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  • Why I watched The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls U149: Idolm@ster anime still got it after all these years

    Starting the main part of this years thene in earnest, let's talk about The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls U149, a return to form for the series after years without an anime. This one wears it's inspiration on the original IM@S on it's sleeve and while it doesn't sport the same presentation of the 2016 Cinderella Girls, it makes up for it in animation and wholesomeness.

    For reference, the songs I mention in the episode:

    5 ED (Risa's Episode): GEMSTONE

    6 ED (Haru's Episode): ACE

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    39m | Feb 13, 2024
  • Why I watched Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-blooded Orphans Season 2: Shock value in detriment of narrative

    Finishing the series we started last episode, today, let's talk about Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-blooded Orphans Season 2. A not so well delivered end to the anime, full of cheap shock value and somewhat inconsistent writing unfortunately.

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    46m | Jan 30, 2024
  • Why I watched Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-blooded Orphans Season 1: Heavy themes underplayed

    To contrast with the last episode, this week I will talk about Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-blooded Orphans. A heavy themed take on the Gundam series, though it underplays the weight of the subjects it engages..

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    46m | Jan 16, 2024
  • Why I watched Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury: Gundam meets yuri

    Starting 2024 with something I was meaning to watch for a fair bit, this week I will discuss Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury. A really nice mix of mecha, yuri and political entrigue.

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    58m | Jan 2, 2024
  • The 20223 Manga List Update

    To end the 2023 season of the podcast I wanted to update my manga list with everything added and finished this year as well as do a brief recap of everything that we covered throughout this period.

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    1h 6m | Nov 21, 2023
  • Why I read Kaguya-sama: Love is War: A brief analysis of the manga

    Recently finally had the time to finish up reading Kaguya-sama Love is War manga and in order to give it a proper send off I wanted to make an story analysis to remember how this unassuming rom-com began as your everyday manga and ended up redefining how we see character writing. I hope you enjoy!

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    1h 26m | Nov 7, 2023
  • Why I watched Bocchi The Rock: A glorious modern comedy

    This week, I will be celebrating one of the best memes to come out of the anime industry in the last few years. Bocchi The Rock, a concoction that combines creative animation, really funny comedy and some of the most relatable character ever presented in a modern setting. Bocchi is literally me fr fr

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    35m | Oct 24, 2023
  • Why I watched Lycoris Recoil: Yuri meets action with a pleasant aesthetic

    This week, in a wild turn of events I found out that Lycoris Recoil was released by A-1 Pictures in the same season as Engage Kiss but different that gacha tie-in, Lycoris Recoil presents us with well animated firefights, interesting story concepts, endearing characters and gorgeous art.

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    51m | Oct 10, 2023
  • Why I watched Engage Kiss: A-1 Pictures poor track record with original anime

    This episode I will discuss an anime that had some considerable hype near release but for some reason went quiet right after that. Knowing the track record of the studio, A-1 Pictures, when it comes to original anime, I felt compelled to check Engage Kiss out to see whether the studio has improved on its original releases or the quality work is reserved to just adaptations.

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    44m | Sep 26, 2023
  • Why I watched Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: An unforgettable icon

    This week I will discuss one of the most impactful and unique entries in the anime space, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Since some weeks ago there was a major announcement from studio Trigger basically teasing a reboot or second season after 10+ years of waiting. I thought it would be nice to talk about this remarkable gem of a series.

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    32m | Sep 12, 2023
  • Why I watched High School DxD Hero (Season 4): The end of an era

    Today I will end this little series I've been doing talking about the various ecchi harem animes of the mid 2010's by discussing the end of an era and the one anime that punctuated that event in time. High School DxD Hero, the forth and last season of High School DxD. This one took me for a ride.

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    58m | Aug 29, 2023
  • Why I watched Shinmai Maou no Testament: The one that exaggerated

    This week I will be talking about Shinmai Maou no Testament, the one anime that grasped the feeling of the original High School DxD at first but developed its own style to mixed results.

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    1h 10m | Aug 15, 2023
  • Why I watched Dakara Boku wa H ga Dekinai: A hodge·podge of anime troupes and trend chasing

    In this episode I will discuss one of the less developed examples of a trend of the mid 2010's, Dakara Boku wa H ga Dekinai. This one was rough to watch with its nonsensical pacing and horrid comedic timing,

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    32m | Aug 1, 2023
  • Anime Anticipation: A Special Collaboration - Unveiling the Gems and Dividing Views of the Upcoming Season with The Animeneax

    Get ready for an extraordinary episode as the Animeneax team, Lambency and Beef, join forces with The Weeb from The Weeb Initiative for a special anime collaboration! Together, they dive deep into the excitement surrounding the highly-anticipated upcoming anime season. From beloved series like "Horimiya" and "The Devil Is a Part-Timer" season 2 to the third season of "Rent a Girlfriend," these hosts discuss the shows they're eager to watch and the reasons behind their excitement.

    Intriguingly, opinions diverge on "Rent a Girlfriend," as The Weeb Initiative shares their reservations based on the manga, leading to a spirited and engaging debate. Amidst their collaborative exploration of the anime lineup, they also touch upon various surprises and news from the anime industry.

    Don't miss this unique episode, where the Animeneax and The Weeb Initiative teams come together to offer insights, analysis, and enthusiasm for the forthcoming anime season. Whether you're a seasoned anime enthusiast or a newcomer curious about the latest trends, this podcast episode promises an entertaining and informative experience!

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    1h 29m | Jul 25, 2023
  • Why I watched Trinity Seven: The trend follower that thrived

    This time I will talk about the first anime that I can remember that was dubbed "The better Higjh school DxD", Trinity Seven. I explore why it earned the title and how, while not in anime, it out lived it's predecessor.

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    39m | Jul 18, 2023
  • Why I watched High School DxD Season 1,2 and 3: The trend setter of the early 2010's

    This week I will be starting a mini series to talk about a ecchi harem trend that appeared in the 2010's and changed landscape of the industry. For this episode, I will be talking the one anime that set the trend, High School DxD first three seasons.

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    1h 17m | Jul 4, 2023
  • Why I watched Maken-Ki: An introduction to the Ecchi genre

    For the last episode of the "Introduction to anime" series, I will be talking about a landmark in the Ecchi genre, Maken-ki

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    23m | Jun 20, 2023
  • Why I watched Hell Girl: An Introduction to the Horror genre

    For this episode I will be introducing the Horror genre through a classic of the mid 2000's, Hell Girl. A fairly tame entry in the genre, good for those who can't deal with jump scares,

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    39m | Jun 6, 2023
  • Why I watched Sweetness and Lightning: An Introduction to the Slice of Life genre

    This time I will talk about the Slice of Life genre. A fairly broad and diverse genre which has many angles to the stories. I chose a fairly well made and really cute entry to present today. Amaama to Inazuma or Sweetness and Lightning in english.

    P,S,: After editing the episode I noticed I pronounced Tsumugi's name as Tsugumi, sorry for the blunder

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    24m | May 23, 2023
  • Why I watched Danmachi: An Introduction to the Video Game Fantasy genre

    Following last episode, this time I will be introducing the Video Game Fantasy genre, a derivate of the Isekai genre, To that end, this week's review is about Danmachi or Is it Wrong to pick up girls in a dungeon?

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    40m | May 9, 2023
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