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11:9 - Batman (Richard Grayson) vs. Raiden (Metal Gear)

MATCH SCORE
Batman (Richard Grayson): 7
Raiden (Metal Gear): 2

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11:9 - Odie vs. Eternia

MATCH SCORE
Odie: 4
Eternia: 3

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11:9 - Middle-Earth vs. Ronald Weasley

MATCH SCORE
Middle-Earth: 3
Ronald Weasley: 6

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11:9 - Perry The Platypus vs. Raccoon City

MATCH SCORE
Perry The Platypus: 2
Raccoon City: 7

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11:9 - Tobias Beckett vs. Kasumi Goto

MATCH SCORE
Tobias Beckett: 5
Kasumi Goto: 2

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11:9 - Princess Merida vs. Mulan

MATCH SCORE
Princess Merida: 1
Mulan: 9

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11:9 - Knock Out (Prime) vs. Beast

MATCH SCORE
Knock Out (Prime): 0
Beast: 8

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11:9 - Catwoman vs. Dominic Toretto

MATCH SCORE
Catwoman: 8
Dominic Toretto: 2

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11:9 - Mickey Goodmill vs. Herman Boone

MATCH SCORE
Mickey Goodmill: 6
Herman Boone: 5

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11:9 - Mordin Solus vs. Doogie Howser

MATCH SCORE
Mordin Solus: 3
Doogie Howser: 5

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11:9 - Nightwing vs. Jinx

MATCH SCORE
Nightwing: 8
Jinx: 1

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11:9 - Sasuke (Ganbare Goemon) vs. Shinobi (Joe Musashi)

MATCH SCORE
Sasuke (Ganbare Goemon): 8
Shinobi (Joe Musashi): 0

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11:9 - Neal Caffrey vs. Arthur Morgan

MATCH SCORE
Neal Caffrey: 2
Arthur Morgan: 5

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11:9 - Scorpion (Mortal Kombat) vs. Cassandra Cain

MATCH SCORE
Scorpion (Mortal Kombat): 8
Cassandra Cain: 2

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11:9 - Nathan Drake vs. Hasky

MATCH SCORE
Nathan Drake: 3
Hasky: 6

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11:9 - Star Butterfly vs. Kida

MATCH SCORE
Star Butterfly: 2
Kida: 5

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11:9 - Leonard McCoy (Star Trek 2009) vs. Hawkeye Pierce

MATCH SCORE
Leonard McCoy (Star Trek 2009): 9
Hawkeye Pierce: 2

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Terror Toad vs. Moon Rock Aliens

MATCH SCORE
Terror Toad: 1
Moon Rock Aliens: 3

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Inigo Montoya vs. Oberyn Martell

MATCH SCORE
Inigo Montoya: 3
Oberyn Martell: 1

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William Riker vs. Demona

MATCH SCORE
William Riker: 1
Demona: 4

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    • By Fox in Nine-Tailed Fox Anime Reviews 0
      Review: Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Seasons 1 & 2
      (Non-Spoilery)

      Season Aired: Winter 2017 and Summer 2021
      MAL Link: Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid & Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S
      I watched it at: Crunchyroll
       
      Review:
      I began watching Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid without knowing anything about it or having any particular expectations for it. I figured it would be cute (which it is) but upon completing two seasons I found that the show is also poignant, deep, funny, friendly, engaging and... dare I say... life affirming.
      I found the show warmly entertaining, like time spent hanging out with friends.
       
       
       
      The Plot in a Nutshell:
      Our main character Miss Kobayashi finds and rescues a dragon who has come to Earth from another world. The dragon asks Miss Kobayashi what reward she would accept for this deed. As Miss Kobayashi is drunk at the time, and not really processing the enormity of what she is dealing with, she says she would like a maid before heading home to sleep it off.
      And that is how Miss Kobayashi ends up with a dragon for a maid.
      This dragon, named Tooru, seems strangely happy being the maid for a human. Intrigued, other dragons begin appearing from the other world to see what's so interesting about humans.
       
