In Another World With My Smartphone Series Review: Let’s Play Cliche Bingo

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In Another World With My Smartphone is a pretty standard isekai story but there's enough fun to be had here. Be sure to read the full review.

Friday’s Feature: The Reincarnation Dilemma

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The far easier option is just to throw the protagonist through a portal, summon them, cross over or whatever else is needed to get them there and then close the door behind them. Reincarnation creates a myriad of plot issues that a lot of the time just don't need to be in the story at all and are seldom addressed in any kind of satisfying manner. So what are some of the problems I have with reincarnation as a story and are there any anime that get it right?

Tuesday’s Top 5: Surprisingly Good Shows That Came Out in 2017

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One thing I'd like to make really clear is that this is not my list of best anime from 2017. That will come out in a few weeks time and will also include the results of the reader poll, so for the time being, I'm going to give some of my other top 5's from … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Surprisingly Good Shows That Came Out in 2017

In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 12: They Actually Did It

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Review: Wow. I did not see that ending coming even when last week seemed like this show was actually going to address the harem issue (where so few shows ever just admit that there is a harem even when it is obvious). Taking it straight and just having the girls outright ask Touya to make … Continue reading In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 12: They Actually Did It

In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 11: Will This Show Actually Acknowledge the Harem?

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Review: It is pretty standard in isekai stories for their to be a harem that forms around the protagonist. However, usually these remain unrequited and unspoken (or every girl is just aggressive beyond reason). Episode 11 of In Another World with my Smartphone kind of defies this trend with the girls clearly discussing the future … Continue reading In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 11: Will This Show Actually Acknowledge the Harem?

In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 10: Beach Episode

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Review: You probably don't need any further information about this given the story so far. Imagine Touya and the whole female dominated cast of this show go to the beach. Done. Go for beach volleyball, swim suit mishaps, and leading questions to ensure appropriate awkward responses and blushing. There is the slightly more interesting side … Continue reading In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 10: Beach Episode

Top 5: Anime of Summer 2017 That Weren’t As Bad As Their Synopsis Made Them Sound

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This top 5 list looks at the anime of Summer 2017 that weren't as bad as they sounded from their write up. Weird list, but here we go.

Summer 2017 Week 10

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At this point I'm really feeling like I'm chasing my own tail around in circles for all that I'm very busy but don't seem to be accomplishing much. Hopefully that changes soon but in the meantime, this anime season is drawing to a close and with a few exceptions, I'm not even upset by that. … Continue reading Summer 2017 Week 10

In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 9: Behold the Great and Powerful Touya

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Review: There's genuinely no way to ignore the breast groping segment of this episode. While this show has definitely hit fan service points before just for the sake of having them, this is probably the first time I've actively wanted to stop watching the show because of a fan service moment. It was just incredibly … Continue reading In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 9: Behold the Great and Powerful Touya

Summer 2017 Week 9

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A slightly less intense week which was definitely needed. Thanks to everyone who has sent me good wishes or positive thoughts via twitter, things really have been a bit full on in the real world at the moment but there's light at the end of the tunnel in that I know in about a month's … Continue reading Summer 2017 Week 9