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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 24

Penultimate episode analysis, here we go! I said last episode was intense. Well, I was wrong. Intensity is relative... Primes: So true! This is one of my favorite Toradora episodes! In our last discussion, Primes asked if I thought "[the main characters will] finally see the ghosts and UFOs they believe in." I suggested that… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 24

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 23

Phew! Finally, an episode that builds up to some satisfaction. Primes: Wait, does that mean you were unsatisfied with the previous episodes? I'm going to go cry now... *jk* This episode is among the best emotional moments in the series, for me at least. Well, no, but at the end of most episodes before this,… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 23

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 22

Three more episodes until the end! Negative Primes and I are still trudging on. This episode is loaded with symbolism and random bizarre moments. Primes: Ain't that the truth. It opens with a continuation of Ryuji's rescuing of Taiga, but it turns out that it was all just Ryuji's nightmare in the middle of class.… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 22

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 21

Things...escalated. Primes: Yeah, this episode put escalators on its escalators. The episode kicks off with conflict among Kihara, Glasses Guy, and their respective friends. Then Ryuji goes spilling everything about having a crush on Minori to the guys, the guys sneak into the girls' room (and accidentally abduct Taiga), and the girls are spilling MORE… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 21

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! – 20

Yup, it's time for another installment of your record-breakingly long-running collaboration series between me and NegativePrimes! Primes: Running on two years now, right? A testimony to our perseverance and Toradora's quality! During the last months of inactivity, I got through the holidays, applied for grad school, compulsively applied for a few jobs I don't need,… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! – 20

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 19

Welcome to another episode discussion between me and Negative Primes. All that roleplaying talk from the previous episode have escalated into costume disguises. Definitely not the first time people have dressed up in Toradora!, but this episode's costumes did surprise me! "Christmas angel" Taiga with a flight attendant bun and daddy Ryuji in Mr. Aisaka's suit.… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 19

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 26 – Off the Training, Onto the Train

Belated final thoughts on last season's hype. Who's who: Purple = Aria the 14th Magic Conan Green = Plyasm of the Wormhole Blue = Astral the Gemini Red = Moya the Tori 1. What are your general thoughts on this episode? [Mandatory] More train hype. Loved the first half and didn’t mind the second either. A very good episode, and a fitting endpoint for the… Continue reading Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 26 – Off the Training, Onto the Train

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

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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… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 18

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