Girlfriend, Girlfriend: Comedic Absurdity

A common idea you’ll see around this week is that this anime season was very lackluster. While there was nothing truly bad, there was no heavy-hitter or show that really took off. This is mostly due to delays because of the pandemic, and while it sucked, it also gave people, myself particularly, a chance to take a breather. It also let me take a look at the harem and ecchi genre, and two shows this season have reminded me why I love these shows so much. We’ll be talking about both of these this week, so after the cut lets take a dive into the first series: Girlfriend, Girlfriend.

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The Quintessential Quintuplets Volume 4: So you want to build a Snowman?

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.

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The Quintessential Quintuplets Volume 2: Chick Chase

Our spoiler full look at the manga version of The Quintessential Quintuplets continues! Like I said last time, we are reading this series with the knowledge of which of the Quints ends up getting picked and seeing how that trickles down to all the volumes. Previously we were introduced to Fuutaro and the Nakano sisters, and his attempts to get the girls to start studying. Let’s get into what happens next after the cut.

(Spoilers for the ending of the series, please read with discretion) 

The Quintessential Quintuplets Vol. 2 - Comics by comiXology

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The Quintessential Quintuplets Volume 1: Five Girls, Skirts and Curls

This is a series I’ve been wanting to take look at, but one I waited until the final word was written. I said before that while it took me a bit to get around on this series (it not being the ecchi series I wanted). I did admit that its popularity made it a homerun hit that Harem series haven’t had in years. Now that the manga series is concluded, I think there is no better time to dig into this story, volume by volume and see just what’s up. Join me after the cut as we take a dive into the first volume of The Quintessential Quintuplets.

((Major spoilers for the ending of the Manga series. Please read with discretion))

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Kaguya-Sama: Love is War Season 2: Twelve for Twelve Baby!

My journey through this series has been an interesting one. At one point close to dropping it, then completely turning around and calling it not only my anime of 2019, but one of the best anime I’ve watched period. With the news that we would be getting a second season, I was both excited and nervous. Excited because the story would be continuing, and nervous in that I hoped that the first season wasn’t a complete fluke. As the one heavy-hitter that survived to actually air in the season it was suppose to, how did it end up? Well, join me after the cut as I dive into the second season of Kaguya-Sama: Love is War.

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The Grand Slam Home Run

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On my Radar for Spring 2020: With Deepest Respect to No Game No Life

Winter 2020 has been a very meh affair. While it has been good for me to watch some shows that have been on the list, that won’t be the case with Spring 2020. The season is looking to be absolutely stacked (though a little less with ReZero being delayed), with so many series getting their second seasons. Expect this list to change, but let’s not waste anytime, join me after the cut as I tell you whats on my radar for Spring 2020!

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Cherry Blossoms in a Pandemic

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Oresuki: Are you the only one who loves me?: Ambitiously Ambiguous

Shallow Dives in Anime was a blog that came from my desire to talk about anime, specifically the harem genre, which I had been heavily indulging in at the time. While we’ve expanded things here to other anime genres, harem anime is always something that will be discussed on her. I love the genre to death, and it has some of my favorites series of all time.

I’ve also said though, that Harem needs to have a series that throws a bit of shade on it’s own premise, very much like what ReZero did to the Isekai genre. I don’t know if this series is the one that has done it, but we are going to discuss it nonetheless. Join me after the cut as I dive into the series Oresuki: Are you the only one who loves me?

Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo
Genius Writing? Bullshit Writing? You be the judge.

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Hensuki: Are you willing to fall in love with a pervert, as long as she’s a cutie?: Yes, yes I would.

I’ve said this at least have a dozen times, and I’ll keep saying it. 2019 has NOT been a good year for ecchi. Aside from a clear lack of ecchi and fanservice shows in general, those that we have had have ranged from the decently ‘eh’ (Date A Live III), the forgettable (Nobunaga’s Sensei), the overly censored (Why are you here Sensei?), and depending on who you ask, the disappointing (Two-Hit Mom). It just hasn’t been a good year, but to be fair, 2018 has been a hard act to follow with the double whammy home runs of How Not to Summon a Demon Lord, and High School DxD Hero.

However hope is not lost, and there is actually a series in 2019 that isn’t only a great ecchi, but it is a reminder of just how fun ecchi can be. After the cut let’s dive into the series Hensuki: Are you willing to fall in love with a pervert, as long as she’s a cutie?

Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka?
Like a man dying of thirst. I drink deeply

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Date A Live Season Three: Continued Dating Action

The animation isn’t as good as it used to be, and that sticks out. It’s not as bad as I feared, but it’s not as good as it has been. There I’ve addressed it. Ok? Ok.

Watching this series I can’t help but feel my thoughts echoing those I had about the fourth season of High School DxD, which is a good thing, but surprised me nonetheless. Still, it’s a minor miracle that we even got this third season due to the original animation company going bankrupt, so we have to take what we get. After the cut are my thoughts on the third season of Date A Live

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Still can’t believe they spoiled half the season with the poster.

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