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This Week in Anime - Blade of the Immortal is Blood-Soaked Beauty

LIDEN FILMS takes on the gory manga classic Blade of the Immortal, delivering more slicing and flying limbs than ever before. What is it about the classic tale that will keep Steve and Andy tuning in every week? Besides the rolling heads, anyway. ― LIDEN FILMS takes on the gory manga classic Blade of the Immortal by Hiroaki Samura, delivering more slicing, dicing, and flying limbs than ever before. ...
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This Week in Anime - Why Dr. Stone's Village Arc is The Best Yet

The series' Village Arc introduces an array of outlandish allies and villains and Nick and Steve are here to break down why we can't help but love this edutainment anime. ― Dr. Stone has taken his science up a notch as our boy Senku continues his quest to build a kingdom Albert Einstein would be proud of. The series' Village Arc introduces an array of outlandish allies and villains and Nick and Stev...
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This Week in Anime - Is Netflix's Action-Packed Sound & Fury Musical Art?

Grammy-award winning musical artist Sturgill Simpson teamed up with Batman Ninja director Junpei Mizusaki for his anthology animated Netflix Film, Sound & Fury. The musical action is both head-scratching and even beautiful, but is it capital-A art? ― Grammy-award winning musical artist Sturgill Simpson is known for his versatile sound, having found success as a country artist and opened for the like...
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This Week in Anime - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gets a Shiny Makeover

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Second picks up where the first season left off but our space boys have a brand-new look. Micchy and Andy revisit the legendary space opera's roots to see if this new coat of paint is merely superficial. Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Second picks up where the first season left off but our space boys have a brand-new look. Micchy and And...
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This Week in Anime - Did Masato Complete His Mother-Loving Quest or Is It a Bad-End?

Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? was an MMORPG full of mamas, mothers, and mommies but did it manage to move mountains and win a place in Steve and Nick's mother-loving hearts? ― Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? mixed mammaries, magic, and monstrous encounters in an MMORPG full of mamas, mothers, and mommies but did it manage to move mountains and ...
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This Week in Anime - Did Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files Close Out Capitally?

This Sherlockian Fate spinoff has just wrapped the mystery that consumed its entire second half. Nick and Steve discuss whether or not Waver Velvet's crazy train managed to stay on the rails. ― Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace note has just wrapped the mystery that consumed its entire second half. This week, Nick and Steve discuss whether or not Waver Velvet's crazy train managed ...
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This Week in Anime - Fruits Basket's First Season Was an Emotional Rollercoaster

The first season of Natsuki Takaya's legendary shojo fairytale has come to a close. Micchy and Steve break down their favorite moments in the series so far while they wait for season two. ― The first season of Natsuki Takaya's legendary shojo fairytale Fruits Basket has come to a close. This week, Micchy and Steve break down their favorite moments in the series so far while they wait for season two....
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This Week in Anime - What the Hell is Happening in Granbelm?

This hybrid magical-girl/battle-royale/mecha-war series has largely flown under the radar this season, but not for lack of twists, turns, and ambitious ideas. Nick and Andy break down everything you might have missed over the series' crazy trajectory so far. ― The hybrid magical-girl/battle-royale/mecha-war series Granbelm has largely flown under the radar this season, but not for lack of twists, tu...
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This Week in Anime - The Fog of War Thickens in Vinland Saga

This Viking epic ramps up in gore and angst as young Thorfinn comes of age on the bloody battlefield, waiting for his chance at revenge. Micchy and Steve discuss their favorite moments and characters in this rapidly expanding saga. ― Vinland Saga ramps up in gore and angst as young Thorfinn comes of age on the bloody battlefield, waiting for his chance at revenge. This week, Micchy and Steve discuss...
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This Week in Anime - Is Fire Force Worth Watching?

Fire Force is Soul Eater mangaka Atsushi Okubo's newest creation, but can David Production's adaptation live up to this action series' explosive premise? Nick and Andy blaze through the highs and lows of this shonen hit. ― Fire Force is Soul Eater mangaka Atsushi Okubo's newest creation, but can David Production's adaptation live up to this action series' explosive premise? This week, Nick and Andy ...
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This Week in Anime - Love Stinks and Sex Sucks in O Maidens in Your Savage Season

This season's most hormonal melodrama ramps up, as its five frustrated heroines come to terms with all their confused emotions on love and sex. Micchy and Steve discuss these relatable character arcs in Mari Okada's latest creation. ― O Maidens in Your Savage Season ramps up the melodrama as its five frustrated heroines come to terms with all their confused emotions on love and sex. This week, Micch...
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This Week in Anime - Is Carole & Tuesday Worth Watching?

