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8:10 - Yujiro Hanma vs. Izuku Midoriya

MATCH SCORE
Yujiro Hanma: 3
Izuku Midoriya: 8

8:10 - Hellboy vs. Sub-Zero

MATCH SCORE
Hellboy: 5
Sub-Zero: 6

8:10 - Erin Esurance vs. Mr. Clean

MATCH SCORE
Erin Esurance: 2
Mr. Clean: 9

8:10 - The Judderman vs. Pepsiman

MATCH SCORE
The Judderman: 2
Pepsiman: 10

8:10 - Sarah Connor vs. Officer Rick Grimes

MATCH SCORE
Sarah Connor: 6
Officer Rick Grimes: 5

8:10 - Graviton (EMH) vs. Ichigo Kurosaki

MATCH SCORE
Graviton: 2
Ichigo Kurosaki: 7

8:10 - Dark Danny Phantom vs. Ryuko Matoi

MATCH SCORE
Dark Danny Phantom: 8
Ryuko Matoi: 2

8:10 - Shuri vs. Venom

MATCH SCORE
Shuri: 1
Venom: 11

8:10 - Princess Azula vs. Lemillion

MATCH SCORE
Princess Azula: 0
Lemillion: 9

8:10 - Mad Max vs. Lt. Ellen Ripley

MATCH SCORE
Mad Max: 10
Lt. Ellen Ripley: 2

8:10 - Tallahassee (Zombie Land) vs. Michonne

MATCH SCORE
Tallahassee (Zombie Land): 5
Michonne: 6

8:10 - Saitama vs. Kazuya Mishima

MATCH SCORE
Saitama: 7
Kazuya Mishima: 6

8:10 - Cinder Fall vs. The Absorbing Man (David Banner)

MATCH SCORE
Cinder Fall: 9
The Absorbing Man (David Banner): 3

8:10 - Psylocke vs. Monkey D. Luffy

MATCH SCORE
Psylocke: 6
Monkey D. Luffy: 7

8:10 - Akuma (Tekken) vs. Esdeath

MATCH SCORE
Akuma: 7
Esdeath: 4

8:10 - Mystique vs. Spider-Man (Raimi Spider-Man Trilogy)

MATCH SCORE
Mystique: 3
Spider-Man: 5

8:10 - Sarlacc vs. Shiki

MATCH SCORE
Sarlacc: 4
Shiki: 6

8:10 - Mach Five vs. The General Lee (The Dukes Of Hazzard)

MATCH SCORE
Mach Five: 7
The General Lee (The Dukes Of Hazzard): 3

Darli Dagger vs. Zarina

MATCH SCORE
Darli Dagger: 2
Zarina: 1

Supergirl vs. Superwoman

MATCH SCORE
Supergirl: 5
Superwoman: 1

8:9 - Ego (Marvel Cinematic Universe) vs. Ichigo Kurosaki

MATCH SCORE
Ego the Living Planet: 3
Ichigo Kurosaki: 7

8:9 - Ecto-1 vs. Herbie

MATCH SCORE
Ecto-1: 3
Herbie: 7

8:9 - Cinder Fall vs. Psylocke

MATCH SCORE
Cinder Fall: 5
Psylocke: 6

8:9 - Dark Danny Phantom vs. Akuma (Tekken)

MATCH SCORE
Dark Danny Phantom: 6
Akuma: 4

8:9 - Spider-Mobile vs. The General Lee (The Dukes Of Hazzard)

MATCH SCORE
Spider-Mobile: 6
The General Lee (The Dukes Of Hazzard): 4

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    • By SSJRuss in The Loser's Club 0
      Part 8
      --Backstage of the Grand Arena, Verse City
       
