Episode 16 – Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End

I really love all the little off-screen adventures. ©Kanehito Yamada, Tsukasa Abe/Shogakukan/’Frieren’ Project Once again, in this week’s Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, we are left with two separate stories. The first is about Frieren meeting one of her few “old friends” and another about Sein’s attempt to find his adventurer best friend after a decade…

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Episode 12 – The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You

©中村力斗・野澤ゆき子/集英社・君のことが大大大大大好きな製作委員会 I may have fibbed a bit last week. I said that episode 11 had a bit of everything that makes this series so special. I stand by that statement, but there was some deception by omission, since I knew what was coming this week. Last episode was like a sampler platter, laying out little…

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Episode 12 – Tearmoon Empire

©餅月望・TOブックス/ティアムーン帝国物語製作委員会2023 So far as finales go, “To Keep What Was Preciously Grown from Withering” is a perfectly okay way to cap off the first season of Tearmoon Empire. Despite what its long and somewhat dramatic title might imply, this isn’t the kind of storyline capper that is filled with subversive twists or earth-shattering cliffhangers—which is…

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