Does the Gender Matter in Correlation to the Plot?: The Case of Isekai/Virtual World Protagonists

Now that the drama from the winter 2020 first episodes is over, let's talk about them. This is inspired by Karandi's post on whether Bofuri would work if Maple wasn't a cute high school girl. I mentioned in the comments of that post that sometimes the gender matters, such as CGDCT (because it's in the... Continue Reading →

A Magical 2019 Pt. II: The Spellbook Awards (3rd Day of Anime 2019)

By popular demand...or maybe just Derek's...the Awards are back (and harder to nominate for than ever, considering the AniList end-of-season forum posts have essentially died off due to lack of people keeping them alive). There are less joke awards than 2017's, but regardless, have fun with them... ...oh, and if you didn't figure it out... Continue Reading →

Looking Back on Spring 2019

Again, I've forgotten to go back and recap my season until it's too late... Spring 2019 was pretty great for me, so I still don't quite understand rumblings this was a terrible season. At this point, you know the drill: best to worst. I'm still missing a few episodes so I'll put down my episode... Continue Reading →

How Far is Too Far When it Comes to Bishonen?

Disclaimer: I’m gonna talk about touchy subjects in this. I don’t believe strongly in any religion so I should give you the heads-up about that. Also, it says "bishonen" in the title because that's what I'm talking about in the post, but the argument also applies to moe girls/bishoujo. I like (looking at) bishonen. I like... Continue Reading →

Spring 2019 First Ep. Impressions: Finally Reaching the Finish Line

[...I think I've run out of witty opening lines. This post is way too late, anyway.]Hitoribocchi, Yu-no, Fruits Basket, Demon Slayer, We Never Learn, Kono Oto Tomare, Sarazanmai, Carole and Tuesday, Fairy Gone and Midnight Occult Civil Servants are all done. This is for Rendai Utena, OPM, BSD, Shoumetsu Toshi, RobiHachi, King of Prism and Shield Hero's new cour.Page jumpsRendai UtenaONE PUNCH!!!Bungou Stray DogsShoumetsu ToshiRobiHachiShield Hero King... Continue Reading →

Looking Forward to Spring 2019

This could be a great season...or it could be a bad one. It really just depends on how the shows are distributed between the licensors and how the adaptions turn out... I decided not to separate the shows like last time, since it was too much effort. If a show doesn’t appear here, it may... Continue Reading →

The Shield Hero’s Road to Emotional Development

After accidentally angering Scott (keyword being "accidentally"), I started having flashbacks to soured friendships from 5 years ago... Outside of the bird-racing, concept of the Four Cardinal Heroes and whatnot, Shield Hero is a somewhat ordinary isekai, which means its roots in "going on a big adventure as a rite to adulthood" should be there... Continue Reading →

Winter 2019 First Impressions Pt 1

First few anime of the year! Same deal as last season in regards to format. This post has Shield Hero, Egao no Daika, Boogiepop (thought it was "Boogiebop" for years...) and Morose Mononokean. Next up is the 4th (somehow) episode of Saintia Sho, Mob Psycho, Rinshi! Ekoda-chan, My Roommate is a Cat and Meiji Tokyo Renka. The 3rd post is Promised Neverland,... Continue Reading →

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