A Centaur’s Life

Type: Who is this for?

Synopsis: For reals, who is the target demographic? At first, I thought it was for the Monster Musume crown. You know, perverts. Then I saw the first five minutes and I thought, OK, this is for lesbians. Yuri bait, got it. But then we get a lot of scenes with little girls and I thought, loli lovers? You know, criminal perverts. Then a bunch of discrimination stories and historical allegories where thrown at me, and I just gave up. I don’t know who this is for, I just know it’s pretty good.

Pros: A Centaur’s Life is a pretty good anime. While I can’t pin point it’s exact audience, can say that this is a dramatic comedy in the slide-of-life genre. Despite the animal-people, it’s pretty down to Earth and mellow. The closest match in terms of tone is Hinamatsuri. So there are funny-ish moments, but they are interspersed with cute moments and dramatic moments. Most episodes revolve around two or three segments centered around different characters. These can me as mundane as studying for a test, or as goofy as the girl’s checking each other’s privates to see if they are normal looking (which is a real segment that happens). This brings me to something you need to know before watching: some of these segments veer into very opposite directions. This is what I meant when I said that the target demographic and audience is difficult to identify. One segments could be about teaching an underclassmen not to take archery so seriously, but the next episode has a straight up holocaust story. The tone of the show ebbs and flows from silly to gloomy, depending on the story. This is actually pretty well summarized by the intro, which has silly moments, fan service moments, sad moments, and odd moments. So if you want a realistic down to earth show, that’s also swarming with anime-people, this is your show (p.s the English dub is really well acted).

Cons: For me, this shows biggest sin it that it’s hard to summarize. Because a lot of stuff happens that explores different facets of it’s world. On the surface, this is show about high school girls. They each have different personalities, different interests, and different lives outside of school that inform their personalities. Hime is beautiful, but also gentle and a little sensitive, which makes sense because she’s a single child, but also kinda funny because she’s a giant centaur. Manami is composed and blunt, which makes sense because she’s been helping raise her four younger sisters, but is ironic because she’s an angel. Quetzalcoatl is just as gentle and sweet as Hime, but that’s in contrast to her snake life appearance. Out of all the characters, Hime and Manami get the most screentime. However, Hime is usually accompanied by her friends Nozomi and Kyouko as they do girl stuff. Manami on the other hand is usually shown taking care of her triplet sisters (The Chi’s) and her toddler sister while her Father tries to make it as an artist. I really liked that the show takes time to explore the character’s home lives, which is usually ignored in slice-of-life high school shows. It helped flesh out each of the main cast. But again, this is just what the show is on the surface. You go a little deeper and you become very aware that the theme of the show is discrimination. In the show, the world has strict anti-discrimination laws enforced by government agencies almost in real time. As the show goes on, you learn little bits and pieces of the world’s history, and how certain races interact with one another. And, to the writing’s credit, we do see little bits of discrimination here and there. From an interracial couple being criticized, to Hime’s friends getting weird looks for attending an all-centaur archery contest, to Quetzalcoatl getting anxious over negative media coverage about her race. And as I mentioned earlier, there is a 7 minute holocaust allegory in Episode 09 (I said the theme was deeper, not subtle). I also really liked this aspect of the show. Again, the show has a lot of different things that it did very well. It’s just that there are a LOT of different thing. So my advice would be to watch the show, but don’t binge it. But honestly, the more I look back on it, the more I like it.

Watch it: Do it one at a time. (5/5)

MVP: Manami

I loved that she told the student committee that “no, I’m not staying here longer that I have to. I have a family to take care of.”

Best Episode: Ep. 06 “Is Being Able to Retrace One’s Past and Ancestors A Reason to Be Happy or Unhappy?”/”Does Getting a Job Doing What You Love Really Bring Happiness?” (This was hard to pick, but I think this covers a lot of what the show is about).

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Skilled Teaser Takagi-san

Type: Also know as “Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san” or horrible bullying

Synopsis: I mean, I know it’s not suppose to come off that way. It’s suppose to be super cute that this middle school girl teases her crush on a daily basis. Even though this has cause the boy to develop feelings of paranoia, anxiety, and obsession. It just doesn’t seem right.

Pros: Troubled feelings aside, this show is kinda cute. The characters are all middle school age, so their first love story told through teasing can be endearing at times. Nishikata’s overthinking is paired nicely with Takagi’s calm demeanor. You kinda get why she likes to tease him. And to be fair, most of the games they play are harmless. And the various quite hints that Takagi likes Nishikata make their segments come off as more aww than mean.

