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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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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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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The Summer of Love IV with Cardcaptor Sakura: Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie

The Summer of Love IV continues! Last week we finally wrapped up our look at the final few episodes of the first half of the series. With that done and before we head into the final half, I thought it was important to make sure we cover all our bases with the series. I originally wasn’t going to be talk about this film as I didn’t feel it to be really important, but when making up the schedule I saw I had a free week and I figured I’d throw it in. Does that mean the story is worth looking at, or is it just another piece of filler? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie and find out!

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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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