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Why You Should Be Watching: Made in Abyss

It’s time for another week of Why You Should be Watching, where I recommend, or try to steer you away from, currently airing anime. This week I’ve got a really good one for you: Made in Abyss. If you’ve ever wanted to see what putting small children in astoundingly dangerous situations with the possibility of madness being worse than death is like, this might tickle your fancy!

Check out my thoughts below the break!

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Why You Should Be Watching: Fate/Apocrypha

Fate, Fate, Fate. Everyone knows the series if they’ve been anywhere near the anime fandom for any amount of time, and this latest in the franchise is more, more, more of everything you loved and hated from the first series.

Fate/Apocrypha takes place in an alternate reality where Fate/Stay Night never happened, and instead of the Free For All of 7 Servants and their Masters of Fate/Stay Night, there’s a 7v7 Holy Grail Team Deathmatch.

Check out my thoughts on the anime below on Why You Should Be Watching it!

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Akashic Records Doesn’t Quite Measure Up

There’s a lot of potential in Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records (Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor) that the anime adaptation just doesn’t pull out of the source material, which is a damn shame. A lot of the ideas and core concepts are extremely solid, but the animation and pace of the anime just don’t live up to it.

Check out my thoughts on the anime after the break!

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Why You Should Be Watching: Knight’s & Magic

Hello, and welcome to another installment of the popular Why You Should Be Watching series, fresh off a week break between seasons to bring you more reasons why you should be filling your limited hours on this earth with good, old fashioned anime.

This week’s contestant is the up and coming Knight’s & Magic, and with its crazy hodgepodge of fantasy and mechs, you know you’re in for a good time!

Check it all out below the break!

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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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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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