Pros: In fact, my main gripe that kinda soured me on the whole concept was a segment in the library. Takagi offers to help Nishikata study for an important test, only to reveal that everything they studies that afternoon will not be covered on the test. This just seemed more cruel than romantic. Ever since then, I lost interest in the show. There’s funny, and then there’s mean. And that was just mean. Also, this show does sexualize Takagi a little. I mean, sure, having Nishikata stare at her as she sits or leans in is one thing. But having an episode where Takagi literally models swimsuits in front of Nishikata is another. I guess that could also be considered taking teasing a little too far. Plus, Nishikata, learn to read some signals! Damn boy. Has reading all those romance manga taught you nothing?! Aside from that, there are these three side characters that aren’t really interesting or funny. I kinda skipped their scenes with no consequence.

Watch it?: Enjoyable enough. (3/5)

MVP: Nishikata

Neurotic is a word you can use here.

Best Episode: Ep. 2 “Letter/First Day of School/ Seating Arrangements” (a nice collection of everything).

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Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend (1989)

Type: A Penthouse Production

Synopsis: You see, in the late 1900’s pornography was delivered via adult-only magazines. These magazines would feature pictures of nude models alongside life and style articles. Around the 1980’s, some of the larger pornography publishers tried to expand into the burgeoning home video market. To entice potential buyers, Penthouse tried to include a variety of pornographic films, such as animated Japanese erotica. This doesn’t really have anything to do with the anime, I just wanted an excuse to write “pornography” over and over again.

Pros: Legend of the Overfied is basically about two Beast-Men looking for the “Chojin,” a Super-God meant to unite the Beast-Men, Human, and Demon World. Their quest eventually becomes a race to protect their candidate, a pervy high school student. However, their efforts to revive the Chojin proves fatal, as the Chojin must first destroy the three worlds in order to rebuild them in his image. Legend of the Overfied is basically known for three things: sex, violence, and gore. It’s a very typical 80’s OVA, meaning it’s about demons brutalizing humans, with sexy results. I’m trying to make light of it, because “sexy results” really just means a lot of rape scenes. This is one of those anime where you have to ask: Is this a hentai with plot? Story wise, the film is the most cohesive at the start, but spirals as the story goes on.

Cons: Apparently, the film is actually three OVA stitched together, which themselves are based off a manga. The adaptation cut out a lot of the comedy in favor of adding and amplifying the sex and violence. You can tell, because the film really escalates in tone and intensity without much transition. To put it in prospective, you start the film in a japanese high school with a boy peeping on the girl’s dressing room, and you end with a giant demons ushering in the demon apocalypse. The film is both jarring and exhausting. It was also a little unclear about who the protagonist was. Sometimes it was Nagumo, and sometimes it was Jyaku. In addition, because this film was originally three different OVAs, there is no consistent villain, unless you just count “demons” as a main villain. Whatever semblance of a plot that exists is really just a vehicle for the next sex or demon gore scene. All that being said, I watched the English dub and it was both terrible and hilarious.

Watch it?: I would recommend regular pornography.

MVP: The English Dub

“I have your sperm!”

Best Moment: Did I mention the “I have your sperm?” line, because that’s inspired.

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DNA²

Type: We have to stop Junta from becoming the Mega-Playboy!

Synopsis: That way I can get a nice husband, cute pet, and sweet, sweet home!

Pros: The basic premise for this comedic anime is that the protagonist, Junta, is destined to become the “Mega-Playboy”, inadvertently causing the severe overpopulation of Earth. Ignoring the concept of multiverse theory, the future sends back a “DNA Operator” whose mission is to stop the Junta from becoming the Mega-Playboy. The farce begins when the DNA Operator, Karin, accidentally causes Junta to become the Mega-Playboy. What follows is a fairly tongue and cheek series of misunderstandings, with sexy results. The most interesting part of watching this show was experiencing an early 90’s ecchi love comedy. The main difference was in how the characters each treated each other over romantic events. For instance, Junta was more open with his feelings, telling Karin outright that he liked her over the others girls. Meanwhile, all Karin cared about was getting Junta to fall in love with his childhood friend in order to stymie the Mega-Playboy. If this was made today, Junta would be a shy and indecisive boy, and Karin would have fallen in love with him the moment he expressed any sort of interest in her. It was very interesting to see how narrative conventions changed over time (p.s. The opening was very nice to look at).

