The Asterisk War Episode 21: The Climatic Phoenix Festa Battle

In Clinching Victory, the 21st episode of The Asterisk War, Amagiri Ayato and Julis Riessfeld complete their match against AR-D. We learn Toudou Kirin’s fate. Dirk Eberwein and Ernesta Kühne discuss opportunities for future collaboration. We learn a little more about the past of Yabuki Eishirou, Ayato’s mysterious friend. Finally, we see a shocking revelation about Ayato’s sister, Amagiri Haruka. […]

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Episode 7: Interlude to Intrigue

In Begging the Heavens, the seventh episode of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, the break-neck pace of the first part of the season eases up a bit. The Koutetsujou finds a station that’s still populated by humans. Mumei get to enjoy herself for a change — she even goes shopping with Yukina, Kajika, and others! Ikoma and Takumi teach a bushi […]

The Asterisk War Episode 20: Flora and the Machine (AR-D!)

In The Asterisk War episode 20, The Phoenix Showdown, Julis Riessfeld and Amagiri Ayato face off against the artificial life forms RM-C and AR-D in the final round of the Phoenix Festa. Sasamiya Saya and Toudou Kirin, despite their injuries, launch an effort to rescue Flora Klemm. Can Ayato and Julis stand against the two rapidly evolving artificial […]

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Episode 6: Head for the Light!

In Gathering Light, the sixth episode of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Mumei comes face to face with her limitations; Ikoma shocks everyone when he tries to fight alone; and Sukari does the unthinkable: he proves that he’s sometimes good to have around! Amazon has some great Kabaneri merchandise. Here’s a sampling: What Happened (Spoiler Free) Mumei remembers being in the […]

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Episode 5: Where There’s Smoke…

Inescapable Darkness, the fifth episode of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, shows how our heroes encounter a station that has fallen not just to the Kabane, but the mysterious Black Smoke of Kabane. Also, Mumei meets an old friend, then develops a terrible attitude. Ikoma tries really hard to be competent! If you like this series, then you […]

The Asterisk War Episode 18: Slash Slash/Burn Burn and Ayato in the Field

In The Asterisk War’s eighteenth episode, Scrambling, Amagiri Ayato and Julis Riessfeld compete in the semifinals match. At the same time, Sasamiya Saya and Toudou Kirin continue the search for Flora Klemm. After his match, Ayato joins them in the field and takes a different approach. Amazon has some merchandise based on The Asterisk War. Check it out! What […]

Caw of Fame: Chrome Shelled Regios

What’s it mean to be in the Caw of Fame? It’s a take-off on Hall of Fame, and since crows make the sound “caw…” Well, I think it’s funny. For a series to earn this “honor,” it has to meet these two criteria: the last episode has to have debuted at least a year ago and […]


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