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Review: Astra Lost in Space Episode 09 – Best In Show

Quick SummaryIn Astra Lost in Space episode 09, “Revelation,” Kanata Hoshijima thinks long and hard about what Zack Walker discovered, and the implications are crushing. Quitterie Raffaeli and Funicia Raffaeli’s excitement at learning the results of Zack’s tests quickly turns to confusion and then horror as the young crew unravels some of the core mysteries affecting them. Meanwhile, their parents […]

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Review of Chivalry of a Failed Knight Episode 08: What Sorry Really Means and a Matter of Reflexes

Quick SummaryIn Chivalry of a Failed Knight episode 8, “Sword Eater III,” Ayase Ayatsuji is still haunted by the memory of how Kuraudo Kurashiki (a.k.a. Sword Eater) destroyed her father — and her entire way of life. Ikki Kurogane and Stella Vermillion accompany her back to her old dojo where Kuraudo and his goons are hanging out. Will the goons outside […]

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Review: Fire Force Episode 7: Undercover Operations and A Completely Different Level

Quick SummaryIn Fire Force episode 7, “The Investigation of the 1st Commences,” with Princess Hibana firmly backing the 8th Special Fire Company (or at least Shinra Kusakabe), Akitaru Oubi makes a command decision to send Shinra and Arthur Boyle to spy on the 1st company. Their excuse? They’re part of a rookie exchange/training program. Upon arrival, Shinra is determined not […]

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Review: To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts Episode 08 – Best In Show

Quick SummaryIn To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts Episode 08, “Songstress of Sleep,” Nancy Schaal Bancroft follows Claude, Liza Renecastle, and a company of soldiers to a port town. The citizens are wary of soldiers, but Claude has intelligence that an Incarnate is nearby. While taking a walk on the beach, Schaal accidentally finds Charles, the owner of the local […]

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Review of Chivalry of a Failed Knight Episode 07: Stella’s Burden and You Can’t Fool Your Soul

Quick SummaryIn Chivalry of a Failed Knight episode 7, “Sword Eater II,” Ikki Kurogane agrees to meet Ayase Ayatsuji in the middle of the night, even though Alice Arisuin warned him it was a trap. Alice was right — Ayase tricked Ikki into using his Itto Shura so he couldn’t use it again in their match later that day. ikki and […]

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Review: Fruits Basket Episode 20 – Best in Show

Quick SummaryIn Fruits Basket episode 20, “I Can’t Believe You Picked It Up,” Tooru Honda faces her greatest challenge yet: Hiro Shouma, a young man who is Kisa Shouma’s close friend. After Kisa stays overnight at Shigure Shouma’s house to watch DVDs with Tooru, Hiro barges into Tooru’s life and steals her pocketbook — with her mom’s picture in it. Kyou […]

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Review: Fire Force Episode 6: The Shape of a Flower and the Hero’s Stretch Goals

Quick SummaryIn Fire Force episode 6, “The Spark of Promise,” Shinra Kusakabe arrives at Princess Hibana’s palace. After running over a speed bump (otherwise known as another team of 5th Angels Three), he finds Hibana with Iris, who begs Shinra to leave. Iris, after all, knows how powerful Hibana is. Shinra tries to attack, but Hibana extinguishes his flames […]