 2 (maybe) or the movie (maybe).

As always, for clarity’s sake:

I’m talking in blue

Aria’s in the maroon

Moyaya is red

Plyasm would be green… if he were still participating.


Episode 24:

What are your general thoughts on this episode?

I swear I’ve read Astral say something to this effect, but…did somebody say TRAINING ARCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC?! (I was right – his exact words, which were from episode 3, were: “Is just one episode considered a… TRAAAAAAINING AAAAAAAARC?”) 

Zenitsu is the literal worst.

The training was more interesting and…

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 21 – Who’s the Enemy Now?

In this episode of Demon Slayer, we meet the Pillars (Hashiras), complain about skirts and ship Giyu x Shinobu…I apologise in advance though, because we don’t have any mini Nezuko memes for you.

The Moyatorium

This episode was plenty of fun. No pre-content rambling from me here today, let’s just get into it.

Who we are:

  • Purple = Aria (well of knowledge)
  • Green = Plyasm (sick and trying to stay alive)
  • Blue Astral (shounen enthusiast)
  • Red = Me (demon apologist)

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

I thought we were getting off the stinking mountain (to reappropriate some words from one of the Kakushi) last episode…I guess I probably should’ve seen that Rui backstory coming, though.

A pretty solid episode, honestly. It’s sorta nice to be back to some of the lighter character interactions now that the threat of Rui and the spider family has passed.

I appreciated the Rui backstory, and enjoyed the interactions between Tanjiro, Giyu, and Shinobu. And Shinobu’s little sister is cute.

Discussion:

  • I found I didn’t have a lot to say because not a whole…

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba Episodes 19 and 20 – Flames of Passion

On these episodes of Demon Slayer…1) not too many demons get slain, 2) Ply is still absent, 3) I make some awesome wallpapers, 4) Astral hints at the future and 5) Moya brings up the things with the most common sense, as per usual…(?).

The Zodiac Room

The last week has been a crazy one for all of us, I think. Ply’s been real sick (so he’s out of the collab again), I’ve been dealing with physical therapy for my surgery recovery, Moya’s got a new job, and Aria’s had some chaos going on as well. Everything likes to pile on all at once, huh?

Despite all these complications, we (most of us) have managed to keep up with the show fairly well. In the interests of getting back on track, this’ll be a twofer, covering the much-celebrated episode 19, and the perfect follow-up, episode 20.

To keep you all reminded:

I’m blue, da boo die

Aria (na) Grande

Moya Nagoya


Episode 19

What are your general thoughts on this episode? 

YES, YES, YES!! This episode is one of the things I’ve been waiting all season to see! The final showdown between Rui (confirmed to be one…

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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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