Tag Archives: Anime

Steel Yourself for the Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist

As you might expect, I approached Netflix’s live-action version of Fullmetal Alchemist with some trepidation. Sure, it’s far from my favorite anime, but a guy can worry. After all, there’s not exactly a stellar track record for live-action versions of … Continue reading

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Netflix’s “Death Note”: A Trailer Analysis

Well. It has come to this. Netflix is finally producing a live-action USA-based adaptation of Death Note, the hit manga/anime where a teenager with a god complex gets a notebook that he can use to magically murder people. It’s better … Continue reading

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Quick Anime Review: Mob Psycho 100

It’s been a while, folks! And I’m a good deal late on this review (blame the part-time work I’ve picked up in the meantime–a small blessing, but it does interfere with my blogging), but I’m determined to get it through … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Anime: What I Watched

I watched a few anime during the Spring 2016 cour, and while I could do full reviews, I think it makes more sense to gather them all up in one place. I’d like to focus on four shows that I … Continue reading

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Mid-Cour Anime Overview: Ace Attorney

So, Ace Attorney is a show that comes with a pretty predominant following already, because it’s an adaptation of a pretty unique series of games that came from Capcom. Not only were they popular games in Japan, but they’ve found … Continue reading

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Quick Anime Review: ERASED (Boku dake ga Inai Machi)

I started ERASED (or, as it was originally in the Japanese, “Boku dake ga Inai Machi”, “The Town Where Only I Am Missing”) because Matt had seen it advertised through Crunchyroll. Being that I’m the resident Anime of the Catholic … Continue reading

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Quick Anime Review: Charlotte

I can’t believe it’s not Code Geass! So, I guess I can’t get away from those shows with a slice-of-life component! But, spoiler alert, I wound up liking this one a lot better than Plastic Memories. I’ll get into why a … Continue reading

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Quick Anime Review: One Punch Man

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s just Saitama, and he’s bored. One Punch Man is an anime from the Fall 2015 cour based on a webcomic that turned into a manga. It’s a comedy superhero show that comes … Continue reading

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Anime 102: What Do I Watch?

So maybe you’ve seen some of my earlier anime posts, maybe you haven’t. Maybe you’re just curious about this “anime” thing. You might have read my introductory anime post and wondered “okay, so now where do I go?” Now’s when … Continue reading

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Quick Anime Review: School-Live!

Sometimes, a show winds up doing something unforgettable. It might not have been the best show you’ve seen, but that one moment, that narrative whammy that it pulled on you just once, is something you take away from you. It’s … Continue reading

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Quick Anime Review: Yona of the Dawn

Sometimes, you go into a show not really expecting to be blown away. Sure, a lot of people you know are hyping it up, but cmon now, we all know they don’t have your discerning taste. Joking aside (well, partial … Continue reading

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Quick Anime Review: Shirobako

So I’ve been meaning to put this review up, because (spoiler alert!) Shirobako is a personal favorite of mine. It’s a 24-episode drama that aired over the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 cours, and it’s the only anime I know … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Plastic Memories

So, one thing I’m going to start doing is reviews of shows that I’ve finished recently, which typically means recent shows (but sometimes older ones that I haven’t caught yet!). Plastic Memories aired during the Spring cour of 2015, and … Continue reading

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Anime 101: the Catholic Geeks Intro to Anime

Look, you keep me around on a general geek blog for long enough, and you’re bound to get a post about Japanese animation (colloquially known as “anime”). Several posts, in fact; between talking about various series, discussing currently-airing shows, and … Continue reading

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