Category Archives: Anime and Cartoons

Anime Review: Armed Girl’s Machiavellism

This is what you get when someone says, “Hey, you know what would be great? A samurai drama, but told as a high school harem comedy!” Gag me with a spoon! While the premise of this anime struck me as … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Saga of Tanya the Evil

The English name might be a bit odd, but the Japanese title, “Yōjo Senki,” literally translates as “The Military Chronicles of a Little Girl,” or even more literally as “Little-Girl War-Record.” Even if you played with that to say, “The … Continue reading

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Samurai Jack: The Final Conclusion

Long ago in a distant childhood, I, Merlin, the word-slinging master of commentary, unleashed an unspeakable fandom. But, a foolish animated network, despite wielding the magical mind of Genndy Tartakovsky, failed to step forth with a conclusion. Before the final … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

I’m not sure if there is a name for this type of story yet, but I’ve seen it a few times now. It’s a comedy where they take mythical and legendary creatures, put them into a modern-day domestic setting, and … Continue reading

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Anime of Spring 2016: Parting Thoughts

So, I had some pretty high hopes for a number of this season’s crop of anime. Some of those hopes have been dashed. A few have been justified. And some just fell onto the back burner. And you thought there … Continue reading

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Anime First Impressions of Spring 2016

So, right on the heels of last season’s most disappointing lineup, and my miniature epiphany that I can afford to be a bit more discriminating in my tastes, comes a much more promising lineup this season. There are no less … Continue reading

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Anime of Winter 2016: Parting Thoughts

I am going to be blunt – not like I’ve ever been that 😉 – this anime season was disappointing to me. Though there was a record number of anime that passed muster, some very thinly, as something I would … Continue reading

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Studio Ghibli: My Personal Ranking of Their Films (that I have seen)

You know that moment, when you suddenly think of something and it’s, like, perfectly obvious, and you’re left wondering, “Why did I not think of this before?” …yeah, that’s me right now. 😛 Why did I not think of doing … Continue reading

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Anime of Winter 2016: First Impressions

So! Latest crop of anime! We have a few titles returning for their new season, as usual, and a bunch of brand new ones, also as usual. I think this might be a record number that made it past my … Continue reading

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Anime of Fall 2015: Parting Thoughts

As we’ve entered the new year and the latest crop of anime is beginning to debut, now is as good a time as any to share some parting thoughts about last Fall’s crop. A number of them seemed interesting, even … Continue reading

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