Winter 2021 First Impressions – Junko #1

I took a season off from First Impressions due to the general overwhelming-ness of the world, but I’m back and ready to watch some terrible and hopefully not-so-terrible anime. Let’s get started on an….interesting…note with a pretty ridiculously long title:

Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari (Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town)

Wow, the absolute height of comedy
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Winter 2021 First Impressions – Moeronpan #1

And we’re back at the start of another year!
The thing about 2020 was that it was…different and challenging, so although I do still want to do a Moeronpan Awards post for last years anime, it’s going to be a lot smaller than past years. I hope to be able to get to it after I get the First Impressions out of the way.
Anyway, watcha got for us this time, anime land?

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Autumn 2020 First Impressions – Moeronpan #2

Another heads up – This season is all me, as absolutely none of the shows Ariana was interesting in were on the services she is subscribed to. Let’s see how many more I can be bothered doing!

By the way, if you’re interested in ‘Talentless Nana’, its an episode that’s best experienced blind. The synopsis gives some stuff away!

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Autumn 2020 First Impressions – Moeronpan #1

This season is gonna be a bit dicey unfortunately, for one thing, it seems a lot bigger than usual due to the number of shows meant to air in the previous season that got delayed due to COVID, and we’re also busy. It’s unlikely we’ll get the chance to watch everything (and not even most of everything) but we can at least try to see a selection. Stuff will also probably be late, so I’ll be doing small batch posts throughout October.

Azone? In my new anime season anime? It’s more likely than you think!
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Nendoroid Lord el Melloi II (The Case Files of Lord el Melloi II)

I’ve been meaning to review this since February, when he first released – however, luckily in 2020 time is fake and that doesn’t matter. It’s late, but it’s also the first figure review I’ve done in yeeears on this blog, so that’s okay. There’s three pieces of Waver merch I intend to review on this blog including this one – but one of them (the Petworks/Azone doll) has been in postal limbo since March due to EMS closing up and the other (the Aniplex figure) isn’t released yet.
Anyway, even though I’ve drifted away from nendoroids in recent years, there was absolutely no way I was going to turn down the first nendoroid of my favourite character ever, Waver Velvet. I say ‘first’ because I’ve been wishing for a nendoroid of his younger form for, at time of writing, eight years. With the popularity of Fate/Grand Order and Waver being one of the most coveted characters in the game, it’s surprising to me that it’s taken until the release of the Case Files anime for any nendoroid of him at all to get announced. Let’s take a look.
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Summer 2020 First Impressions – Ariana

Hi everyone! I’m really glad to be back for First Impression reviews after skipping out on them last season. Since I only had three shows, I decided to stick them all in one post too.

Pretty to look at, but not much substance…

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