Shinichiro Watanabe's newest sci fi musical adventure has finally landed on Netflix. Micchy and Andy find out if the show's first half lives up to all the hype. ― Carole & Tuesday, Shinichiro Watanabe's newest sci fi musical adventure, has finally landed on Netflix. This week, Micchy and Andy find out if the show's first half lives up to all the hype. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by ...
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This Week in Anime - We Love Symphogear

Sci fi, fantasy, magical girls, mecha, and idol performances collide in the insane world of Symphogear, which is now entering its fifth blockbuster season. Nick and Steve explode with enthusiasm over what makes this idiosyncratic action series so special. ― Sci fi, fantasy, magical girls, mecha, and idol performances collide in the insane world of Symphogear, which is now entering its fifth blockbus...
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This Week in Anime - Is Cop Craft Worth Watching?

Cop Craft is the newest fantasy buddy cop adventure from the creator of Full Metal Panic!, but its lackluster production values and questionable subject matter have made it less than a hit this season. Micchy and Steve debate the merits of this messy action comedy. ― Cop Craft is the newest fantasy buddy cop adventure from the creator of Full Metal Panic!, but its lackluster production values and qu...
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This Week in Anime - Astra Lost in Space Takes on Darker Twists and Turns

The mysteries have begun to unravel as Astra Lost in Space nears its final act. Nick and Andy offer their own theories about the show's biggest reveals. ― The mysteries have begun to unravel as Astra Lost in Space nears its final act. This week, Nick and Andy offer their own theories about the show's biggest reveals. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog ar...
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This Week in Anime - Is Cannon Busters Worth Watching?

After years in development limbo, LeSean Thomas' Cannon Busters has finally debuted on Netflix as a full-length anime series. Nick and Steve break down the highs and lows of this ambitious action-adventure's first season. ― After years in development limbo, LeSean Thomas' Cannon Busters has finally debuted on Netflix as a full-length anime series. This week, Nick and Steve break down the highs and l...
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This Week in Anime - Demon Slayer Weaves a Tangled Web in the Forest Spider Arc

Kimetsu no Yaiba delivers its own twisted take on the classic Shonen Jump themes of family by surrounding our heroes with six episodes of spiders! Micchy and Andy discuss this series' best arc yet. ― Demon Slayer delivers its own twisted take on the classic Shonen Jump themes of family by surrounding our heroes with six episodes of spiders! This week, Micchy and Andy discuss Kimetsu no Yaiba's best ...
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This Week in Anime - What the Hell is Happening in Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest?

From its dubious tropes to its collapsing production, Arifureta is hardly the pinnacle of isekai entertainment. Nick and Steve explore what went wrong with this initially anticipated fantasy series. ― From its dubious tropes to its collapsing production, Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest is hardly the pinnacle of isekai entertainment. This week, Nick and Steve explore what went wrong...
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This Week in Anime - Given Unites Fans' Love of Music and Romance

Given's thoughtful and soulful take on boys-love has critics and fans alike cheering for an encore. Micchy and Andy discuss the characters and conflicts of this band-driven drama. ― Given's thoughtful and soulful take on boys-love has critics and fans alike cheering for an encore. This week, Micchy and Andy discuss the characters and conflicts of this band-driven drama. Disclaimer: The views and opi...
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This Week in Anime - Is Kengan Ashura Worth Watching?

Kengan Ashura is the latest hyperviolent martial arts tournament extravaganza to hit Netflix. Micchy and Andy find out what sets this beefcake explosion apart from its peers. ― Kengan Ashura is the latest hyperviolent martial arts tournament extravaganza to hit Netflix. This week, Micchy and Andy find out what sets this beefcake explosion apart from its peers. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expr...
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This Week in Anime - Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files Bring Whodunnit Fun to the World of Fate

This series has an awfully long title for such a light romp in the Fate universe with one of its most beloved characters. Nick and Steve get out their magnifying glasses for an adventure with Detective Waver Velvet. ― Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace note is an awfully long title for such a light romp in the Fate universe with one of its most beloved characters. This week, Nick an...
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This Week in Anime - Is Granbelm Worth Watching?

Granbelm is a wild combination of mecha, magical girls, and survival game, brought to you by the production team behind Re:Zero. Nick and Andy share their favorite things about this new original series. ― Granbelm is a wild combination of mecha, magical girls, and survival game, brought to you by the production team behind Re:Zero. This week, Nick and Andy share their favorite things about this new ...
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This Week in Anime - Let's Talk About Sex in O Maidens in Your Savage Season

Mari Okada's newest story revolves around the sexual awakening of five nerdy girls, who must brave the hormones of adolescence without a guidebook. Micchy and Steve discuss how this unique dramedy speaks to their own experiences. ― O Maidens in Your Savage Season revolves around the sexual awakening of five nerdy girls, who must brave the hormones of adolescence without a guidebook. This week, Micch...
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This Week in Anime - Is Netflix's Saint Seiya Reboot Worth Watching?

