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The joys of childhood

Hi everyone! Today we’ve got two new reviews filled with youthful energy. First up is AC‘s take on Poco’s Udon World, a story about rediscovering one’s childhood with the help of an unusual little boy. See if you feel compelled to take a sudden trip to the countryside. I also present my thoughts on the […]

Closing the door on 2016

2017 has arrived, and with it a new start and a new anime season beginning soon. But we don’t want to close off 2016 without first recognizing some of the best anime the year had to offer. In the latest edition of our annual editorial, we examine the highlights of 2016, a year that was […]

If you end up in a lost village, just sing

Kavik Ryx is back with two new reviews of series from earlier this year. First up is Macross Delta, which features some great music and fight scenes but felt a little flat. Next up is Mayoiga, a series that didn’t know how to manage its vast cast. A lot of characters seemed to add up […]

Bittersweet Citrus Rainbows

Check out AC‘s review of one of the Summer season’s most talked about anime: Orange. His analysis of the plot devices and character development in the show shed light on just what worked and what didn’t for the high school drama. Next, we bring you an anime from a couple of years ago with Kaikyaku‘s review […]

Time to double down

Today we’re stepping way back to the 90s to talk about a series you’ve probably heard of but may not have checked out. Black Jack delves into the world of black market medical services with a stylish adaptation of Tezuka Osamu‘s original manga. However, 2015’s Young Black Jack, which explores how Black Jack became the […]

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