Cons: To my surprise, the show have interwoven plot threads throughout its run-time. The main plot involves Karin trying to get Junta and his childhood friend Ami together. A secondary plot involves the various girls that fall for Junta’s “Mega-playboy” form, such as Ami’s friend Kotomi and the popular girl Tomoko. A tertiary plot involves Tomoko’s cheating boyfriend, Ryuji, trying to figure out why Tomoko would go for a guy like Junta. Speaking of which, I thought the way they handled the “Mega-Playboy” was well done. The show never lets you forget that the Mega-Playboy is the problems trying to be solved. While he is used to resolve certain scenes, Karin still tries to get rid of him, and Ami straight up does not like him. There’s a particularly great scene where the Mega-Playboy brushes Ami off to be with another girl, showing us that while dynamic, he is not what Junta should be. What’s I’m trying to say is that the show was a lot better written than I thought it was going to be. That being said, the show suffers from a lot of old troupes. Karin becomes repetitive with her one gag of wanting a husband, pet, and house. Junta’s anti-girl vomiting was not funny, and neither was Tomoko’s anti-boy farting. I liked Ami’s mental block about getting together with Junta, but would have liked an episode with just the two of them interacting. Also, the Ryuji thing. In the show, Ryuji is Junta’s sort of rival, who hates him for having Tomoko’s attention. So when he is presented with powers of his own, shape-shifting, his solution is to try to sexually assault Ami and physically assault Tomoko while looking like Junta. That was gross and uncesssary. Worse yet, the show has the audacity to have Tomoko (and the audience) forgive him after he gets beaten up by Junta in the last episode. F@#$ you tv show. That’s not happening.

Watch it: Better than I thought it would be (3/5)

MVP: Karin

While a little inept, she’s actually a good character.

Best Episode: Ep.03 “On the night of the festival -Ami” (Find a girl that will punch the s#%% out of you for acting stupid. That’s marriage material.)

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RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne

Type: Hot Lesbian Bondage Action!

Synopsis: You know…I know what I write is immature at times. This anime does have some interesting things to say about the nature of immortality and technology. When you search it up all you get are images of Rin looking sexy. And yeah, this anime does have a lot of sex and violence. A LOT OF SEX AND VIOLENCE. And vore. A surprising amount of vore. But sex and violence can be effective narrative tools. I mean, not in this, but in other stuff. I guess what I’m trying to say is…actually, I don’t know what I’m trying to say. Let’s just get the review started.

Pros: I can’t talk about this anime without mentioning it’s reputation. RIN: Daighters of Mnemosyne is well known as one of the more explicit anime of all time. This anime is often listed with things like Elfied Lied, KITE, and Yosuga No Sora as controversial anime you probably shouldn’t watch. The reason why RIN is so controversial is because this anime depicts graphic scenes of violence, lesbian sex, straight sex, vore, bondage, torture, and some rape. In it’s defense, RIN is the least offensive of all three. But that’s like saying Hersey is the least chocolate tasting candy bar. But since this is a sex positive site, let’s talk about the sex scenes that work. The anime’s story revolves around women who became immortal through contact of a “Time Fruit” from the tree of Yggdrasil (the Norse world tree). As a result, all the non-violent sex scenes are lesbian sex. Which makes sense. If your part of a community with female immortals, your only consistent partner would probably be another immortal. While this aspect of the show is introduced as a transaction process for information, I do like that the character Mimi later sets up her own liaisons for personal pleasure. Story wise, I like the detective aspect of the anime. The main character, Rin, works as a private detective in Tokyo. Each episode follows a different case in a different era. The story covers the years 1990-2055. Aside from Rin and Mimi, the only other consistent character is a member of the Maeno family. Rin starts the anime meeting Koki Maeno, and later teams up with his son and granddaughter. I liked this aspect because it explored Rin and Mimi’s status as immortals. One of the lines of scenes that stick with me the most is when Mimi explains immortals always look for excitement to remind them that they’re alive. Had the story just been about Rin’s immortality and the enemies and friends she collected along the way, I think I’d think more highly of the show.

