Magical Girl Spec Ops Asuka Asks Some of the Big Questions…

...like, "why don't magical girls ever have to work out to fight bad guys?" Hoo boy, I can't believe I haven't talked about the seasonal anime outside the first impressions yet! Mostly because there are times you want to get lost in shows - like, say, Morose Mononokean, which has a particular atmosphere to it... Continue Reading →

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Manga Plus…What?

Trawling archives, as you may already know, is one of those things I like to do...so when Shueisha (publishing company for Shonen Jump and a bunch of other magazines) opened up Manga Plus, I knew I was in for some serious reading. Manga Plus has generally been a positive experience in regards to usage, but... Continue Reading →

Crunchyroll Clean Out

Y'know, there's something vaguely annoying for those who want to live a proper life and also finish all those anime before they're announced to disappear off Crunchyroll... I did have the series Hanasaku Iroha on my PTW at some point in time, but then axed it. Then this announcement told me I should watch it before... Continue Reading →

Rediscovering my Roots

Due to the HiDive paywall, I'm stuck for the foreseeable future digging through only half the anime I thought I'd get to see... ...and so, one of the important things I did a few weeks back was to go back to Sailor Moon. Lately I've only been watching new episodes of the 90s version to... Continue Reading →

Fall 2018 Retrospective

I was thinking about what to write during my update post, but amidst my backlog worries, I forgot the wrap-up post! (Well, that's what happens when you go on a road trip on New Year's Day and start said update post at 12 am on the 2nd...) Just listing out the shows makes me realise... Continue Reading →

Is Anime Ready for the Mainstream?

This post has links to previous posts I've done - notably this one - and is a response to Dewbond's question. Obviously, we can start with the idea - what is "mainstream"? I've personally found I've never fully reconciled with the concept of "mainstream" so this may be a poor definition, but "mainstream" in my... Continue Reading →

A Magical 2018 (yearly rankings)

I've put in 2017's details into the post so don't worry about keeping this post open in another tab. Top 10 (or 11...?) Worst Dropped Anime 2018 As According to their Rating on My AniList Akkun to KanojoIslandMarchen MadchenHarukana ReceiveAs Miss Beelzebub Likes.A Place Farther than the Universe (tie)Dances with the Dragons (tie)Nil Admirari no Tenbin (tie) (may... Continue Reading →

Kuroko no Basuke Won Me Over

…not that you needed to know that because I already mentioned it in the Megane Day post in October, but for someone like me who isn’t into basketball, that means a lot. In my early days of being a blogger, I had prejudices against certain kinds of works I perceived to be “too popular”. Some... Continue Reading →

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