Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Volume 3: The Man God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!

Our look at the light novels of Jobless Reincarnation continues! When we last left off, Rudeus and Eris celebrated their progress and birthdays by being whisked off by a magical spell. Where are they now? How will they be able to survive? Well let’s see how it fairs in the written word form after the cut!

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The Summer of Love IV with Cardcaptor Sakura: Episodes 11-20: Sakura and her Wonderful Friends!

The Summer of Love IV continues! When we last left off we saw Sakura Kinomoto release the clow cards, meet Kero and her would-be rival Syaoran. There were costumes and cute moments and this week will be no different. Let’s get into the next ten episodes right after the cut!

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Tiger & Bunny Episodes 1-13: And Now, A Word From Our Sponsors!

During my wilderness years away from the anime fandom, there were not many shows I watched. In fact I can probably count on one half of one hand about how much i was watching. One of the exceptions to what was this anime, something that came up on my radar and I was just compelled to watch it. Its second season has just aired, but we are going to start where it all began and give the first season a look. So with that, let’s take a dive into the first half of Tiger & Bunny after the cut!

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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Volume 2: I Don’t Want to Get Punched, so I’ll Train This Tsundere!

Our look at the light novels of Jobless Reincarnation continues! Last time we left off Rudeus was reincarnated into a young boy with a penchant for magic. He met a cute elf girl, was trained by a cute blue haired witch and then shanghaied by a busty muscular cat woman to do a job! What happens next? Well if you didn’t watch the anime, or ya did, let’s see what happens in the next volume after the cut!

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection: Or I how I came back from the Dead to Screw Over my Best Friend One More Time.

One of the biggest debates of the fan-sub era was the final fate of Code Geass’ Lelouch Lamperouge. Did he actually die at the end of the series? Had he been given the code to immortality from his father? Was he that mysterious figure driving the cart in the final scene? It took almost a decade to get the answer to that, and a few years back we did. Was it worth the wait? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection and find out!

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Hellsing Ultimate OVAs: Dead and Loving It

This is a show I’ve been meaning to get to for a long time, and I’ve finally finished it. Another entry in what can be considered one of those ‘landmark series’. If you watched anime during the fan-sub era then you’ve come across this show. Is it worth it though, or has time been too kind to this show? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into Hellsing Ultimate and find out!

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The Quintessential Quintuplets Volume 7: They Kinda Learn?

Our look at the manga version of The Quintessential Quintuplets continues! Another quick point-form look here as we dive into the next volume. Not a comment on the quality of the story, in fact this volume is a return to form for the series, but just the better way to do this. Let’s get into the 7th volume after the image!

  1. Something I will talk about as we get to the end of the series, I do think Quintuplets would have been blessed by doing more ‘alternative endings’ involving the other sisters. It gives the fans what they want, but also fits with the idea that these are five identical sister. In this volume we see each of the girls having their own chapter about how they approach the final exam of the year. It’s a great way to see their difference perspective and ideas.
  2. Especially considering who ends up getting picked, it would have been nice to see each of the sisters having their own ending.
  3. Furthermore I like how each of the Nakano sisters are discovering their passions and what they want to do in this chapter. While Ichika has been well established about being an actress, we don’t know much about the other sisters. Seeing Miku and Itsuki talk about their dreams and jobs helps gives them good character development. I especially like Itsuki’s talk with her mother’s friend who lets her know that she needs to be a teacher for herself is a good moment.
  4. I don’t really care much for their father either. I mean, I get the story needs to have a bad guy, but I do think that this is the same thing as Food Wars and Bakuman. the story doesn’t need a villain. Let the plot itself be the hurdle to overcome. Having the father be mysterious and not supportive does make sense, but I really don’t think the story needs to to succeed.
  5. I love how Ichika remains the big sister and is trying to keep her feelings for Fuutaro hidden, while Miku is just totally upfront about wanting to confess. Poor Miku, you had no fucking change.
  6. Nino confessing at the end is a cool way to finish off the volume, especially since she sort of replaced Itsuki as being the tsundere in recent chapters.
  7. Overall I find that the 7th volume of Quintuplets to be a return to form after the sort of dull and re-treading ideas of the last handful of entries. The girls are discovering their dreams and Fuutaro is there to help shepherd them along. I’m sure things will change soon, but I am glad we are back on well-treaded ground here.


The End of Evangelion: Or How I Stopped Caring and Learned to Drink the Tang

My thoughts on the main series can be found right here!

Jesus fucking Christ.

You may remember that for my third year anniversary for the blog, I decided to finally sit down and watch Neon Genesis Evangelion, easily one of the most influential and significant anime shows in history. My thoughts after it was finished ended up being an acknowledge of that legacy, but also a resounding meh. Of course I hadn’t actually watched the real ending. And ending long considered one of the most out-there, contemplative, theorized, and just ‘what the fuck’ conclusions to a story in the anime world. Now however, I have, and in honor of my first post on the series. Let’s do this right.

Welcome to Shallow Dives in Anime. This is The End of Evangelion.

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