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Blue Giant

The story, about a young small-town saxophonist hellbent on becoming the greatest jazz musician who ever lived, may feel a little familiar, but this is a powerful film that does a tremendous job of evoking what it is put every fibre of your being into creating music. Yes the CG is a bit sus, just go with it, you’ll live.

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life ep1-4

I’ve been thinking about going through Nichijou properly for a while now. Unfortunately, thanks to the internet, every time the OP comes on, I can’t unsee the old meme version with Snoop Dogg…. The show is still great fun though.

Bullbuster ep1

I’d give it about five minutes until I accidentally misspeak the title into something rude, but yeah, this was okay. There is a slight sense of it having borrowed all its best ideas from other mecha shows (particularly Patlabor), but it has kind of a look to it and the setup, with an under-funded private company hunting giant thingamajigs in an isolated ghost town, is fairly novel. The design for the older mech was probably the most interesting thing about it, being both powered by an internal combustion engine (hello Xabungle) and looking not unlike the power loader from Aliens.
Dr. Stone: New World Part 2 episode 17 Monster.

Jujutsu Kaisen 2nd Season episode 41 Suffer well.

Rurouni Kenshin (2023) episode 20 Doctor Doctor.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 episode 43 A most important task.

ID:INVADED (Rewatch) episodes 10-13 (Complete. One of my favourite recent Sci-fi offerings, this remained a great series upon rewatch) 4/5

Ikki Tousen
episodes 1-8
To Loveru Darkness season 2 episodes 10-14: Finally I have finished. 64 episodes across nine Blu Ray discs and more boobs, bums and panty shots than a person could count. By the end I was angrily muttering under my breath about the predictability, Yuuki's panic attacks every time he sees a naked woman (approximately once every two minutes) and the shameless stealing of characters and storylines from other anime. I assume they are not allowed to mention sex on anime, as the girls were acting (and looking) like porn stars while Yuuki was a total prude whose genitalia were (almost) never referred to and who looked like puberty had passed him by,
Ancient Magus' Bride Season 2 (English Dub) Episode 41

Dr. STONE: New World Part 2 Episode 17

My Daughter Left the Nest and Returned an S-Rank Adventurer Episode 8

The Ancient Magus' Bride Season 2 Part 2 Episode 43

The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Episode 8
Long Riders
Episode 3
Easy listening.
No bike anime I've seen compares to Bakuon.

Episodes 1+2

Rising of the Shield Hero S2
Episodes 1+2
Nothing to say yet.

Birdie Wing S2
Episodes 17-19

Should've bought more tissues.

Non Non Biyori S1
Episode 12
I see nothing in this show that is offensive or upsetting or creepy.
I'll watch the beach episode again to make sure.
the only oddish bit was Hotaru making loads of plushies of senpai but she did have a crush on her .
They only mentioned height in a couple of episodes. That was mainly how do I get tall.
Coppelion is an odd beast, I know it wasn't a very popular anime, not many people liked it, but for some reason I really got into it. I finally picked up the Blu-ray of the series right as it went OOP earlier this year. I had had it in my Saved for Later queue for about 8 years, waiting for it to go on sale, and it never did.
I can't remember why I dropped it in 200X but I enjoyed the first 2 episodes today.
I've got the DVD. Combination of price and existing in the UK. But I'm not bothered about that.
Would like to know if the animation style was picked for a reason.
And how the characters skirts billow like that without showing panties. 🤔
I can't remember why I dropped it in 200X but I enjoyed the first 2 episodes today.
I've got the DVD. Combination of price and existing in the UK. But I'm not bothered about that.
Would like to know if the animation style was picked for a reason.
And how the characters skirts billow like that without showing panties. 🤔

They must have been going commando under their skirts... maybe that's why I liked the series? 😜
Girlfriend, Girlfriend Season 2 (English Dub) Episode 17

Goblin Slayer II (English Dub) Episode 17

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 (English Dub) Episode 43

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Episode 11 Blizzard.

Girlfriend, Girlfriend Season 2 Episode 19 Temptations.

Goblin Slayer II Episode 19 Jungle jeopardy.

Our Dating Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me Episode 7 Festival.

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Episode 45 Attached.
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Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End episode 11 Out in the snow.

Goblin Slayer II episode 7 Through the fog.

The Kingdoms of Ruin episode 7 Incompatible?

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 episode 45 Raising.

Undead Unluck episode 7 Pursuant dreams.

Ikki Tousen episodes 9-13 (Complete. A middling first season, though mild curiosity in the series beyond the fanservice leads me to check out the second.) 2.5/5

Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny
episodes 1-12 (Complete. Though still a middling watch, this was an improvement on the first season.) 3/5

Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians
episodes 1-9
16-Bit Sensation ep7

Bleh. Again, I feel like I keep wanting to rewrite this series myself - given that the show is presumably playing to people with nostalgia for classic visual novels, I’m not sure trying to fix everything with the ‘inherent superiority’ of something from the present day is the way to go. Should the gag not have been that Konoha shows them her art and they react like she’s playing punk rock at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance?

I’m Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness ep1

Unsurprisingly, this isn’t anything like as salacious as the title might lead you to believe - which is a shame as that might at least have lent it some kind of personality. Some cute reaction faces notwithstanding, this was the blandest slice of escapist fantasy I’ve seen in a long time.
Love, Chunibyo and other Delusions series 1, OVA & extra shorts: I'm enjoying this. Started out just thinking they were all crazy, but it turns out to be a defence against the real world. Well, they're too young to be drinking themselves silly every week (which is how most adults cope with reality - or obsessively watching anime, eh?). Enjoyed the beach episode with the girls wearing bikini's and NO-ONE commenting on their boobs or showing close ups. Is this a first for a teen anime series? Glad I picked them all up ridiculously cheap in the Rarewaves sale last week,
Finally watched the 4th Eva rebuild film after picking up the AL release. I'd heard it was a little bit of a dud and I guess I wasn't disappointed.

It has been a while since I watched 3, and I didn't care for that either, but things just seemed to happen, with little explination. Action was awful, lacking context, stakes and clear shots of what is happening. I guess I appreciate the weirldy super high quality disheveled Asuka on the beach, but I think it's clear not only from the Bye Bye Evangelion tag line, that Hideaki Anno was done with the series.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off eps 1 & 2
LOL, MAL being stubborn and not adding it to their DB despite their arguments being shot down by loads of other stuff already on it!
Anyway, episode 1 follows volume 1 apart from a few scenes and the ending! And then episode 2 takes such a radical departure that I'm not sure I want to continue!
Return of Daimajin (following on from Daimajin yesterday): Good stuff, as the stone god avenges the invaded nice people from the cartoon villains.

The Apple Dumpling Gang: Very Disney but it's got Don Knotts, Tim Conway and Bill Bixby.

Le Chevalier D'Eon episodes 7-12: the "Russian" episodes as our heroes attempt to foil a royal assassination. Five commentaries! To add to the four on disc one, this seems real overkill. Still, I will listen to a couple now.