The aquatope on white sand – Episode 10 & 11 (ANN)

Despite Gama Gama’s sad fate, this episode doesn’t forget to sprinkle in a bit of comedy. There’s a really good scene where Kukuru consults fortune-telling in order to divine Gama Gama’s future. There’s also an entirely unfunny scene of Kai’s sister saying that he should get with Fuuka (because she’s a classic beauty), but then again, comedy is always subjective.…

Kageki Shojo!! – Episode 11 & 12 (ANN)

In the end, both of these episodes are strong reminders of why Kageki Shojo!! continues to be a fantastic series. It not only successfully portrays the intense, heightened drama that already latently exists in high school, but centers that between young women (by this, I mean anyone who is socialized female, and definitely mean maginalized genders), most of whom experience some level of queer, non-romantic sapphicism in their friendships. …

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated – Episode 6 & 7 (ANN)

TL;DR: The Great Jahy is exactly that: great, and if you’re not watching, well… why not dive deep into the world of everyone’s favorite demoness today? If you need some levity in the year of our lord, 2021, you honestly can’t go wrong with this very fun and very funny reverse isekai about one demoness’ attempts to survive and maybe even thrive on this beautiful blue marble of ours.…


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