[Review] Akiba Maid War is AOTS

I’ve written more about this show this season than any other on both this blog, Twitter, and even on Discord, simultaneously praising, recommending, and freaking out about it. I can no longer imagine the fall season without Akiba Maid War charging right up the center and standing at the forefront. From start to finish, the characters and this ridiculous setting demanded my attentions, easily competing for both anime of the season and the overall year.

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[12 Days of Anime] Day 11: Akiba Maid War

What is old can be new again, a lesson I’ve learned repeatedly over the years and is once again proven this recent fall season with Akiba Maid War, a single-cours show that combines familiar styles into one hell of a unique premise that will be talked about for years to come. From the initial idea to the execution, to the variety of cast members both regular and passing, to the catchy opening song and the follow up ending, I was surprised over and over again. No other fall anime competed for my attentions as much as this one; no other anime hyped me up only to cast me down as violently.

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 112 – Akiba Maid War & Chainsaw Man

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:09 Akiba Maid War
  • 14:36 Chainsaw Man
  • 22:48 Related shows
  • 26:43 Outro

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Music Credits:

  • “Clover 3” by Vibe Mountain
  • Chainsaw Man OP: “Kick Back” by Kenshi Yonezu
  • “Seasons” by roljui