      My Verdict: 
      Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (seasons 1 and 2) was very enjoyable to binge. It is funny, witty and sometimes heart-warming entertainment start to finish.
      The first season gets us interested in the characters while the second season is exceptional in deepening both the characters and the lore of the dragons.
      Each episode is presented in a format of short story segments (or skits) which focus on a couple of the characters at a time. It is a sitcom format for an ensemble cast that gives each character time to shine and keeps what's going on fresh.
      There is a lot to love in this show and it is absolutely worth giving a chance. I personally found it quite entertaining.
      Score: 4.5 out of 5

      5     Brain wildly entertained. Neurons saturated with entertainment.
      4.5  Brain extremely entertained. Neurons firing regularly. Outside world forgotten.
      4     Brain entertained. Neurons well stimulated. Brain wants to look for the blu-ray.
      3.5  Brain in Neutral. Neurons a little stimulated. Brain generally pleased.
      3     Brain in neutral. Neurons flat lined. Meh, brain pleased just enough.
      2.5  Brain in neutral but occasionally displeased.
      2     Brain displeased and not entertained. Brain thinking about doing something else.
      1.5 or less - Brain suffered through the show so it could tell you not to.
       
    • By Fox in Nine-Tailed Fox Anime Reviews 0
      Review: Zombie Land Saga & Zombie Land Saga Revenge
      (Zombie Land Saga seasons 1 & 2)
      (Non-Spoilery)
       

      Season Aired: Fall 2018 and Spring 2021
      MAL Link: Zombieland Saga & Zombieland Saga Revenge
      I watched it at: Funimation and Crunchyroll
       
      Review:
      Zombie Land Saga is the bizarre three-way love child of Japanese Idol Culture, Josie and the Pussycats and Dawn of the Dead. 
      One of the things that makes Anime such an intriguing and dynamic form of entertainment at this time is the constant experimentation.  New story concepts are constantly being thrown at the wall to see what sticks. 
      The concept of this show is pretty out there, but it is very sticky.
       
      The Plot in a Nutshell:
      A necromancer / talent agent desires to revitalize his city with fame and economic prosperity.  So, he does what any necromancer / talent agent would do in this situation: he digs up and reanimates dead famous singers.
      With these talented zombies in tow, he turns them into a girl's Idol Group named "Franchouchou" and plans to use them to put his town back on the map.
      All it takes is a little make-up to hide these ladies true nature. They're cute! They sing and dance! They want to eat braaaaaaaains!
       
      My Verdict: 
      Zombie Land Saga (seasons one and two) was 24 episodes of well done entertainment.  While the first season was good, the second season was actually stronger and completed the story arc set-up in season one.  Watching both together as one show was very satisfying.
      The character work is very tight with each undead idol getting their own character arc and personality.  The show mines much humor out of the premise of undead celebrities hiding their true nature.  The performance work is very strong on this show and the voice talent can sing.
      Funimation has an English Dub of Zombie Land Saga.  I prefered the English Dub of this series because of all the musical numbers.  The English voice talent was clearly chosen for their ability to sing. They do a really great job with the performance numbers if you prefer your songs in English. 
      Score: 4 out of 5

      5     Brain wildly entertained. Neurons saturated with entertainment.
      4.5  Brain extremely entertained. Neurons firing regularly. Outside world forgotten.
      4     Brain entertained. Neurons well stimulated. Brain wants to look for the blu-ray.
      3.5  Brain in Neutral. Neurons a little stimulated. Brain generally pleased.
      3     Brain in neutral. Neurons flat lined. Meh, brain pleased just enough.
      2.5  Brain in neutral but occasionally displeased.
      2     Brain displeased and not entertained. Brain thinking about doing something else.
      1.5 or less - Brain suffered through the show so it could tell you not to.
       
       
       
       
    • By Fox in Nine-Tailed Fox Anime Reviews 0
      Review: Killing Bites
      (Non-Spoilery)

      Season Aired: Winter 2018 - 12 episodes
      MAL Link: Killing Bites
      I watched it at: Kawaiifu
       
      Review:
      KIlling Bites is an R-rated B-movie.
      It's the kind of outrageous sex and violence filled schlocky sci-fi grindhouse you might have found on direct-to-video or late-night cable once upon an age ago. 
      The kind of show where you see somebody casually pick up their own chopped-off arm and beat their opponent to death with it.
      It is filled with brutal savagery and unintended hilarity.
      I can only describe it as solid gold trash.
       
