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If he isn't watching a forgotten library title, Matthew Simon is watching anime or attending anime conventions.

Review: BASKETBALL: A LOVE STORY Is A Slam Dunk

I’m not sure how many of my readers know this, but I am a huge football fan. I used to study stats when I...

The Complete Mecha Works of Yoshiyuki Tomino: BRAVE RAIDEEN Part 2

When we last finished off on Part 1 of the Brave Raideen review, we saw a show which had innovative ideas, solid potential, and...

The Complete Mecha Works of Yoshiyuki Tomino: BRAVE RAIDEEN Part 1

For the first entry in “The Complete Mecha Works of Yoshiyuki Tomino”, I’m reviewing the first 13 episodes of Tomino's first mecha show: Brave...

PERFECT BLUE Review

So, Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue, where do I start? If you haven’t been paying attention to my reviews (or more specifically what I review),...

Before FAHRENHEIT 11/9 Let’s Revisit ROGER & ME

Let me tell you a personal story; my late grandfather used to own an Oldsmobile/John Deere dealership, it was one of the most successful...

OVA Diamonds: AI NO KUSABI (1990s)

When I started reviewing old OVAs, I didn’t expect “OVA Diamonds” to be a regular column, this all started on a whim. As a...

The Complete Mecha Works of Yoshiyuki Tomino: Introduction

We need to talk about Yoshiyuki Tomino, the father of Gundam. Why do we need to? Simple, because of the insanity, the downright misery,...

What Did I Just Watch?: THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL Review

Watching a Masaaki Yuasa film is the anime equivalent of a drug trip. It’s nothing you’ve ever seen before, it’s so crazy people think...
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Before BLACKkKLANSMAN Let’s Look Back At DO THE RIGHT THING

In honor of BlacKkKlansman getting great reviews, and praising Spike Lee’s direction, people praising the film as “His best ever”, to which I have...

Review: Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman

Welcome to the left over section from the Devilman OVA review, the third and final OVA related to Devilman: Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman.As always,...

OVA Diamonds: PHOENIX (MADHOUSE)

As previously noted in the DEVILMAN OVA review, in the mid to late 80s, Japan had become a major economic force. They had completed...
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OVA Diamonds: DEVILMAN

The OVA boom of the 80s was an exciting time for Anime, a new influx of talent and money began to flood the market....

Three Episode Report: DARLING IN THE FRANXX

The Internet went abuzz about the ending for DARLING IN THE FRANXX, the show completely pulled the drag shoot, and left people wondering what...
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Review: POP TEAM EPIC: Tearing Anime Down (For Uproarious Comedy)

Pop Team Epic is a show which doesn’t care what you think. A show which unabashedly obliterates anime, video games, and the media in one fell swoop. It’s a runaway train running roughshod over the picnic of nerd culture, featuring some of the most high-impact comedy per episode in anime this side of Nichijou.
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Screwing Up A Sure Thing: DOUBLE DARE 2018 Review

Double Dare is back but is it a welcomed return? Nostalgia is a tricky thing to talk about. Everyone’s childhood is different, and as...

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