Cons: Sex is a theme in this review because it’s a theme in the show. One of the main antagonists Rin has to deal with is Aptos, the sadistic guardian of Yggdrasil who harasses Rin throughout the show. One of the way Aptos attacks Rin is through “Angels,” which are men that come in contact with a “time fruit.” Instead of becoming immortals, men transform into monstrous angels that hunt down and devour immortal women. In addition, when immortal women are near Angels, they are overcome with lust, which allows the Angels to get near enough to eat them (hence the vore). From episode 2 onward, you will see at least one immortal women get eaten by an Angel in this manner. Aside from that, you also get a lot of scenes of Aptos mutilating an unnamed female immortal. If this kinds of sexualized violence isn’t your thing, feel free to skip.  Story wise, the anime is your standard drama thriller. We’re introduced to the new client, Rin gets the case, lesbian sex happens for information, Rin gets attacked by an assassin, Rin gets hurt badly, the client is kidnapped, Mimi uses computers to solved the case, Rin saves the day, and sometimes Angel vore sex happens. While I do like the continuity and world building between episodes, the plot itself is not groundbreaking. Plus, the last episode drowns itself in it’s own lore, and adds a new character that sorta comes out of nowhere and lacks emotional impact. For a show so interested in sex, it’s climax was very lacking.

Watch it?: Filthy, but genuinely arousing (3/5)

MVP: Mimi

I was gonna say Rin, but Mimi does a whole lot more when you think about it.

Best Episode: Ep. 2 “Angels Don’t Cry” (introduces a lot of story elements)

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Rave Master

Type: Ah yeah, Rave Master Time!

Synopsis: A bunch of years ago, a young boy is watching Toonami because his family is lucky enough to have cable that year. After watching Dragon Ball Z and Runouni Kenshin for a while, a new shounen appear. A show called, “Rave Master.” Welcome to the tale of a kinda cute, kinda poppy band of heroes traveling the word with a carrot nose dog! Three, two, one, time for Ravevalution!

Pros: Sorry, not sorry. But damn, is that American intro song both amazing and horrible at the same time. So Rave Master was a story by Hiro Mashima, the creator of the more popular Fairy Tail. Rave Master follows three heroes in one trying to save the word from the evil dark stones using a magic sword and the power of friendship. It’s all very cliche and it totally makes sense that an American company would license this during the shonen boom of the early 2000’s. The reason why I’m really excited to talk about Rave Master is because this is one of my shows. It came around the time I was entering puberty, so a story of a plucky good guy fighting against evil really spoke to me. And having a cute girl in a mini-skirt didn’t hurt either (Ellie was one of my earliest anime crushes). Now, the story makes no sense. Its a weird mishmash of fantasy/urban genres. The pacing is all over the place, some characters come and go for no reason, and arcs are stretched over multiple episodes to pad out the story. But it has a certain charm to it. Maybe you had to be there. The characters play well off each other, and Hiro Mashima has always been good at getting characters into funny situations. The heroic but naive Haru goes well with the bubbly Ellie. They’re eventually joined by the cool Musica, stoic Let, and rowdy Julia. Other characters come and go, but this is your core group. In fact, elements from this cast and other supporting characters would later be reincarnated into Fairy Tail, by the author’s own admission. He even reuses the Rave Sword in the alternate reality arc of Fair Tail! This was also the first manga I ever read from start to finish, so it’s kinds always stuck with me throughout the years.

Cons: So why do I like Rave Master so much? First, I really liked Haru as a main character. Unlike other shonen protagonists, he isn’t motivated by power or pride. He’s an altruistic hero. I’ve always gravitated to more heroic types than anti-heroes or cocky warriors. If you want to understand the difference, go read or watch the Rave Master/Fairy Tail crossover to compare both of Hiro’s main characters. Second, I like the aesthetic of the Rave Master world. The whole world is loosely based on a music motif, so most of the characters are dressed like they’re going to a concert. Be it heavy metal, smooth jazz, or classical. Hiro really could make some money as a t-shirt artist. Third, it was my first introduction to the sexier side of anime. In a weird way, it kinda contributed to my sexual awakening? I didn’t get any of the sex jokes on the Simpsons, nor did the models on Ads trigger anything. But for some reason I knew that Ellie in a bikini was something I could get behind. Forth, I never got to finish it. Rave Master was moved to very early morning hours because of low ratings. I never got to see the end, so it became something I had to finish. Fifth, I finished the series through the manga, and I have to say, the manga does have some good moments. They are few and far between, but they’re there. I still consider the “death” of Shiba and Seig as one of the best bittersweet ends for a character. So yeah, I know that the Rave Master story is not a great. The anime is even worse. But like that one goofy friend of yours, you can’t help but smiling when you think about it.

