Skeleton Knight in Another World Review (Spoiler Free)

If you were to guess what this next anime is about, based on the title, you’d probably be correct.

We truly are in the Renaissance of isekai anime.
I, for one, am glad to live in such enlightened times.

So how did this one turn out?

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The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody Review (Spoiler Free)

Next up from Spring 2022 we have Shijou Saikyou no Daimaou, Murabito A ni Tensei suru (The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody).

Interestingly, the Japanese title doesn’t say “typical nobody” but instead “Villager A” if you were to translate directly, of course referring to the NPC villagers in fantasy games.

And as you can see, the light novel / anime marketing trend of turning the title of your product into a mini-synopsis isn’t going anywhere. And my two cents on this topic are that while I think it’s effective, titles like this will never hit as hard or be as memorable as a well thought out and cool sounding title.

That, and I can’t be bothered to type out that whole title, meaning I’m stuck using references like “this one”, “this anime”, “it”…

Anyways, let’s get into this one.

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Yuusha, Yamemasu Review (Spoiler Free)

This is the first Spring 2022 anime that I’ve watched, so it may as well be the first review I write from said season: Yuusha, Yamemasu (I’m Quitting Heroing).

I’ve basically already watched everything that I wanted to from the season, and so now all there is left is to actually write up some posts!

So here we go, first review in a while.

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On Fantasy Anime

Something that I’ve noticed about myself is that recently, I’ve watched nothing but fantasy anime. I think I’ve only watched a couple anime that weren’t fantasy over the last year or more, and even those still had some elements of fantasy.

Before Japan, I watched all sorts of anime across pretty much any genre. While I was in Japan, I didn’t watch nearly as much anime, and would sometimes go weeks or months without watching anything. But then I started re-watching a lot of fantasy / isekai types, and kept that up until now.

So I guess the question is, why fantasy anime?

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A Trip to Kyoto

Here’s something that I never got around to posting about, which is a trip I took to Kyoto with a few friends over a weekend last fall.

I have 162 pictures from the trip, which only lasted a few days.

Basically, we left on the Friday evening right after work and arrived in Kyoto at around 1am. Spent all of Saturday and Sunday morning sightseeing before undertaking the ~7 hour drive back to Nagano.

The entire weekend was gone, but the memories will remain forever.

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Chuunibyou in the Wild

After living and teaching English to middle schoolers in Japan for two years, I’ve just realized that I haven’t written anything about something that, according to anime, should’ve been fairly common!

And that’s “chuunibyou” (chuuni), known in English as “middle-schooler syndrome”.

While in anime we frequently see the chuuni character in high school, I interacted regularly with the junior high school students where this illness is supposed to originate, at an age where immaturity is still rampant and such behaviour is still accepted…

Naturally, I’m writing this to detail my personal observations of such an affliction, so please read on to learn just how it takes form in reality.

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