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Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions Deluxe Edition Review – “Fatal Fantasies”

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Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions Deluxe Edition Review – “Fatal Fantasies”

Title, subtitle and premise all suggest that  Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions  is another negligible addition to the  isekai  fantasy subgenre so prominent in anime and light novels these last few years. “Grimgar” is exactly the kind of name a teenager obsessed with a particularly violent kind of power fantasy might ascribe to the …Read more  »

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Volume 1: “Falling into Place”

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Volume 1: “Falling into Place” Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Volume 1: “Falling into Place”

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Volume 1: “Falling into Place”

I anticipated the first volume of Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju with a mixture of joy and dread. Nick Creamer, one of my favorite contemporary critics, had recommended the anime adaptation’s first season with great enthusiasm, but not without reservation. “The larger than life... …Read more  »