Watch it?: I mean no, but respect that some people did. (3/5)

MVP: Ruby

Was Ruby the next Rave Master!?

Best Episode: Fairy Tail x Rave OVA (one of my favorite things to do when reading Fairy Tail was catching the Rave Master references and cameos).

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Date A Live (Season 3)

Type: Loli Witch and Spirit-Punisher

Synopsis: This 2019 entry into the Date A Live franchise–record scratch–this thing was made in 2019!? Why? Who asked for this?? That’s five years after the last season, and the animation still looks the same. I get that light novels adaptations tend to be a predictable market, but really? Out of all the other anime that should get a second season, this gets a third. I’m not even mad at Date A Live. It’s a solid show for what it is. I’m just surprised at some of the series that get multiple seasons.

Pros: Again, this season is not bad. Heck, the reasons I watched it is because I knew it would require low energy, be somewhat entertaining, and predictable. And predictable is nice sometimes. Anyway, this season focuses on two characters: the new spirit Natsumi and Origami. The Natsumi Arc, the whole season in general, is really good at building story tension. The Natsumi Arc revolves around the spirit slowing making the main characters disappear until Shido can win her game. Towards the end of the Natsumi Arc, the show shifts into the Origami Arc. This arc finally has Origami have her “Majin-Vegeta” moment, or the moment when the reformed villain reverts back to an antagonist to accomplish their main goal. What follows is a 6 episode time-travel saga where Shido tries his best to save Origami from herself. This arc was unique in that it’s the longest time the series has ever focused on one specific character. We finally get to see the origins of Origami’s intense hatred for spirits. There’s also a twist in this that worked really well, at least for me. This arc does a good job showcasing all the sides of Origami. Her anger towards spirits, her desperation at achieving her goal, and the lengths she’s willing to go. This is an arc where we see a long time supporting character turn against all her friends, abandon her love interest, and ultimately betray herself for revenge. She literally becomes the worst version of herself. This makes it all the more compelling when the main character tries to save her. Because he’s not trying to save some random spirit of the week, he’s trying to save his friend. (Plus, we get to see Shido work with Kurumi again, and that’s always entertaining).

Cons: First, the Natsumi Arc feels a little short. I mean, compared to the other arcs in the series this is relatively normal length, but the Origami Arc consumes a lot of the subsequent episodes. This makes Natsumi feel more like a tag along than a new supporting character. The Natsumi Arc is also used to make a lot of Loli jokes, which I was not a fan of. I should also point out the Nastumi now makes the show have 3 underage girls to ogle. So….yeah. Second, while I praised the Origami Arc for it’s character work, I do have to criticize it for it’s use of time travel. Half the arc has Shido go back in time to help Origami, and then other half has Shido interact in an alternate timeline. This is where the show gets confusing, because Shido basically dies in the past, but is still alive in this new timeline, and despite changing the past all the other story arcs seemed to have happened the same way. The only major difference that the show explores is that the characters never met Origami until the events of the new timeline. And everyone, including Shido, go back to business as usual after effectively becoming time refugees. I say this as someone how loves time travel fiction; unless your narrative conceit is specifically about time travel, be very, very, very cautious about using time travel because once you use that device, you can never take it back. From now on, no matter what happens in the show, in the back of my find I’m ganna be asking “why don’t they just go back in time then?

Watch it: Probably the best arc of the entire series (4/5)

MVP: Origami

I hate you!

Best Episode: “Demon King of Descending Darkness” (p.s. We get a cameo from the the mysterious “Phantom” this season. Turns out, also a teenage girl).

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Date A Live (Season 2)

Type: TWINS (but for like 4 episodes)

Synopsis: In a world were the story forgot about the horrible space quakes destroy cities and ruin families, one man is going to high school with pretty girls. This man is Shido Itsuka, who’s basically the government’s gigalo. His mission? To seduce teenage super-beings and seal their power by making-out. This time, he has to deal with totally hot and totally down twins and a rich and busty bi-sexual idol. Life is just hard sometimes…

