On my Radar for Fall 2022: The (Mostly) Eight Episode Check-In!

Fall 2022 is reaching its climax and it has been an overall strong season overall! Plenty of good shows, some surprises and a few that weren’t as good as you would expect. As always I have my thoughts as we reach the last quarter and it’s time to get into them! So after the cut, let’s see where I stand after eight episodes!

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Parallel World Pharmacy: Black Death? Meet Cute Anime Girls.

I wasn’t thinking I would find a show that could take the place of The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent so soon after it’s debut. Yet it only took a few seasons and here we are! Let’s not waste anymore time and after the cut, take a dive right into Parallel World Pharmacy!

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Overlord IV: Jesus Christ Renner…

If you’ve read my blog, then you know that my time with Overlord has been a love-hate sort of relationship. I tried it, didn’t like it, tried it again, was a bit better, then finally gave it another shot and came around to enjoying it. Part of that was me accepting the series for what it is, not what I thought and wanted it to be. With that said, how does the fourth installment hold up? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into Overlord IV and find out!

My thoughts on all the rest of Overlord is right here!

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Engage Kiss: To Avenge my Family, I Must French You!

You know what I miss? Having more B and C grade shows to watch. Not shows that are mediocre or just sloppy, but shows that are good because they are comfortable being what they are. Show that aren’t trying to be the best, or redefine the discourse, Just anime that are happy showing up, telling their story and then bowing out. Even if those shows are middling to ‘eh’, it is important to have those around. Now does the show we are looking at today do this? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into Engage Kiss and find out.

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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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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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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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Don’t @ Me: Six of my Anime Opinions: Trailerpalooza Edition

It’s Monday which means it is time for this! Welcome back to Don’t @ Me! The place where, like Rito running through an avalanche of naked girls. I wade my way through it all as I give you my thoughts, views and opinions on everything in the anime and manga world. This week I’m back from a well enjoyed week off and just about everything was announced during it. Let’s get into it just a bit of it after the cut.

Just imagine these are all new trailers.
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Best and Worst of Anime 2022: At the Half

Anime in 2022 is halfway over, and it has been a decent year so far. Nothing amazingly special, but still solid. Now that we’ve reached the halfway point, it’s time to give out my thoughts on what I think is the best, and the worst, of the year so far. This list will no doubt change by the time the end of 2022 rolls around, but here is where I stand! Let’s get into it after the cut.

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