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The Ancient Magus’ Bride Episode 8: Boredom’s Price and a New Familiar

Quick Summary In The Ancient Magus’ Bride episode 8, “Let sleeping dogs lie,” Elias Ainsworth attacks Cartaphilus’s preying mantis familiar in retaliation for it striking down Chise Hatori. Can Elias best the chimera? Can the man who’s also a church grim retrieve Hatori from the edge of death? With Hatori so injured, who will call Elias back to his previous […]

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Dies irae Episode 7: Terrible Dancing and Memories of Daddy

Quick Summary In Dies irae Episode 7, “Swastika,” Marie sinks into the deep, deep water only to awaken in Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich’s arms. They’re dancing as his minions play a waltz. She is understandably confused. After all, it’s hard to reconcile a spear through the heart one moment with a formal ball the next! Later, Ren Fujii regains consciousness as […]

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Caw Out Award: Most Unoriginal Yet Honest Insult of the Week

Dies irae: Most Unoriginal Yet Honest Insult of the WeekYou know, if you must hurl insults, you might as well hurl award-winning insults like Yusa! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.Dies irae Episode 6: The Bad Boy Shines and the Wrong Kind of Cleavage:  Shirou Yusa  is fighting Wilhelm Ehrenburg. The latter’s starting to understand that his opponent […]

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The Ancient Magus’ Bride Episode 6: Renfred’s Relief and the Faerie Queene

Quick Summary In The Ancient Magus’ Bride episode 6, “The Faerie Queene,” Mikhail Renfred again taunts Elias Ainsworth for putting Chise Hatori in danger. Plus, despite having his own uses for the corruption that Hatori cures, he’s visibly relieved that Hatori is unharmed after she completed her mission. Concern for Hatori? Some other nefarious purpose only a sorcerer would understand? Exhausted […]

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The Ancient Magus’ Bride Episode 5: Family Ties and Flower to Seeds

Quick Summary In The Ancient Magus’ Bride episode 5, “Love Conquers All,” Mikhail Renfred pushes his psychological attack on Chise Hatori in the hopes of shattering her bond with Elias Ainsworth. Why is the Thorn Mage just watching this happen? Later, Hatori discovers the heart-breaking truth behind Matthew and Mina. Must she grant Mina’s tragic request? Or can […]

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Dies irae Episode 4: Fujii Gets a Girlfriend and What a Tangled Web

Quick Summary In Dies irae Episode 4, “Spider,” Ren Fujii struggles to keep his friend Kasumi Ayase away from his terrifying new world. Part of his plan involves Fujii declaring that Kei Sakurai is his new girlfriend. Sakurai was as surprised as Ayase! Despite that, Sakurai begins training Fujii, because the battle’s only worthwhile if her opponent’s strong. Later, Fujii faces his […]