      Four television screens operated in unison by some tech operator named Steve or Chuck, or whatever. Amanda Waller didn’t care to remember his name. She could see the GCGBTC logo on his uniform and that told her all she needed to know. He was a lackey. A cog in the machine.
      Waller crossed her arms, disinterested in the content of the feed. Instead, she watched the control operator edit the broadcast in real time. Removing M+ rated material on one screen, showcasing that same material in slow motion on another. He added advertisement banners of the sponsors on the bottom and top of the screens, broadcasting cheap products to the trillions watching around the multiverse. Fucking cosmic-capitalism.
      “Isn’t this tournament supposed to be ‘live’?” Waller asked.
      “It is, ma’am,” the operator responded. “Our cameras and transmitters are just so high-tech we can edit while they watch. Sort of like a delay in the feed as it travels across the multi--”
      “I see,” Waller said. “Fascinating development in censorship.”
      “I just do what I’m told... honestly,” The operator replied nervously. He continued maintaining the broadcast.
      Waller turned her attention back to the screens. It was the Grand Cross-Galactic Budokai Tenkaichi, a tournament that spans the entire omniverse, to some degree, every V.C year.(Verse City Calendar year) The whole thing was just a show, of course. Entertainment to draw money to the fat pockets of Verse City. Waller didn’t judge, she’s in on this operation. Thanks to her status and reputation, she got involved at the beginning. Vince McMahon, the tournament’s creator and owner, reached out to her to offer a deal. First dibs on competitors for each and every show. She was happy to accept.
      She watched the fight unfold, if you could even call it that. One of the commentators, Hercule, interjected himself into this tournament without permission and defeated another competitor. Now he’s in round two against Darth Maul, some mystical warrior type. It doesn’t take long for it to end. Hercule’s decapitated head rolled outside of the ring. Ring out or loss by death?
      “Should we proceed with acquisition, Ma’am?” asked the operator.
      “No. My inventory is already filled with buffoons. Send the corpse home.” Waller responded.
      Waller watched the ring announcer Ainz Ooal Gown raise Darth Maul’s hand in victory, bringing the second round of the tournament to an end. The screen cut to a feed of the crowd in the arena as intermission began.
      The operator finally took his hands off the keyboard, stretching his arms wide. “Break time,” he said.
      “Let me see the acquisitions,” Waller said, standing behind the operator’s chair.
      The man looked disappointed as he clicked away at the keys. Moments later, the screens flickered and changed to security footage. Instead of the open arena, it showed high-tech prison cells no bigger than a broom closet. Most of the prisoners were awake now, having just come from their implant surgery. Waller smiled as she counted them. Ten in all so far. She’d made quite the selection this year. She even acquired the last tournament winner, Wonder Woman. Waller made a mental note of the things she’ll need to keep her in line.
      Her phone buzzed in her coat pocket. She tapped the operator’s shoulder, letting him know she was done. He resumed the old feed while Waller answered the call.
      “You enjoying the show, Ms. Waller?” said the voice of Vince McMahon.
      “Vince,” she answered playfully. “You know I hate to talk while I’m shopping.”
      Vince gave his trademark laugh. “What a cold hearted bitch, you are. I love that. It’s a wonder you keep people employed.”
      “I could say the same about you.” Waller retorted.
      “Me? Please Waller, I’m a saint!” Vince said.
      “Well, you have been generous,” Waller replied. “I haven’t had much issue in finding exceptional candidates.”
      “Glad to hear you say that,” Vince said, smoothing his tone. “I’m looking forward to seeing your new task force in action.”
      Waller raised her eyebrow. “Is that why you’re calling me?”
      “I just thought I’d let you know I’ve received word of who you’ve plucked from my show. Looking at the papers right here. I didn’t get this information from you, it seems. I thought you would call.”
      “I told you I’d keep you apprised out of courtesy, Vince. I’m not under your approval.” Waller bit her lip. She knew better to confront McMahon, especially when he’s in the position of power. She added, “Besides, we’ve still got two rounds before-”
      “No need to wait on that,” Vince interrupted. “Those you’ve taken into your ‘custody’ have whole worlds up for grabs. I want to make a move on them today. Send me the final roster.”
      “Of course,” said Waller. “I can send it to you now.”
      “I’d appreciate that,” said Vince. “I’ll send the enforcement teams to gather those and a few others. I’m sure you’re aware of the handful of idiots that we’ve lost track of. I’m taking their worlds as well. Keep things clean.”
      Waller compiled the list on her phone, not pausing to talk to Vince and sent him the file. Waller could hear him using a data-pad over the phone.
      “Ah. These look promising,” Vince spoke slowly, reading each of the names before continuing. “They’ll make some fine heels, I’m sure. That reminds me... How’s that old squad of yours? The one you acquired from me last year? They’re raising hell?”
      Waller rolled her eyes. Of course Vince wanted something else from her.
      “Task Force V was just on assignment in the Himalayas,” she said.
      “Well, I might have something for them. Keep them close by. I’ll have the commission send you the details of what I want. Have fun shopping, Ms. Waller.” Vince ended the call.
      Amanda Waller returned the phone to her coat pocket. She shook the chill from her spine. Talking to that snake Vince McMahon was almost too much to stomach. If she wasn’t indebted to him…
      She turned to see if the operator was listening in, but he’d already gone on break.
       
