Spring 2021 is just about finished and it has been a great run, but that also means that Summer 2021 is almost upon us! We have a bunch of cool series and sequels coming, but what am I going to be watching? After the cut let’s see what’s going to be on my radar (at least for now) for Summer 2021!Read More »
I’ve had this show in my back pocket for a while now, but didn’t have time to talk about it with all the end of season stuff! This is an anime I’ve been dying to watch for awhile and for reasons you can probably guess. After the cut let’s take a dive into the ecchi series: Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia!Read More »
Our look at the light novel version of How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord continues! We are now at the final light novel that has been translated to English. It’s been a ride of ups and downs, with a pretty even spread throughout. Lots of boobs, lots of fighting, and also some nice butts. How will the story continue as we enter the point were many light novels start to end? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into volume 12 and find out!Read More »
Our look at the light novel volumes of How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord continues! The last volume was a shorter adventure, and this one is no different, clocking in at only 171 pages. However that doesn’t mean it wasn’t enjoyable. After the cut, let’s take a dive into the tenth volume!Read More »
Our look at the manga series The Quintessential Quintuplets continue! It’s school trip time, and the confrontations between the girls started to become more pronounced, as well as the constant teasing of who ends up with Fuutaro? Let’s get into the fourth volume of the series right after the cut!
Spoilers for the final outcome of the series. Read with discretion.Read More »
I’m doing this a little earlier than planned, but I go plenty to do this week regardless. While 2020 may have been a shit year for most people, it has been an absolute banger for anime. So many great series, so much good music (like oh my god so much good music), and so many cute girls. I already gave my thoughts on what I thought the best and worst was at the halfway point, but now it is time to show you my final selections. After the cut let’s get into the best, and worst of anime in 2020.
Some shows have great stories. Some shows having characters that move the soul. Ones that take you on journey of highs and lows. Some anime talk about the human condition, others are epic battles, or comedic slices of life. Some take you to another world, while others just have too many girls to choose from. It is that variety of choice that has made Anime so great, but like with everything, sometimes you just need to have junk food. A show that doesn’t do anything but tickle that indulgence you always had, regardless of its strange plot, empty characters, or sometimes baffling decision. That is the kind of anime we are talking about today. After the cut let’s take a dive into The Misfit of Demon King Academy.
With only a few exceptions, I will talk about anything anime related here at Shallow Dives in Anime. This means that I’ve covered a wide range of different shows, from the comedic, to the action packed, to the straight up lewd. I quite enjoy this approach, mostly because I believe you can find a good story in any genre if the effort is put in. Throughout the two years I’ve done this blog however, there have been three shows that really stood out to me. Anime that talks about interesting ideas, or have compelling stories, or take risks in what they show. Some are better than others, not all of them are considered ‘good’ by the fandom, but they are still worth talking about. I’ve spoken about them all before, but after the cut let’s discuss School Days, Higurashi and Yosuga no Sora, or as I call it. Anime’s Blood and Sex Trilogy.
Our look at the manga series The Quintessential Quintuplets continue! So far, the series has been a good read, with the story rapidly evolving beyond the initial premise of the show. This time though, the series will steer itself back to that basic idea with the girls facing up against their biggest foe yet: The mid-terms? How does it all end up? Let’s find out after the cut as we tackle the third volume of The Quintessential Quintuplets!
This year’s The Summer of Love discussed the ecchi/harem series Date A Live. A show that needs no introduction around these parts. It is the best example of a B+ show, one that is committed to its premise, and is able to be exactly what it says. Not perfect, not masterful, but never a show whose mistakes cripple it. I spent the summer discussing all three season, the movie, and some of the character. Links to all of those posts can be found right after the cut! Please enjoy!