On my Radar for Spring 2022: The Eight Episode Check-In!

Spring 2022 is reaching it’s conclusion and it is time once again to take a look and see how the show are fairing? It’s been a solid season overall, with one big hit and the rest all comfortable in the ‘solid’ territory. What am I watching? What do I think? Let’s see after the cut!

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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Volume 2: I Don’t Want to Get Punched, so I’ll Train This Tsundere!

Our look at the light novels of Jobless Reincarnation continues! Last time we left off Rudeus was reincarnated into a young boy with a penchant for magic. He met a cute elf girl, was trained by a cute blue haired witch and then shanghaied by a busty muscular cat woman to do a job! What happens next? Well if you didn’t watch the anime, or ya did, let’s see what happens in the next volume after the cut!

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection: Or I how I came back from the Dead to Screw Over my Best Friend One More Time.

One of the biggest debates of the fan-sub era was the final fate of Code Geass’ Lelouch Lamperouge. Did he actually die at the end of the series? Had he been given the code to immortality from his father? Was he that mysterious figure driving the cart in the final scene? It took almost a decade to get the answer to that, and a few years back we did. Was it worth the wait? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection and find out!

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Hellsing Ultimate OVAs: Dead and Loving It

This is a show I’ve been meaning to get to for a long time, and I’ve finally finished it. Another entry in what can be considered one of those ‘landmark series’. If you watched anime during the fan-sub era then you’ve come across this show. Is it worth it though, or has time been too kind to this show? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into Hellsing Ultimate and find out!

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The Summer of Love IV with Cardcaptor Sakura

Hey guys.

Well it is once again time for this! For the last three years I’ve spent every summer taking a real hard look at a certain series. A series that is part of my past, or something that really pulls me in. We’ve examined my all time favorite series High School DxD. We’ve taken a look at the beloved underdog Date A Live, and stepped into the world of Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya. All of these have been great series with their ups and downs, and once again we discussed another series. With that I am proud to reveal The Summer of Love IV.

Cardcaptor Sakura

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Parallel Paradise Volume 9: Non-consensual Cheek Touching

Our look at the manga series Parallel Paradise continues! This time we are going to keep things short and sweet with a point form approach. I am considering making this my main way of reviewing manga from this point on. Mostly because unless there is a massive revelation that warrants it, sometimes there isn’t enough to talk about. I’m still going to do this though, so after the cut let’s take a dive into the ninth volume of Parallel Paradise!

  • I find it funny that despite having the strength to kill pretty much everyone, Galia decides to just play by the rules and wait once a day. Maybe funny isn’t the right word, because it can reek a little bit of narrative control (the character is too powerful?). Still, it’s humorous.
  • Seeing Nagomi, one of Meese’s new guardians just get absolutely wrecked by Galia was sad, because she was actually pretty badass.
  • My new favorite character is absolutely Kia. I don’t know how you got the idea of having a smol witch girl who main weapon are fucking grenades, but well done Lynn Okamoto, you get a raise.
  • Despite being surrounded by girls who will blow him at the earliest chance, I do like how Yota point blank refuses to mate with Amane unless she gives her consent. Even when the girls literally bend her forward so she’s ready. It’s a good example that despite the world, Yota hasn’t been consumed by his own lust yet.
  • Furthermore, I like how Yota still considers himself a virgin because he gets to ‘cheat’ with how the girls react to his touch. Again, the man is trying to play it fair.
  • Lilia returning was cute, especially that despite the real crisis, she still has to ‘pay the piper’ by being near Yota. I also like that Yota doesn’t trust her like he did before, and says ‘don’t worry, you’ll live.”
  • Amane continues the trend of each of the girls Yota meets having a fetish of some sort. Once again I am certain that these woman were man-made sex-dolls at one point, and this only furthers my belief (I am current with the manga, so I still have yet to be proven either way.)
  • I don’t know if the story is trying to mix the real world (which Yota is apparently in) and magical technology is working real well. It’s cool to see the girls view things like card-keys and passwords as some sort of mystical object, but in the bigger picture there are some questions that are in need of answering.
  • The sex scene, the only one in the volume was pretty good this time, again it’s good to see Yota get back into things after he has (understandably) been so desensitized to it. His method of trying to get Amane into bed was also clever and helps blur the line on whether Yota is a hero or a kind of scumbag.
Grenades!!!

Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2: What started as a Quest for Vengeance ending up with me Geassing God.

This is going to be a different type of blog post, as I’m going to be talking about the ending first, and then giving my thoughts on the rest of the season. Mostly because the ending is the one thing that people can remember from this season while the rest is… Well after the cut let’s take a dive into the second season of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 and see for ourselves.

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High School DxD Volume 2: Our Boy crashes an Engagement Party!

Our look at light novel version of High School DxD continues! It’s been a bit since we got back into this beloved series, but I’ve finally wrapped up the second entry and I want to talk about it! Will this installment continue the good will established in the first, or does the anime do things better? After the cut let’s take a dive into the second volume of the series: The Phoenix of the School Battle! and find out!

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