Pros: It’s been a minute, and this show did not do a good job jogging my memory. It took a while to remember that this show is about Shido, a high school boy with the unique ability to seal the spirit powers of inter-dimensional female warriors. The season has two main story arcs. The first arc deals with the storm twins, sisters that are in the middle of a heated rivalry. The comedic twist? The girls decide to resolve their rivalry through a seduction contest, with Shido acting as the meat to this fan service sandwich (often literally). The primary amount of fan service comes from this arc. The second arc deal with Diva, an idol with an intense hatred of men and love or women. This leads Shido to dress as a girl for the majority of the arc in an attempt to get closer to Diva, with hilarious results. If you ever wanted to see hot lesbian action, I suggest looking into the various adult websites found online, researching lesbian literature (shout-out to Melissa Brayden), or supporting your local sex workers. Cause this arc is mainly about seeing Shido act like a girl. The season ends in a quais-third arc where Kurumi (the big bad from last season) helps/flirts with Shido to stop Diva and rescue Toka. This was fun as I forgot how fun Kurumi was as a villain. All together, the season is funny, but not a home run.

Cons: This has second season syndrome, which is most often associated with light novel adaptations. You really need to remember who most of these characters are, even the minor supporting cast. As two seasons, the story already has a lot of characters to juggle, especially the military personnel. For a show about Shido and the spirit girls, there are a lot of members of AST, DEM, Ratatoskr we are expected to know and care about. What you have to remember is that this is not a show about Shido living in a house full of super-powered babes. This is a show about Shido being caught in the middle of a three-way military power struggle over the control of Spirit Beings entering our world. That’s what show and author are more interested in. This means that after their initial arc, the spirit beings become side-characters, except for possibly Toka, since she’s Shido’s main love interest and the most powerful spirit in the story. Apart from that, the fan service in the first arc might be a little much, as I don’t think I’ve ever seen twins being used to this extent outside of…research. The second arc was fine, though dovetailing it’s ending with a Toka rescue mission was a little abrupt. Diva herself was a good antagonist in her own right that could have closed off the season.

Watch it?: Sexy twins and a power hungry idol. I can thing of worse stories (4/5).

MVP: Diva (Miku Izayoi)

For a minute, I actually did not know how they are going to stop her.

Best Episode: Ep.03 “Two Wishes” and Ep. 08″The Promise to Keep” (One for ridiculous fan service, and the other for good story beats).

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Cells at Work

Type: Why would cells have blood?

Synopsis: Fun fact, according to Google, the average life span of a Blood Cell is 100-120 days, and the average life span of a White Blood Cell is 13-20 days. Assuming that Google isn’t lying to me (because why would anyone on the internet ever lie?), we are either witnessing a very tragic love story between two cells, or a body that is possibly close to dying every single day. Or this is all just a cute way to teaching people about the human immune system.

Pros: It was so hard not to make an Osmosis Jones reference! But if you MUST know, Osmosis Jones was a 2001 animated comedy starring Chis Rock, David Hyde Pierce, Laurence Fishburne, Brandy, and Bill Murray as the human body. The film depicts the rebellious white blood cell Ozzy teaming up with the by-the-book pill suppressant Drix as they fight against a deadly virus. I think Cells at Work: Black and Training Day were both inspired by it. Anyway, now that I satiated your thirst for early 2000’s Chris Rock vehicles, we can finally talk about Cells at Work. The anime depicts a rebellious white blood cells teaming up with a by-the-book red blood cell to–Ok, ok, the bit’s not even funny. Cells at Work is an anime that about a Red Blood cell with a bad sense of direction and an exuberant White Blood cell that she always runs into. The show mainly depicts how the human’s immune system deals with different threats (just look at the episode titles). The show falls under the “edutainment” sub-genre of anime, similar to How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? Only this one goes more more for the cute route than sexy route. If your interested in the immune system, or just want to brush up on your high school biology, then this is a great resource.

Cons: Kinda a monster of the week show. Most of the bacteria aren’t that interesting to look at. Except for the Cancer Cell episodes. Those were incredible. Since the show explored the body’s responses to different threats, it’s very episodic.

Watch it: For some reason, I am very interested in the Human immune system right now (4/5)

MVP: Red Blood Cell

All 30 trillion of them!

Best Episode: Ep.7 “Cancer Cells” (How the hell are you making me feel sorry for cancer!??)

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Using Food as Metaphors for Anime Genres [8th Anniversary Special]

Ok, so maybe it’s just me, but one trick I use when thinking about certain anime is comparing them with types of food. I find that the level of quality an anime has a lot in common with certain types of food and restaurants. That being said, here’s my take on using food as metaphors for anime genres.

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