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Review Night Head 2041 review
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Night Head 2041 is a psychological dystopian sci-fi series and is a reboot of the Night Head Genesis anime which released way back in 2006. If you are curious to learn more about that show then read the review on the link below:

Prequel: Night Head Genesis

Despite both series sharing similar titles, Night Head 2041 is sufficiently different from its predecessor that watching Night Head Genesis is not required viewing in enjoying or even enhancing your experience of Night Head 2041 in any significant manner. It is a newbie friendly series so you need not worry about watching Night Head Genesis to gain any extra insights. You will gain nothing by doing so as the two series tell a fundamentally different tale as while Night Head...
Review Sonny Boy review
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Sonny Boy is a mystery/supernatural series which first aired in the summer 2021. Reviewing this show is actually quite tricky as this is a series that has proved divisive in the anime community. On the one hand there are clear fans who love the symbolism and vibrant imagery that permeates this series. On the opposite end there are others who believe this show is more a case of style over substance. Personally, I lean but I am not in complete agreement, with the latter but wanted to put this disclaimer out so you as the reader know my stance from the get go.

What I can say is that to get the most from Sonny Boy it is recommended you watch this series slowly and it may even actually pay to watch an episode multiple times as it is easy to miss some hidden details if you are not paying attention. Unlike most shows that benefit from marathoning, this style of...
Review Prequel watch - Demon Slayer
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After the huge success of the Demon Slayer movie it is only natural to think of how the original season was. In the case of Demon Slayer, it was a series I thoroughly enjoyed. Animation is top notch and the story told captivating with charming characters to boot. At its heart it is a shounen show so whilst I consider this one a classic I also know that it won't appeal to all due to its shounen based roots.

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Demon Slayer otherwise known as Kimetsu no Yaiba is a shounen, action series featuring demons. The anime also gave rise to the hugely successful Demon Slayer: Infinity Train movie which holds the record for the highest ever grossing anime film as well as the top grossing film for 2020 which is a first for a non-Hollywood movie.

The story for Demon Slayer starts with our hero Tanjirou Kamado being the main breadwinner for his impoverished family who live out in...
Review Meikyuu Black Company review
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Meikyuu Black Company is a fantasy comedy/isekai series which was first released in the summer 2021. The story for Meikyuu Black Company revolves around Kinji Ninomiya who is a NEET and has seemingly never worked a day in his life. Unlike other shows however, Kinji, through a series of side hustles and smart investments, has made it financially and is living the high life. His easy life of luxury is suddenly cut short however when he is mysteriously transported to a new world and is forced to work for the Raiza'ha Corporation, a corporation that is run like a black company!

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A NEET with a difference!

What one should be clear from the get go is Meikyuu...
Review Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu review
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Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU otherwise known as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu is a supernatural, horror/thriller series which was first released in the summer 2021. When They Cry – SOTSU is the fifth and latest season in the Higurashi franchise and is a direct sequel to Gou. If you wish to know how good the previous seasons were check the links below:

Season one: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Season two: Kai season
Season three: Rei season
Season four: Gou season

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Review That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime S2 part 2 review
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season two part two is an action/fantasy isekai series that aired in the summer 2021 season. Unsurprisingly events in this second part follow straight from part one so naturally this season is not newcomer friendly. You got to watch the previous seasons otherwise you won’t understand a thing that is going on. Saying that, due to the nature of its start, picking up this second part is easy if you haven’t seen part one in a while as there is a lot of recaps to get viewers up to speed. As always, I got reviews for the previous seasons on the links below:

Season one: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
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Review Remake our Life! review
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Remake our Life! Also known as Bokutachi no Remake is a time-travel romantic/drama anime series that was first released in the summer 2021. The premise of the show centres on Kyouya Hashiba; a 28-year-old office worker who is major fan of the “Platinum Generation” which is a group of highly talented artists. His admiration for the group is tainted with a hint of envy and it is this envy that makes him regret his decision in pursuing a traditional university degree instead of following his true dreams of attending art school and then working in the gaming industry.

