1. Haters: 2 - Author: 0

    Since my tastes run contrary to the mainstream often, I tend to fall into the hipster trap, where if eveone say that something is bad, I expect it to be good. But obviously it's a logical fallacy, and I'm getting it with two big titles: Slime (Reincardated As) and Demon …

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  2. John on American Otaku

    Published: Thu 10 January 2019
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    In meta.

    Welp:

    The default Japanese image of an otaku is the opposite of outgoing, active, and youthful. Yet particularly in America, especially in the two-thousand-teens, anime has taken on the image that watching anime makes one cool. The entire point of the “Stay Crunchy” ad is to illustrate the idea that …

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  3. Conception

    Why am I watching this trash? It's even made by GONZO, and didn't I have a strict no-GONZO policy? The basic answer is, I tend to want to switch off recently.

    The concept of the show is this: the protagonist is transferred to another world, where he has to seduce …

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  4. The Otome Game Villainess

    I almost do not watch anime recently, but when Otome Geimu no Hametsu Flag etc. etc. comes out, I'll give it a try for sure (the failure of Rimuru the Slime notwithstanding). The manga is that good.

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  5. Elon Musk is discovering anime

    Published: Sat 27 October 2018
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    In meta.

    The rocket mogul has taken to Twitter with expressions of love of anime that left heathens shocked. What's particularly interesting about it, we're talking about a guy who's in with the Hollywood so much that he even got a cameo in Iron Man 2. And yet he's not a snob …

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  6. The Black Healer as the pinnacle of Chick Isekai

    In our days, when Rimuru the Slime anime succeeds Death March and Dorei Majutsu on air, the traditional isekai is well established. Everyone loves frolicking in a slave harem. However, it's not the only defined form of isekai. Its antagonist is, for the lack of a better term, the chick …

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  7. Meow-Meow Japanese History

    Also known by its original name of Neko-neko Nihonshi, the cat thing is a delight. Although, truth to be told, I'm not entirely sure about some of the characters, most are quite recognizeable. Shinsegumi commanders, for example, or Ryoma Saotome. The episode of Sei Shounagon is my most favourite, with …

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  8. FranXX begins

    Initially, [Darling in the] FranXX came on my radar because everyone latched on the supposed sexual innuendo (even Evirus). Later, Faust came strongly in favor, although on Smug.Loli instead of his own blog:

    Do you like Trigger's Darling in the FranXX? Their early work was a little too cartoonish …

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  9. A full year of suspensions

    In the time-honored tradition of never dropping anything, but suspending series forever, there were more in the year since Flying Witch fell flat on its face.

    Planetarian: Seen 3. It's very short, but it's basically the suffering porn, like Grave of the Fireflies, which I dropped 2/3 in too …

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  10. Comic Girls

    What do you watch when nothing else goes on? There's always a CGDCT nowadays. And for an empty season's fodder, Comig Girls do not disappoint (h/t DiGiKerot). I just wish they didn't make poor Kaosu to cry so much. Her self-doubt and imposter syndrome are familiar and even endearing …

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