Sitting down with Infinite Zenith: School Days

Hey guys.

A few months ago I sat down with fellow blogger Infinite Zenith to talk shop on the series Yosuga no Sora. It was such a fun time that I just wanted to do it again as soon as I could, and I knew there was only one series we could talk about. I’ve talked about School Days quite a bit, and it’s still a series I think about a lot. Zen thought the same way so we decided to have another back and forth.

Check out our post here!

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Housekeeping: Summer 2020 plans and beyond.

Hey guys.

It’s that time again where I take a moment to do some housekeeping on the blog. Talk about where we’ve been, what are we doing, and what we plan to do in the future. I always enjoy touching base with the readership, as well as giving myself a post to look back on when thinking about my future plans. Plenty has happened since our last housekeeping post, so let’s not waste anymore time and get into it.

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Nothing but REACH!

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Sword Art Online: Beyond the Legacy, Beyond the Reputation

Over the last two weeks, I’ve shared my thoughts regarding the first season of the hit anime Sword Art Online. With zero bias, no expectations and no real stake in the fandom, I sat down, watched the entire first season and wrote down what I felt. Now that that is all done, and before we move on to the next chapter in the franchise, I wanted to take this time to give you my final thoughts on what I’ve seen so far, and discuss, what I think, are the reasons SAO is such a divisive series. Join me after the cut.

My thoughts on the Aincrad Arc.

My thoughts on the Fairy Dance Arc.

SAO Season 1

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Don’t @ Me: Eight of my Anime Opinions: All those Announcements 2020 Edition

The virus may have shut everyone in doors, but that won’t stop the anime news from flowing! Welcome to Don’t @ Me, where from my own self isolation, I come to give you my views on everything related to the world of anime. This week and the last led to a ton of fucking announcements for so many series, so let’s discuss em after the cut!

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Anime booty will save us all!

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Sitting down with Infinite Zenith: Yosuga no Sora

Hey guys.

It’s collaboration post time! While my good friends at Ecchi Hunter are busy with their own posts, I knew that I couldn’t let my look at the anime Yosuga no Sora: In solitude where we are least alone, end without a chance to sit down and talk it out with a fellow anime blogger. Infinite Zenith had recently watched the series as well, and was more than happy to sit down and hash out some thoughts! It was a damn great conversation and I admire Zen’s ability to dig into themes and settings (where I mostly go ‘yeah, that looks nice’). Of course I bring my own takes on the series that I hope were just as interesting!

I hope you all enjoy our conversation as much as we did having it!

Check out our post here!

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Put a Tune To it: Western Songs for Anime: The Last Round

Hey guys. A few months ago I decided to toss my hat into the ring of starting one of those infamous tagging themes. The result was Put a Tune to it which to my surprise took off far better than I expected.

First off, I want to thank everyone who took part, and I hope you all had fun. I’ve been thinking about what is going to follow up, and while I have my idea. I wanted to take one more shot at this theme before we move on. I’ve got a handful of other songs that I think fit anime or anime characters, so let’s get into it after the cut.

In case you forgot the rules.

  • Choose any number of western songs (any genre) that you think best sums up an anime or manga of any type or genre.
    • If you want to pick more than 1 from each section that’s fine. Or if you can’t think of one for a specific category that’s fine also.
  • Explain why you think your choices could work. Is it the lyrics? The tune and the beat? Or just the music video?
  • Link back to the original post so I can read people’s suggestions, I’d love to read everyone’s ideas.
  • Include Put a Tune to It in your tags so everyone including myself can find them all easily.Image result for anime singer

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Steins;Gate’s Rintaro Okabe and Makise Kurisu: Filling in the Gaps

February is the month of love, yet while Shallow Dives always likes to have our time of love in the summer, I won’t turn away a chance to do something for Valentine’s Day. Aside from our month long look at the infamous Yosuga no Sora, I am also going to spend some time talking about two of my favorite anime relationships. Let’s not waste anytime and after the cut, take a character dive into Steins;Gate‘s Rintaro Okabe and Makise Kurisu.

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Lab coats sold separately

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Shallower Dives: Ten Series in Three Sentences or Less!

It’s new topic time!

Shallow Dives in Anime has always, always, been about giving you the viewer concise and to the point views on everything related to this industry. No long ass essays, no rambling about how this or that affects me. No trying to stretch a series around some idea or ideology just to make me look smart. No, we are straight, to the point and get it done.

Now while I do like to ramble a bit (who doesn’t?) I think I’ve done a good job at this with most of my posts. But yesterday I was thinking, I wonder if I could do it even short.

Welcome to Shallower Dives, were I will give you my review of an anime, manga, light novel, visual novel, whatever in nothing less than three sentences. Let’s get to it.

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The only diving anime picture I could find.

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