Eighty-Six Second Cour: How Shin Nouzen Re-Enlisted his Groove Back

Well it sure has been a bit since we look at this haven’t we? Despite being in the closing part of 2021, 86 was a series that apparently needed a little more time to cook in the oven. With the last two episodes pushed back to March we all knew it was going to be a while before we wrapped this series. That time has finally come so after the cut, let’s take a dive into the second half of the series Eighty-Six!

My thoughts on the first half can be found right here!

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Eighty-Six (First Cour): Good Science Fiction II

As much as everyone likes shows that blow your mind, that live up to self imposed ‘hype’ and become the next big thing. It is just as important that shows that are ‘just fine’ or ‘well polished, but done before’ exist. This is a drum I’ll keep beating, but not everything can be a genre defining hit. It puts undue pressure on shows and animators, and frankly it is just exhausting. A healthy balance between ‘greats’ and ‘goods’ is important, which brings me to the show we are talking about today. After the cut let’s take a dive into the anime series: Eighty-Six

Iron-Blooded Orphans
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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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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Episodes 14-20: The Desert Dawn

Our look at the HD remaster of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED continues! With all the leg work done in regards to the story, plot and central characters, we now move to earth as the Archangel is pitted against one of the best commanders in ZAFT. There will be action, there will be drama, and even a little bit of spice. After the cut let’s take a look at the next arc in the series: The Desert Dawn!

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Beware Yzak’s rage!!!!
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Saga of Tanya the Evil: Just what the Doctor Ordered

I love Isekai anime, but I’ve made it clear on this blog and elsewhere that I feel that the Isekai genre is pissing away it’s vast potential by chasing the same plot points over and over again. Simply put, every Isekai seems to be more than happy telling the same story about a shut in NEET who becomes a god figure with his own harem, every time.

That has led to some great shows, but I feel Isekai could do more, and if they don’t try to do more with their blank check of a premise they have, then fans are going to get turned off.

In preparation for watching this seasons’ Isekai Quartet, a comedy series featuring the four most popular Isekai shows, I realized I had watched only three of them, so I quickly loaded up the fourth show in order to understand their relevance to the rest of the cast, and I am glad I did, because the show I watched is everything I needed from this genre. After the cut let’s take a dive into Saga of Tanya the Evil.

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Don’t know how this fell through my radar.

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Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka: Time Displacement

Little late on this one, but I’ve been quite busy. Nevertheless I wanted to make sure I got my thoughts on the last show that made it through the Spring 2019 season.

The Magical Girl Genre is one of the great pillars of anime and manga. Whatever your opinions on it, you cannot deny that the magical girl concept has been as tied to the industry as things like battle series, fanservice and mecha haveĀ  been. However the idea of the “dark magical girl” is something that feels quite unknown, especially to me. So when something like this came along, it just caught my interest. After the cut let’s get into our look at Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka

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The Chinese Girl Shows up for five seconds.

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