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Sing “Yesterday” for Me

I saw the word “sing” and I stopped. That was a terrible mistake! For those who follow me regularly, you know one of my least favorite anime genres is music. So I avoided this show during the Spring 2020 season. One day, I simply decided to watch it anyway. I don’t even know why. I just clicked the link and […]

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Death March to a Parallel World Rhapsody

If you thought Death Note when you first read this, you’d be wrong. If you thought Death Parade, you’d be wrong. If you thought George Gershwin or Freddy Mercury, you’d be wrong, but I like you. If you thought this was just another isekai anime, you’d be right and you’d be wrong.

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story

Remember how triangles can be similar or congruent? Anime side stories should be neither, in my opinion, but closer to the former if anything. Magia Record is far too close to a copy of the original Puella Magi Madoka Magica for my tastes. It doesn’t particularly add to the world created in that show. That being said, copying a great […]

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Blue Spring Ride

Spring is the time for love! Ao Haru Ride, literally meaning “Blue Spring Ride,” is a sweet little anime about the reblooming love between two young people who have been separated for a while but find themselves thrown back together. This is a great example of a romance anime that improves as the series progresses. If you stick with it, […]

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Gate

Have you ever wondered what would happen if those hordes of evildoers in isekai worlds, with their swords and arrows and armor and forced evil laughter, were ever faced with the might of a modern mechanized military? This anime shows you exactly what will happen! And it is not pretty. For the evil hordes I mean!

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Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

“What the hell are those two doing?!?” You’ll be wondering the same thing along with whoever happens to be saying that at the moment many times during this crazy anime! This show isn’t zany, but it maintains a near constant level of comedy, and will have you falling out of your chair at times! Fun characters, nicely arranged storylines, and […]

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Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

Sounds hilarious right? I imagined an Eikichi Onizuka (GTO) type spewing highly inappropriate nonsense at students in a magic academy setting. I was prepared to be entertained! But it wasn’t meant to be. This show doesn’t know who it is. It’s not really comedy, not really fantasy, not really action, just kind of lost in the middle of it all. […]

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Sound of the Sky

A beautiful experience! This is a perfect example of how a lightly dramatic slice of life anime should be. Beautiful, carefully crafted artwork, heartfelt characters and storyline, and to top it off, amazing audio work! I don’t know much about playing instruments of any kind, but I know I love the sound of trumpets when the setting is right for […]

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Girls und Panzer

If you like tanks, you’ll like this anime. If you like diminutive highschool anime girls, you’ll like this anime. If you like diminutive highschool anime girls who drive tanks, you’ll really like this anime. If you’re not any of that, jump in your own tank and drive away from this show, and turn your turret to your six and weigh […]

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Yona of the Dawn

As the sun rises at dawn, so we rise to join in life. Or to join in battle. So Yona rises before us like the sun which burns life into our world. So Yona shines onto all around her, standing at the head of men who would not readily swear allegiance to even a powerful male leader. The beautiful scene […]

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School Days

You’re watching this show, and you feel for these poor kids. They make their lives very difficult, and make tons of bad choices. But you’re experienced. You’ve seen these sad romantic shows. Somehow it will all work out in the end. Not this time!

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Tsuredure Children

It’s apt that the final episode revolves around a game. Soccer is the quintessential game for children growing into young adults. It involves everybody, has a simple set of rules and one objective. It’s a good microcosm for young people learning about how to deal with romance in a school environment. And Tsuredure Children is all about these children and […]

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Sword Art Online

People have very strong opinions about this show. Among popular anime, I see the most variation of opinion about this one. Some people totally love it and some people really, really hate it. And I can understand all of it. This show is one of the greatest isekai animes ever brought to life, but at times is so artistically misguided […]

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Dies Irae

Verweile doch, du bist so schön! Das Ewig-Weibliche Zieht uns hinan. My German and Japanese skills are roughly equivalent, meaning I had no idea what that meant. Fortunately we have tools for this kind of thing now, so you all can translate that as well as I can! And once you translate it, you’ll find it doesn’t really do anything […]