Category Archives: Anime and Cartoons

Why We Drop Anime (and Other Stories)

Like several other bloggers I saw, I recently posted a small list of my personal favorite anime from last year, 2022. But I also had a recent experience which left me considering the anime at the other end of the spectrum, … Continue reading

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Reincarnated as a Sword

The isekai trope has become so overwhelmingly prevalent – alongside harems and overpowered protagonists – that there are new tropes rising within the trope. For instance, reincarnating the hero as something other than human, like a slime, or a spider, or a … Continue reading

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My Favorite Anime From 2022

This might be considered a little late, as we’re already two weeks into 2023. Certainly, it comes well behind a number of similar posts I’ve seen from my fellow bloggers, most of which posted within a couple of days, or … Continue reading

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An Unimpressive Tomodachi Game

This is one of those shows that tried very, very, very hard to be much smarter than it really was. The basic idea of Tomodachi Game, which translates into something like “Friendship Game” if I understand correctly, is that a group of … Continue reading

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Classic Anime Review: Ronin Warriors

This was one of the first anime I ever watched, and so it shall always hold a special place in my heart, even if I know that it is, like Power Rangers, much better for the kids than it is for … Continue reading

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The Fond Childhood Memories of Medabots

Digimon. Pokemon. Cardcaptor Sakura. That is the sort of company which Medabots keeps. And you know what they all have in common, besides being kids’ anime? They’re decades old. With three decades of anime fandom behind me, I have to say, I haven’t … Continue reading

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No Game, No Life, No Second Season

This may be the single most infamous example of an anime that needs and is perfectly set up for a second season, but will never get one, short of some miracle. One may be able to give the studio who … Continue reading

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The Hilarious “Notorious” Herbivorous Dragon

This has got to be one of the cutest and most hilarious takes on the usual fantasy tropes that I have yet seen! And this is definitely a first! Since the Chinese dub of this anime aired before the Japanese … Continue reading

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Black Summoner is a Fun Ride

This is one of those anime that doesn’t simply have the usual tropes of an overpowered protagonist in another world with a bountiful harem… it celebrates and has fun with these tropes! And, based on the ending to its first season, the … Continue reading

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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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