Knights of the Zodiac has often flown under the radar as a shonen classic outside of Latin America. Nick and Micchy find out if Netflix's CGI remake is a good way to experience the story for newcomers or prior fans. ― Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya has often flown under the radar as a shonen classic outside of Latin America. This week, Nick and Micchy find out if Netflix's CGI remake is a good w...
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This Week in Anime - Dr. Stone Breaks the Mold of Shonen Jump Adventure

Dr. Stone sees its unlikely heroes attempting to rebuild civilization from scratch with the power of science. Andy and Steve analyze the strengths and weaknesses of this unique take on a familiar formula. ― Dr. Stone sees its unlikely heroes attempting to rebuild civilization from scratch with the power of science. This week, Andy and Steve analyze the strengths and weaknesses of this unique take on...
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This Week in Anime - Vinland Saga is the Must-Watch Epic of the Season

This viking epic combines its grounded historical fiction premise with pulse-pounding fantastical action in a stunning production by Studio Wit. Micchy and Steve discuss the themes and thrills of the series so far. ― Vinland Saga combines its grounded historical fiction premise with pulse-pounding fantastical action in a stunning production by Studio Wit. Micchy and Steve discuss the themes and thri...
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This Week in Anime - Astra Lost in Space is Off to a Stellar Start

The Astra rockets forth into drama and adventure with its intriguing new cast of spacefaring characters. Nick and Andy discuss their favorite moments and future predictions for this exciting sci fi series. ― Astra Lost in Space rockets forth into drama and adventure with its intriguing new cast of spacefaring characters. This week, Nick and Andy discuss their favorite moments and future predictions ...
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This Week in Anime - What the Hell is Happening in 7SEEDS?

7SEEDS is based on an award-winning science fiction manga, but something went very wrong in the adaptation process. Nick and Steve navigate this unfortunate trainwreck on Netflix. ― 7SEEDS is based on an award-winning science fiction manga, but something went very wrong in the adaptation process. This week, Nick and Steve navigate this unfortunate trainwreck on Netflix. Disclaimer: The views and opi...
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This Week in Anime - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Goes Out With a Bang

Part Five has reached its final climax! Micchy and Andy break down the highs and lows of this wildly ambitious arc in Hirohiko Araki's saga. ― Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind has reached its final climax. This week, Micchy and Andy break down the highs and lows of this wildly ambitious arc in Hirohiko Araki's saga. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlo...
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This Week in Anime - Osamu Tezuka's Dororo Gets a New Ending

This modern reimagining of the classic supernatural samurai manga has finally come to a close. Nick and Andy break down their favorite moments from this enthralling and thought-provoking series. ― This modern reimagining of the classic supernatural samurai manga Dororo has finally come to a close. This week, Nick and Andy break down their favorite moments from this enthralling and thought-provoking ...
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This Week in Anime - Forest of Piano Returns with More Music and Less Animation

This humble character drama's second season lands on Netflix with a tournament arc of classical music concerts. Micchy and Steve break down this series' highs and lows. ― Forest of Piano's second season lands on Netflix with a tournament arc of classical music concerts. This week, Micchy and Steve break down this series' highs and lows. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participant...
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This Week in Anime - What the Hell is Wacky TV Nanana?

This short series follows the absurd adventures of three hard-working banana-men trying to save their terrestrial TV channel in a world of VOD and instant streaming. Micchy and Andy unpeel their favorite gags from this mind-boggling comedy on Crunchyroll. ― Wacky TV Nanana follows the absurd adventures of three hard-working banana-men trying to save their terrestrial TV channel in a world of VOD and...
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This Week in Anime - Wise Man's Grandchild Goes Off the Rails

The upcoming summer season promises to deliver a plethora of new isekai series, but what about this season's underdog in the genre? Nick and Steve explain why this other-world story didn't need to be told. ― The upcoming summer season promises to deliver a plethora of new isekai series, but what about this season's Wise Man's Grandchild? This week, Nick and Steve explain why this other-world story d...
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This Week in Anime - Aggretsuko's Second Season is Less Fiery than the First

Aggretsuko returns to Netflix with more workplace madness, misbegotten romance, and millennial ennui, but this second season takes on a more gloomy tone than the first. Micchy and Andy discuss the parts of Retsuko's journey they liked and the moments that rubbed them the wrong way. ― Aggretsuko returns to Netflix with more workplace madness, misbegotten romance, and millennial ennui, but this second...
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This Week in Anime - Kakegurui's Second Season *Intensifies*

Kakegurui returned to Netflix this week with even more high-stakes gambling, political commentary, and lesbian thirst. Nick and Steve discuss the best and worst arcs of this engrossing and surreal thriller. ― Kakegurui returned to Netflix this week with even more high-stakes gambling, political commentary, and lesbian thirst. This week, Nick and Steve discuss the best and worst arcs of this engrossi...
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This Week in Anime - Is We Never Learn: BOKUBEN Worth Watching?

We Never Learn isn't the first harem romcom to revolve around tutoring, and it won't be the last. Nick and Steve find out if this slice of fanservice fluff can set itself apart from the rest of the class. ― We Never Learn isn't the first harem romcom to revolve around tutoring, and it won't be the last. This week, Nick and Steve find out if this slice of fanservice fluff can set itself apart from th...
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This Week in Anime - What is Sarazanmai All About?

