Category Archives: Anime and Cartoons

Anime Review: Parallel World Pharmacy

Wait, a pharmacy isekai anime that has some actual plot?! The first anime like that I encountered completely failed to pass my one-episode rule. The second had a contrived plot in which the pharmacy was ultimately irrelevant. This is the third one … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Bucchigire!

The English translation of the title is, “Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys.” Somehow, I have difficulty taking that title seriously, so I still think of it as Bucchigire. It’s an alternate history that puts a rather fantastic twist on the famed … Continue reading

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The Charming Little Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting

With a title like this, one might expect an overwhelming comedy, maybe something like the anime version of Three Men and a Baby, where hilarious hijinks ensue as the big, tough men have to learn to adapt to the task of … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #416: Our Veterans’ Sacrifice

“When I return home, I will swallow every horrible thing I’ve done here. And I will smile when I’m with her. I swear on my life, I will make her happy.” – Maes Hughes, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA 4, “Yet … Continue reading

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Why Killing Bites Infuriates Me

With a great deal of money, influence, and access to highly advanced science, a quartet of corporations have mastered the ability to splice human DNA with that of animals. With this amazing technology, they turn people into therianthropes, as they … Continue reading

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Black Butler: The Book of Eternal Tragedies

In Victorian England, a young boy named Ciel Phantomhive seeks to avenge himself and his murdered parents, even selling his soul to a demon in order to achieve that end. This demon must do everything Ciel orders him to do, … Continue reading

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The Incomplete Mieruko-chan

Of all the anime to not yet have some sort of upcoming second season! Especially after that ending! Mieruko-chan is a horror and a comedy as it follows the ordeals of a young Japanese girl named Miko. Which, if I … Continue reading

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Wasted Potential: The Vampire Dies in No Time

The Vampire Dies in No Time is a satire and a comedy. With only a dozen episodes, it’s only one season long, and it starts out strong and fairly witty in its hilarity, but fails to keep that up even to … Continue reading

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Flying Witch is So Peaceful

The first thing to say about Flying Witch is that there isn’t really that much to say about it. Not much plot, no conflict, no grand themes, not much of anything, really. Except that it’s very, very peaceful, and happy. … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro

Translation is a tricky business. The same Japanese phrase could mean “don’t tease me,” or “don’t mess with me,” but they went with “don’t toy with me.” Maybe because Takagi’s show already had a girl “teasing” her guy, and there’s … Continue reading

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