Fate Apocrypha Episodes 1-12: Make the Grail War Great Again

While The Summer of Love has concluded, that doesn’t mean I’m done talking about Fate! Getting ahead of my previous house keeping schedule, I’ve been watching another in the long list of Fate spin-offs. Back when I started the blog I gave a quick overview of these series, but I have been revisiting them now that I’m more comfortable as a blogger. With that said, let’s take a dive into the first half of Fate/Apocrypha after the cut!

It’s gonna be so great. With blackjack, and hookers!
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The Summer of Love III: Fate/Illya Oath Under Snow

The Summer of Love III continues! We have now reached the final piece of story released so far for the series! With all the characters in place, and the evil defeated for now, it is time to sit down and explain how we got here. Where Miyu came from, why she is so important and why the Shirou Emiya of her world was so dedicated to saving her. Let’s not waste anytime and get into the film Oath under Snow, after the cut!

Time 4 Backstory!
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Sitting down with Crow: YU-NO: A Girl who Chants Love at the Bound of this World Part III

Hey guys

Me and fellow blogger Crow have recently been discussing YU-NO: A Girl who chants love at the Bound of this World. We’ve discussed every aspect of the series, and it’s been a project that has spanned three parts! That final section has just been posted, so if you’ve been following, make sure to take a look at the final part of the conversation!

Check out Part III right here!

Check out Part I right here!

Check out Part II right here!

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If it’s for my Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 2: The Cutie goes on a Road Trip

Our look at the light novels of If it’s for my Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord continues! It’s been a hot minute since we’ve looked at these books. My apologies for that, I had several other light novels on my plate, and I wanted to wait until I had the whole series in my hands before starting it again. While these won’t be a regular thing (I drag my feet on reading these), I am committed to getting through the entire series. Either way, last time we left of, Latina had been found and adopted by Dale, adorable things happened and she ripped off her horn! It was a solid opening to what I’ve heard is a really adorable little story, until it goes decides to go the way most anime fans expect. Anyway, let’s get into the second volume after the cut!

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Parallel Paradise Volume 4: Digging for Cod

Our look at the manga series Parallel Paradise continues! It’s been a while since we’ve returned to this series, but I finally got my hands on the next part of the series. As always I can never be less surprised that I can purchase this series both A) in a bookstore, and B) with an official English translation. That’s never going to be something that doesn’t shock me. Either way, plenty to get to, so after the cut let’s dive into the fourth volume of Parallel Paradise!

(NSFW images up ahead. Please read with discretion)

Thick, rock-hard Cod.
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High School DxD Volume 1: Our boy becomes a Devil!

High School DxD. What can I say that I haven’t said before?

It is the great work of the ecchi genre. One of the greatest anime ever created, a monument to everything this genre can do well when love, effort and time is put into it. Throughout everything I have watched, everything I’ve seen in these three years and beyond, I have never found a show that can wholly trump what is shown in this one series. Are there stories with more ecchi? Yes? Are there series with better girls? Sometimes? Are there better animated series? Yeah. But almost all of them do one good thing right and ignore the rest High School DxD does them all, and does them with enough effort and grace that it makes everything else, even if it may be ‘better’ in some regards, less by comparison.

But that is the anime series. What about its source material, the light novels? Can the series which I have thrown so many accolades to, hold up when there is just ink and paper? Or is this a case of the anime adding enough meat to the bone that it raises up a mediocre work? Well after the cut let’s start our journey into the world of the Light novels with the first in the series: Diablos of the Old School Building.

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The Summer of Love III: Fate/Illya 3rei Episodes 7-12: Battle against the Ainsworths

The Summer of Love III continues! We are now at the final arc of the anime series (so far), and we are heading straight into the action. There’ll be swords, there’ll be mud, and there’ll be Kuro making everything she wears way more proactive than it should be. Plenty to get to, so let’s get the final arc: Battle against the Ainsworths after the cut!

Throw swords? Nah, try punching a sword in the air.
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