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Berserk – Episode 9 Review

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Attempting to infiltrate the tower where Casca is being held, Guts has finally made his way to its exterior with Luca and the rest in an attempt to rescue her. Falling behind, Guts only has a split second to decide what to prioritize, and how to proceed. Will he finally be reunited with his one time partner, or will she elude his grasp once again?

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Berserk – Episode 5 + 6 Review

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With Casca’s fate in question, Guts can only press on with his quest to find her and save her from the demons that chase them both for their brands. With renewed vigor and a restored Dragon’s Tooth blade, his mission is the only step forward. Does he stand a chance against the perils that await, or will he ultimately succumb to the crushing weight of the world around him?

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Spring 2016 Season Wrap Up – Justin Style

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Toasters! I was busy with real world stuff last week and didn’t have time to write up a season wrap up, so without further adieu, here are my thoughts on the shows I finished from the Spring 2016 anime season.

Boku no Hero Academia/My Hero Academia
• Definitely one of my top picks for the season, My Hero Academia continued to impress with every episode. Funimation beautifully adapted the already exceedingly popular shōnen manga. Sporting a very clean and well done animation style, My Hero Academia boasted some wonderful character designs, particularly All Might’s character design, which was very reminiscent of silver age American style comics along with the impressive voice acting performances from the entire cast. Undeniably one of the better recent shōnen series, you can’t help but get hyped up after each marvelously animated fight scene. If you haven’t watched it yet, definitely check it out. Personally, I can’t wait for My Hero Academia season 2! Also go check out my episode by episode review on mouthfuloftoast.com if you want some more in depth information.

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Berserk – Episode 2 Review

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Now that Guts has been properly introduced to us in his new garb with his new Dragon’s Tooth massive zweihander, he finds himself confronted by a certain sect of knights that seem intent on his capture. What ends do they meet by securing him, and will he go down quietly? The answer should be fairly obvious for both.

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Berserk – Episode 1 Review

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And so, moving on from discussing a show primarily revolving around high school teenagers attempting to figure out if they can bother to feel feelings anymore, now we move onto a show centered around grotesque physical, sexual, and mental violence with heavy dashes of moral ambiguity. With a prequel movie trilogy under its belt, Studio 4C has moved on to the first full story arc- the Black Swordsman arc. Will the anime hold up to the quality of the movie trilogy, or does it falter right out of the gate? Warning: Berserk is loaded with graphic violent content, do not watch or read if you are easily queasy.

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Spring Season 2016 Wrap-Up (Nathan Edition)

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And so the season ends, not with a whimper, but a legendarily big, colorful bang of the Jojo trinity among others. As usual, I declared I wouldn’t be watching as much this season as last season… and quickly went to prove myself wrong on how much I would end up binging on. What were some of the high points of the season and what were the low? I’m about to tell you! Please remember my personal rating scale: 5 is the average, typically showing no true advancement on any medium with positives and negatives canceling each other out, with 1 and 10 being total extremes on the spectrum. I don’t simply rate a show based on how much I personally enjoyed it! Some shows can be a 6 that I greatly enjoyed, while I can give a 7 to a show that I personally might not be as interested in but has greater artistic merits. With that being said, let’s see what rocked!

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My Hero Academia – Episode 13 Review

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Toasters! We’re back for the final episode of My Hero Academia season 1! Thanks to All Might’s Plus Ultra, the raid boss Nomu has been sent flying, but All Might has now hit his limit, is unable to move, and Tomura and Kurogiri are still up and kicking. To top it off, despite Kaminari’s best efforts, some of the villains that surrounded them are still up and kicking, and thanks to his idiot state, he’s now been taken hostage. Jirou tries her best to distract the villain so she can activate her headphone quirk, but unfortunately the villain notices and commands her to stop. He then inches closer to them and we swap to another scene.

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