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Dive!! Anime Review Episode 4 & 5: (Kind of Gay) Tensions Building

Around Akiba proudly presents our weekly Dive!! anime review  Episode 4: “The Strong Men” This week on Dive!!, an epic rivalry is rekindled… except, well, it’s not so much epic as one-sided and pathetic. (And kind of gay.) …

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Welcome to the Ballroom Episode 4 & 5: Where did Hyōdō Go?

Welcome to the Ballroom remains watchable Last week’s cliffhanger not only presented the first real tension between Tatara and Hyōdō but also promised a role for the show’s most mysterious redhead. After Tatara had taken the injured Hyōdō’s …

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New Game!! Episode 3: Fails to Keep Momentum

 More filler than plot New Game!! episode three fails to keep the momentum built up last week. That said, the theme of inadequacy is once again explored, albeit in a different way. Unfortunately, it has more filler than the …

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Cross Game

Anime Love Letters: Transcend the Sports Anime Genre with Cross Game

Baseball, only as a storytelling vehicle Cross Game is a baseball anime in the sense that its main characters play baseball. But unlike shows like Haikyuu or Yuri!!! on Ice, both love letters to the sports they portray, …

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Bit-size Anime Review: Kenji Kamiyama’s Napping Princess

Napping Princess tells the story of Kokone Morikawa, a strong willed girl navigating between dreams and reality days before the 2020 summer Olympics. The film’s setting, Shimotsui in Okayama prefecture, subtly weaves itself into the narrative while also providing eye-pleasing backgrounds. Although rooted in …

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