As Kunihiko Ikuhara's new series reaches its endgame, the shock and strangeness of its imagery has slowly given way to themes of connection and sacrifice. Micchy and Andy look past all this anime's butt humor to unravel its deeper symbolism. ― As Kunihiko Ikuhara's Sarazanmai reaches its endgame, the shock and strangeness of its imagery has slowly given way to themes of connection and sacrifice. Thi...
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This Week in Anime - It's The End of Attack on Titan (As We Know It)

Before the anime finally reaches that infamous Basement of Secrets after six long years of waiting, Nick and Micchy break down the drama and sacrifices that laid the foundation for a reveal that will change the world of AoT forever. ― Before the anime finally reaches that infamous Basement of Secrets after six long years of waiting, Nick and Micchy break down the drama and sacrifices that laid the f...
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This Week in Anime - Demon Slayer Delivers Shonen Action with Seinen Gore

Fans of guts and heart alike will find something to love in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, as it continues its wild ride of spectacle and intrigue. Andy and Steve geek out over their favorite moments in ufotable's blockbuster adaptation so far. ― Fans of guts and heart alike will find something to love in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, as it continues its wild ride of spectacle and intrigue. This ...
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This Week in Anime - Break Out the Big Box of Tissues for Fruits Basket

The Furuba remake continues its nostalgic trip down memory lane on a river of tears. Micchy and Andy discuss the themes explored in this bittersweet character drama so far. ― The Fruits Basket remake continues its nostalgic trip down memory lane on a river of tears. This week, Micchy and Andy discuss the themes explored in this bittersweet character drama so far. Disclaimer: The views and opinions e...
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This Week in Anime - One Punch Man Ain't What He Used to Be

This second season hasn't exactly come out of the gate swinging. Nick and Steve weigh the few strengths of this filler arc's story against the disappointment of its production values. ― One-Punch Man's second season hasn't exactly come out of the gate swinging. This week, Nick and Steve weigh the few strengths of this filler arc's story against the disappointment of its production values. Disclaimer...
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This Week in Anime - Is Netflix's Revisions Worth Watching?

Netflix delivers another CG mecha action series this season with Revisions. Nick and Andy find out if this time-warping sci fi adventure is worth checking out. ― Netflix delivers another CG mecha action series this season with Revisions. This week, Nick and Andy find out if this time-warping sci fi adventure is worth checking out. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in t...
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This Week in Anime - Amazing Stranger is the Guilty Pleasure of the Season

Be careful what you wish for, because this short series proves that having all your favorite waifu figurines come to life might not be a dream come true. Micchy and Steve dive headfirst into some truly amazing trash. ― Be careful what you wish for, because Amazing Stranger proves that having all your favorite waifu figurines come to life might not be a dream come true. This week, Micchy and Steve di...
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This Week in Anime - Baki the Grappler Gets Distressingly Sexy

This new anime adaptation of the classic fighting manga has returned to Netflix after a few months of hiatus, but this time our hero is more of a lover than a fighter. Micchy and Andy gawk at Baki's truly bizarre experiments in lovemaking. ― This new anime adaptation of classic fighting manga Baki has returned to Netflix after a few months of hiatus, but this time our hero is more of a lover than a ...
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This Week in Anime - Is Wise Man's Grandchild Worth Watching?

This anime combines the Isekai and Magic High School genres for a twist on both premises, but is that enough to make its milquetoast protagonist stand out? Nick and Steve weigh the pros and cons of this unassuming light novel adaptation. ― Wise Man's Grandchild combines the Isekai and Magic High School genres for a twist on both premises, but is that enough to make its milquetoast protagonist stand ...
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This Week in Anime - Is Ingress the Animation Worth Watching?

This 3DCG sci fi action adventure has just landed on Netflix with a customized international soundtrack. Nick and Steve find out if this mobile game adaptation lives up to its hype. ― Ingress the Animation is a 3DCG sci fi action adventure that's just landed on Netflix with a customized international soundtrack. This week, Nick and Steve find out if this mobile game adaptation lives up to its hype. ...
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This Week in Anime - The Helpful Fox Senko-san is both Comforting and Uncomfortable

This healing show about foxgirls and self-care may have a few too many distracting fetishes on the side. Micchy and Andy weigh the pros and cons of this relaxing anime series. ― The Helpful Fox Senko-san is a healing show about foxgirls and self-care, with a few too many distracting fetishes on the side. This week, Micchy and Andy weigh the pros and cons of this relaxing anime series. Disclaimer: Th...
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This Week in Anime - Is Fairy Gone Worth Watching?

This new story from the author of Grimgar blends steampunk and fantasy together to deliver a political thriller with sharp nu-metal edges. Nick and Andy discuss whether Fairy Gone is more than the sum of its many disjointed parts. ― Fairy gone blends steampunk and fantasy together to deliver a political thriller with sharp nu-metal edges. This week, Nick and Andy discuss whether this new story from ...
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This Week in Anime - What the Hell is Happening in Sarazanmai?

