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Brothers Conflict - episodes 1 - 12 plus the 3 specials.

Latest title from my backlog, interesting concept for a show. Bit slow paced at times I found.


I finally watched 'Weathering With You' today. The only Shinkai movie I hadn't seen yet. And oh my god I loved it so much. I find it difficult to choose a favourite Shinkai movie, but this one certainly had the best individual scene. Possibly the most joyous thing ever commited to film, I couldn't stop rewatching it.

He finally let one of his couples be happy! 😭 The moment Hina vanished I was getting ready for the standard Shinkai ending where they're pushed apart but he did it! The only other one I can think of that does that is The Place Promised, but that's more ambiguous.

However I love that even when he's doing the "happy ending" he puts his own spin on it. Hina and Hodaka end up together even though the greater good would have been served if they weren't. The way the movie resolves is movingly transgressive. The weight of the world is telling them to stay apart but they choose their own happiness instead.
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Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside episode 10 Sibling.

The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat episode 10 Knack.

Naruto Shippuden (Rewatch) episodes 84-89, 113-121

Dragon Slayer

Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside (English Dub) Episode 7

The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat (English Dub) Episode 3

Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside Episode 10

The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat Episode 10


Great Teacher
Bodacious Space Pirates episodes 7-13: While it's a generally entertaining series, I do find my attention wandering frequently. All very innocuous fun.
Baka & Test - Enter the Beasts Episodes 1-13: This should more accurately be renamed gender wars, as the boys try their hardest (without success) to see the girls naked while refusing to admit they have any feelings for the girls, while the girls are sadistic monsters who want to entrap the poor boys into monogamous relationships. You know, stark realism. I did laugh a lot in this series.

Professor Irony

Stone Ocean ep7-12

It seems a little early to rank Part 6 in terms of the other Jojo instalments, but it certainly feels like the most refined take on the formula so far, and I could genuinely see this ending up as my favourite one (unless Steel Ball Run lives up to the considerable hype). It’s interesting that it recalls Part 4, with all the characters staying in one location, but there’s a pervading sense of imminent, unpredictable danger about the prison that gives the show that sense of urgency Part 4 often lacked. I wouldn’t have minded a few more goofy side-stories just as a break from the main plot (the ball game was a real highlight), but I enjoyed this a lot and I hope it won’t be too long until Netflix favour us with the next chunk.


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AUKN Staff
Let’s Make a Mug Too episode 11 Concentration.

Selection Project episode 11 Opportunities.

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale episode 10 Can’t give up.

Naruto Shippuden (Rewatch) episodes 140-143, 152-165


Great Teacher
Dream Eater Merry complete series: there's something lacking in this series .. like a proper start and end and a lot of a plot.

Waiting In The Summer episodes 1-6: I enjoyed this. A cute and innocent tale of an alien girl who falls to earth and move in with a teenage boy, and the love triangle/pentagon(?) that ensues. All the usual Japanese teen school anime tropes are here, with a couple of subtle twists. Fun summer romantic comedy that's definitely worth a rewatch ... unless the second disc sucks


Great Teacher
Waiting In The Summer episodes 7-12: Good conclusion to the series, lots of action and racing against time to find the missing piece of the puzzle. Very sad to find my (cheap MVM Christmas sale) DVD was missing the OVA and the English dub (which I can live without) that the US BluRay has. Now to decide whether I should spend ten times as much for one extra episode.


School Idol
My list is an A4 sheet noting 40/50 anime I'm watching. I won't mention them all. I couldn't keep track without it.

Just finished Fire Force 2.
Got lucky as I only bought Season 1 earlier this year. 30% off HMV sale so it was great that 2 wasn't far behind.

Finished High School Fleet.
Very enjoyable.

My thing is Do I want to watch the next episode now?

They both delivered.

Now back on to Cobra the Animation, episode 8. Loving it. Good guy who's technically a baddie (loved that since the Saint). Amusing Bond style opening.

I'll stop and go back to Golgo 13 for the umpteenth time. Might watch the episode with New York real estate guy called Ronald Crump😀.
Probably my only 10/10 anime.
Except Aika trilogy.


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Lupin III: Part VI episode 9 Brazil.

MUTEKING THE Dancing HERO episode 11 Merge.

My Senpai is Annoying episode 10 A good game.

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! episode 19 Clash.

World Trigger 3rd Season episode 10 A change of tactic.

Naruto Shippuden (Rewatch) episodes 166-169, 172-175, 197-206
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Great Teacher
Bodacious Space Pirates episodes 13-26: All light and fluffy. No-one gets hurt and the schoolgirls get to play act as pirates. There's more emotional depth in ten seconds of Clannad (or Kanon). It's like a meringue, it looks nice but it's mostly just air.


Baka Ranger
Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway…was very good. Looking forward to the next one. Only niggle I have is that Gigi Andalucia seems to be a redundant character that is only there for the MC to fall in love with. I hope she is an important character, otherwise they could have done without her. Gundam does have a knack for having female characters just so the MC can fall for them.