      --Undisclosed Location inside Verse City
       
      Vince McMahon kicked his feet off the desk and returned his cell to his pocket. He adjusted his tie and shouted, “Alright come in here, goddamnit.”
      The door opened to reveal a tall and sinister looking man by the name of Donquixote Doflamingo. He wore a grimace on his face near 24/7. Like he had a secret he wouldn’t let anyone in on. Vince was hesitant to employ this man due to his pompous attitude, but he’d proven himself thus far. He was added to Vince’s executive commission. Doflamingo wore the commission’s membership pin on his collar.
      “Vince McMahon,” Doflamingo said coolly. “What’s the idea keeping me waiting? You know we’re both impatient men.”
      “I don’t give a damn what we have in common, Flamingo. Don’t bang down my door when I’m busy. Now what’s so important?” Vince asked.
      “My agents have a report.” Doflamingo approached the desk and handed Vince a file. “They found the man you’re looking for. M.Bison. Seems like he’s taken a liking to your city.”
      Vince eyed Doflamingo, then the file. According to this, M.Bison had been spotted wandering Verse City instead returning to his homeworld.
      Vince smiled. “Of course he’s still here. This is the city of a billion dreams, after all. Okay, now. Go and find him.”
      “One from my crew has eyes on him now. They can-” Doflamingo started, but Vince cut him off by standing. “No. I want you to go find him. Make it personal. Make him feel important enough that a member of our commission has gone looking for him. He’ll feel disrespected if we don’t present him with somebody capable.”
      Vince watched Doflamingo’s trademark grin turn into an angry frown.
      “You’re strong, tough as nails. If he can stand up to you, then he’s worth my money.” Vince finished.
      Vince discarded the file and walked toward the exit.
      “You want to offer him a seat? He’s a nobody. He didn’t make it past the preliminaries,” Doflamingo said.
      Vince turned to him one last time. “I don’t have to answer you, Flamingo. I can ask you to do whatever the hell I want. I want you to find the guy. Test him and see what he’s made of. If there is potential, I want to claim it. Bring him to me and do it today.”
      Vince didn’t wait for a response before leaving his office. Doflamingo made preparations to leave. He would find this M.Bison.
       
