Going Down The List: Wakako-zake

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It’s just a show about an adult woman, voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro, going out for drinks and food in the evenings. Every episode features a different combination of food and drink, and the show actually offers a pretty educational insight into izakaya-related culture, including how the different foods should be eaten and in which order.

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Going Down The List: Wakaba*Girl

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I was a huge fan of Wakaba Girl when it aired. The OP was super catchy and cute, the characters were good and the faces, and comedy in general, were funny. I was a little bit disappointed that it was a short-format show with 7-minute episodes, but then again that meant that the jokes never really had the chance to go stale. It was a fun little experience.

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Going Down The List: Ushio to Tora

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Ushio to Tora is a pretty recent show (Summer 2015) based on a not-so-recent manga (1990-96). This meant that it ended up being quite a bit different from more modern battle shounen anime, especially in terms of story. I’m generally not the biggest fan of these kinds of shows, so it was nice to see something refreshingly different for a change, even if it came from 25 years ago.

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Going Down The List: Usagi Drop

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For me, watching Usagi Drop was an exceptionally needed experience with healing, because when I watched it I had just finished reading Muv Luv Alternative, which is a very… “traumatic” visual novel. For this reason I don’t actually remember much of Usagi Drop when it comes to the story, I just mostly remember it as something that helped me relax.

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Going Down The List: Uchuu Patrol Luluco

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Uchuu Patrol Luluco (aka Space Patrol Luluco) is Trigger’s latest short-format anime. It aired in Spring 2016, and back then it was mostly warmly welcomed as a small bite-sized Friday-night comedy. I liked it too, it was cute and funny, but it never really exceeded that level of positive slightly-above-average-ness.

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Going Down The List: Uchouten Kazoku

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Uchouten Kazoku aired in Summer 2013, which was only approximately half a year after I had started watching anime. As such, it ended up being the first airing show that I awarded a full 10, signifying that I thought it was a masterpiece. Its score has survived many re-evaluations, which means that I still consider it a masterpiece, even though I’ve only seen it that one time. And this is why I’m so unbelievably excited for the sequel, Uchouten Kazoku 2, which will begin airing in Spring 2017.

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Going Down The List: Toradora!

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Had I not been behind on blog post writing schedule again, I could have written about this show on Valentine’s Day. Not only would it have been appropriate considering the story, but it would also have been symbolic for me, because for a long time Toradora was the romance anime for me. The fact that I watched it pretty early on in my ongoing experience with anime probably helped, especially considering it was probably the first actually good romance show I watched, now that I think about it.

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