Kappas and otters and butts, oh my! Kunihiko Ikuhara's latest surrealist dramedy has arrived. Micchy and Steve share their interpretations of this confoundingly queer urban fantasy so far. ― Kappas and otters and butts, oh my! Kunihiko Ikuhara's latest surrealist dramedy has arrived in a box marked "Sarazanmai". This week, Micchy and Steve share their interpretations of this confoundingly queer urba...
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This Week in Anime - Is Rilakkuma and Kaoru Worth Watching?

This slice-of-life series uses its unique style of stop-motion animation to explore feelings of loneliness and ennui in warm and fuzzy ways. Andy and Steve break down what makes this Netflix short stand out from the crowd. ― Rilakkuma and Kaoru uses its unique style of stop-motion animation to explore feelings of loneliness and ennui in warm and fuzzy ways. This week, Andy and Steve break down what ...
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This Week in Anime - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Gets (Even More) Gruesome

JJBA Part 5 has started to shine in all its gory glory now that King Crimson is after Giorno and his friends. Nick and Micchy steel their stomachs for a deep dive into the show's escalating brutality. ― Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind has started to shine in all its gory glory now that King Crimson is after Giorno and his friends. This week, Nick and Micchy steel their stomachs for a deep dive...
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This Week in Anime - What's So Great About Fruits Basket?

Almost 20 years after it was first adapted to anime, this shojo classic got a fresh start with a reboot that's set to recount the entire story. Nick and Micchy share their own perspectives as a newbie and a prior fan respectively. ― Almost 20 years after it was first adapted to anime, the shojo classic Fruits Basket gets a fresh start with a reboot that's set to recount the entire story. This week, ...
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This Week in Anime - Demon Slayer is the Breakout Spectacle of the Season

Kimetsu no Yaiba offers a gory take on the Shonen Jump formula with a gorgeous production effort from famed studio ufotable. Andy and Steve discuss their favorite parts of the premiere and their hopes for the story's future. ― Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba offers a gory take on the Shonen Jump formula with a gorgeous production effort from famed studio ufotable. This week, Andy and Steve discuss th...
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This Week in Anime - Is Netflix's Ultraman Worth Watching?

This new CG anime series isn't about your granddad's Ultraman! Nick and Micchy explore this dark n' gory take on the classic tokusatsu story. ― This new CG anime series isn't about your granddad's Ultraman! This week, Nick and Micchy explore this dark n' gory take on the classic tokusatsu story. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Ani...
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This Week in Anime - Mob Psycho 100's Greatest Hits

The second season of this supernatural action extravaganza powered through this past winter, leaving so many memorable moments in its wake. Andy and Steve recount their favorite parts of this excellent series. ― Mob Psycho 100 II powered through this past winter season, leaving so many memorable moments in its wake. This week, Andy and Steve recount their favorite parts of this excellent series. Dis...
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This Week in Anime - Osamu Tezuka's Dororo Gets Intense

Studio MAPPA's update of this classic manga delivers brutality and gore alongside thoughtful digressions on human nature and politics. Nick and Andy discuss their favorite characters and themes in this exciting and challenging series. ― Studio MAPPA's update of the classic Dororo manga delivers brutality and gore alongside thoughtful digressions on human nature and politics. This week, Nick and Andy...
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This Week in Anime - Winter 2019 in Retrospect

From The Promised Neverland to Kaguya-sama: Love is War, this winter was packed with memorable anime. Nick, Micchy, Andy, and Steve break down the highs and lows of this past season, before jumping into their most anticipated picks for spring. ― From The Promised Neverland to Kaguya-sama: Love is War, this winter was packed with memorable anime. This week, Nick, Micchy, Andy, and Steve break down th...
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This Week in Anime - My Roommate is a Cat is a Must-See for Kitty Lovers

This heartwarming series explores its reclusive protagonist's struggle with grief and social anxiety in a refreshingly cuddly way. Micchy and Andy break down why all fans of felines should be watching this adorable dramedy. ― My Roommate is a Cat explores its reclusive protagonist's struggle with grief and social anxiety in a refreshingly cuddly way. This week, Micchy and Andy break down why all fan...
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This Week in Anime - Is Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Worth Watching?

This series combines the flowers and frills of mahou shojo with Jack Bauer-esque tactical intensity, but is it a harmonious combination or a vomit-inducing mess? Nick and Steve weigh the pros and cons of this edge-tastic anime. ― Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka combines the flowers and frills of mahou shojo with Jack Bauer-esque tactical intensity, but is this a harmonious combination or a vomit-inducin...
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This Week in Anime - Did That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Peak Too Early?