      --Some abandoned warehouse in Verse City
       
      M.Bison lifted Dellinger’s broken body off the ground. He gripped the man’s neck, squeezing until he got that appropriate attention.
      “Why have you been following me. Who do you work for?” M.Bison asked.
      Dellinger coughed blood before speaking, “I--- don’t know what you’re talking about..”
      Psycho energy surrounded M.Bison. His grip tightened, raising Dellinger higher off the ground. “I don’t make it a habit of asking twice.”
      Dellinger kicked his legs out to no avail. M.Bison noted the resistance.
      “So be it then,” M.Bison snapped the boy’s neck.
      He tossed the body aside. He’d made a small collection of bodies surrounding him by this point. Dismantled goons of some unknown mastermind thought they could get the better of the Shadaloo King.
      Pathetic.
      M.Bison looked over the bodies and noticed their insignias. Nothing he recognized but that wasn’t unexpected. He was in a new land after all, Verse City. The city he’d been tossed out into after that unfortunate incident with that girl and the ogre. Those two had ruined his chances of winning the grand tournament. Revenge was on the menu for them.
      But in due time. He needed a base of operations in this city if Shadaloo were to operate here. He was still getting his bearings when he noticed he was being followed. He led them here to this near empty warehouse so he could confront them. Possibly offer them work if they swore loyalty. Unfortunate.
      Bison kicked over a corpse, finding just what he was looking for. A cell phone. He picked it up and seeing as it had EUS (extrauniversal service) he called his henchmen, Vega, from his homeworld.
      “I need you to trace this phone,” Bison commanded. “You’ll find a few unimportant goon bodies that you need to examine. Find their boss. Search for this symbol they wear. Find out all you can.”
      Vega’s response was cut short as the phone was cut in half. Bison turned in surprise. He could sense this was the work of someone in the shadows.
      “Fuffuffuffuffu. Did I scare you, Bison?” Doflamingo revealed himself. He walked in with hands in his coat, but looked ready to fight.
      Psycho energy built within M.Bison. “Your goons seem to be lacking. Clearly you know my name but have no idea who I am.”
      “Fuffufuffu. I honestly could care less. You did kill my subordinate though and I don’t take kindly to that sort of behavior.” Doflamingo raised his hand and flicked but a single finger.
      Bison felt a tug at his neck. Suddenly his limbs were not his own. He was stiff and ridget, as if his body was fighting itself. Like a puppet…
      Doflamingo laughed, manipulating his fingers to bring Bison to heel. But the Shadaloo Leader resisted.
      Bison flared his power, sending energy crashing into Doflamingo and cutting his string.
      Now free, M.Bison began his counter attack.
    • By Fox in Nine-Tailed Fox Anime Reviews 3
      Nine-Tailed Fox Anime Series Ratings
      These are all the series I have watched and the scores I gave them.  Link to my review is provided, if I made one for the show.
      I only rate anime series that I have watched in their entirety that season.  Usually I binge the series when the season is complete to get the full impact.
      My ratings system is based on how pleased my brain is with the viewing experience.  There is a lot of anime out there to watch and much of it is terribly forgettable. I just capture a score based on how my brain reacted to the anime stimuli at the time I watched it.
       

      Brain wildly entertained. Neurons saturated with entertainment.
      Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba  (My Review)
      Log Horizon & Log Horizon II  (My Review)
      That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - Season 1
      The Ancient Magus' Bride
       

      Brain extremely entertained. Neurons firing regularly. Outside world forgotten.
      Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? - Season 1
      Made in Abyss  (My Review)
      Sword Art Online - Season 1
      The Saga of Tanya the Evil  (My Review)
      Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie
       

      Brain entertained. Neurons well stimulated. Brain wants to look for the blu-ray.
      Ascendance of a Bookworm
      Girls & Panzer: The Movie
      Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? - Season 2
      Kokoro Connect
      No Game No Life - Season 1
      Restaurant to Another World  (My Review)
      Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle  (My Review)
      The Rising of the Shield Hero
       

      Brain in Neutral. Neurons a bit stimulated. Brain generally pleased.
      Adachi and Shimamura  (My Review)
      Astra Lost in Space
      Bloom Into You
      Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
      Girls & Panzer - Season 1
      Goblin Slayer  (My Review)
      Haganai: I don't have many friends
      Haganai: I don't have many friends NEXT
      How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
      INVADERS of the ROKUJYOMA!?
      Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? - Season 3
      Kaguya-sama: Love is War - Season 1
      Kaguya-sama: Love is War - Season 2
      KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! - Season 1
      KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! - Season 2
      Momokuri
      Monster Musume
      My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!  (My Review)
      Noragami: Stray God
      Noragami: Aragoto
      O Maidens in Your Savage Season
      Overlord - Season 1
      Overlord - Season 3
      Recovery of an MMO Junkie
      Scum's Wish
      Snow White with the Red Hair - Season 1
      Snow White with the Red Hair - Season 2
      Sword Art Online: Alicization
      Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld
      Sword Oratoria
      The Devil is a Part-Timer!
      Tower of God
      Trinity Seven
      Walkure Romanze
      White Album 2
       

