Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 21 – Who’s the Enemy Now?

This episode was plenty of fun. No pre-content rambling from me here today, let's just get into it. Who we are: Purple = Aria (well of knowledge) Green = Plyasm (sick and trying to stay alive) Blue = Astral (shounen enthusiast) Red = Me (demon apologist)   1. What are your general thoughts on this episode? [Mandatory] I thought we were getting off the stinking …

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 18

Primes and I are back with another pre-Christmas party episode! Primes: Let the Christmas-preparation hijinks begin! The overarching motif in this episode, I think, is the idea of roleplaying. Ami is the first one to bring it up with her accusation that Ryuji and Taiga are "playing house." She points out that Ryuji is trying …

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 16 – Spider Mother Wrenches Limbs and Hearts

This episode has who I think is the most likable villain so far, and I'm happy I got to post it. Purple = Aria (patron of Ukogi) Green = Plyasm (defender of shounen glamour) Blue = Astral (possessor of a good heart) Red = Me (sympathizer of spiders) 1. What are your general thoughts on this episode? [Mandatory] Aside from Zenitsu’s bit (where I kept …

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 17

Wow, we're moving into the infamous Christmas arc! I've avoided spoilers pretty well so far, so I'm not sure what that means yet... Primes: Infamous? How is it infamous? I keep seeing on Twitter and WordPress that this arc wrecks feels... This was especially talked about around Christmastime, which I noticed last year. Primes: Can …

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 16

Tears, bruises, and cringey confessions. This is the kind of anime episode that makes me feel like I missed out on something during high school! Primes: What, no kendo fights in your classroom? Seriously, though, I felt this episode succeeded in conveying the emotional anarchy that dominates the teen years: soaring giddiness, crashing dreams, feelings …

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 12 – Somnambulism, Motion Sickness, and Other Afflictions

Happy July 24th! You ask me what's happening on this day? Well...nothing in particular as far as I know, but I'm sure we can find a reason to celebrate on Foodimentary - oh guess what, it's National Tequila Day! I refuse to drink any alcohol that isn't sweetened, and this certainly doesn't relate to the …

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 9 – Spheres and Vectors

Hihi! Happy July. We're slowly catching up with this show, isn't that neat? Purple = Aria (Officially the team coordinator by now) Green = Plyasm (Passed out for some reason) Blue = Astral (Surgery recoveree and Nezuko slave) Red = Me (I got a [second] job! We'll see how it goes...) 1. What are your general thoughts on this episode? [Mandatory] I’m pretty happy with …

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 5 – Interlude Chat

Unsurprisingly behind we are. A reminder of who's who and updates from everyone: Purple = Aria (Works ahead on all the episodes and is actually on track. Good job!) Green = Plyasm ("Life is the same as always," "nothing noteworthy." Guess we can't expect much from that...) Blue = Astral (Fresh out of the surgery room, let's slice him some hospital patient apples) Red = …

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Anime x Lit Crit: Vampires & Valentines – Toradora! 15

(3 months later...) Oh hey, isn't this collab thing still going on? Without further comments or apologies on how long it's been, here is Toradora! 15, brought to you by Negative Primes and Moya. Finally, we have Kitamura-centric arc! That being said, this episode has done little to explain his crisis (why he bleached his hair or …

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Demon Sayer Corps (Collab): Kimetsu no Yaiba 1 – Tragedy Strikes

Surprise! It's a first impression discussion post near the end of April! But it was a fun discussion, so I hope you enjoy reading it to some extent. I like to babble sometimes, but there shall be no babbling because the following post is quite long. Like, twice as long as any post I've ever …

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