This isekai fantasy captured fans' hearts in its first half, but did its first season go out with more of a whimper than a bang? Nick and Andy dissect the disappointment of this series' concluding arc. ― That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime captured fans' hearts in its first half, but did its first season go out with more of a whimper than a bang? This week, Nick and Andy dissect the disappointme...
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This Week in Anime - Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan is a Bizarre Work of Art

This experimental comedy anime adapts a 4-panel manga about a free-spirited woman in her twenties into something truly avant-garde. Micchy and Steve explore what makes this collaborative anthology series so special. ― Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan adapts a 4-panel manga about a free-spirited woman in her twenties into something truly avant-garde. This week, Micchy and Steve explore what makes this collaborati...
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This Week in Anime - Kemurikusa is the True Successor to Kemono Friends

This 3DCG series is the newest post-apocalyptic fantasy from TATSUKI, the creator of Kemono Friends. Micchy and Steve explain why you should be watching "Smokeweed the Animation" instead of the in-name-only Kemono Friends 2. ― Kemurikusa is the newest post-apocalyptic fantasy from TATSUKI, the creator of Kemono Friends. This week, Micchy and Steve explain why you should be watching "Smokeweed the An...
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This Week in Anime - The Promised Neverland is Only Getting More Intense

This shonen thriller piles on the twists as Grace Field House becomes less safe every day for its wily orphans. Nick and Andy discuss their favorite twists and some of the more questionable ones so far. ― The Promised Neverland piles on the twists as Grace Field House becomes less safe every day for its wily orphans. This week, Nick and Andy discuss their favorite twists and some of the more questio...
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This Week in Anime - Mysteria Friends is this Winter's Secret Steamy Yuri Romance

Cygames' beautiful slice-of-life anime languished in production hell for three years before finally airing under the radar this season. Micchy and Steve sing the praises of this adorable slice of cheesecake. ― Cygames' Mysteria Friends languished in production hell for three years before finally airing under the radar this season. This week, Micchy and Steve sing the praises of this adorable slice o...
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This Week in Anime - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is Next Level Insanity

Part 5 has ramped up JJBA's shocking violence and nonsensical superpowers to previously unforeseen levels. Nick and Andy weigh in on whether this runaway train of madness is an improvement or a derailment for such a beloved franchise. ― Part 5 of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind has ramped up the shocking violence and nonsensical superpowers to previously unforeseen levels. This week, Nick and ...
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This Week in Anime - How Does Alita: Battle Angel Compare to its Source Material?

Battle Angel Alita was a classic '90s cyberpunk manga long before it became a big-budget Hollywood movie. Andy and Steve compare this blockbuster to its source material to discover how Cameron and Rodriguez created the most successful live-action anime adaptation yet! ― Battle Angel Alita was a classic '90s cyberpunk manga long before it became a big-budget Hollywood movie. This week, Andy and Steve...
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This Week in Anime - The Quintessential Quintuplets: Nino is Best Girl

This comedy series delivers harem-flavored comfort food in a cold and barren season. Nick and Micchy share the parts of this trifle they've enjoyed and the parts that leave a bad taste in their mouth. ― The Quintessential Quintuplets delivers harem-flavored comfort food in a cold and barren season. This week, Nick and Micchy share the parts of this trifle they've enjoyed and the parts that leave a b...
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This Week in Anime - Is the Reboot of Osamu Tezuka's Dororo Worth Watching?

This classic supernatural samurai adventure manga hasn't been adapted into animation since the 1960s! Nick and Andy find out how this influential story has held up in Studio MAPPA's ambitious retelling. ― Dororo, Osamu Tezuka's classic supernatural samurai adventure manga, hasn't been adapted into animation since the 1960s! This week, Nick and Andy find out how this influential story has held up in ...
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This Week in Anime - What the Hell is VIRTUAL-SAN LOOKING?

This absurdist comedy is the first anime made by Virtual YouTubers like Kizuna Ai and Mirai Akari. Micchy and Steve will be your guide to this strange new world inhabited only by the Extremely Online. ― VIRTUAL-SAN LOOKING is the first anime made by Virtual YouTubers like Kizuna Ai and Mirai Akari. This week, Micchy and Steve will be your guide to this strange new world inhabited only by the Extreme...
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This Week in Anime - Love is a Garbage Fire in Kaguya-sama

Kaguya-sama: Love is War takes a blowtorch to the bittersweetness of adolescent romance, with two paramours who're determined to defeat the objects of their affection in a battle of banter. Nick and Micchy engage in their own war of words about the highs and lows of this quirky comedy. ― Kaguya-sama: Love is War takes a blowtorch to the bittersweetness of adolescent romance, with two paramours who'r...
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This Week in Anime - Domestic Girlfriend is a Surprisingly Thoughtful Sleazefest

This anime takes a practically pornographic premise and turns it into high-stakes melodrama with some surprisingly meditative moments. Andy and Steve separate the trash from the treasure within this controversial series. ― Domestic Girlfriend takes a practically pornographic premise and turns it into high-stakes melodrama with some surprisingly meditative moments. This week, Andy and Steve separate ...
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This Week in Anime - Mob Psycho 100 is a Tour de Force of Animation

Mob Psycho 100 has blown the doors down with its incredible visuals in its second season, but how do they complement the story's growing stakes? Nick and Steve share about a hundred reasons why you should be watching this impressive anime. ― Mob Psycho 100 II has blown the doors down with its incredible visuals this season, but how do they complement the story's growing stakes? This week, Nick and S...
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This Week in Anime - Run With the Wind Reaches Cathartic New Heights

This inspirational track and field story goes to some deeply emotional places in its most recent arc. Micchy and Andy discuss what these twists mean for their lovable team of running boys. ― Run With the Wind takes its inspirational track and field story to some deeply emotional places in its most recent arc. This week, Micchy and Andy discuss what these twists mean for their lovable team of running...
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This Week in Anime - What the Hell Happened in Godzilla: The Planet Eater?