      Brain in neutral. Meh, brain pleased just enough.
      Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor
      And you thought there is never a girl online?
      Are You Lost?
      Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
      BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense  (My Review)
      Campione!
      Darwin's Game (My Review)
      Date a Live - Season 1
      Date a Live - Season 2
      Demon Lord, Retry!  (My Review)
      Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA
      Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2Wei!
      Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2Wei Herz!
      Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!
      Gleipnir
      Grisaia: The Fruit of Grisaia
      Grisaia: The Eden of Grisaia
      How heavy are the dumbbells you lift?
      Konohana Kitan
      Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear (My Review)
      Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood
      Outbreak Company
      Overlord - Season 2
      Princess Connect! Re:Dive
      Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
      Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
      The Asterisk War - Season 1
      The Asterisk War - Season 2
      The Helpful Fox Senko-san
      The Misfit of Demon King Academy
      The Quintessential Quintuplets
      We Never Learn
      We Never Learn!: Bokuben
      Yamada's First Time
       

      Brain in neutral but occasionally displeased.
      By the Grace of the Gods  (My Review)
      Citrus
      Date A Live - Season 3
      Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
      Domestic Girlfriend
      Eromanga Sensei
      Freezing
      Freezing Vibration
      Fruits Basket - Season 1
      Heaven's Lost Property
      Hensuki: Are you willing to fall in love with a pervert, as long as she's a cutie?
      In/Spectre
      Interviews with Monster Girls
      Is This A Zombie?
      Isekai Quartet - Season 1
      Isekai Quartet - Season 2
      Kakuriyo - Bed & Breakfast for Spirits
      Kämpfer
      Keijo
      Love Tyrant
      Miss caretaker of Sunohara-sou
      Monster Girl Doctor  (My Review)
      Netsuzou Trap -NTR-
      No-Rin
      Riddle Story of Devil
      Sword Art Online - Season 2  (Whatevs, just could not get into this one.)
      The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
      Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!
      Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs
       

      Brain displeased and not entertained. Brain thinking about doing something else.
      Ao-chan Can't Study!
      Astarotte's Toy
      Cat Planet Cuties
      CHOYOYU!: High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World!
      Cop Craft
      Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
      Do You Like Your Mom and her two hit attacks?
      Girly Air Force
      If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord
      In Another World With My Smartphone
      Infinite Dendrogram  (My Review)
      Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story
      Mysterious Girlfriend X
      Sankarea
      Wise Man's Grandchild
      Yusibu: I couldnt become a hero, so I reluctantly decided to get a job
       

      Brain suffered through the show to warn you not to.
      Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
      Dragonar Academy
      So I Can't Play H
      The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar
      The Sacred Blacksmith
       
       
    • By Fox in Nine-Tailed Fox Anime Reviews 0
      Review: By the Grace of the Gods
      (Non-Spoilery)

      Season Aired: Fall 2020 - 12 episodes
      MAL Link: By the Grace of the Gods
      Watch it at: Kawaiifu
       
      Review:
      Sometimes anime series are just ephemeral clouds that pass through my eyes and out the back of my head.  I watched all twelve episodes of this show just a couple days ago and already I am hard-pressed to remember much about it.
      This show follows the adventures of a Japanese corporate drone from our modern world who is transported to a fantasy world to make a new life. 
      This type of show has become very common and formulaic. The main character who is transported to the fantasy setting possesses futuristic knowledge along with god-like power which makes them very difficult to challenge, physically.  Any stakes that the show raises for the main character are typically at the social or emotional level.
       
      The Plot in a Nutshell:
      The main character is a corporate worker in his 30's who literally works himself to death.  Having few good memories to show for his trip through life, the gods offer him the opportunity to start over as an eight year-old boy in another world.  A magic-based fantasy world, naturally.  That seems pretty typical of how these things go. Naturally, the gods gift the boy with great magical talent.
      And so, the boy's journey to live a better life than he did last time begins. Along the way he will used his overpowered talents to assist those in need and also help make the often dirty fantasy world clean and fresh.  Yes, he does a lot of cleaning in this show for some reason.
       
