The Anime A to Z Awards!

Welcome, one and all, to the Anime A to Z awards!
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Highlighting many of the titles this challenge had to offer, from unexpected and hidden gems to unique and interesting, being forced to select anime based on the alphabet has allowed for the discovery of many anime I normally would not have watched.

And what better way to commemorate some of these anime but with awards?
In addition to the awards I’ve already given them, of course.

I will be handing out 10 awards across multiple categories, as well as nominating anime for these categories. Yes, this awards post is stacked, and yes, it’s rigged as I am both nominating anime and choosing the winners. I prefer to use the word “guided”, as I guide the awards to the appropriate anime.

Here we go!

Winners get to take home this lovely watermelon!

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Anime A to Z: Z – Zetsuen no Tempest (Spoiler Free Review)

By golly, we’ve done it!
The final entry in the A to Z challenge.
How will I ever select what anime to watch next, without the alphabet to guide me?

More on that in the future.

Until then, let’s talk about the final entry in this 26 anime gauntlet – Zetsuen no Tempest.

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Anime A to Z: Y – Yoru wa Mijikashi, Aruke Yo Otome

Yoru wa Mijikashi, Aruke Yo Otome.
Otherwise called The Night is Short, Walk on Girl.

What an odd experience this movie was! I knew going in that I was going to be watching something that is quite abstract, but there’s no way I could have prepared for what I just witnessed!

I’m not even certain where to start, but I’ll give this a try!

You can expect spoilers for Yoru wa Mijikashi, Aruke Yo Otome in this post!
If you’d like to skip them, click here.

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Anime A to Z: X – xxxHOLiC (Spoiler-Free Review)

I managed to find something for the letter X with xxxHOLiC! An anime about a boy who can see the supernatural in his everyday life. And it’s a real bother for him, but luckily he happens to enter the store of a peculiar woman who says she can grant his wish…

This review will only cover the first season, because I haven’t seen the second one. I thought about watching it, but decided there are so many other anime I’d like to watch, as well as all the anime I’m already currently watching, that I decided to just end with the first season, which was already a good 24 episodes.

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Anime A to Z: V – Vandread!

Vandread, the anime that got me into anime.
It feels like a lifetime ago, despite only being 5 years.
It’s amazing how much can happen in such a short period of time.

It’s also amazing how many details I manage to forget from anime over the years. I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy Vandread on this rewatch. I thought that maybe my tastes in anime have changed, and that this would lead me to not enjoy Vandread as much as I did the first time. While Vandread got me into anime, my perception of it looking back was of an average anime, and one that had several aspects I disliked.

My memory has managed to fail me again.
I was wrong – Vandread is a great anime!

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Anime A to Z: U – Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 Review

I’m back so soon with another A to Z post!
While I can’t promise that I will finish anime V in a week, I did manage to finish Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 (Space Battleship Yamato 2199) in that time. Well, a little more than a week because I was partway through when I published my anime T – True Tears post.

We really are closing in on the end of the A to Z challenge.
How will I decide to watch after it’s over?

This review will contain spoilers, because there are some plot points I want to write about. I’ll leave a warning before going into spoiler territory though, so just be aware of that.


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Anime A to Z: T – True Tears Review (Spoiler Free)

And just like that, it’s time for another anime A to Z review!
Feels like just yester- it’s been a month since my last A to Z post?!

The closer I get to the end of the anime A to Z challenge, the more time I seem to spend watching and writing about things outside of the A to Z challenge. I guess there’s no rush though!

This time around I decided to watch True Tears, a drama anime that I’ve had my eye on for a while. I’ve never really jumped into a drama anime because it was a drama anime. I’ve seen drama before in anime, but this anime is designed around it.

So, how was True Tears?

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Rozen Maiden (2013) Review

With season one and season two out of the way, it’s time to look at the third and final season of Rozen Maiden.

As you know, I ended up really enjoying the original two seasons of Rozen Maiden.
Jumping right into the more recent 2013 rendition of Rozen Maiden was something else.
In a good way!

Going to write this with minimal spoilers, like I did with the last two.
If you STILL aren’t convinced on Rozen Maiden, then perhaps this final review will do something about that!


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Rozen Maiden S2 Review

As stated in my Rozen Maiden S1 Review, Rozen Maiden was the anime I chose for the letter R of the anime A to Z challenge. I have finished both S1 and S2, and am currently watching the third season that aired in 2013.

If you haven’t yet read it, I would recommend reading my S1 review before this one – especially if you haven’t seen Rozen Maiden S1 / S2. Rozen Maiden S2 is a direct continuation of S1, so many aspects of the first season carry over.


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