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HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Birdie Wing -Golf Girls' Story- episode 12 Double trouble.

Deaimon: Recipe for Happiness episode 12 Father. (Complete. This was an endearing Slice of life series that I wouldn’t mind seeing a second season of.) 3.5/5

RPG Real Estate
episode 12 Home. (Complete. This was a fun little series which might have slipped under the radar this season.) 3/5

The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody
episode 12 How it has to end. (Complete. A middling fantasy series which didn’t leave much of an impression overall.) 2.5/5

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2
episode 37 Experiments.

Ghost Hound episodes 7-13

Doctor Who: The Mark of the Rani An enjoyable historical outing with some nice on-location filming and an atmospheric score.
 

Dragon Slayer

Guild Member
The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody (English Dub) Episode 10

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 (English Dub) Episode 33


Birdie Wing -Golf Girls' Story- Episode 12 Attracting attention.

Deaimon: Recipe for Happiness Episode 12 Father figure. (Complete. Endearing and easy-going SoL with a likeable cast that made for some pleasant weekly viewing.) 3/5

RPG Real Estate
Episode 12 New home. (Complete. A fun fantasy series that many might have overlooked from this season.) 3/5

The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody
Episode 12 Inevitable outcome. (Complete. A fantasy anime that is average at best for not bringing anything new to the table.) 3/5

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2
Episode 37 Experimenting.
 

WMD

Mad Scientist
Konosuba rewatch seasons 1 and 2
Such a great and fun show. I initially started watching Wonder Egg Priority but after School Days was far too depressing and needed to watch something fun first. It's just all so silly and entertaining. So happy it's finally renewed for a new season.

Lupin the 3rd part 5
Another fun romp with the gang. Didn't enjoy the final arc as much as the others which was a shame but overall it was more great shenanigans and sneaky plans.

Wonder Egg Priority
Now I could come back to this and watch the 2nd half. It was a lot better but the ending was real naff and disappointing. Ultimately it felt like the creators watched Madoka Magica and Flip Flappers and said let's make that but different...and about suicide...won't that be wild!? Well no it wasn't.
 

NormanicGrav

Grav's End Harem
AUKN Staff
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Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs (Japanese audio) - Episodes 1-6

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Akatsuki
Love After World Domination ep 11
Pajama party and special treatment.

In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki ep 11
Strike a pose, there's nothing to it.

RPG Real Estate ep 12 (complete)
New mission.
A fun CGDCT show about finding new homes for a variety of different characters, but as the season progressed an actual plot develops surrounding one of the MCs that had some moving moments. Seems from the ending there might be another season, which would be nice.
Cutesy art style typical of Doga Kobo, although some backgrounds were a little plain, and the animation was nice.
7/10

BIRDIE WING
ep 12
Qualifiers.

Deaimon ep 12 (complete)
Birthday trip.
Pretty chill SoL centred around a traditional Japanese sweet makers shop. All the various characters have episodes in which they sort out their worries, but the story is unfinished with plenty of overall plot points not fully resolved. Would like a second season, especially as there's no English version of the manga, yet.
The art was really nice with a painterly background and the animation was fine, apart from the cg vehicles which clashed horribly with the overall aesthetic.
7/10
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Heroines Run the Show episode 12 Never too late. (Complete. Though a decent watch I found the final few episodes to be a bit less enjoyable due to some story drawbacks.) 3.5/5

Miss Sachiku and the Little Baby Ghost
episode 12 Letters. (Complete. Cute and inoffensive but perhaps a little saccharine for a second viewing.) 3/5

Skeleton Knight in Another World
episode 12 Final fight. (Complete. A fantasy outing strengthened by the core relationship between the leads.) 3.5/5

The Demon Girl Next Door Season 2
episode 11 Talk with the devil.

Ghost Hound episodes 14-16

Doctor Who: The Two Doctors It was great having Patrick Troughton and Frazer Hines back for this, and the Seville setting adds a nice flair to the story.
 
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Girls with Guns

Cardcaptor
Your Name Rewatch

This is a really good movie

Highly recommended to anyone who hasn't watched it this year <3 <3 <3

Lol, I've seen Your Name at least 200 times now, counting all the Youtube reaction videos for it over the years - there were 3 new reaction videos of this movie that dropped just this past week, and I have watched each of those twice already. I never miss when any new ones come out! 🥳

One of my favorite Kimi no na wa reaction videos is the one by TheFlamingShark, and his YT video includes the full movie. Most reaction videos on YouTube are edited versions 30-45 minutes long, to prevent copyright strikes, but there are also quite a few who redirect to their videos on other sites to show their full-length reactions. For reactions that have the movie's video or audio heavily filtered, or for timer-based full reactions, I like to play the movie synced up in a second window or on a second monitor.

