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Series Review – Grimgar of Fantasy & Ash

Otaku Youth

Written by Bananaowns

Images courtesy of A-1 Pictures

I am beginning to get tired of the virtual-MMO trope just because of the sheer number of shows that use this setting.  It’s one of the reasons that I have not watched the current run of Re: Zero even though I know that I’ll probably like it.  So this is a long way of saying that this will be my last virtual-MMO anime review for a significant length of time.  However, my attitudes toward the genre have not dampened my enjoyment of the show that I am reviewing this week.  Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash turned out to be a highly enjoyable show that had a slightly different take on the genre.  I’m Bananaowns and this is an Otaku Youth anime review.


Grimgar follows a group of people as they try to adapt and survive in a fantasy world.  Scores and…

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Begin Again 10-02

You’d think they’d have some sort of record of what powers you gained from certain Alters, like a beast index in videogames.

Heretical Edge and Summus Proelium

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Hard as it was to believe, even after everything that had happened, it was only around noon when we got back to Crossroads. Something about that seemed absurd. We’d visited another world, befriended an alien race, helped them prevent their own genocide, invaded a fortress stronghold, and discovered part of the secret behind the Bystander Effect itself. And now, after all of that, it was just barely lunchtime?

Apparently Gaia had covered for us by saying that she was going to be taking us on a little field trip. I wasn’t sure how many details she provided, but in the end what it amounted to was that we weren’t in trouble for missing classes. She also made sure we had the rest of the day off to recuperate. Which was good, because even with my enhanced stamina, I was wiped by that point. I ended up crashing hard…

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