Man vs Technology – It’s Out of Control

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Man Vs Technology - we love it when our own creations try to destroy us, or at least narratives do.

Banished From The Hero’s Party, I Decided To Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside Episode 8 – Trying to Find The Positives

Banished From The Hero's Party Episode 8 Review

When an episode isn't very good it is easy to get caught up in this negative spiral so with tis week's episode of Banished From The Hero's Party I decided to try to look on the bright side of things. Be sure to read the full review.

Saihate no Paladin – An Excellent Fantasy That Seems To Lack Confidence In Its Own Character

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Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. With Saihate no Paladin, or the Faraway Paladin, giving us essentially a recap episode this week, I decided it was time to look back at the first seven episodes. Be sure to read the full post.

Tesla Note Episode 8 – Who Is Surprised Botan has Mummy/Daddy Issues?

Tesla Note Episode 8

Welcome to Tesla Note episode 8 where Botan decides to quit being a spy for all of five seconds due to guilt over they guy who died last week plus her inner parent issues. Be sure to read the full review.

Platinum End Episode 8 Review – From Sad Baggage to Excessively Peppy (This is Not A Character Arc)

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Post sponsored by Matt Doyle (Author of Ailuros) What do you do if you have a character who has done nothing so far in the story other than be sad? Well if you are Platinum End you have them get over it in about three lines of dialogue. Be sure to read the full review.

The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window Episode 8 – Forgetting, Remembering, Forgetting To Remember

The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window Episode 8 Review

The Night Beyond The Tricornered Window didn't get the characters a van but they do get a break and enter plot line. Be sure to read the full review.

Mieruko-Chan Episode 8 – Second Guessing and Second Meetings

Mieruko-Chan Episode 8 Review

This post is sponsored by Ashley. Mieruko-Chan Episode 8 gives us more ghostly visitors and has Miko wondering if her approach of ignoring the things she sees is actually the right one. Be sure to read the full episode review.

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Series Review


Gargantia on the Verduous Planet is a fun enough anime series with some interesting ideas. Be sure to read the full review.

On Character Transformation and Loss in Anime


Character transformation and loss is a driving force behind so many plot lines (just think Spider Man or Batman), but I find I'm drawn to stories where the story is about the change itself rather than what the character does after that point.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2 Episode 19 – Trust Before The Fall

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Episode 19 Review

Post sponsored by Lynn Sheridan. Jobless Reincarnation really does have a twisted sense of humour at times. Be sure to read the full review.