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Vowing to make his dream a reality, he decides to quit his job and pursue a career in video games...
Review Prequel watch - Night Head Genesis review
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Strictly speaking Night Head Genesis is not a prequel as Night Head 2041 seems closer to a reboot than a sequel. At least from that is the vibe I get from seeing the beginning of Night Head 2041. As for the show itself, Night Head Genesis manages to combine sci-fi with the supernatural and is generally an intriguing tale that is hampered by its slow pacing. Don't worry though this series is not required viewing in understanding Night Head 2041 so you can give this a miss and jump straight into the new season if that is more your thing.

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Night Head Genesis is a supernatural/psychological, mystery, drama series. The original season, Night Head Genesis was first released in the summer of 2006 while the second adaptation titled Night Head 2041 is currently airing in the summer season 2021. The premise of Night Head Genesis centres on the age-old...
Review Prequel watch - Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou review
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When They Cry - Gou is an anime of two halves. The first 13 episodes of this show are devoted to the retelling of events from the original When They Cry series whilst the final 11 episodes take the franchise into new directions! Beware that this season has no conclusion and if you wish to see the ending then you will need to view the Sotsu sequel. As always, this is not for the faint of heart plus I will add this will not be enjoyable for those who enjoy mystery series.

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Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou also known as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou is a supernatural, horror/thriller series which first aired in the autumn of 2020. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou is the fourth season in the franchise with the currently running Sotsu season being its sequel. If you wish to read the reviews for the previous seasons then please refer to the links below:

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Review Magia Record season 2 review
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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 - The Eve of Awakening otherwise known as Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden (TV) 2nd Season - Kakusei Zenya is a dark magical girl series that was released in the summer 2021 season. As the name implies, this is the second season of the original Magia Record season which aired in the winter 2020. A third and final season for Magia Record is due for release in the winter 2022 season. If you wish to know how the first season was like I suggest you check the link below for my season one review:

Season one: Magia Record: Puella...
Review Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S review
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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S also known as Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S is a slice-of-life, comedy, fantasy series that originally aired in the summer 2021 season. Kobayashi Dragon Maid S is the sequel to the first Kobayashi season which came out in the winter season of 2017. If you want to learn more about how that season was please check the link below for my season one review:

Season one: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

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Review The Case Study of Vanitas review
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The Case Study of Vanitas also known as Vanitas no Karte is a supernatural/steampunk vampire series that first aired in the summer 2021 season. The series will consist of two cours with the second half due to be released in January 2022 so from the get go one should be aware this season will not have a complete conclusion. The backdrop to the Vanitas story centres around the vampire curse of the blue moon. It is said that a vampire named Vanitas was born during the blue moon and since most vampires are born under the crimson moon, he felt lonely and swore vengeance against the vampire race using the grimoire “the book of Vanitas” to strike them down.

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It is at this point where we are introduced to the main character Noe Archiviste who is sent out by his master to investigate the contents...
Review Peach Boy Riverside review
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Peach Boy Riverside is a fantasy/action series that was released in the summer 2021 season. One of the more controversial aspects of this series is the order in which the episodes were broadcast. Unlike most shows, Peach Boy Riverside was not released in chronological order. Instead, the director opted to release in a non-linear format. Now changing the order is not necessarily a bad thing as it can work in mystery/episodic type series however in the case of Peach Boy Riverside I felt it was a bad move as the anime depended more in telling its story in a linear fashion.

