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Baka Ranger
If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord ep 12
A wish for bigger things.
Overall a fairly cute fluff piece, but spoilt by by Dale occasionally steeping into creepy territory and then Latina in the last episode starting to sound way too mature and wishing for bigger breasts and stuff.
There were hints of an actual story with talk of the titular Demon Lord, but not much happened otherwise.
Art and animation were pretty standard.

ep 11 (complete)
Gaining acceptance and looking to the future. Was worried after the film announcement earlier that we might be in a Bunny Girl Senpai situation, but it seems to have ended in a decent enough place.
Dramatic, amusing and excellent tunes. Concentrated mainly on the music and the BL aspect was treated just as a normal relationship although there were a lot of gay characters, I guess it goes with the genre that there are lots of characters that way so you get to see different aspects, both Citrus and Bloom into You had the same thing, although both different from each other and this.
The art was pretty good, the character designs reminded me of Free! and the animation was also good, the cg for the music parts were much better than Piano no Mori. Episode 9 was fantastic and is on my favourite of the season list.


CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Given episode 11 Getting together. (Complete. A decent series about budding musicians and their relationships. The music itself was solid too and the story didn’t feel too melodramatic which was a plus.) 3.5/5

If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord
episode 12 A final journey for now. (Complete. A light and easy watch each week for the most part-the episode with the radical teacher and broken horn was notably darker, however. The relationship between Dale and Latina, though also veered into uncomfortable territory at times but otherwise this was alright, if lightweight overall.) 3/5

The Demon Girl Next Door
episode 11 Dream worrier.

Toy Story 2 (Rewatch) A sublime sequel, one of the finest in animation and a classic in many regards. For me, this is also the best Pixar film and the 4K allows for the now 20 year old feature to look better than ever. 5/5
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Dragon Slayer

Astra Lost in Space (English Dub) Episode 10

Demon Lord, Retry! (English Dub) Episode 10

How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? (English Dub) Episode 10

If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord Episode 12 (Complete)
A happy ending for everyone. (A somewhat charming SoL series for the most part with it's beautiful heart-warming story, pleasant atmosphere and wonderful cast of characters. Besides the whole deranged teacher/broken horn incident and the occasional uncomfortable Dale-Latina relationship moments, This was a satisfying watch each week). 3/5

The Demon Girl Next Door Episode 11


Stand User
If Its For My Daughter I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord episode 12 (complete)
I agree with what other people have said regarding this one. It was a light and cute series, but it got a bit weird when Dale started saying how much he wanted to be with her etc. And Latina in the last episode wanting to be "bigger" was contrary to one of the things I liked about this series - that kind of thing wasn't in it until that point.
Fun and light but a but uncomfortable at times. It'll probably get another season but I'm not sure I want to see that relationship progress at all. 6/10 for me.

Given episode 11 (complete)
I did enjoy this series and I liked the characters and the music, but my main criticism of it is that it moved so slowly. Everything up to episode 11 could've been done by episode 6 without losing anything. I suppose when it comes down to it I'm complaining that we didn't get enough but it was so slow. That's not that it was slow to watch, just to progress anywhere. It ended well considering the film announcement and I'm looking forward to both the film and another season but see what happens. 7/10 for me this one but would've been an eight if the pacing was changed to adapt more.


Baka Ranger
Tonari no Seki-kun eps 17-21 (complete)
A fun series of shorts. The best episodes were the ones where rather than watch and comment on what Seki-kun was doing, Yokoi would make a story out of the events and sometimes even intervene. As a pretty much one person show it was up to the VA to provide a performance with lots of different reactions and as that VA was Kana Hanazawa the performance of course was stellar.
The art and animation were very good too.


Re:Zero-starting life in another world (complete)

Really enjoyed this show. Ep1-11 were completely superb. The premise was really well set up in the first arc. The 2nd was great at character and got quite emotional.

The 3rd arc I did not enjoy. The way main characters despair was his own fault and how he was so self pitying about it made his descent into madness pretty unsympathetic to me. However the final arc was again brilliant. The action scenes in this part were also great to watch.


Quintessential Grav
AUKN Staff
Fruits Basket 1st Season (Japanese audio) - Episode 25 (Completed)

On-Going Simulcasts from Spring 2019 Season - 2 titles:
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - 24 of 26 up-to-date
YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of This World - 24 of 26 up-to-date

On-Going Simulcasts from Spring 2019 Season: Completed - 1 title:
Fruits Basket 1st Season - 25 episodes length [8/10]

Summer 2019 Season: Completed - 6 titles:
Astra Lost in Space - 12 episodes length [9/10]
Demon Lord, Retry! - 12 episodes length [5/10]
Given - 11 episodes length [8/10]
How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? - 12 episodes length [8/10]
If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord - 12 episodes length [7/10]
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts - 12 episodes length [6/10]

Summer 2019 Season - 8 titles:
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - 9 of 13 [1 ep behind]
Cop Craft - 9 of 12 [1 ep behind]
Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? - 9 of 12 [2 eps behind]
Dr. STONE - 11 of 24 [1 ep behind]
Hensuki: Are you willing to fall in love with a pervert, as long as she's a cutie? - 9 of 12 [2 eps behind]
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II - 10 of 12 [1 ep behind]
Isekai Cheat Magician - 9 of 12 [2 eps behind]
VINLAND SAGA - 10 of 24 up-to-date

Netflix - 2 titles:
Cannon Busters - 6 of 12 [6 eps left]
Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya - 6 of 6 (6 more are coming soon)

Professor Irony

Ghost in the Shell Arise OVA 4: Ghost Stands Alone (English dub)

Certainly the weakest instalment of Arise so far. The 'ending' tries to hang its emotional climax on two characters who were barely established enough for me to tell what you their names were, never mind be invested in their plight, and it also seems to be trying very hard to keep the balls firmly in the air for the series to continue, to the point where it feels more like a pop quiz to check if you can remember which faction was doing what to whom. I was also rather puzzled by why Togusa, the least cybernetic of the team, would be the one to fall foul of false memories at the end.

