Anime Review: Himouto! Umaru-chan

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Fun fact: the title for this anime is written in Japanese hiragana ひもうと, which is a blend word, combining 干物 (“himono,” as in dried fish) and 妹 (“imōto,” as in little sister). The Japanese language loves puns like this, and what you get out of this is a “two-faced little sister!” Why? Because apparently, 干物女 (“himono onna,” as in dried fish woman) refers to women who are beautiful when they are in public, but let loose and act completely different when they’re at home!

So why am I starting this review off with useless trivia? I figured someone who’s reading this might relate to my level of madness in terms of looking for small details, and this series is choc full of tiny references like that! You see, the anime industry right now has been coming out with a lot of shows that relate to the otaku. And that means there are plenty more shows with hidden references to other anime, manga, video games, and other counter-culture stuffs. And whether you’re one to embrace the fandom or dread the idea that anime was a mistake, I will be here to give a more neutral perspective… by avoiding that conversation altogether!

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Funny Moments of Summer 2015 Anime

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Summer is over, and that means no more lazy days for some of us (awww). But before I start preparing for other things including the Fall anime season, let’s revisit some of the moments that came from a handful of anime from this past season.

This highlight review’s theme is Hero, thanks to this season’s Ushio and Tora.

Obligatory disclaimer: these are the funny moments of the season, not necessarily the funniest moments of the season. These moments come from a limited list of things that I watched and does not include everything that aired in Summer 2015. You can find all of these anime and more on Crunchyroll.

And as always, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!

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My Summer 2015 Crunchyroll Simulcasts

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Hey everyone! Finally found time to preview lots of new anime for the Summer 2015 season, and to think there are STILL shows to be released all this month! But for now, here are 14 of the new shows I will be watching. Why 14? Because it’s my favorite number. Yeah.

Each show I will feature here will include genre tags, a brief summary of the show, and my personal opinion on the pilot. You can find all of these and more on Crunchyroll! This is also not a complete list of everything I’m watching/picking up. Let’s get these first impressions started!

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