Christian Romo Archive

There’s no reason to watch Ōkiku Furikabutte

As a sports anime, it falls on its face Ōkiku Furikabutte (Oofuri) follows the same pattern that many successful sports anime currently use: Step 1: Find a lighthearted approach to intense competition. Step 2: Form an emotional bond …

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Welcome to the Ballroom Anime Review Episode 15: Regression?

This week’s episode takes a big leap back We left off with Tatara and Chinatsu rising to D-class status after a second-place finish at an amateur competition in which Tatara secretly followed Chinatsu’s lead in the final heat. …

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Welcome to the Ballroom Anime Review Episode 14: Cooldown

Cooldown and some plot hole fillers this week Changing the entire direction of a show midseason can have exhausting effects, creating a need for the audience to catch their breath. Thankfully, Welcome to the Ballroom provides both a …

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Welcome to the Ballroom Anime Review Episode 13: Paradigm Shift

Around Akiba proudly presents Welcome to the Ballroom anime review episode 13, “Matchmaking.” Finally Dancing to a Good Beat Welcome to the Ballroom has up until this point been a pretty and hollow show, but this week’s episode …

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Anime Review: Princess Nine Should Have Sucked but Didn’t

This show should have sucked, but it kicks a** With its late-90s animation and bleeding-heart hollow feminism (let’s see if these girls can do what the BOYS can do!), there should be no reason why 1998’s Princess Nine …

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