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The Asterisk War Episode 4: So That’s Who Was behind the Attacks!

The fourth episode, called “Unshackled,” reveals who was behind the attacks. Spoilers Follow! Amazon offers an attractive Asterisk War t-shirt. You can order yours here! What Happened? Julis-Alexia van Riessfeld arrives at the place designated in the letter she received at the end of the previous episode. There, she discovers Silas Norman, one of Lester MacPhail’s lackeys, who […]

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The Fall 2015 Anime Slate: Funimation Edition

During the Fall season, I got to watch Overlord. I’m still sad that there aren’t any new episodes, at least for now, but I can’t dwell in the past. Here’re the series I’m going to watch on Funimation for the Fall 2015 season: CONCRETE REVOLUTIO: This series… Well, it… Okay, umm… All right. To start […]

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The Fall 2015 Anime Slate: Crunchyroll Edition

I’m still getting over my sadness that season one of Gate is over. But no show, however much fun, lasts forever. I have to bravely move on! So, here’re the shows I’m watching on Crunchyroll for the Fall 2015 season: The Asterisk War: A transfer student (does it seem that a lot of anime series have […]

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Overlord Episode 13: The End of a Great Season — and the Setup for a Second?

“Player VS Non Player Character,” the last episode of Overlord’s first season, answered some questions but hinted at the answers for others. I’ve waited to post anything to give myself some time to digest the episode. I’m not sure the extra time helped! The episode breaks down into three sections. Unsurprisingly, we start the episode where […]

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Overlord Episode 12: Is This a Game or Reality?

Overlord’s 11th episode, called “The Bloody Valkyrie,” raised as many questions for me as it answered. The episode started with Ainz teleporting to Shalltear’s vicinity with Aura and Mare. Ainz immediately ordered the brother and sister to scout the area for enemies. Since they both carried world-level items, he gave them strict orders to retreat if attacked […]

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Gate Episode 12: Yao Ha Dushi’s Despair, Itami’s Ascendancy

The last episode of the first season, titled “What Would Itami Do?”, started by giving us a clear understanding of what the fire dragon did to Yao Ha Dushi’s people. To put it succinctly, it massacred them. I’ve always liked Gate’s animation, and I have to say that seeing the dragon ruthlessly burning dark elves […]

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Overlord Episode 11: Confusion and Understanding

When we last saw Shalltear, she was in human-appearance mode, slumped over slightly, eyes vacant. That image haunted me all week. She was such a powerful character, so full of life, that seeing her so broken hurt. What did such a state mean for our heroes? This week, the episode begins with Ainz Ooal Gown sitting on […]

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Gate Episode 11: Diplomacy in the Special Region

Gate’s balanced presentation has impressed me since episode 1. For example, Gate presents the Self Defense Force (SDF) as capable but not infallible. Also, while they fought the fire dragon, Itami‘s reaction to Tuka’s nudity wasn’t a bloody nose (as I see far too often in anime); he really didn’t even react because they were in the […]