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Fall 2023 Anime Watchlist - The Season that Had Too Much

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There's Too Much Anime Next Season Where the hell do they expect me to find time for all this????? There's 36 shows airing next season that I want watch!! WTF???? That's more than 5 shows a day I'm going to have to plan all my time around. And this is during the time of peak holiday retail??? I'm going to be so damn busy.  Bruh... anyways... MY TOP 4 -------- The Apothecary Diaries This series reminds me so much of the TV series HOUSE, M.D. that It hooked me instantly. When you add in a smart gremlin-like girl, and pack it all into ancient China; this is a uniquely intriguing series that can keep everyone enthralled. I reread the manga from start to finish about every 2 weeks these days, because each time I crack it open I find a new page I love. Watch this, then go out and buy them books!! FRIEREN: Beyond Journey's End What's to say about Frieren? You're going to cry. A lot. Especially during the first episode. Go give your loved ones a hug, because the

Manga Review: "I Don't Know Which Is Love" vol.1

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I don't know if this is the only harem yuri series that exists... but it's the only one I think I've ever read. I'm a sucker for cute romance series. So, when I saw that we were getting a light-hearted new yuri series from Yen Press I decided I had to pick it up. I'd say I'm a pretty big fan of the harem romcom genre to be honest, since I grew up on a steady diet of Tenchi Muyou and the like. So, the idea of a yuri harem series intrigued me. I did a quick google search for "yuri harem manga" and couldn't really find much - certainly nothing on my shelves. So, this would be a first for me. The plot for this one: In high school, Mei was in love with a girl who left her when she found a boyfriend, now in college, Mei is determined to get a girlfriend. I'd say the struggle in this is going to be making JUST ONE girl happy, because from her first day of school Mei already has a sea of admirers, each of whom falls for a differnet aspect of Mei based

Manga Review: "Run Away With Me Girl" vol. 2

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I had Norah Jones's "Come Away With Me" stuck in my head after reading this for some reason I was on the fence about whether or not I was going to continue this series after the first volume, despite giving it five stars, but after reading the 2 nd book I’m glad I did. The ‘running away’ starts here and I definitely enjoyed seeing them escape. I’m very hopeful for the relationship between Maki and Midori and I wish them the best (reasonably sure we’re heading toward a happy ending now not some lovers’ suicide/tragic thing, but who knows). More than anything I just want Midori’s fiancĂ© to disappear from existence. Dude is a scumbag. Hoping he’s not in book 3 much. This manga has this weird way of flittering between beautiful and depressing that it’s rather tough to read, but I think it’s worth it. When we see Midori from Maki’s perspective and she’s always sparkling it really hits me with a sense of wonder – but then you see the world from Midori’s side and things are rar

Manga Review: "Run Away With Me Girl" vol. 1

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The Cover was Beautiful until I realized it reminded me of Midsommar When I started to think "I really wanted to YEET Midori's Fiance into the sun." I realized that this series was going to be one I couldn't drop. I bought this book on a whim when I was on a Yuri reading kick not really knowing how dark the plot is. TW: there’s some very serious and disturbing content. The plot centers around two high school more-than-friends reuniting after many years. When they were in school, they ‘played’ at being girlfriends, but for one of them, Maki, the relationship ended up leaving an everlasting impression. For her, their reunion means a LOT. The other woman, Midori, is now in a very serious relationship with a man, but the relationship is so TOXIC it might as well be radioactive. I found the first volume to be a good hook for me, but half of me is reading just to make sure that I see the horrible relationship Midori’s in come to an end. I suppose it comes off as kind of a f

AniManga Review: [Oshi no Ko] - (Prologue) // Spoiler Free

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Where Do I Even Start...  The age of Hoshino Ai has begun. THE MANGA I'll start with my manga reviw of [Oshi no Ko] book 1. I'd been putting off reviewing this tome (it's pretty thick for the single volume format). I'm not completely sure why I haven't written a review sooner. Part of it's simply procrastination; life has been keeping me busy with lots of other stuff to review and play, but part of its because this is a book that's DAMN hard to say anything about (without ruining it for the person reading the review). Like... you just gotta read it. It's fucking incredible. But, now I'm timing it, very precisely (by accident) with the release of the NINETY minute premier episode of the series which encompasses the entirety of the volume 1 prologue. If you're on the fence about investing a mere thirteen dollars on one of the most compelling pieces of fiction ever, than I suppose you could watch the first episode and decide afterwards.  I guess it

Spring 2023 Anime Hype List

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Spring 2023 is Gonna Be Big Winter 2022 draws to a close, but a new season is just around the corner. New Series premiering this Saturday – April 1st! I’m hyped. Though this previous season had a few shows I went into really looking forward to, to be honest, there wasn’t a lot of anime that I was excited to see (outside of Tomo-chan, Farming, Campfire Cooking). However... next season… is nuts. Here’s my hype list for Anime in the upcoming Spring 2023 season, starting with.... TOP 10 1.The Danger in My Heart---April 1st 2. Skip and Loafer---April 4th 3. Insomniacs After School---April 10th 4. A Galaxy Next Door---April 8th 5. OSHI NO KO---April 12th 6. MASHLE---April 7th   7. The Ancient Magus Bride season 2---April 6th 8. Hells Paradise: Jigokuraku---April 1st 9. MSG: The Witch From Mercury season 2---April 9th 10. Otaku Elf---April 7th That's just the top 10. There's a whole 20 or so OTHER shows that are also premiering soon which I&

Manga Review: "She Loves to Cook, She Loves to Eat" vol. 2

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Hungry for Volume 3 Sorry, I couldn't resist the urge to pun. But for real. When is volume 3 coming out, cus I need another serving of this pronto. (again, I apologize for the food jokes). With that, my thoughts...   ...5/5 by the way. I'll say that up front.  There's your TL;DR if you only wanted to see a score. If you missed my review of volume 1, you can find it here. Manga Review: "She Loves to Cook, She Loves to Eat" vol. 1  Book 2 was great. Just great. There were a number of new and delicious looking dishes and each and every one of them made me hungry. Actually, physically hungry. This manga is a feast for the eyes. It's been years since I lived in Japan (I left in 2015 to return to the US for health reasons), but this has me hankering for Japanese cuisines I've not had in ages. Roll Cake, Character Bento, Stollen, Anko. Good lord I need to go order food....  Hopefully listing a bunch of the foods they eat in this volume didn't spoil anything,