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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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Ao Haru Ride: Episode 05-07 Review

Ao Haru Ride: Episode 05-07 Review

I found about the first half of episode 05 to be a bit boring. It involved a lot of exposition and awkward small-talk, but that was sort of just the nature of the orienteering event. The episode definitely picked up, though. I really enjoyed Aya's optimistic view of the whole event as a "happy memory."

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Glasslip: Episode 05-07 Review

Glasslip: Episode 05-07 Review

Although he was likely already aware, Yanagi finally explicity confesses her love to Yukinari in episode 05. It seems that she has already accepted that her love will not be returned since Yukinari confessed to Touko, and although Touko rejected him, Yukinari is still hung up over her.

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Glasslip: Episode 02-04 Review

Glasslip: Episode 02-04 Review

As I mentioned in the last review, the characters are very well-defined. I already feel attached to most of them, and even without the plot twist, their everyday "adventures" are interesting enough to keep me engaged.

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Ressha Sentai ToQger: Episode 14-16 Review

Ressha Sentai ToQger: Episode 14-16 Review

Aaaannd ToQger is still stuck in the figurative station with no real story development. I was really hoping for things to pick up and actually happen by now, but no such luck. The only bright side is that I am still entertained nonetheless, but even that entertainment is starting to dwindle.

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Captain Earth: Episode 14-16 Review

Captain Earth: Episode 14-16 Review

Love is in the air, and there certainly is plenty to go around in this next installment of Captain Earth. The scenes have only become more poetic and stimulating in this tale of interstellar love and war recently, and I still feel surprised at how well this anime has held my interest thus far for a genre I rarely tread into.

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The World is Still Beautiful: Final Review

The World is Still Beautiful: Final Review

Romance and Fantasy are tricky genres to craft a story into. It takes a lot of finesse to overcome tropes and bring a well-balanced story to the table. I believe Kamegaki is on the right track with The World is Still Beautiful. The characters are engaging and interesting, especially Princess Nike and King Livius.

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La Corda d’Oro: Blue Sky: Final Review

La Corda d’Oro: Blue Sky: Final Review

La Corda d'Oro: Blue Sky follows the Seisou Academy ensemble's participation in Japan's national ensemble competition. After receiving a mysterious letter at one of her violin performances that reads, "Is this where you meet your limit?" Kanade and her friend Kyoya are pulled into joining Seisou Academy and its ensemble by their childhood friend Ritsu. They, of course, encounter many fierce competitors on their journey—many of whom they befriend—but one in particular, Myoga Reigi, possesses a passionate hatred for Kanade. This merely adds to her troubles, for she and Ritsu are struggling to make their own sounds blossom. They cannot help but think that they should have been more prepared than this before the competition.

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