I think it is so awesome to watch other people's first reactions to a movie, and especially Your Name. This is one of the biggest reasons I originally installed a projection movie theater room in my basement 16 years ago - to watch my guest's reactions to a movie I've already seen. It's kind of like an ASMR for me - so satisfying! 🥰

 
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Dragon Slayer

Guild Member
Skeleton Knight in Another World (English Dub) Episode 9

The Dawn of the Witch (English Dub) Episode 9

Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- (English Dub) Episode 9

I'm Quitting Heroing Episode 13 (OVA 1) Paranormal vacation.

Komi Can't Communicate Season 2 Episode 24 Reciprocate. (Complete. A second season that continued to build upon the budding relationship between the main pairing whilst also giving other characters some development in the spotlight.) 3.5/5

Miss Shachiku and the Little Baby Ghost
Episode 12 Letters. (Complete. Excessively cute and utterly innocent though a revisit probably won't be happening anytime soon.) 3/5

Skeleton Knight in Another World
Episode 12 Boss Fight. (Complete. A decent fantasy series enhanced by the core relationship built up between the lead pair protagonists.) 3.5/5

The Dawn of the Witch
Episode 11 Preparations.

The Demon Girl Next Door Season 2 Episode 11 Inner demon.
 

NormanicGrav

Grav's End Harem
AUKN Staff
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Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs (Japanese audio) - Episodes 7-12 (Completed)


Opening theme song is also a banger.

 
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Professor Irony

CYBER FUNKER
Moderator
Ya Boy Kongming ep7-8

New (Shin) Cutey Honey
ep2 (English dub)

The dub isn't always the best, but on balance, I think I do prefer Jessica Cavello as Honey, she brings a swaggering strength to the character that I appreciate. This is also I think one of the more (in)famous episodes, due to the S&M themed confrontation between Honey and the villain, but it's all in the best possible taste..

Lupin III: Part 1 ep13 (English dub)

The gang now functioning as an effective unit, although I think this very harmonious portrayal of their relationship was not always popular. It's nice to see Lupin and Fujiko cooperating without a hidden agenda now and again though.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Date A Live IV episode 12 Spirit. (Complete. As far as seasons of this anime go IV is one of the better offerings and an improvement on the third season for me.) 3.5/5

Love after World Domination
episode 12 Big baby. (Complete. A likeable comedy romance series with lovers on opposing sides. It’s a familiar premise executed in a fun way.) 3.5/5

Onipan!
episodes 51-55 Oni idols.

Ghost Hound episodes 17-22 (Complete. An engaging psychological supernatural outing that kept me intrigued throughout.) 4/5

Ghost Hunt (Rewatch)
episodes 1-7

Doctor Who: Timelash Often derided as being one of the worst of classic Who this wasn’t as bad as this reputation suggests but does have its problems, namely in the production values and the story feeling padded in places.
 

D1tchd1gger

Akatsuki
CUE! ep 24 (complete)
Full circle.
A fun look at the lives of group of girls starting out as seiyuu. Although there were far too many characters, 16 girls plus a few support characters, the girls got split into 4 groups who, at least initially, did different things. A group who managed to win their first audition and VAd in the same anime, a group who became an idol group, another who started a radio show and a final one initially because they were the only 4 left, but they found their own thing. This structure meant most episodes dealt with only one group and the focus of a lot of episodes dealt with a hang-up of one member, most of which was solved by the old power of friendship having initially tried to deal with the issue themselves. Even after all that though I could probably only name a few of them! In a form of life imitating art all the girls were voiced by new seiyuus and they were all pretty good. Ironically the game it was based on is no longer available, as far as I can tell.
The art and animation were both pretty standard. The musical numbers they performed were all pretty good as were the OPs and EDs.
6/10

I'M KODAMA KAWASHIRI
ep 19
Stains massive.

AOASHI ep 12
Visions.

Love After World Domination ep 12 (complete)
Cutting through.
A fun rom-com of star crossed lovers who are on the opposite side of the battle between good and, in a super sentai tongue in cheek way, evil. Lots of laughs and some fun action.
Very good art with some interesting character designs and nice animation.
7/10

Heroines Run the Show
ep 12 (complete)
The Countdown begins.
A country bumpkin girl (Hiyori) comes to the big city and in order to support her dream of being an athlete ends up getting a job looking after a couple of male idols who also happen to go to the same school. She has no idea about idols and they in turn are arrogant and stand offish with their schoolmates, and fight among themselves all the time. Together they learn and grow. Hiyori is a great character with lots of get up and go, and shrugs off lots of problems, some she really shouldn't have like the forced drama in the penultimate episode that gets a resolution in the finale. I have no idea what her accent was, but I could tell it was different from the usual the way Inori Minase voiced her. I had to put her in my favourites!
Art and animation were very good.
8/10
 
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