Dark Aether
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Jul 10
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Should have narrowed that statement, but I’ve given my two cents on the state of shonen already. The amount of broader and subversive titles is much higher today compared to my generation; and that was just last year. I haven’t even scratched the surface of the manga that have yet to be animated. Read more

Jul 9
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That’s a fair point. I’ll admit I have a certain tolerance, if not unhealthy diet for most “trash” shonen, but I’ve been feeling spoiled since last year. If there is one thing I can appreciate today as opposed to the 90s - 2000s is that there is an abundance of new shonen for those wanting something outside the battle Read more

Jul 8
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I think Titanfall 2 nailed the art of double jumping and traversal as far as FPS games go. Sure, the pilots have the tech and the training for air movement, but the way the game incorporates its movement into the double jump (sliding, wall jumping, etc.) is a tour de force that few games have matched beyond the Doom Read more

Jul 8
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It’s times like this I like to check on what’s new in the world of TV. Then I remember most of these are on 100 different subscription services I’ll never use. Read more

Jul 8
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I’d watch that. Followed up by Rak & The Turtles Who Ate His Chocolate.

Jul 7
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I think the biggest issue for me are the characters and the direction of the anime. It’s got all these moving parts, some of it interesting, but none of it came together in a satisfying manner by the end of it. ToG really should have been two cours (21 - 24 episodes) for this prologue to flesh more of the world and Read more

Jul 3
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Toonami is in a really weird spot ever since their partnership with Crunchyroll. At first, I took the shift to MHA/Black Clover as an unsubtle jab to Funimation from corporate basically saying “we’re not giving you free advertisement,” ratings be damned. But then they picked up Dr. Stone and Fire Force, both of which Read more

Jul 1
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I’d like another month of movies at some point; there’s a lot of holes in my backlog of shame. The Kyoto arc was indeed dubbed. It came long after the simulcast had aired (I ended up watching it subbed), so I was unaware of it at the time.

Jul 1
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Oh, I’m well aware most of these are highly unlikely. I thought it would be a fun exercise to have everyone throw out their top picks given our varied tastes in anime. Read more

Jun 30
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They put out a trailer recently, so it seems to be progressing. Or at least they seem confident it will premiere on time.

Jun 30
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Netflix really struck gold with some of their recent acquisitions. I have a feeling we’ll be talking about Dorehedoro when we start compiling our inevitable AOTY lists, myself included.

Jun 30
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We had a very interesting discussion when I first brought up the “completed dub” rule, because a few people had specific shows in mind, but ended up backtracking because the dub for it wasn’t up to par. It was a fun little wrinkle that required a bit more consideration before we arrived at the final choices. Read more

Jun 26
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This looks interesting. A little Castlevania/Seis Manos vibes. What’s interesting is this will be Crunchyroll’s first gamble on an original project that isn’t an adaption. Whereas In/Spectre and Tower of God were based off existing manga/manhwa, this is a brand new IP from my understanding. Read more

Jun 23
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You pretty much have to swab your nostrils, or as they put it, “insert deep enough that your eyes water.” It’s just mildly unconformable, especially in this heat doing it inside your car, but yeah, I think I would prefer a blood test.

Jun 15
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Speaking of sports episodes in non-sport anime, I’ll just throw the baseball episode from Dorehedoro since it’s so fresh off my mind: