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Delicious in Dungeon ‒ Episode 9

He doesn't place importance in weaponry, he places it in cookware.
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Undead Unluck ‒ Episode 21

Hundreds of years ago, Andy (who didn't even go by “Andy”, then) ran with a gang of vigilantes across the United States as they tried to clean up the chaos left behind in the wake of the Civil War.
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Chained Soldier ‒ Episode 9

Yuuki's reunion with his long-lost sister is going to test his bond with his Master back in the 7th Squadron.
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Metallic Rouge ‒ Episode 8

Metallic Rouge spends most of this episode teetering into stupidity.
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Sengoku Youko ‒ Episode 8

With last week's sudden loss, it would only be natural for some or all of our party to want to repay their enemies, but there's a lot more nuance than simple bloodlust.
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Gushing Over Magical Girls ‒ Episode 9

Even some standby gags like Sayo's struggles with her emergent masochism feel a bit funnier and more clever with their setup now.
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Villainess Level 99 ‒ Episode 8

Yumiella gushing over her precious little dragon baby is hands-down her at her most relatable.
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Shangri-La Frontier ‒ Episode 20

Imagine my surprise when this episode screams in your face for ten minutes that Shangri-La Frontier is just a video game.
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The Dangers in My Heart Season 2 ‒ Episode 20

We're still waiting in the wings for Anna and Kyosuke to cement their feelings for one another.
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1095

Watching them so compelled to observe and collect data regardless of danger or side effects or even the fear that they might poop their pants was good stuff!
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Frieren: Beyond Journey's End ‒ Episode 24

If anyone knows Frieren's weaknesses, it would be the girl who has spent half her life traveling with the immortal elf: Fern.
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Urusei Yatsura ‒ Episode 30

I'm glad that the show is experimenting with longer storylines to break up the more episodic nature of some of its skits.
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Ninja Kamui ‒ Episode 3

I believe in Ninja Kamui's vision, but it's going to need a shakeup to fully deliver on its promise of 90's OVA-style pulp, and hopefully, that comes sooner rather than later.
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The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic ‒ Episode 8

We finally got some INCREDIBLE action -- in the last 5 minutes of this episode.
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A Sign of Affection ‒ Episode 8

Itsuomi's been living in his complicated romantic drama for something like six seasons.
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Delicious in Dungeon ‒ Episode 8

This episode serves up one of the best meals for the mind we've had all season - and the food looks pretty good, too.
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Brave Bang Bravern! ‒ Episode 7

“Don't do it, you'll get sucked dry!”
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Mashle: Magic and Muscles Season 2 ‒ Episode 19

For the first time, Mash finds himself clashing with an opponent on direct physical terms.
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Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga ‒ Episode 8

Each of our heroes has been separated into a container with a different zombie experiment to fight.
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The Apothecary Diaries ‒ Episode 20

The mysterious court lady appears to have pulled a Romeo and Juliet and put herself into seeming death via medication.
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Undead Unluck ‒ Episode 20

UMA Autumn is a giant spider beast that feeds off of “human biography” and transforms people's insides into eldritch tomes.
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Chained Soldier ‒ Episode 8

Tenma represents the first of the “Masters” that isn't just openly enthusiastic to be ridden by our hero — she's downright ravenous for it.
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Metallic Rouge ‒ Episode 7

At this point, I've accepted that Metallic Rouge's plot isn't going to make a lick of sense on the first pass. That's a feature, not a bug.
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Sengoku Youko ‒ Episode 7

It figures that after a whole episode dedicated to building our main group's rapport, Mizukami would see fit to rip all those warm fuzzies right out of our hearts.
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Gushing Over Magical Girls ‒ Episode 8

The gushing magical girl show might be wholly, unironically good at this point.
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The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic ‒ Episode 7

WE NEED ACTION NEXT EPISODE. Please.
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Villainess Level 99 ‒ Episode 7

All hail the advent of the cheeriest "villainess" ever to wander onto the screen: Eleonora!
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Shangri-La Frontier ‒ Episode 19

This marks a definitive turning point in the series as the mystery around the game's sophisticated NPCs starts to come to light.
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The Dangers in My Heart Season 2 ‒ Episode 19

Anna and Kyotaro face their own possessive feelings in this episode when Anna goes to a mixed gender party.
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Urusei Yatsura ‒ Episode 29

I can't believe Ataru taking care of cow-Lum builds up to this incredibly well-animated and well-directed dramatic crescendo like something out of a Makoto Shinkai movie.
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1094

There's the “monkey brain see Robin: neuron activate” dimension for me, but I don't think there's much enjoyment in spending this much time with a wardrobe overhaul.
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Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga ‒ Episode 7

Everything involving Izumo's desperate attempt to escape from the Illuminati on her own is pretty good stuff.
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Frieren: Beyond Journey's End ‒ Episode 23

To Frieren, exploring a dungeon is entertainment.
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Solo Leveling ‒ Episode 7

He wins simply by stabbing Cerberus in the eye a lot. This doesn't make sense on any level.
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7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life ‒ Episode 7

Arnold's made it clear to those of us who aren't anime heroines that he'd very much like to touch her more frequently.
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Bucchigiri?! ‒ Episode 6

As Shindo accrues damage, his body begins to move with an almost monstrous anatomy, twisting and morphing until he only feels more dangerous as he's being hit.
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A Sign of Affection ‒ Episode 7

If I started dating a guy and he immediately left the country, I'd feel a little insulted.
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Mashle: Magic and Muscles Season 2 ‒ Episode 18

Macaron's raw magical power seems enough to overwhelm Mash with but a single basic spell.
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The Apothecary Diaries ‒ Episode 19

A few too many people from the ministry that handles rites have been killed or incapacitated, and the odd behavior of Suirei begins to take on a more sinister look.
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Undead Unluck ‒ Episode 19

After what feels like an eternity, we have finally been graced with that most elusive of gifts: An episode of Undead Unluck that is comprised entirely of new footage and material!
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Ninja Kamui ‒ Episode 2

Watch out! That Uber Eats driver could be a ninja in disguise!
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Delicious in Dungeon ‒ Episode 7

Marceille fixing up Senshi's beard is a delight, even if it is montage-by-way-of-slideshow.
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Brave Bang Bravern! ‒ Episode 6

There is a great variety of comedy on offer, from character-based moments to slapstick silly antics to fourth-wall-breaking absurdity.
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Chained Soldier ‒ Episode 7

I'm moderately interested to see how Yuuki's sister plays into the whole equation.
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The Witch and the Beast ‒ Episode 6

While her name certainly fits the witchy bill, she's different than the past renegades covered by the series; she's weak for a witch.
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Metallic Rouge ‒ Episode 6

Metallic Rouge sure does keep you guessing
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Shangri-La Frontier ‒ Episode 18

This might be one of the best-animated anime episodes I have seen.
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Sengoku Youko ‒ Episode 6

For the first time in what feels like forever, we get to see our main quartet just hanging out as they travel.
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Gushing Over Magical Girls ‒ Episode 7

The actual focus for this entry is on Sayo AKA Magia Azure, in what's emerged as a round-robin of detailings for the heroic magical girl trio.
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Villainess Level 99 ‒ Episode 6

Patrick, apart from being an excellent friend, is also the perfect foil for Yumiella's mindset.
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The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic ‒ Episode 6

The cat-eared girl has a scary premonition for Usato, revealing that only he can change the future.
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The Dangers in My Heart Season 2 ‒ Episode 18

I laughed, I cried, I cheered, I applauded! This is peak fiction right here, and I refuse to accept differing opinions.
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1093

This is the beginning of another big throwdown that has been a long time coming: Trafalgar Law versus Blackbeard.
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Solo Leveling ‒ Episode 6

We get the metaphorical death of the good-natured, innocent boy that Jinwoo started as.
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Frieren: Beyond Journey's End ‒ Episode 22

We've seen things like a delicious meal, a present, or a heartfelt apology soothe her emotional explosions.
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Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga ‒ Episode 6

My one major gripe with this episode comes down to issues in presentation and tone that diminish the horror of the story.
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Bucchigiri?! ‒ Episode 5

This episode still moves a bit too slow for its own good, and, oddly, we're still in the process of introducing the major characters.
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7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life ‒ Episode 6

From what we've seen of their interactions with Rishe, neither of them is particularly good at expressing their true feelings.
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A Sign of Affection ‒ Episode 6

I can't imagine Mr. Overprotective will react well to finding out Yuki is dating somebody.
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The Apothecary Diaries ‒ Episode 18

Even if his relationship with Maomao's mother was consensual, there's something underhanded and unpleasant about the man
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Ninja Kamui ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

No one knows how to direct a fight scene like Sunghoo Park, and his talents are on full display all over this premiere.
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Undead Unluck ‒ Episode 18

