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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The Summer of Love III: The Music of Fate/Illya

The Summer of Love III continues! This week we are discussing the music of the series! Fate/Illya has always had good tunes, and while nothing compared to the mega-hits of the Ufotable works, it has always gotten the job done. There are some catch songs here and great visuals to boot. Let’s get into it after the cut!

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Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions!: Take on Me: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

We have watched the first two seasons, but there is still a movie! The ride has had many ups and downs, plenty of good and plenty of ‘meh’, but we aren’t done yet. After the cut let’s take a look at the final chapter of the Love, Chunibyo series, the film Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! Take on Me.

Starring the greatest tracking device ever created.
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Sword Art Online Volume 3: Save your Girl, Delude your Sister/Cousin

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!

My thoughts on the Fairy Dance arc from the anime are right here!

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Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! Heart Throb: The Day After

I loved the first season of Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! It was the perfect example of a show that was ‘about something’ without either beating you overhead with the message, or forgetting to have comedy, emotion and a lot of heart. Yet when I started watching this series, I had heard that reception to it’s second outing was more mixed. Still, I wanted to check it out and see for myself, so after the cut let’s take a dive into Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! Heart Throb!

The pre-internet Tumblr bloggers return!
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Aneki: My Sweet Elder Sister: Dummy Thicc

We haven’t done a hentai post in awhile, and what better one to post than this! I’ve discussed many series, but there is one type that I haven’t really touched upon. Anyone who has been around the hentai scene has probably come across one of these series, ones that are…full… in all the right places. Well, now it is time to do just that, so after the cut let’s take a dive into the hentai series: Aneki: My Sweet Elder Sister!

((This post contains NSFW images. Please read with discretion))

What Kind? CHUNKY!
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Re-Dive: The Devil is a Part-Timer: Oh right, that’s why!

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!

My original thoughts are right here!

Here or to go?
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Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel: A Hero of One

I’ve pretty much picked this entire series clean. I’ve said all I can think of saying. I’ve reviewed each film multiple times, discussed the central relationship and given my thoughts. Now we finally put this to bed with a final look at, not the three films, but at the entire story as a singular product. So, one last time, join me after the cut as I take a dive into Fate Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel

Seize the moment, and become a hero.
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The Rainbow Connection! Tagging stories with color challenge!

A week or so ago, I was delightfully tagged to take part in a new blogging challenge! It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these, and what better way to end the week with! Much thanks to Meg from A Geeky Gal for the nod!

The Rules:

  1. Share your favorite stories—movies/books/anime/manga/drama/songs—by classifying them on these seven colors’ traits (listed below).
  2. Send this challenge invitation to at least one of your friends. Let them fear your superiority, as you—decide their fate.
  3. Link back to the original post here! And, enjoy!
  • red: passionate, exciting, invigorating
  • blue: peaceful, calming
  • pink: romantic, caring
  • orange: warm, motivating
  • black: mysterious, thrilling
  • green: fresh, unexpected
  • white: random

Sounds quite interesting right? Let’s get into my thoughts after the cut!

Also, I toss the buck to infinitezenith and Irina who I know will have a great time with this!

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I can paint with all the colors of the wind dammit!
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