This film brings Polygon Pictures and Gen Urobuchi's lizard king trilogy to a somewhat baffling end. Nick and Andy find out if this convoluted journey was worth the payoff. ― Godzilla: The Planet Eater brings Polygon Pictures and Gen Urobuchi's lizard king trilogy to a somewhat baffling end. This week, Nick and Andy find out if this convoluted journey was worth the payoff. Disclaimer: The views and ...
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This Week in Anime - Why You Should Be Watching The Promised Neverland

The Promised Neverland is the latest hit Shonen Jump manga to get the anime treatment. Micchy and Steve break down what makes this mystery-horror adventure so engrossing. ― The Promised Neverland is the latest hit Shonen Jump manga to get the anime treatment. This week, Micchy and Steve break down what makes this mystery-horror adventure so engrossing. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by...
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This Week in Anime - Is Sirius the Jaeger Worth Watching?

This series puts its own spin on vampire action by throwing its bloodsuckers back in time to the 1930s, but is this twist enough to make the show stand out in a crowded genre? Micchy and Steve check out this ambitious action-adventure romp on Netflix. ― Sirius the Jaeger puts its own spin on vampire action by throwing its bloodsuckers back in time to the 1930s, but is this twist enough to make the s...
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This Week in Anime - Boogiepop and Others is a Spooky Mind-Bending Thriller

Boogiepop was one of the first hit light novels on the market, but it's never been adapted to anime from the beginning before. Nick and Andy find out if this decades-old supernatural mystery series still pops in 2019. ― Boogiepop and Others was one of the first hit light novels on the market, but it's never been adapted to anime from the beginning before. This week, Nick and Andy find out if this de...
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This Week in Anime - What the Hell is Happening in Last Hope?

Shoji Kawamori's latest fantasy mech adventure has finally come to an end on Netflix, leaving lots of crazy questions in its wake. Nick and Micchy share what they loved about the show and what left them scratching their heads. ― Shoji Kawamori's Last Hope has finally come to an end on Netflix, leaving lots of crazy questions in its wake. This week, Nick and Micchy share what they loved about the sho...
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This Week in Anime - Himote House is a Hidden Absurdist Comedy Gem

This short series didn't catch much attention when it first aired, with its janky animation and head-scratching premise. Andy and Steve reveal what's so special about the newest work of nonsense from the creator of gdgd Fairies. ― Himote House didn't catch much attention when it first aired, with its janky animation and head-scratching premise. This week, Andy and Steve reveal what's so special abou...
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This Week in Anime - You Have to Catch Up on Golden Kamuy

The manga has had a troubled anime adaptation, but its story shines through incredibly strong in this latest arc. Micchy and Steve marathon the season and share their favorite moments that make this series so rewarding to follow. ― Golden Kamuy is an outstanding manga with a troubled anime adaptation, but its story shines through incredibly strong in this latest arc. This week, Micchy and Steve mara...
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This Week in Anime - Hi Score Girl is a Heartfelt Nostalgia Trip for Arcade Lovers

This romcom brings the arcade boom of the 1990s to life on Netflix, with an adorably nerdy love triangle and tons of gaming deep cuts. Nick and Andy share what makes this humble series so special. ― Hi Score Girl brings the arcade boom of the 1990s to life on Netflix, with an adorably nerdy love triangle and tons of gaming deep cuts. This week, Nick and Andy share what makes this humble series so sp...
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This Week in Anime - The New Baki Anime is Criminally Insane

Baki the Grappler has come to Netflix for his first new anime adventure in over 15 years! Micchy and Andy break down the first half of the Death Row Convicts arc to find out if this hyperviolent slugfest holds any appeal for newcomers. ― Baki the Grappler has come to Netflix for his first new anime adventure in over 15 years! This week, Micchy and Andy break down the first half of the Death Row Conv...
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This Week in Anime - What Makes Zombie Land Saga Special

Zombie Land Saga has wrapped up its undead production, leaving lots of big emotions in its wake. Nick and Steve share their favorite moments from this idiosyncratic idol anime. ― Zombie Land Saga has wrapped up its undead production, leaving lots of big emotions in its wake. This week, Nick and Steve share their favorite moments from this idiosyncratic idol anime. Disclaimer: The views and opinions ...
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This Week in Anime - The Best and Worst of 2018

Another year of anime has come and gone, leaving so many memories in its wake. Nick, Micchy, Andy, and Steve break down the highs and lows of their 2018 experience. ― Another year of anime has come and gone, leaving so many memories in its wake. This week, Nick, Micchy, Andy, and Steve break down the highs and lows of their 2018 experience. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the partici...
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This Week in Anime - Is Back Street Girls: Gokudols Worth Watching?