      My Verdict: 
      By the Grace of the Gods put me in a vegetative mental state for much of it's 12 episodes.  I watched it, but I can't say I was particularly engaged with it.  I don't mind putting on an anime and relaxing my brain while the pretty art and images go by.  I'm perfectly fine with that.  In a show like this which has no antagonist, no stakes and nothing which challenges the main character or the audience, relaxing with it is about all you can do. 
      This one mostly succeeds at that most basic of tasks, but not quite.  It does make your brain seize up and say, wait... this is dumb from time to time.
      Score: 2.5 out of 5

      Review Rating Scale:
      5     Brain wildly entertained. Neurons saturated with entertainment. An anime masterpiece.
      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: Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
      (Non-Spoilery)

      Season Aired: Fall 2020 - 12 episodes
      MAL Link: Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
      Watch it at: Kawaiifu
       
      Review:
      This show follows the adventures of a teenager from our modern world who is transported to a fantasy world to make a new life. She is provided a bear costume to wear which protects her from danger with its overpowered abilities.
      This type of show has become very common and formulaic. The main character who is transported to the fantasy setting possesses futuristic knowledge along with god-like power which makes them very difficult to challenge, physically.  Any stakes that the show raises for the main character are typically at the social or emotional level.
       
      The Plot in a Nutshell:
      Fifteen year old modern Japanese teenager is obsessed with a virtual reality fantasy game.  One day when she logs into the game, she is asked some questions by the Game Master.  When she answers appropriately, she is transported to a fantasy world to start her life over.  She is provided a bear costume which allows her to defeat monsters and protect herself.
      Soon she has joined the local Adventurers Guild and so begins her journey to fight monsters and find a way to eat traditional Japanese cuisine in this new world.
       
      My Verdict: 
      Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear isn't terrible.  It just doesn't bring anything new to the table in the Isekai genre.  These kind of shows follow a pattern which is fairly predictable.  The differences between them seem to be around the edges.
      The main character is pleasant and relatable, so that is a plus in it's favor.  The art is fine, the production values are fine and the characters are cute and easy to watch.  The story is as easy to digest as a bag of Doritos, and about as memorable.
      Not every anime needs to be a masterpiece.  Switching off your brain for a couple hours to take in a show like this can be relaxing.  If you were entertained, then the goal was met.  However, if you are looking for a masterpiece or more mentally challenging fare, you will need to look elsewhere.
      Score: 3 out of 5

      Review Rating Scale:
      5     Brain wildly entertained. Neurons saturated with entertainment. An anime masterpiece.
      4.5  Brain extremely entertained. Neurons firing regularly. Outside world forgotten.
      4     Brain entertained. Neurons usually stimulated. Brain wants to look for the blu-ray.
      3.5  Brain in Neutral. Neurons sometimes 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: Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle
      (Non-Spoilery)

      Season Aired: Fall 2020 - 12 episodes
      MAL Link: Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle
      Watch it at: Kawaiifu
       
      Review:
      This show takes the classic trope about captured and sleeping princesses and turns the concept on its head.  In doing so, it finds a fresh and entertaining perspective on the classic fantasy premise.
       
      The Plot in a Nutshell:
      The Demon King captures the Princess of the rival humans and brings her to his castle.  The Princess quickly grows bored with being imprisoned within the Demon Castle as there is nothing to do. So, she determines to just sleep her time away. 
      However, circumstances at Demon Castle often conspire to thwart her desire for sleep.  And so, what follows is her quest to overcome the challenges of achieving perfect sleep in Demon Castle and make Demon Castle more to her liking. 
      Demon Castle may never be the same once the Princess is through with it.
       
      My Verdict: 
      Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle is a very entertaining fantasy comedy.  It finds a lot of humor in the premise to give to the audience.  The fantasy setting itself is used to great effect in setting up the gags.
      The characters are fun to watch, but it is the Princess that is the beating heart of the show.  She is a perfectly crafted and written character for this show and it does not get old watching her in action over the 12 episodes.  The Princess is cute and adorable in appearance, but in behavior she is absolutely ruthless about getting her sleep and shows no mercy to anyone who stands in her way.
      Humor is very subjective.  I have watched a number of anime comedies that did not work for me, personally.  This one did, however.  The show had me chuckling from time to time through it.  It keeps the narrative and character development going while throwing out the funnies, which keeps it fresh.
      If the premise sounds like it would interest you, I think it is definitely an anime worth checking out.
      Score: 4 out of 5

      Review Rating Scale:
      5     Brain wildly entertained. Neurons saturated with entertainment. An anime masterpiece.
      4.5  Brain extremely entertained. Neurons firing regularly. Outside world forgotten.
      4     Brain entertained. Neurons usually stimulated. Brain wants to look for the blu-ray.
      3.5  Brain in Neutral. Neurons sometimes 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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