      The Plot in a Nutshell:
      The show is about a tournament called "Killing Bites" where humans who have been genetically modified with the DNA of an animal fight to the death. 
      Hilarity ensues when you realize that the main character has been pulled directly from one of the Internet's classic memes: The Honey Badger.
      With 93 million views so far, let us review this classic YouTube video of that crazy, nasty-ass Honey Badger.
       

      If you are familiar with the meme, then you know that Honey Badger don't care. Honey Badger don't give a shit. 
      Yes, our main character has been genetically modified with the DNA of the Honey Badger and, no, they don't give a shit.
       
      My Verdict: 
      Killing Bites is "Good" for certain narrow definitions of "Good".  If you are in the mood for a schlocky, R-rated, blood-splattering, action-filled grindhouse romp, then look no further! You are in for a couple hours of solid entertainment.
      if that's not your bag, then you will need to look elsewhere because that's what this show has to offer.
      I only rate series on how entertained my brain was during the viewing. I would say I was engaged with it all the way through while realizing this ain't no masterpiece. More like a guilty pleasure.
      Score: 3 out of 5

      Review Rating Scale:
      5     Brain wildly entertained. Neurons saturated with entertainment.
      4.5  Brain extremely entertained. Neurons firing regularly. Outside world forgotten.
      4     Brain entertained. Neurons well stimulated. Brain wants to look for the blu-ray.
      3.5  Brain in Neutral. Neurons a little stimulated. Brain generally pleased.
      3     Brain in neutral. Neurons flat lined. Meh, brain pleased just enough.
      2.5  Brain in neutral but occasionally displeased.
      2     Brain displeased and not entertained. Brain thinking about doing something else.
      1.5 or less - Brain suffered through the show so it could tell you not to.
       
       
       
    • By Fox in Nine-Tailed Fox Anime Reviews 0
      Review: The Slime Diaries
      That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
      (Non-Spoilery)
       
      Season Aired: Spring 2021 - 12 episodes
      MAL Link: The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
      I watched it at: Crunchyroll
       
      Review:
      The Slime Diaries is a spin-off of the popular anime That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.
      The show That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime follows the adventures of the character Rimaru Tempest who was killed in modern Japan and reincarnated as a slime monster in a fantasy-based world.  It's a fun show which I enjoy and rate highly.
      This show, The Slime Diaries, essentially asks the viewer, "Hey, would you like to see what Rimaru is doing when he's not having all those big adventures?" The answer to that is probably going to depend entirely on if you are already a fan of the parent show.  If you haven't watched the parent show, this side series might not make a lot of sense because it assumes you are already in with the characters and running gags.
       
      The Plot in a Nutshell:
      It's Rimaru Tempest just hanging out in Monster Town with the regulars between big adventures.
      If that sounds exciting to you, then you are probably already a Slime fan and this show might be for you.  Otherwise, probably not.
       
      My Verdict: 
      The Slime Diaries is a cute and occasionally humorous slice of life show for fans of the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime world.  It adds some more world building and context to Monster Town, gives screen time to the side characters and does so with general good humor.  You won't find much action or adventure here - just stories of the day to day goings on around Monster Town. 
      I was entertained enough watching it, but I'm already invested in the parent show.  Obviously, if you haven't watched the parent show That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime then there is no reason for you to watch this.
      Score: 3.5 out of 5
      Review Rating Scale:
      5     Brain wildly entertained. Neurons saturated with entertainment.
      4.5  Brain extremely entertained. Neurons firing regularly. Outside world forgotten.
      4     Brain entertained. Neurons well stimulated. Brain wants to look for the blu-ray.
      3.5  Brain in Neutral. Neurons a little stimulated. Brain generally pleased.
      3     Brain in neutral. Neurons flat lined. Meh, brain pleased just enough.
      2.5  Brain in neutral but occasionally displeased.
      2     Brain displeased and not entertained. Brain thinking about doing something else.
      1.5 or less - Brain suffered through the show so it could tell you not to.

