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Dec 26, 2020
“The tiny melodies blend together (Our Colors)
Let’s paint this arch, now. It resonates throughout the city (reaching for far blue sky!)” - lyrics from Nijiiro Passions!

This show came as quite the pleasant surprise. Given the nature of spinoffs, it’s not unusual to believe that they rarely ever live up to or exceed the quality of their original counterparts and tend to fall short. But that is not the case here. Along with having several noteworthy changes and improvements, this installment to the Love Live franchise came in as something incredibly refreshing and serves as an excellent starting point for the girls of Nijigasaki.

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Dec 26, 2020
Sometimes after a long day, I have the desire to watch something lighthearted and fun. This show continues to provide that.

It’s nice to see that in the age of sequels, GochiUsa has been one of those whose quality has not diminished. Despite years of waiting for another season and being made by a different studio this time around, the show has retained its charm and all of the things that made it great. If you’ve seen the first two seasons, you will know what to expect. It’s still cute, the characters are still funny and lovable, and it is still wholesome.

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Dec 24, 2020
Akudama Drive is complete and utter madness but it’s damn fun.

This is a prime example of a show that values style over substance and yet has proven to be one of the most entertaining of the season. The story takes place in a futuristic cyberpunk city where a bunch of criminals with major life sentences are gathered together to perform various tasks for large sums of money and take down anyone who gets in their way. Our main character, whose design many may recognize given it’s Rui Komatsuzaki who also did the designs for Danganronpa, is caught up in this operation and finds herself joining read more
Dec 18, 2020
Being one of the bigger shows of the season, Tonikaku Kawaii sure knows how to cater to its target audience.

There’s no shortage of hand holding, cuddling, and other dastardly cute things to be had. We follow our two main characters Nasa (the guy) and Tsukasa (the girl). Nasa is a highly intelligent guy being a top student at his school and is quite adamant on being book smart while also being devoted to keeping his wife happy. Tsukasa on the other hand is quite possibly the most perfectly hand crafted wife I’ve ever seen...almost unnaturally so. She is very cute, ditsy, understanding, and contempt with read more
Dec 18, 2020
If you went into this show expecting all sunshine and rainbows, you would be sorely mistaken. This is not your typical lighthearted fun adventure. Elaina’s journey is bittersweet and oftentimes filled with some truly dark and depressing moments.

The story centers around Elaina, a talented witch who happens to be a rare prodigy. She is coined the Ashen witch based on her long ashen colored hair. Being so young, she embarks on an adventure traveling from place to place encountering many people along the way who all have their own issues. There are many other shows this premise draws similarities to such as Kino’s Journey and read more
Nov 11, 2020
I have never been inside a tatami room before nor was I aware of what the term meant before watching this show. In the show, the main character finds themselves lost in a maze of tatami rooms where each one leads to a different world filled with endless possibilities.

The Tatami Galaxy is a show that can be heavily relatable especially for those who are either in college or just have difficulty deciding their own future. The main character Watashi just wants to live out a glorious campus life joining all these different clubs and meeting a variety of people many of whom have their own read more
Nov 5, 2020
Preliminary
The newest entry to the fan favorite series has been a relatively interesting ride so far. Despite initially believing this to be a remake, it seems to be a faithful continuation of the old version with the story revolving around a mysterious string of strange murders and disappearances that occur within the village.

That said, this show does feel a bit off to me. I have seen and enjoyed the original Higurashi so I wanted to check this one out. I’m going to be quite frank. I don’t really like the new artstyle of the characters particularly Rena and Rika. It’s not completely terrible or anything read more
Nov 5, 2020
Great Teacher Onizuka is a pretty cool dude. Sure he might be a bit of an idiot and has an unnatural perversion towards high school girls, but there is one thing he excels at and that’s knowing how to help his students. The lengths at which he goes to save some of them with disregard of his own safety is something rarely seen.

The story revolves around the 22 year old Onizuka being employed to a school where he has to teach a class filled with some of the foulest students you’ll find. Anything from bullying to falsely accusing people of sexual acts to theft is read more
Nov 3, 2020
On the surface, this may look like another slice of life/school anime but Princess Principal is actually surprisingly dark. In a divided nation fighting over the valuable substance Cavorite, this show is about a group of spies who carry out tasks from their higher ups. Many of which require apprehending or eliminating targets. Yes there are deaths in this show. One of the characters, Ange, uses the substance to her advantage as it acts as a sort of anti-gravity device. This is by far the most unusual and sci-fi aspect of the show.

The episodes are out of order chronologically yet they don’t feel particularly disjointed read more
Nov 2, 2020
Preliminary
I am tired of mediocrity.

Danmachi has never been a show that has stood out for its excellent story but for its first two seasons, it was at least competent enough to be watchable. But like many shows of its genre, it fails to understand how to keep itself fun. So what does the show do now? Mindless exposition dumps that take up half the episode followed by pointless gratuitous violence of characters I don’t care about followed by even more exposition. It attempts to build up tension and tries to make you care about all these monsters but all of it feels fake and forced.

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