The Devil is a Part-Timer Season 2: Curl, the Monkey Paw Does.

While it is a minor miracle that this show even got a second season, the joy at that happening doesn’t mean it gets a free pass for what it actually is. I am not a harsh critic here at Shallow Dives in Anime, but I also don’t pull my punches. If something doesn’t work, then it doesn’t work. I won’t call it an abomination or the worst thing to ever happen, but I won’t look the other way either. I call it like I see it, praising the good and what works, along with the bad and what doesn’t. With all that said, let’s take a dive into the second season of The Devil is a Part-Timer after the cut.

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Tiger and Bunny Episodes 14-25: But First, let me talk to you about RAID: SHADOW LEGENDS.

It’s been a hot minute since we discussed the second half of this series, but it is high time we returned to it! When we last left off, our corporate sponsored heroes had thwarted a criminal, girls had sweet asses, and there was a PERFECT EUPHORIA. But does the series manage to keep up this hot streak in it’s back half? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into Tiger and Bunny’s second batch of episodes and find out!

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Re-Dive: Knights & Magic: Hobbies of Mass Destruction

It could be argued, rightly or wrongly, that the internet and modern online culture has destroyed the idea of just enjoying your hobby. If you dive yourself into the cesspit of social media, often liking something or enjoying something puts you on one end of the culture war. No longer can people like something, instead you have to make it part of your personality, or defend it against any and all accusations. It’s a difficult and stressful time if you care about such things.

So it is nice when shows like this come out and fully embrace just loving what you love, regardless of any implications or inferences. After the cut, let’s take re-dive into the series Knights & Magic.

My initial post can be found right here!

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Four Years of Shallow Dives in Anime: Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragons

Every year I decide to choose a series to celebrate the blog’s anniversary. Often times this is a series that has dogged my footsteps for a long while. A series that settles in my brain and lingers there, begging for me to talk about it. I often use this time to finally dive into that show and give my thoughts, feelings and frankly, just expel it from my system.

The first year, I re-watched Shinmai Maou no Testament and made peace with the series that made me start blogging.

The second year, I looked at Chivalry of a Failed Knight, something that had haunted my mind for almost two years.

The third year, I finally watched all of Neon Genesis Evangelion and gave my thoughts far removed from the mountain of hype that fanbase had thrown on it.

This year, I come to a series that came across my desk and kept a place in my brain ever since. A show that came out during my wilderness years away from anime, yet one I am surprised I hadn’t watched until then. It’s got boobs, it’s got butts, it’s got robots, it’s got lesbians! There is no point in waiting any longer.

Welcome to Shallow Dives in Anime. This is Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon.

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The Summer of Love IV with Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card

The Summer of Love IV continues! We have reached the final piece of media! The final chapter in this long journey of a girl and her magical cards. It’s been a ride full of ups and downs, but will this last entry be able to bring the show across the finish line? Or will it be the opposite? The truth is, as always, a bit of both. So after the cut let’s finally take a dive into the last entry of Cardcaptor Sakura: the second film: The Sealed Card!

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Noragami: Do you got Five Yen for your God?

You know what? I kind of hate that I grew up in the generation that was raised on the Big 3, but most especially Bleach. No condemnation of that show, I actually like it far more than others, but because of how stylish that series was, I now see it everywhere. Shows that even have the slightest connection in regards to style I end up going “Oh yeah, this is a Bleach-like show.” I did that with Jujutsu Kaisen and now I’m here doing it again. Is that feeling an indicator of quality though? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into the first season of Noragami and find out!

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A Silent Voice: WHAT?

I’ve spoken about anime films before and how they can be divided into two separate types. The first are the anime series films, or franchise films. These are your Naruto, One Piece, My Hero, Fate, Demon Slayer. All the (usually non-canon) films that piggyback off their popular series. The other is the ‘feeling films’, which normally discuss big themes ideas, or as I put it: Your Daily Existential Crisis. I’ve watched several of the former, but rarely of the latter. Yet that has changed recently with my viewing of this film. Did I like it? Or was I bored? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into A Silent Voice and find out!

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One Piece: Romance Dawn to Alabasta

One Piece

While I do think it is safe to say that while Dragon Ball is the most significant series to come out of Shonen Jump, it is One Piece that is its greatest. While it has not finished yet, I think we can say as we approach the final arc that the series is shaping up to be Jump’s Magnum Opus. I have full confidence that Oda can stick the series landing, because if he does, then hoo boy, is that going to be something.

Of course with a series this popular there are hundreds of people wanting to discuss, pick apart and analyze the series. It’s a cottage industry and while I have no interest in doing the same thing, I do think I can talk about my thoughts regarding the series. So in Shallow Dives fashion, here is a to the point, direct, and easy to digest post on the first third of the series: Romance Dawn to Alabasta!

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Love after World Domination: It’s Couple Time!

You know what’s great? When you watch a series and you can perfectly sum it up in a simple sentence. No long winded explanations, no hour long videos, no trying to break down what the show is. Just a simple concept that can be boiled down to a handful of words. With that said let’s take a dive into Love after World Domination after the cut and see if that feeling applies!

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