If there is one anime that can be credited with getting my to start blogging, or frankly to start watching anime seriously again. It would be ReZero. I’ve told this story before, but for those new to Shallow Dives, let me explain once more. Around 2016 I was pretty much ‘done’ with anime. I had watched it all throughout my childhood, but at that point I had fallen off pretty hard. Most of my favorite series were wrapped or close to wrapping, and I had long come down from my Gundam kick. There was no bad blood, but I felt I had gotten ‘my fill’ from the anime world. It wasn’t until a friend suggested that I check out this show, that the dominos starting falling once more. The rest, if you’ve been following this blog for close to three years now, is history.
And so last month, I actually sat down and re-watched the entire first season front to back, the first time I’ve done it since the original airing. Did it hold up? Was it as a good as I thought, or had time worn off some of the shine? Well after the cut let’s re-dive into one of the most beloved Isekai series of the last decade: ReZero: Starting Life in Another World
Spring 2020 has turned out be a solid season, filled with good shows, a few great ones, and a few that just get the job done. Now that we are in the last third, it’s time to sit down and give you my thoughts on what I’m watching. Let’s get into it after the cut!
Our look at the light novels of Sword Art Online continue! With Aincrad in the rear view mirror, it is now time to talk about the next arc in the series. It is one of the most controversial and debated arcs, one that I’ve said in the past I’ve quite enjoyed. But what about it in light novel form? Does it hold up? Or like Aincrad does it feel like a rough draft of a better story? After the cut let’s take a dive into volume 3 of Sword Art Online and the first half of the Fairy Dance arc!
I talked about this show ages ago, back when the blog was just starting, and I always wanted to come back to it. It remains a beloved series for so many, and it’s continued love has made it last a very long time. Now that a second season is actually happening! It’s no better time to do so! Join me after the cut as we re-dive into one the classics of the Isekai genre: The Devil is a Part-Timer!
I feel that Winter 2021 has been too good to us in many ways. Such a wide variety of good series, from mega-favorites returning, to new classics possibly being forged, and shows that had lots of tiddy. It was a solid season, one of the best we’ve had in a long time, and it also had this show. After the cut let’s take a dive into the first cour of the second season of That TIme I got Reincarnated as a Slime!
Our look at the light novel version of How NOT to Summon a Demon Lordcontinues! 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!
Right, so I’ve gushed about this show quite a bit. It’s popularity and content has caused more than enough discussion among the anime fanbase. But now I finally get it sit down and put out my thoughts with the whole first cour done. So let’s not waste any more time. After the cut let’s take a dive into Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnaiton
Our look at the light novels of How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord continues! There are only two volumes left of the English publications, and stuff continues to happen! Just this time with sexy cat and fox girls? Let’s get into the next chapter after the cut!
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!