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The Essence of an Empowering Character

With the Best Girl 2017 contest raging on, I thought I’d enlighten the heathens who failed to vote Shirayuki beyond the first round.

Shirayuki and everyone in Akagami no Shirayuki-hime are all characters empowered by each other in positive directions, with characterization that occurs over the proper amount of time instead of having the idea punched through their skulls by your typical shounen protagonists. More people should watch this anime, if only to see a female protagonist done correctly. Plus she’s cute af.

Take a look at my video below the break!

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Watching: Sword Oratoria

Today, I bring you another Why You Shouldn’t Be Watching with a heavy heart, because I very much wanted to like Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria. It had all the makings of a great companion series to the original, but sadly lost its footing in the wake of strange creative choices that differ from the manga in big ways.

You can find out why what those are and why the anime adaptation is so bad after the break.

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Caught in the Croswynd: Youjo Senki and the Dichotomy of Cute Killing

Youjo Senki is an anime that, at first glance, seems incredibly at odds with itself when you consider the contradiction between its setting and main character. But while the show’s plot is ridiculous on the surface, this series still manages to work surprisingly well when translated to the medium of anime. Having a cute, little girl tasked with the killing of soldiers in a pseudo-World War I Europe is a dichotomy that is strangely fascinating to watch, and more than a little addicting once you give it a try.

Take a look below the break to see the rest of my write up on this wonderfully sadistic show.

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Why You Should Maybe Be Watching: Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records

Hot off the heels of last week’s Why You Shouldn’t Be Watching: Eromanga-sensei, I’m bringing you yet another spinoff of my Why You Should Be Watching series, this time with Why You Should Maybe Be Watching: Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records.

This anime is about a magical instructor with a dark past teaching kids who find him nothing more than a lazy bastard… but there’s always surprises in anime.

Maybe find out what those are below the break!

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5 Great Anime Not Ruined by Their Dumb, Stupid Fanservice

It’s time. I’ve said for so long that I hate fan service in otherwise serious stories, but these few anime are the exceptions I make because they’re just so damn fun or use fanservice just right enough to equal out the misuse of it.

These are the 5 Great Anime Not Ruined by Their Dumb, Stupid Fanservice.

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Watching: Eromanga-sensei

On this cursed day, I come to you not with an anime I would recommend, but one I, with great sincerity and aplomb, suggest you do not watch under any circumstances. Eromanga-sensei is here, and incest is most certainly not wincest.

You can find out why below the break.

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Why You Should Be Watching: Kado: The Right Answer

Hello, and welcome to the newest edition of that article series where I tell you what you’re missing and should be watching for currently airing anime. This week is Kado: The Right Answer, or Seikaisuru Kado, a show about a negotiator working with a trans-dimensional being bearing gifts of incomprehensible power for a selfish race like humanity.

If that sounds interesting, take a look down below the break!

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