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Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions: A Long Overdue Review

“You used to be a part of me, but then you weren’t. And then we had to face each other in a duel, a duel to determine whether I was ready to stand on my own. And when I defeated you, you left us. You left me. Forever.”  – Yugi Moto I’m not ashamed to […]

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blog update

As you might have noticed, this blog has been largely inactive. It’s been…six/seven years since I started this blog? It was really a space for me to put down some of the thoughts that have been percolating in my head for the anime I watch. I’m very grateful for the community that has supported my […]

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12 Days of Anime #7: The Taste of Steel in Thunderbolt Fantasy

The last thing you’d expect from an epic fantasy wuxia inspired production would be the protagonist to opine against taking swordsmanship seriously.   Thunderbolt Fantasy’s has a stubbornly singular, beaten to death storyline that drives our heroes’ quest: they must retrieve the stolen legendary sword, Tiān Xíng Jiàn (literally “Heaven’s Retribution Sword”) from the evil hands […]

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12 Days of Anime #6 Übermensch in Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto

What’s cool, cooler and coolest? Inspiring others to help themselves. While we marvel, gape, or go into asphyxiating fits of disbelief, Sakamoto’s magnetic draw is not just his ability to perform physics defying, visually stunning feats of physical prowess and artistic virtuosity, but how his impossibly cool actions encourage people to develop the confidence and […]

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