If you do decide to watch Peach Boy in its original broadcast order, please beware there will be scenes that end midway only to concluded two or three episodes later after the initial scene took place. This type of disruption will heavily stifle the narrative of the story which is particularly troubling considering how much this anime depends on its plot being told in order. This...
Review All Routes Lead to Doom! X review
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My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X otherwise known as Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta... X is a shoujo comedy/harem fantasy series. This is the sequel to the first season which aired in the spring season of 2020. If you wish to read the review for the first season, please click on the link below:

Season one: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

The second season starts where the first ended, because of this I would recommend watching the first season if you haven’t already done so. It is not like the plot is exactly a difficult one to follow but considering this is primarily a character driven series skipping the first season means you will be...
Review Prequel watch - All Routes Lead to Doom!
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In this prequel watch I will delve into All Routes Lead to Doom! It is a comedy series which adds an interesting twist to the harem/reverse harem genre. Unlike most harem shows this should appeal to both sexes. I certainly got a kick out of it! Stay tuned though as I plan on posting a review on the sequel tomorrow!

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My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Otherwise known as Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta (I dare you to read that out loud XD) is a shoujo comedy/harem fantasy series. The first season originally broadcast in the spring season of 2020 whilst the second is currently airing in the summer season of 2021. All Routes Lead to Doom is a series which stars an otaku girl who loves playing the otame* game Fortune Lover. Unfortunately for her she dies and is...
Review To Your Eternity review
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To Your Eternity also known as Fumetsu no Anata e is a supernatural/adventure drama series that was first released in the spring 2021 season and consisted of 20 episodes. The premise to this story is a rather unusual one. The main character begins life as an orb which is cast into Earth. The orb is capable of changing forms when it makes contact with objects or living beings. The first form it takes is that of a rock when it lands on the ground. Over time as the temperature rises moss forms around the rock and the orb transforms into this moss. After a period of time a wolf dies on the moss which results in the orb taking the shape of the wolf. It is at this point when the orb develops a sense of consciousness and awareness.

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Review Prequel watch - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
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This is the third season of the Higurashi franchise and unlike the previous two seasons it takes on a much light hearted tone. There are more fan service moments and general comedy that is not often seen in the main story so is really something that caters to the fans. Sandwiched between the filler though is a more serious story that centres on Rika and her making a key decision. All in all it is a fairly enjoyable ride but nothing too groundbreaking.

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Whey They Cry: Rei also known as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei is a supernatural/thriller with a dose of comedy. The third Rei season was an Original Video Animation (OVA) that was released between 25th February 2009 and 21st August 2009. There are two sequels to Rei which are the Gou and Sotsu seasons.

Season one: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni...
Review Prequel watch - Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance
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In the this part of the prequal series I will look at the sequel of the first Evangelion Rebuild movie; Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance. Released in 2009 I would argue this was the strongest film in the entire Rebuild series. The balance in the story and action was the best out of the four movies plus the twists to the original Neon Genesis Evangelion storyline made this an interesting watch for newcomers and veterans alike. Despite what my review says (which was written when I had not seen Evangelion 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo) the preview can be completely ignored.

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Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance also titled Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Ha is a psychological mecha film that was first released in cinemas on 27th June 2009. As the name implies, You Can (Not) Advance is the second...
Review Prequel watch - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
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In this prequel watch we take a look at the second season of Higurashi series which answers a lot of the questions raised in the first season. In many ways I found Kai to be the true end and felt the subsequent seasons were, in essence, money grabs as entertaining as they were. If you want to get the complete story to Higurashi story then you need to watch this along with season one.

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Whey They Cry: Kai otherwise known as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai is a supernatural/thriller which was released in the summer of 2007. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai is the second season in the mainline story with the Rei, Gou and Sotsu seasons being the sequels.

Season one: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

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Review Prequel watch - Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone
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In the this part of the prequal series I will look into the first Evangelion Rebuild movie; Evangelion 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone. Released in 2007 this was supposed to be a reboot of the original Neon Genesis Evangelion. The production values in this series was outstanding and even the original movie is stunning to this day. Whilst the first two movies broadly followed the original anime series the last two take the series into entirely new territory.

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Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone also known as Evangelion Shin Gekijouban is a psychological mecha film that had its original theatrical release on...
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