Podcast: The Vision of Escaflowne Rewatchalong – Episodes 21-26 (Final)

The kids are (probably gonna be) all right.
Hitomi grips Van's arm between her hands, staring at him intently.

The Escaflowne Rewatchalong comes to its plot-packed conclusion! Revelations are had, families are reunited, and we can finally, finally, talk about Dilandau.

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Rule of Three Review: Winter 2019 Anime Digest

The weather outside may be frightful, but some of these winter anime are pretty darn delightful.

Two chibi figures in traditional Japanese clothing chew, looking uncomfortable. Behind them, a young man and woman smile pleasantly.

While I left the premiere reviews to my capable teammates this season, I did join for the three-episode check-in post. From time-traveling mediums to teen disasters to furocious kittens, it may be a messy season but it sure ain’t a boring one.

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Podcast: The Vision of Escaflowne Rewatchalong – Episodes 14-20

Everything happens so very, very much.

Folken and Naria hold hands in a darkened room, as if taking part in a dance

We’re back with more Escaflowne chatter! With dream ghosts, cat twins, and literal fanfic machines, it’s the show’s wildest stretch to date—and that is saying something.

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Podcast: Fall 2018 Wrap-up

Hang on to your hats, it’s an action-packed ride.

A girl hangs from the back of a train. Two people, a Spanish woman and a blonde boy, grab hold of her hands to keep her from falling.

Caitlin, Peter, and I look back on the Fall 2018 season! We touch on the licensed shows we watched this Fall, including sequels, shorts, and a few Netflix latecomers of note. A busy season calls for a busy podcast—and plenty of spirited debates.

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The Josei’s Top 10 Anime of 2018: Part 2 (#1-5)

Gather ’round for a flock of faves!

A teen girl with long black hair wearing goggles on her head and winter clothing sits in the middle of a flock of penguins. She's smiling wildly.Did you miss out on Part 1? Fear not! You can click here for the bottom half of the Top 10, including honorable mentions. Or, if you’re ready to check out the cream of the crop, hit the jump and read on for more.

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The Josei’s Top 10 Anime of 2018: Part 1 (Honorable Mentions & #6-10)

Bringing a little color to the end of the year.

A group of teens in school uniforms standing under an abstract rainbow with a golden fish flying across it.

Is it just me, or was 2018 kind of a down year for anime? Maybe I’ve just been spoiled by the avalanche of quality we’ve gotten over the past 2-3 years, but while I’m usually agonizing over what I’ll have to drop from a list, this year I was agonizing over what I was going to put on it at all. I’d worry that my sense of whimsy was fading, but I’ve spent literal months rolling around in the Twitch Pokemon marathon, so that can’t be it…

Whatever the case, the weird year resulted in me having two Top 10 lists with relatively little overlap: one was of shows that I knew in my head were good but had left me cold, and one of shows that I knew weren’t as technically sharp but I sure did care about them.  I wrote up the first list… and then threw it in a fire and published the second one instead. So, please enjoy the Top 10 Shows That Made Your Stressed-Out Blogger Feel Things.

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Glancing Upstream: Fall 2019 Retrospective Digest

Leave it to the last season of 2018 to keep us on our toes.

Four members of Franchouchou smash their faces up against a window, peering in

The Fall went and dropped a variety of colorful anime into our laps, with plenty of surprises along the way! I recommend a show nobody even knew I was watching, eat delicious crow over Bloom Into You, and find another excuse to shout about puppets.

 

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