       
       
       
       
    • By Fox in Nine-Tailed Fox Anime Reviews 1
      Review: Fate / Zero (Seasons one and two)
      (Non-Spoilery)
       
      Season Aired: Fall 2011 - 25 episodes
      MAL Link:
      Fate/Zero - Season One Fate/Zero - Season Two I watched it at: Crunchyroll
       
      An Introduction To "Fate":
      Fate requires an introduction as it is somewhat complicated.
      The source material for Fate is an epic Japanese visual novel which may be as lengthy as Lord of the Rings.   There are three paths or routes that a reader may take in the visual novel which leads to alternate events unfolding. 
       
       
      These routes are Fate, Unlimited Blade Works and Heaven's Feel. They are captured in the Anime series:
      Fate/Stay Night (series) Unlimited Blade Works (series) Heaven's Feel (unfinished trilogy of movies)  
      Besides the core Fate story-line with its three routes, there are various side stories and spin-offs such as Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya which is an alternate version of Fate totally re-imagined using magical girls.  But I digress.
      Fate/Zero is a two season prequel series to the Fate story with it's three paths, listed above.
      Now, I myself have not yet seen the core series. 
      I started with the Fate/Zero prequel.  I will skip the Fate/Stay Night series (released in 2006) as my understanding is that it has not aged well. Instead I will go to Unlimited Blade Works which was made by the same animation studio which made Fate/Zero.  Heaven's Feel hasn't been completed, but that is where I would go after UBW.
      Chronologically, Fate/Zero can be a good entry point.  The downside is that it kind of expects you to come equipped with some knowledge of how things work as gathered from the main series.
      On the other hand, if you started with the main series it may ruin the tension of Fate/Zero.  It's kind of a no-win situation so I started with Fate/Zero.
       
      Review:
      "Then you swear that, once I defeat an enemy, you will buy me pants?"
      Ah, Anime. I just can't quit you.  It's lines like this that keep me coming back.
      Fate/Zero invites the viewer into a world of epic battle, where heroes and legends of bygone ages are summoned to the present to compete for an amazing prize.  Alexander the Great (with super powers) vs. Arthur Pendragon (with super powers)  ... sure, why not?
      The concept might sound contrived to you, or it might sound cool to you. I personally fall on the "it's cool" side of that scale so I was ready to soak in some great fight scenes.  I got that and a lot more besides.  It's a huge cast of interesting characters all vying for the prize - sometimes through treachery and sometimes through alliances of convenience.  But, in the end, there can only be one winner. 
       
      The Plot in a Nutshell:
      Every 60 years the Holy Grail appears - a powerful and seemingly sentient artifact that can grant any wish.  It will select participants who may participate in the "Grail War" and try to claim the prize.  These participants will summon a great historical warrior to fight on their side in the Grail War.
      That's the gist of it, but the twists and turns you will follow as they all try to assassinate one another is an entertainment goldmine.
       
      My Verdict: 
      Fate/Zero (seasons one and two) was one hell of a ride.  An entertainment gold mine filled with rich and thick veins of ore.  I had the luxury of binging the whole thing in one weekend and was deeply satisfied with my viewing choice. 
      The storytelling, pacing, character development and, of course, the battles were epic.  From the most brave and virtuous heroes to the most dark and depraved villains - they all have an agenda and they are all chess pieces in the ultimate game of life and death.
      Great animation, great sound, great story.  It was glorious.
      Score: 5 out of 5
      Review Rating Scale:
      5     Brain wildly entertained. Neurons saturated with entertainment.
      4.5  Brain extremely entertained. Neurons firing regularly. Outside world forgotten.
      4     Brain entertained. Neurons well stimulated. Brain wants to look for the blu-ray.
      3.5  Brain in Neutral. Neurons a little stimulated. Brain generally pleased.
      3     Brain in neutral. Neurons flat lined. Meh, brain pleased just enough.
      2.5  Brain in neutral but occasionally displeased.
      2     Brain displeased and not entertained. Brain thinking about doing something else.
      1.5 or less - Brain suffered through the show so it could tell you not to.

       
       
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