Nevertheless, I stand by my initial assessment - Arise is okay, it's just not on the level of what's come before it.


Baka Ranger
Fruits Basket (2019) ep 25 (complete)
Finishing up with the events from last week and looking forward to the Summer. The new characters briefly introduced seem like trouble.
Overall despite the plot being almost exactly the same as the first adaptation with some additions like Arise's backstory and some cuts like the visit to Ayame's shop, this felt much more impactful. There was a lot less of the goofy stuff and thus every episode was a bit more weighty and my eyes were nice and moist by the end. Some of the characters were still annoying and Touru is still far too pure for her own good, although some of this was toned down a bit as well, but Kyo and Yuki were vastly improved. Shigure, Arisa and Saki are still the best though.
Art and animation were very good too.

ep 12
The final battle commences.

Fire Force ep 11
Backstory and meeting the Captain of another company.

Dr. Stone ep 12
A dangerous trip.


Thousand Master
DanMachi s2 ep 11
Strike the Blood III ep 8
Maidens ep 12 [END]

The rushed ending by lacking a couple more eps to follow the manga destroyed the ending, too bad. 6/10

Fire Force
ep 11
A Certain Scientific Accelerator ep 11
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Dragon Slayer

Cutie Honey Universe (English Dub) Episode 11

Fruits Basket 2019 (English Dub) Episode 25 (Complete... for now)
Earning the right to call you my Dad/Son. (A solid and stunningly beautiful 1st season. I'm so glad this series is getting the treatment it really deserves, Because unlike with the original adaption, this adaption has been pretty much perfect right from the get go in every way possible. I'm so looking forward to the second season.) 4.5/5

Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou (English Dub) Episode 9

Waiting in the Summer (English Dub) Episode 7

Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? Episode 11
Still just as ridiculously silly as ever. Ominous ending though with that reveal...

Dr. STONE Episode 12
Having your back and a dangerous situation.

Fire Force Episode 11
Backstory time and meeting another Captain.

Granbelm Episode 12
A sacrificial goodbye as the final battle approaches.

Wasteful Days of High School Girls Episode 12 (Complete)
A chaotic finale. (A fun and pretty funny romp of a comedy series. While the show doesn't do much for itself in terms of story, but at least the comedy overall was amusing enough to keep me watching). 3/5


Za Warudo
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato Part 3 [End]
Yep still great fun like the series. Would love to see more projects for this franchise. 8/10

O Maidens in Your Savage Season
episode 12 [End]
A fun series that sometimes gets a bit yikes and kinda went a bit wild towards the end. The characters were still great fun and Sonezaki and Amagi's relationship is too good for this world. 7/10

Fruits Basket 1st Season
episode 25 [End]
A great production with a fun cast and emotional moments. Sadly it seemed very character of the week but I guess the show made up for it with the focus on the main three who had a strong development throughout the series. Looking forward to S2. 8/10

episode 12 - Ah that episode broke me. If it sticks the landing next week this will be a good contender for AOTS.

Dr Stone episode 12

The Demon Girl Next Door episode 12


CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
A Certain Scientific Accelerator episode 11 I got some serious Dragon Kaneki vibes from this.

Dr. STONE episode 12 Breathe Deep.

Fire Force episode 11 A shot that couldn’t be fired.

Fruits Basket (2019) episode 25 Selfish yet warming? (Complete. One of the best anime if not the best of the season, this was a sublime adaptation of the manga that managed to excellently convey the story and its emotional beats. I look forward to seeing the rest of the manga finally get adapted in 2020.) 4.5/5

episode 12 Another brutal battle with some great animation.

Is it Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II episode 11 Out of Touch.

Maidens of the Savage Season episode 12 A somewhat underwhelming ending. (Complete. A good if sometimes uneven coming-of-age drama with some poignancy and a better first half. I found the latter half to be a bit less enjoyable in places and I found myself only really rooting for one or two of the main cast by the end but overall this was decent.) 3.5/5

Wasteful Days of High School Girls
episode 12 Testing times. (Complete. One of the best anime comedies I’ve seen in a while. After a bit of a rough start each episode was very entertaining and fun, and 11 even managed to be rather heartfelt and emotionally driven. The OP was the best of the season for me too.) 4/5

Rambo First Blood Part II (Film)
A very different film from the first, and much more action-orientated. I liked the pacing of the film too, it’s only around 90 minutes and was a breeze to watch. Not as impactful as the first film but a lively romp that kept me entertained. 3.5/5

Legend of the Galactic Heroes
episodes 41-46


Sword Art Online II ep1-7

From one of those recent AL mystery boxes. Never seen any SAO but have to say I actually enjoyed it. It's kind of fluff but easy to watch and even knowing nothing i still found myself rooting for the MCs. I have GGO to watch at some point but I'll prob go back and watch all of it tbh.


Kizumonogatari 1-3

Great films. Essentially more of what the series does well but with a bigger animation budget and longer spent on the action. Now I want to rewatch the whole show.