Re-Dive: Goblin Slayer: The Dirty Jobs

I wasn’t intending to come back to this series unless it was reviewing the Light Novels. However I’ve been watching anime with a friend and I knew that Goblin Slayer would be something he enjoyed. So we sat down and re-watched the series once more and I figured I got a bit more to say. So after the cut, let’s take a re-dive into the series: Goblin Slayer!

My thoughts on the Light Novel adaptations can be found here!

My thoughts on my first viewing of the anime can be found here!

Get. It. Done.
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Re-Dive: Saga of Tanya the Evil: A Class of its own

I’ve been on a bit of an isekai binge lately, revisiting and re-watching series I’ve always deeply enjoyed. At the top of that list was this anime, one that I’ve gushed about before and frankly, couldn’t wait to do it again. My praise was high the last time, but would it hold up on a second (or third) look? Well after the cut let’s take a re-dive into Saga of Tanya the Evil and find out!

My original thoughts are right here!

Evil has never been so smol
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Re-Dive: ReZero: Starting Live in Another World: Damn Fine Work

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

Check out my original thoughts here!

The Suffering of one Natsuki Subaru
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Re-Dive: Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works: Rock Solid, Four Times Strong.

I’ve talked about this series before, and I’ll probably do it again. There are probably only a handful of anime that you watch in your life that become regular re-watches, that are in your view, absolutely rock solid in what they are. We all have them, or will get them in time. The show we are discussing today is one of mine. After the cut let’s take a re-dive into Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Check out my thoughts on Shirou and Rin’s relationship right here!

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV Series 2014–2015) - IMDb
No problem can’t be solved by throwing a shit ton of swords at it.
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Re-Dive, Quick Thoughts Edition on Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel III. spring song: This title is too long

A few months ago I sat down and watched the final installment of the Heaven’s Feel movie trilogy. Yesterday I sat down and watched it again. I knew that this movie would require a second viewing, and I wanted to see if my thoughts had changed. If you recall, I considered the final film to be ‘good, not great,’ with tons of great moments, but also suffering a bit from plotting decisions done in the first two movies. Has that changed now that I’ve watched again with lowered expectations?

Yes, and no. Much of my feelings are the same, which is why I’m doing this as a ‘quick thoughts’ instead of a full on post, there isn’t much to say that I haven’t already said. However those feelings have improved considerably. So let’s check them out after the cut.

My initial thoughts on the series are right here!

Swords for hands!

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Fate/Zero Episodes 1-16: Yap Trap

Anyone who has run with this blog in the almost two and half years (damn) since I’ve been here knows that I’m a card carrying, dyed in the wool, 100% Fate fan. I love the series, I’ve watched most of the anime, spent money on the merch, and paid way, way too much for those freaking Blu-rays. I love Fate, and it was actually one of the first ‘event-style’ blog posts I did when I reviewed every single series.

That was a long time ago though, and I’ve grown as a blogger and I’ve been wanting to revisit the series with fresh eyes and an experienced blogging hand. With that said, I’ve been re-watching the series we’ve been talking about today. After the cut, let’s take a dive into the first half of Fate/Zero!

Fate/Zero (TV Series 2011–2012) - IMDb
Do you have time for a chat?
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Re-Dive: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Sunday Funnies

Back when I started this blog, one of my very first posts was on this anime. I’ve come along way since then, and I’ve always felt I needed to come back to this series and give it another look. Or maybe it was just an excuse to watch it again. Either way, join me after the cut as I re-dive into the anime: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.

Check out my initial shallow dive, here!

Miss Kobyashi Dragon Maid
Chu-Chu Yeah!

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Re-Dive: Shomin Sample: Culture Shock

This has been on my re-watch list for quite sometime, and I finally have been able to get around to it.

During my ‘great harem coma’ of 2018, where I watched pretty much every harem and ecchi anime I could get my hands on, there were many shows that stuck with me, and many that fell by the wayside. Today’s show, which I am reviewing for the second time has stuck with me ever since, and remains on of my all time favorite harem and comedy anime. Join me after the cut as I take a re-dive into the series: Shomin Sample

((Check out my initial review here!))

Shomin Sample – Review – Sakura Anime News
Silly Sallies

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Re-Dive: Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel – I. Presage Flower: Do your Homework

Being home for the Christmas Holidays means I can spend some time with some old films or anime. I’ve already given you my renewed thoughts on the second Heaven’s Feel movie: Lost Butterfly, but last night as I went back to the first film I thought it was high time I give it a proper Re-Dive as well. Join me after the cut as I take another look at the first film in the Heaven’s Feel Trilogy: Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel – I. Presage Flower

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Something isn’t right.

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