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Grave of the Fireflies

March 4, 2024

Grave of the Fireflies anime movie logoGrave of the Fireflies is a movie by Studio Ghibli about the devastating impact of World War II on the children of Japan. In this review, I compare it to In This Corner of the World, a similar movie, and discuss how they focus on different aspects of civilian life.

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Girei (Pain’s Theme) Lyrics

April 14, 2018

Naruto: Shippūden anime series logoIn my first post about music in anime, I break down the (Japanese) lyrics to the song Girei from Naruto: Shippūden, also known as Pain’s Theme. Incorrect (English) lyrics have been widely circulated around the internet, and it’s time I set the record straight.


Naruto Chakra Nature Quiz

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Naruto: Shippūden anime series logoTake the Naruto Chakra Nature Quiz to find out which chakra nature(s) you’d have if you lived in the Naruto universe! Can you use fire and lightning release like Sasuke? Wind release like Naruto? Or, maybe you have a special kekkei genkai chakra nature!

Weekly Schedule

Upcoming posts are subject to change. With that in mind, here are the projected posts for this week, starting on Sunday.


One Piece Episode 1095


Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 10


Chained Soldier Episode 10


Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Episode 26


Solo Leveling Episode 9

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Movie Night | The Boy and the Heron

The Boy and the Heron

Friday, March 29th – 9:00 PM ET

For March’s Discord movie night event, we’re watching the latest film from Studio Ghibli, The Boy and the Heron. Will it be as good as the classics like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away?

DoubleSama’s Watchlist | Winter 2024

Fall 2023 Anime

The winter 2024 season is looking pretty sparse. There are only 8 anime I’m planning to watch. But, the good news is that the spring season seems like it will make up for this.

Continuing Anime
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End is the only anime I’m watching this season that’s continuing from the fall 2023 season.

New Anime
There are 5 brand new anime that I’ll be watching for the winter season. They are Gushing over Magical Girls, Hokkaido Gals Are Super Adorable!, Chained Soldier, Solo Leveling, and Delicious in Dungeon.

Sequel Anime
Finally, there’s only 1 sequel anime I plan to watch this season, Urusei Yatsura (2022) 2nd Season.