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    • 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.
       
    • By Fox in Nine-Tailed Fox Anime Reviews 0
      Review: Adachi and Shimamura
      (Non-Spoilery)

      Season Aired: Fall 2020 - 12 episodes
      MAL Link: Adachi and Shimamura
      Watch it at: Kawaiifu
       
      Review:
      This is a Yuri anime.  Yuri is a Japanese jargon term for characters, themes, content and a genre involving lesbian relationships or female homoeroticism.
      In this case, looking at it from the puppy-love angle.
      Adachi and Shimamura is like if somebody looked at the yuri trash-fire that was Citrus and said... hey, why don't we do that except with relatable, well developed and human characters?
      The two shows bear a certain similarity at first glance - you have the intense, introverted dark-haired girl and the somewhat more outgoing blonde girl navigating a relationship together.
      That's pretty much where the similarity ends, though.  Where Citrus quickly spun-off into the absurd and prurient, Adachi and Shimamura is a real character study of young people dealing with the awkward, confusing and sometimes painful emotional throes of a first love.
       
      The Plot in a Nutshell:
      This show is a "Slice of Life" which means it portrays the sequence of events in a character's life. There is no strong plot line - the point of the show is the journey; not the destination.
      As we follow the pair through their first years of high school, we experience what they do as they awaken to new feelings and grapple with it in their own ways.
       
      My Verdict: 
      The art and animation is really superb.  You can tell the artists and animators gave a lot of love to this production.
      The two main characters are deep.  their self-realizations about themselves and the people around them are what drives the show. 
      The show doesn't use cliches or character archetypes to give the viewer a quick reference point on the two main characters.  The viewer has to go on the journey of self-discovery with them as the layers of their personalities are exposed, episode by episode.
      And, overall, the show is really kawaii. The animators put a focus on the cute and adorable which makes the emotional pain of first love a bit less biting to the viewer.
      Score: 3.5 out of 5

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