SAO Now Presents: The Information Dump To Defeat All

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Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 13 Review For all the readers of the light novels heralded Alicization as the arc that would 'save' or 'fix' SAO, I have to say 13 episodes in and the anime is not impressing. Mostly because where exposition dumps occurred in earlier seasons of SAO, due to the limited number … Continue reading SAO Now Presents: The Information Dump To Defeat All

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And With This Monologue I do Progress the Plot

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During the Autumn 2018 anime season, it occurred to me that there are some narrative devices I just don't take seriously anymore. They may have at one point served a valuable narrative purpose or been written with thought and care, but now it seems as though every example I run across is either tongue-in-cheek satirising … Continue reading And With This Monologue I do Progress the Plot

Short Battle Followed By Attack of The Exposition

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Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 12 Review - Kirito and Eugeo fight the knight and then give him a weird headache of forgotten memories before they meet a sage in a library and Eugeo gets sent away for plot convenience. Then settle in for yet more exposition over cups of tea.

Dropping A Certain Magical Index

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A Certain Magical Index Episode 11 - Time to drop.

Kiznaiver Episode 8

Review: It's been a problem throughout this series but episode 8 takes it to new levels: over explanation of the mundane while failing to actually tell us anything useful. Did we need nearly 3 minutes of this episode devoted to the researchers explaining their views on the romantic relationships evolving (given they haven't exactly been … Continue reading Kiznaiver Episode 8