Tag Archives: School

And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?

This ponderously titled anime covers the same ground as many other series: the nerd gets the girl. Fortunately it does that with a good amount of originality. The nerd in question is Hideki Nishimura, who spends his spare time doing … Continue reading

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When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

Jurai Ando has a major case of chunibyo. Most readers of this blog will probably know what that means, but for the benefit of newcomers to anime, he is obsessed with fantasy-based fiction and anime, and pretends to have superpowers … Continue reading

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Hidamari Sketch

Slice-of-life is a widely misunderstood genre, and I often see anime series mistakenly categorised as slice-of-life simply because they are not hugely dramatic by Western standards. But there is no point having descriptions for things if we misapply them, or … Continue reading

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Classroom of the Elite

There are hundreds of anime series set in schools, but an interesting subset is those that focus on elite students, the best of the best. Another interesting subset is those that focus on the failures, the ā€œDā€ or ā€œEā€ or … Continue reading

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Shomin Sample

The premise for Shomin Sample is relatively simple and completely ridiculous. That might sound like a criticism but it isn’t really. Realism has never been anywhere near the top of my list when it comes to entertainment. That’s what we … Continue reading

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Absolute Duo

This is one of those anime series that mix super powers with a school setting. They can be a lot of fun. In Absolute Duo the students of Koryo Academy are able to produce weapons from their bodies (don’t think … Continue reading

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