Netflix's newest anime acquisition is controversial to say the least. Andy and Steve find out (the hard way) if there's any decent comedy hiding under this show's initial shock factor. ― Netflix's newest acquisition, Back Street Girls: Gokudols, is controversial to say the least. This week, Andy and Steve find out if there's any decent comedy hiding under this show's initial shock factor. Disclaimer...
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This Week in Anime - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is Surprisingly Hardcore

This story about gang warfare where the good guys and the bad guys are just a whisker's width apart is definitely not for the squeamish. Nick and Micchy pick their favorite of these bad boys and discuss what makes Part 5 stand out so violently. ― Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is not for the squeamish, as a story about gang warfare where the good guys and the bad guys are just a whisker's wid...
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This Week in Anime - Akane is the Real Protagonist of SSSS.Gridman

This mecha series has changed a lot as the story has shifted to focus on its villains. Micchy and Andy discuss why Akane is the true heart of Gridman's story. ― SSSS.Gridman has changed a lot as the series has shifted to focus on its villains. This week, Micchy and Andy discuss why Akane is the real heart of Gridman's story. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this ch...
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This Week in Anime - Is Hero Mask Worth Watching?

It's the newest sci fi crime thriller anime on Netflix, but in an overcrowded genre, does this series bring anything special to the table? Nick and Steve find out the hard way. ― Hero Mask is the newest sci fi crime thriller anime on Netflix, but in an overcrowded genre, does it bring anything special to the table? This week, Nick and Steve find out the hard way. Disclaimer: The views and opinions e...
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This Week in Anime - Is That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Worth Watching?

This unusually titled series puts a gooey new spin on the world of isekai fantasy. Nick and Andy debate whether or not its unique quirks are enough to set it apart in a crowded genre. ― That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime puts a gooey new spin on isekai fantasy. This week, Nick and Andy debate whether or not its unique quirks are enough to set it apart in a crowded genre. Disclaimer: The views a...
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This Week in Anime - Is Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Worth Watching?

This romantic teen dramedy initially came across as a Bakemonogatari imitation, but has it grown into its own over the past few months? This week, Nick and Steve put this rascal on trial. ― Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai initially came across as a Bakemonogatari imitation, but has it grown into its own over the past few months? This week, Nick and Steve put this rascal on trial. Disclaim...
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This Week in Anime - Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san is Too Relatable

This wacky series combines the madness of working in retail with an inside look at the Japanese publishing industry. Andy and Steve explain why this comedy is an underrated gem of the season. ― Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san combines the madness of working in retail with an inside look at the Japanese publishing industry. This week, Andy and Steve explain why this comedy is an underrated gem of the...
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This Week in Anime - What the Hell is Happening in My Sister, My Writer?

This misbegotten comedy is one of the biggest production disasters of the season, but does that make it more fun to watch or just depressing? Nick and Micchy fall down the long, deep rabbit hole of imouto anime. ― My Sister, My Writer is one of the biggest production disasters of the season, but does that make it more fun to watch or just depressing? This week, Nick and Micchy fall down the long, de...
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This Week in Anime - Run With the Wind is a Breath of Fresh Air

Run With the Wind peels away from the pack of most other sports anime with its unique cast and storytelling style. Micchy and Andy explain why you should watch this thoughtful and idiosyncratic series. ― Run With the Wind peels away from the pack of most other sports anime with its unique cast and storytelling style. This week, Micchy and Andy explain why you should watch this thoughtful and idiosyn...
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This Week in Anime - Why You Should Watch Bloom Into You

Bloom Into You isn't your typical yuri romance. Nick and Steve explore what makes this unconventional love story so special. ― Bloom Into You isn't your typical yuri romance. This week, Nick and Steve explore what makes this unconventional love story so special. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network. Spoiler Warning f...
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This Week in Anime - Does Too Much Fanservice Distract From SSSS.Gridman's Story?

This imaginative reboot has a strong story and a confident style, but do its safer and more marketable anime hallmarks dampen the show's potent edge? Micchy and Andy hash out the show's highs and lows. ― SSSS.Gridman has a strong story and a confident style, but do its safer and more marketable anime hallmarks dampen the show's potent edge? This week, Micchy and Andy hash out the show's highs and lo...
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This Week in Anime - What the Hell is Happening in Conception?

This odd series combines isekai adventure with sex comedy hijinks in one of the most baffling ways possible, but is it a trainwreck worth watching? Nick and Steve find out the hard way. ― Conception combines isekai adventure with sex comedy hijinks in one of the most baffling ways possible, but is it a trainwreck worth watching? This week, Nick and Steve find out the hard way. Disclaimer: The views ...

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