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Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun Episodes 5-7 Review

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun Episodes 5-7 Review

As much as I hate to say it, with so many lovable and colorful characters, even a series as meta as Nozaki-kun can start to feel predictable in its gags after a while. After all, those who are genre-savvy enough - or, at least, familiar enough with the series - can guess what it is they can expect once the premise has been introduced.

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Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun Episodes 02-04 Review

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun Episodes 02-04 Review

While a series that leans against the fourth wall and pokes fun at a specific manga genre isn't exactly anything special to write home about (though I seriously beg to differ in the case of Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun), when it comes to its cast, this show has the 'colorful and interesting cast' part in spades. Episodes 2 through 4 are pretty much dedicated to introducing new cast members, each one just as interesting and unique as the next.

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Captain Earth: Final Review

Captain Earth: Final Review

Daichi Minatsu, following in the footsteps of his departed astronaut father, willfully takes on the duty to pilot the Earth Engine and join the fight to repel an interstellar invasion by the immortal Kiltgang, an alien race subsisting on human life-force to maintain eternal life. Along with Kiltgang turncoat Teppei Arashi, the mysterious Hana Mutou, and super-hacker Akari Yomatsuri, the four youths join forces to protect the Earth with powers derived from their indomitable determination and passionate idealism.

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Captain Earth: Episode 20-22 Review

Captain Earth: Episode 20-22 Review

The final confrontation is at hand for Captain Earth. There were a few surprises here and there to be had, but the series is still wrapping things up for the most part, and there were some resolutions that seemed to be surprisingly rushed that could have been spread out more evenly across episodes.

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Persona 4 The Golden Animation: Final Review

Persona 4 The Golden Animation: Final Review

Transfer student Yu Narukami arrives in the quiet rural town of Inaba, where rumors abound of a mysterious “Midnight Channel” that appears during rainy nights. Together with several new classmate friends,

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Captain Earth: Episode 17-19 Review

Captain Earth: Episode 17-19 Review

The story is moving quickly to the final battle in Captain Earth. The perpetually arrogant kiltgang, now thoroughly frustrated by humanity’s fierce resistance, conspire to launch an all-out offensive to take the planet once and for all.

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Is the Order a Rabbit?: Episode 08-10 Review

Is the Order a Rabbit?: Episode 08-10 Review

"Moe" anime is a pretty broad term, but Is the Order a Rabbit? is that particular type of moe series that has always confused me. The shows is classified as seinen, so is primarily directed at older men (who are assumed to enjoy the "woman child" archetype). However, the vast majority of episodes are completely tasteful and don't really exploit the archetype at all.

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Tiger and Bunny: Rad and Bad Anime Dads

Tiger and Bunny: Rad and Bad Anime Dads

Since its inception, the superhero genre has been the playground of the male power fantasy. With their extraordinary abilities, superheroes exert control in an uncontrollable world. They function outside the law and society, beholden only to an honor code they impose upon themselves. Instead of being limited by their tragic backstories, they rise above them and seek to right the wrongs the villains of the world committed against them.

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Persona 4 the Golden ANIMATION: Episode 08-10 Review

Persona 4 the Golden ANIMATION: Episode 08-10 Review

Persona 4 Golden is now moving along into uncharted territory, with the Adachi arc concluded. It seems there is still very much left to do, and the series has kept its fun, humorous tone even as events of a darker sort are about to emerge, once again involving the tragic heroine Marie.

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Persona 4 the Golden ANIMATION: Episode 05-07 Review

Persona 4 the Golden ANIMATION: Episode 05-07 Review

Streaming Allegiance: Crunchyroll Reconnaissance Report by: Dr. Magnanimus Progress: Episode 07 One of the main reasons I was drawn to the Persona series in general was its central theme on the denial of self. On one hand, denying the aspects of the self that we abhor about ourselves is the surest way to lead to self-destruction. On the other hand, self-acceptance of our failings and reaching out to others with love and selflessness is how...

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