Cyberpunk: Edgerunners: Now that’s PUNK.

I’ve always maintained a feeling of ‘eh’ when it comes to super popular anime shows. You know, the ones that come out and have everyone and their mother talking about it. It’s all over social media, and everyone feels like they need to talk about it, or loudly proclaim it is the next greatest thing. Shows like that turn me off and make me not want to watch them, at least until that rapid fever breaks. It’s why when I watched shows like Sword Art Online and Neon Genesis Evangelion, it was well and beyond the time when the general public stop caring.

Yet, sometimes I break that rule and a show slips through regardless of those guardrails. A show that I just can’t help but want to check out. That’s what we are talking about today ,so let’s check out Cyberpunk: Edgerunners after the cut.

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On my Radar for Fall 2022: Shinigami, Chainsaws, Spies, Witches, and Homoerotic Treasure Hunting

Anime in 2022 has been the definition of Feast or Famine. There has been a sprinkling of heavy hitters, but a lot of stuff that has just been eh. Much seemed to having be saved for this season and now it is finally time to see if it does indeed deliver. Plenty to choose from, but after the cut, let’s see what is on my radar this Fall anime season!

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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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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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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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The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2: God damn it, Jobless Reincarnation.

I don’t think there has ever been a show that has been wholly eclipsed by something else than this one has. A show I have enjoyed and defended even when it was anime’s favorite whipping boy. I still stand by that, but I also have to look at the world for what it is, not what I want it to be. So after the cut let’s take a dive into the second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero and see what’s up!

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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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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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Eighty-Six Second Cour: How Shin Nouzen Re-Enlisted his Groove Back

Well it sure has been a bit since we look at this haven’t we? Despite being in the closing part of 2021, 86 was a series that apparently needed a little more time to cook in the oven. With the last two episodes pushed back to March we all knew it was going to be a while before we wrapped this series. That time has finally come so after the cut, let’s take a dive into the second half of the series Eighty-Six!

My thoughts on the first half can be found right here!

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