takt op.Destiny Season Wrap

Once again, we have a show from the fall 2021 season that I was loathe to talk about given the sour taste that filled my mouth with the final episode and the massive disappointment I felt overall towards a show that had one of the more fun openings of the season. Where did it all go wrong?

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Komi Can’t Communicate Season Wrap

As visually gorgeous as this show and its namesake are, Komi Can’t Communicate is 100% successful because of the friends who support her. There’s only so much a show can do with a protagonist who can’t portray her feelings clearly. Like me, you might feel apprehensive about a full season focusing on a scenario as mundane as a person incapable of communication, but rest assured, the story actually maintains focus on each encounter’s struggle and increases momentum through to the end.

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The Faraway Paladin Season Wrap

After only a few episodes into The Faraway Paladin, I was already convinced it would be one of the best anime of the season, if not the year (for its genre). The world building in what could have easily been a stereotypical isekai blew all other competition out of the water, and had me hopeful we’d continue on that trend through the season. Unfortunately, I learned all too soon that the people and place I had come to love were mere groundwork for the story to come, one that would be far inferior to the legends who paved the path.

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The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window Season Wrap

If there’s a show on my watchlist I did not expect to make it to the end of the season, it’s The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window. No other premiere let me in such conflict after the first episode, both loving and hating the presentation but still curious to see how it could change for the better. Ultimately, I do think the work succeeded in world building and character development, even if it floundered its way there.

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 090 – Fall 2021 Season Wrap

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:31 The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
  • 04:25 86 EIGHTY-SIX Season 2
  • 06:45 AMAIM: Warrior at the Borderline
  • 08:10 Muv Luv Alternative
  • 08:52 Rumble Garanndoll
  • 09:35 SAKUGAN
  • 11:08 takt op.Destiny
  • 13:20 Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside
  • 17:00 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
  • 17:45 Komi Can’t Communicate
  • 18:56 The Faraway Paladin
  • 20:10 The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!
  • 21:16 Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut
  • 23:17 Mieruko-chan
  • 26:11 My Senpai is Annoying
  • 27:55 The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window
  • 30:17 Restaurant to Another World 2
  • 32:10 Taisho Otome Fairy Tale
  • 34:33 Blue Period
  • 36:11 The Heike Story
  • 36:55 Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Cour 2
  • 38:37 Tesla Note
  • 41:35 The Way of the Househusband Part 2
  • 42:55 Boruto: Naruto Next Generation
  • 43:02 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc
  • 43:20 LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6
  • 43:33 Platinum End
  • 44:00 Ranking of Kings
  • 45:25 Outro

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Music Credits:

  • “Clover 3” by Vibe Mountain
  • Tesla Note ED: “Sanbunteki Life” by Yui Ninomiya
  • “Seasons” by roljui

Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside Season Wrap

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed a distinct change in my taste in anime, as well as my general attitude towards consuming it. When I started, I was all in for everything I could get my hands on, which tended towards brighter, action-driven narratives like Bleach and comedies like Azumanga Daioh. I also felt this stubborn need to finish everything I started even if I hated it (A Certain Magical Index???).

These days, I treasure my time more. No longer do I feel an obligation to finish everything I try (though I do still try everything once if possible), and I’m pickier about what stays on the menu each season. There just isn’t enough time everyday to do all things in life I’d like to, so the activities that are kept around are that much more meaningful.

What in the world does this have to do with Banished from the Hero’s Party? Red is a man whose life revolved around his love for his sister and her mission as the Hero to save the world. Once he’s forced out of the party, he re-focuses on his passions in a little village on the edge of the world. For the first time, he can prioritize his desires over others’, even if they’re arguably less important.

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Mieruko-chan Season Wrap

Did I mention that I moved houses this year? Along with all the excitement for our new home came the realization that I could go all out on holiday decorations and people would actually see it. Halloween presented the first chance to do so, and I started out with a humble display that I’m hoping to grow over the years.

When Mieruko-chan started airing, the timing felt perfect; my mind was filled with pumpkins and ghosts, skeletons and spiderwebs. Miko’s ability to see spirits of the deceased fit in with my mood.

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The Way of the Househusband Parts 1 & 2 Season Wrap

It feels weird considering Parts 1 and 2 separately since The Way of the Househusband is a short with each episode only lasting 17-18 minutes and released in totality on Netflix. Watching the show in spurts was exactly how my husband and I treated the show as we sat down for dinner and queued up a few episodes at a time; this show was our go-to series for when we needed something lighthearted with a low time commitment.

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