Recent Anime that Subtly Broke their Genre Molds

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I’m going to do something a little different. I have been seeing a lot of gripes about how anime is getting repetitive lately, and to be honest, that is true on a basic, oversimplified level. While the industry does favor anime with similar stories and themes in terms of being “safe” choices for viewers, there are others that enjoy making fun of tired tropes in the form of parodies, or completely deconstruct their genres. These kinds of shows are the ones that fans and critics alike will talk about the most, whether they liked or disliked them.

However, I’m more interested in a handful of “middle tier” anime: shows that weren’t necessarily bad or good, but altered their themes slightly where they felt original to me, but also maintained important aspects of their respective genres. Some of these have become popular, but I thought that they were very creative in offering something different. For limitation’s sake, these are anime series that I have already reviewed on this blog. By the end of this post, I hope you’ll appreciate the idea that no two anime are alike.

These are in no particular order.

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Anime Review: My Love Story!!

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“Everyone deserves to be loved.” It may sound cliché, but they were the words that a girl I liked had told me, after she rejected me; and at the time, I didn’t know how to accept it. That was seven years ago.

Some of my friends in real life think I’m a big, friendly guy like Takeo from this series, but that wasn’t always the case. Knowing how impulsive I can be, I have often thought of myself as a monster, and only recently have I learned to, at the very least, accept that as a part of myself. My story isn’t like Takeo’s at all, and yet, there’s something about him and his relationship with Rinko that speaks to what I might have done wrong all this time. And in some sense, learn how I can make it right in the future.

But I’m not going to make this review as dreary as my life’s backstory. This is a romantic comedy! So in that spirit, let’s make this review a lot more fun!

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Great Moments in Summer 2015 Anime

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Summer is over, and that means no more lazy days for some of us (yeah, I know). 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 great moments of the season, not necessarily the greatest 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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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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Great Moments in Spring 2015 Anime

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Anime Expo begins in 2 days (or 1, in my case). But before I start working there, here are some of my favorite funny moments from the Spring 2015 anime season.

As always, these are great moments, but not necessarily the greatest moments of the season. You can find all of these titles and more on Crunchyroll. There will also be SPOILERS!

Click the following link for my Funny Moments in Spring 2015 review.

The theme for this review is From Here, and There, thanks to this season’s Wish Upon the Pleiades. Hope you enjoy them!

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