The mysterious and surreal nature of Undead Unluck's world has long been one of its best assets.
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Brave Bang Bravern! ‒ Episode 5

What all true super robot fans crave: the fiery passion between men that leaves one sweaty and breathless.
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Delicious in Dungeon ‒ Episode 6

The sequence with Chilchuck alone in the room was captivating.
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The Witch and the Beast ‒ Episode 5

I happen to think it's rad that she summons a gaggle of Dark Souls enemies and commands them to rip every warm (and cold) body in the room to shreds.
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Metallic Rouge ‒ Episode 5

Who amongst us hasn't experienced a series of confusing epiphanies as a result of a clown-assisted kidnapping?
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Chained Soldier ‒ Episode 6

Is it just me, or did Chained Soldier look good this week? Like, really good.
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Urusei Yatsura ‒ Episode 28

This is one of the funniest episodes, but it's also probably one of the most out-of-pocket with the introduction of Princess Asuka, who didn't know men even existed.
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Gushing Over Magical Girls ‒ Episode 6

Sure, I could call out Gushing for doing age play two episodes in a row, but that's part and parcel of the experience of the show by this point.
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Sengoku Youko ‒ Episode 5

This episode of Sengoku Youko is jam-packed with revelations—too many for its own good when it comes down to it.
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The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic ‒ Episode 5

The best part of this episode is that we see Suzune and Usato's relationship grow.
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Villainess Level 99 ‒ Episode 5

It's official: Patrick Ashbatten is a keeper.
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Shangri-La Frontier ‒ Episode 17

This is the first time an episode of Shangri-La has left me speechless.
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The Dangers in My Heart Season 2 ‒ Episode 17

It's refreshing to see Kyotaro start to step up and act more like a boyfriend.
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Solo Leveling ‒ Episode 5

Despite the obvious profitability of keeping the two alive, they go with the original plan and trap Jinjo and Jinwoo with the boss.
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Frieren: Beyond Journey's End ‒ Episode 21

None of the mages involved in the test believe they can break the barrier of a mage so revered that she is seen as the closest thing to the goddess on earth.
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Bucchigiri?! ‒ Episode 4

While watching this episode, it dawned on me just how little Arajin has done in the show so far.
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7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life ‒ Episode 5

Everything this episode can be read one way before the revelation and another way with hindsight.
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Urusei Yatsura ‒ Episode 27

I think Lum's face says it all about how I felt during the first half of this episode.
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A Sign of Affection ‒ Episode 5

Intimacy also requires a level of trust and security that can't always keep pace with the butterflies in one's stomach.
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Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga ‒ Episode 5

Izumo's story is supremely messed up.
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Mashle: Magic and Muscles Season 2 ‒ Episode 17

Mash's approaches have always been nothing if not unconventional.
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The Apothecary Diaries ‒ Episode 17

Although Jinshi's face shape can be changed with cotton wadding and his body hidden with false bulk, he's still ridiculously beautiful.
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Undead Unluck ‒ Episode 17

Billy's copying power forces Union to think beyond the simple terms of how they usually fight other Negators.
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Delicious in Dungeon ‒ Episode 5

Hopefully, dear reader, you can also see the wisdom of this setup.
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Brave Bang Bravern! ‒ Episode 4

I think we're in for grim times ahead.
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Chained Soldier ‒ Episode 5

You can do better at being horny and weird, and we deserve better.
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The Witch and the Beast ‒ Episode 4

The Witch and the Beast approaches necromancy as a primarily bureaucratic issue.
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Metallic Rouge ‒ Episode 4

If Rouge wants to assert that she has free will, then she has to accept the burden of responsibility for the Neans she's killed so far.
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Sengoku Youko ‒ Episode 4

It's strange to have the episode end with Jinka mostly back in the same place as before but the journey there is genuinely compelling.
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The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic ‒ Episode 4

We are getting to know Usato—seeing him actually evolve and gradually get stronger.
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Gushing Over Magical Girls ‒ Episode 5

Not content with eroticism at the eighth-grade level, Venalita's newest villain recruit is an actual-factual little girl.
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Villainess Level 99 ‒ Episode 4

Everyone is falling far short of her expectations.
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Shangri-La Frontier ‒ Episode 16

This is the first time in a while an episode focused exclusively on combat. While the overall approach to this Boss is much simpler than I initially thought it would be, it was no less entertaining.
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1092

The gang runs around getting into silly, childish things as if they had been transported to a mall or shopping center.

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