Cells at Work – Episodes 2 & 3 Review

Cells at Work continues the pace of relaxing and adorable shenanigans, along with the general monster of the week theme. Except, I guess, the "monsters" are really just bacterium or viruses. Pretty much just infections that the body has to fight off, to keep itself running. Honestly, Platelets are basically becoming my weekly source of …

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Grand Blue Dreaming – First Impressions

Well... I originally put this show on my radar because I heard it was about Scuba Diving. As a diver myself, I thought hey, this might be cool to watch, maybe I can relate to it somewhat. I was not at all prepared for the wild ride this show would take me on, and in …

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Asobi Asobase – First Impressions

Asobi Asobase... I haven't heard much chatter about this show, like... at all, so I was a little wary when jumping into it, unsure what I might find. The description promised chaos, hilarity, and a great time, so I said hey, to heck with it. I'll give it a shot and see what I think. …

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Chio’s School Road – First Impressions

Wow... I really need to thank Aria from The Animanga Spellbook (awesome blog by the way, make sure to check it out) for this recommendation. I looked at the concept for the show, and it seemed a bit similar to one of the shorts from last season that I disliked, but I decided to give …

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Cells at Work – First Impressions

I heard very, VERY good things about this series before the season began, so I thought i'd give it a look see for myself. What I can definitely say already, is that it may just end up being the best of the season... and I haven't even touched many other shows yet! It's just that …

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Carnival Phantasm and the Rules of Comedy

Recently, the lovely Irina wrote a post on her blog called The Lighter Side of Deconstructions, where she analyzed Comedy anime, and several forms of 'deconstruction' that can occur in that genre. I left a comment on that article, as it reminded me of an assignment I once had to do in my Advanced Theater …

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Wotakoi – First Impressions

Step aside, MMO Junkie. There's a new kid on the block, and they are not messing around. Wotakoi tells the story of Narumi, a young woman who has just quit her old job, moving to a new company due to discrimination from her peers because of her otaku interests. When she gets to her new …

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Spellbooks and Horoscopes: Boueibu Happy Kiss! Episode 1

Having taken on Mahou Shoujo Ore episodes 1 and 2, Astral and Aria are only just beginning to get into the swing of things. However, Astral seems kind of nervous...   Astral: Oh boy, we’ve got quite a bit to discuss here. Boueibu Happy Kiss definitely isn’t the kind of show I usually go for, …

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Crossing Time – First Impressions

This Spring season has given us quite a few shows of the "shorts" variety. As i've mentioned previously, i'm generally not a fan of short-episode shows, as they usually don't tell a story or develop the characters in interesting ways. I didn't realize that Crossing Time was a short when I initially picked it up, …

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My Sweet Tyrant – First Impression

I usually don't go for the "shorts" each season, with Tsurezure Children last year being an exception. However, I decided to give My Sweet Tyrant a try... and i'm happy that I did. With only a 4 minute runtime in each episode, it's hard to really get to know characters or tell a story... but …

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