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Apr 1, 2021
If there were such a thing as a Mt. Rushmore of anime, Yuru camp would be on it. This is really one of the greatest anime of all time and season 2 only reaffirms its ranking.

What makes Yuru Camp great is not grandiose writing, world building or plot developments. Instead, its greatness lies in its simplicity. An anime that teaches you the ins and outs of camping, outdoor life and encourages you to go out and be active might not sound like the most exciting thing on paper, but in its near flawless execution it pulls you in and makes you fall in love.

If you’re read more
Mar 31, 2021
Finally, after all these years, the definitive magnum opus of the Japanese anime industry is here. Eva who? Shingeki no what? Redo of healer is unironically one of the best shows in recent memory. It’s not for everyone, in fact it’s probably not for most people. That’s fine. It was for me.

“You only like Redo because of how edgy it is” Well, you’re not wrong. What makes Kayari so enjoyable is not its story, which is actually pretty good in its own right, but its unique take on the dark fantasy general and how it takes traditional preconceptions of what a MC has to be, read more
Mar 31, 2021
For years, the concept of a 3rd season of Log Horizon seemed like a pipe-dream. After the author went through a tumultuous tax-evasion case the series went on a hiatus and most of the momentum seemed to have been killed. Seasons 1 and 2 were extremely well received and offered a unique political and economic style approach to the isekai genre. When we got news that season 3 had been green-lit, I couldn’t believe my eyes, but it immediately became my most anticipated sequel.

Unfortunately, this third season of the beloved LN series failed to capture the glory of its first two seasons. All the read more
Mar 30, 2021
Violet Evergarden: The Movie made me fall in love with anime all over again. This movie, and tv series, represent the best things about this medium. You could not ask for a better conclusion to a masterpiece. Thank you Kyoani.

Back in early 2019, I went through the roughest period of my life. I was severely depressed after a horrible breakup and didn’t do much more than lay in bed all day. I hadn’t watched a new anime in over a decade because I thought anime was something I’d outgrown. One day, I decided to get back into the medium and finished up some older shows read more
Mar 30, 2021
When Tensura season 2 was announced last year, I instantly leapt for joy at the opportunity to see some of my favourite LN scenes adapted. I loved the job 8bit did with the first season and was confident that the series was in good hands. Fortunately, I had my faith rewarded with a great first cour.

All the things that made tensura a hit when the first season aired are back and even better than before. The comedy, world-building, political drama and strategic planning that separates Tensura from other contemporary isekai are here in spades and make the second season very enjoyable. Like most things, Tensura’s read more
Mar 30, 2021
No long running show and fanbase has got as much disrespect as Black Clover(ok, Boruto probably has got more). Yet, the fans have stuck by it for years and as Black Clover’s story continues to surpass its limits, their loyalty is finally paying off.

Black Clover is a show that is in many ways the literal embodiment of its protagonist’s struggle. Asta goes from being the laughingstock of town to the literal saviour of the kingdom. During that internal journey, we also watched the anime gradually evolve and get better as time went on. Production qualities seemingly increased as the popularity increased as well. Asta’s journey read more
Mar 28, 2021
Shingeki no Kyojin sundays? More like Idoly Pride Sundays. Idoly Pride was second only to Mushoku Tensei in terms of enjoyment for me this season, and it was pretty damn close. This was definitely the hidden gem of the season.

Idoly Pride was always going to get a high score for me. It’s really hard to mess up the idol formula. Cute girls, cute outfits, songs that are bops, etc. But, the show exceeded all expectations that I had and was such a pleasant surprise. The best way that I could describe the series is a mix between 22/7 and Love Live. It’s quite a bit read more
Mar 26, 2021
It’s nice when a show knows it’s a meme and embraces it. One of my only gripes with an anime is when it takes itself too serious for what it is. Ore Dake is aware that it’s an ecchi fantasy full of waifus and an OP MC, but it embraces it and brings everything together in a way that still allows you to enjoy it.

Simply put, Ore Dake is a good time. There’s no real plot here other than rather shallow excuses for fan service-y interactions between the MC and the girls, but you know what? That’s ok, because they’re great and hilarious. Every anime read more
Mar 26, 2021
At this point, I think only a few of us actually got through all 26 episodes of King’s Raid. I for one, don’t regret a single moment of it.

Yes, King’s Raid is a pretty generic fantasy gacha game adaptation that does absolutely nothing game changing or innovative. Yes, there’s plenty of better shows out there. No, that doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. In fact, I loved King’s Raid. It is a slow burn over the 2-cours span that it runs, but once it gets going, I found it to be very entertaining. For context, when I watch anime, I usually multi-task by farming read more
Mar 26, 2021
In a season packed full of highly anticipated sequels, Tomozaki-Kun rose to the top and became my favourite show of the season. Week after week, episodes flew by in what seemed like a few minutes. The characters and premise of the show provided one of the more memorable experiences I’ve had with a slice of life in some time.

For me, Tomozaki-Kun is what most people THINK Oregairu is. The concept of a socially inept loser going from a shut-in to normal high schooler is flawlessly executed here. Normally in these types of shows, the MC’s character development doesn’t feel organic or realistic. Either the MC read more