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Sep 28, 2023
At the risk of sounding controversial, I have to say I like Hatamou season 2 part 2 better than season 1. This is actually the best the story has been since its inception and I had a lot of fun with it.

I know, I know. Hatamou season 1 is a classic for many younger anime fans who had it as one of their first anime or grew up with it. For me, it never had that significance. I was never hooked by the story or the characters and while the White Fox art style was solid, changing to Studio 3hz didn’t bother me. Season ...
Sep 28, 2023
After the disaster that was Spyroom season 1, Spyroom season 2 is an all around better and more enjoyable experience, that faithfully captures the essence of the best arc of the light novels.

Studio FEEL really dropped the ball on the first season of Spyroom. The pacing was awful. The adaptation cut out numerous key details that would’ve helped things flow more cohesively, and all the magic of what makes this series special was gone. I legitimately found myself falling asleep watching some episodes. The difference between this season and last season is night and day. They’ve taken their time and given volumes 3 and ...
Sep 27, 2023
Undead girl murder farce took me by total surprise this season. I was initially intrigued by the key visuals and character designs, but after watching the first episode I was instantly in love with this story and the characters. If you’re a fan of mystery, urban fantasy and interesting characters with a lot of deadpan humour, this is the one for you.

What makes Undead Girl stand out to me is just how unique the story feels. It’s a globe trotting mystery-solving story combined with mystical elements. I’m not quite sure how to fully describe it, but it’s got a cool mix of fanatical elements ...
Sep 27, 2023
Simply put, Shiroseijyo is a “healing” anime in the truest sense of the word. It is one of the most emotionally soothing anime I’ve seen in a very long time. Utter and complete bliss throughout, and my life will be worse off without it on Wednesdays.

There’s several things that really stand out about Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence. For starters, it’s one of the few anime I’ve seen that actually depicts Christianity(not explicitly stated, but clearly is) in a decent light. The role of the saints and pastors is to help townspeople with their spiritual issues and be a general pillar of support for the ...
Sep 27, 2023
Niehime is one of the most underrated anime of 2023 and it’s an absolute shame. This show has one of the best female MCs in recent memory. Along with a fantastic cast, rich world, political drama and a very well written romance.

Admittedly, Niehime grew on me. I wasn’t in love with it from the start. I liked the world, but the age gap between the two leads was.. a bit odd to say the least. However, as they were both developed and more contextual information revealed I honestly forgot I was ever even upset about it. Life is not always black and white and context ...
Sep 24, 2023
Studio Bind continue to show the world what a masterclass in adaptation looks like. Monologue omissions and minor detail changes aside, Mushoku Tensei Season 2 captures the spirit of the Light Novel in a way that few other anime adaptations have, and shines brightly as a paradigm of fantasy writing.

This season really exemplifies why me and so many others love Mushoku Tensei. The richness of the world, Rudeus’ character development, and how real all the characters feel is on full display. Thanks to Bind’s beautiful direction, you really get a sense that you’re right there in the world with Rudeus. Growing and learning alongside him. ...
Sep 24, 2023
Bocchan Season 2 is fluff of the highest order. It’s a very cute watch with some really good romantic developments and awesome CGI. If you enjoyed the first season it’s a no brainer to watch this one as the story is substantially better and the character relationships have finally taken shape.

While I really liked Season 1, it was a little lacking story wise. You had really cute moments between Alice and Bocchan and Cuff and Zain’s relationship, but the quest to cure Bocchan of his curse seemed like a backdrop. In this season, it’s front and center and drives the developments of the season. Every ...
Sep 23, 2023
Drinking Game: Take a shot every time “Ni sen nen mae/2000 years ago” is mentioned in this show.

No, but in all seriousness, after all the delays and production issues it was nice to have Maou Gakuin S2 back. The first half was pretty subpar in terms of pacing and story, but episodes 7-12 were a massive improvement and probably the best the series has been. The time travel arc had several emotional story beats that just really worked well. The pacing and action were really good, and the character development that side characters like Shin and Reno got was impressive.

I’m not sure how ...
Sep 23, 2023
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Tenpuru gives off early 2000s ecchi anime vibes and feels like a proper blast from the past with a great harem, awesome fan-service and good old fashioned fun. A must watch for “PLOT” enjoyers and those just looking for a funny anime.

We really don’t get many shows like this anymore. Ecchi harems that don’t take themselves too seriously, blend comedy with fan service and have good characters have become a rarity these days. Back in the day, there were several every season, but as the industry’s shifted towards isekai and fantasy stuff, stories like Tenpuru have been left behind. Luckily, we got a really ...
Sep 22, 2023
Sugar Apple Season 2, which is really just the second cour of a split cour, is a massive improvement in almost every aspect. The story, characterisation, drama and stakes are much more pronounced and impactful in this cour. It’s a must watch for any shoujo or romance fan.

I personally really liked the first cour, but I can’t deny there were some aspects of the show that felt underbaked. Namely the pacing and overarching narrative which I found lacking at times. Both are much better in this cour. You still have Anne reaching out to and making connections with characters which has always been the ...

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