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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Housekeeping: Winter 2022 Plans and Beyond!

Hey guys

Winter is almost upon us and with it, that means there is plenty to discuss when a rock-solid anime season hits. That said, it is time as always to do a bit of housekeeping, see what’s happening and what you can expect from me in the next few months! Let’s get into it after the cut.

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Don’t @ Me: Five of my Anime Opinions: That Super Crooks Dance Edition

It’s Monday, which means it is time for this! Welcome back to Don’t @ Me! The place where, like Kasey’s sweet, sweet ass, I strut my stuff in the streets as I give you my thoughts, opinions and views on everything in the manga and anime world. This week I’ve wrapped up a lot of my plans for the summer, but there is still stuff to talk about. Let’s get into it after the cut.

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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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Four Years of Shallow Dives in Anime

This week will mark the 4th anniversary of Shallow Dives in Anime! I can’t believe that much time has passed, and frankly, I can’t believe that I’ve managed to keep it up.

Four years in, I continue to enjoy this little passion project of mine, giving my thoughts, expressing my views, but not trying to drown my readers in pedantic arguments, or over the top analysis. I let you know what I think, give some thoughts and send you on your way. Hyperbole, bad faith, cliquishness and trying to game the algorithm is all over the place, and people seem more concerned than ever about where both they, and their views, stand on the culture war. One that, as I have said many times, is slowly making its way into the anime sphere.

I also won’t lie and say that this four run of it has been a bit harder than the rest. There have been more dry spots and moment where I felt my posts were not up to par. Whether that is the balance of work and hobby, or just not having much to say. I won’t deny that I felt this year was weaker than before. I still love blogging, and I hope that I can step it up in the future and continue to give the best work I can do, shallow and all.

As always I have many people to thank: CrowIrinaLynnScottYomu, PeteJon Spencer, Lesley, iniksbane  Catholic weeb and infinitezenith for always being there for chat or comment. And most of all to you. If you have taken the time to look at one of my posts, leave a like, or even a comment. Know that you have always brought a smile to my face. and warmth to my heart.

So here is to four years of Shallow Dives in Anime. You can look forward to the Thursday post with the celebration review. One that I’m eager to get into and discuss. But for now, as always, all I can say is.

Thank you for reading my blog.