Tagged: historical

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Mars Red Episode 6 – Noble Sacrifice

I’m sort of in survival mode right now which is fitting with a show like Mars Red. I know everyone is quite busy at this time of year but it seems like everything is just happening at once. Can’t wait until fall! How about you, Karandi? Things have sort of been more settled for me...

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Mars Red Episode 4 – The Kind Vampire

You know how I kept saying that Mars Red is theatrical. Well, I did for like the two first episodes. I looked it up and it’s supposed to be theatrical. Although there is a manga, Mars Red is actually based on a stage reading play written by Bun-O Fujisawa. This explains so much about the...

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Mars Red Episode 2 – The Boys

We are back with the second episode of one of the more unusual offerings this season: Mars Red.  I have a feeling this is the type of show that manages to not be divisive by showing all its cards. Anyone who wasn’t on board with the stilted rhythm and muted storytelling was going to drop...

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Mars Red Episode 1 Review — 100 Word Anime

Mars Red had one of the more unusual anime premiers I’ve seen in recent years. In some ways it reminded me of Gankutsuou. Please see our full review over on 100 Word Anime. The Spring 2021 anime season is kicking off and that means Irina and I are getting back together for some episode reviews....

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Manga First Impression – The Apothecary Diaries

So lately I’ve been ordering a lot of manga. I’m in the mood to discover my next big manga love story. I’ve also not been reading as much webcomics. At least not family-friendly ones. As such, I figured I would switch my webtoon recommendations for manga first impressions until I build up a nice stock...

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Woodpecker Detective’s Office Ep.12 – Life is Short

I’m not sure what I was expecting for the finale of Woodpecker Detective’s Office. It’s been a frustrating show, way too inconsistent to properly gauge. Sure I was hoping it would be a good last episode but I wasn’t holding my breath or anything. You can see some of th stitches and the scars from...

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Woodpecker Detective’s Office Ep.11 – Giving Form to the Sparkles

Weirdly, there’s gonna be spoilers for the first season of Psycho Pass… This is going to be another weird review, isn’t it… I’m gonna tell you a secret. Don’t get too excited or anything, it’s not a very good secret. Still it’s a bit embarrassing. I never watched all of Psycho Pass season 1. I talk...

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Woodpecker Detective’s Office Ep.10 – A Very Kind Friend

When I was a kid my favourite poet was Jean Arthur Rimbaud. I still like him a lot. There’s something about French poetry that appeals to me in an ineffable way. It’s a bit savage and the way the language bends and contorts to create so many homophones allows on to play with the rhythm...

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Woodpecker Detective’s Office Ep.8 – Crying Game

I don’t know how many of you even see my header images. And I do know this series isn’t exactly very popular so I wouldn’t be surprised if n one at all sees them. And even though I already know the answer to the next question, I’m still gonna ask. Have you noticed that I...