I'm LofZOdyssey. I have been an anime reviewer since 2015 and an anime fan for much, much longer. Currently, I am based in Osaka, Japan. As a rule, there is no anime I will be unwilling to review, and any series I start, I must finish. I hope to hear all sorts of feedback -- positive and negative -- in the comments. Also, be sure to follow me on Twitter @thelofzodyssey for anime related content.

Magical Sempai Series Review: Smoke, Mirrors, and Tight Sweaters

Magical Sempai

Looking for a club that will allow him to do whatever the hell he wants, an unenthused first-year high school student stumbles upon the club room that is going to change his life forever. Inside is a beautiful upperclassman, his Sempai, practicing magic. Sempai, upon realizing the boy is watching her, is immediately struck with crippling stage fright. However, that doesn’t mean the show has to end. Sempai offers – a.k.a., pesters – the first-year to become her Assistant. Begrudgingly, Assistant sticks around. Now the pair are on a mission (or, at least, Sempai is) to create the perfect magic act.

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Series Review: I’m Not A Bad Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

In the world that we all know, Satoru Mikami was the epitome of an average guy. Sadly, that is not always enough to keep one safe. After a senseless act of violence, Satoru is mortally wounded, and his consciousness slowly begins to drift away. Waking up in a dark cave, the human that was once known as Satoru Mikami is reincarnated as the oddly powerful slime monster named Rimuru Tempest.

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Are You Lost Series Review: Survival 101

Are You Lost

While on their school trip, Homare Onishima, Mutsu Amatani, Asuka Suzumori, and Shion find themselves in an unthinkable situation. Following an accident, the four high schoolers become stranded on a deserted island. Although Mutsu, Asuka, and Shion are desperately scared and have no idea what to do, the same cannot be said for Homare, who was trained by her father to survive in the most hostile environments. The three other girls will need to rely on Homare’s expertise to get them through this ordeal, which isn’t always pretty.

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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken Series Review: One Frame at a Time

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken

From as far back as she can remember, Midori Asakusa has loved animation and is an avid student of how visual storytellers convey meaning through camera shots, movement, designs, setting, and music. If there is one thing Midori wants to do, it’s be a filmmaker. Therefore, Midori and her friends Sayaka Kanamori and Tsubame Mizusaki decide to try their hand at animation brilliance, and they form their school’s newest club, the Eizouken.

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Somali and the Forest Spirit Series Review: Journey of Father and Daughter

Somali and the Forest Spirti

Forest guardians are silent observers who watch over the land but never get involved with the natural order. One such sentinel, who we will call Gollum, is near the end of his function when he runs into a creature even rarer than himself, a young human girl. In this world, humans have been hunted to near extinction, and this small child is lost and alone. Therefore, Gollum names the girl Somali, and together, they set off to travel the land, meeting an endless parade of unique individuals.

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Seton Academy: Join the Pack Series Review: Animals and Animal-Girls

Seton Academy: Join the Pack

Jin Mazama is a human male student at Seton Academy, and he doesn’t get along with non-human animals. Therefore, he gets incredibly annoyed when a wolf female, Ranka Okami, takes an interest in him. Desperate to get away from Ranka, Jin runs into Hitomi Hino, a human female, and the two start a cooking club. However, to Jin’s chagrin, Ranka sees this as the perfect opportunity to bring as many different members from many different species together.

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Case File nº221: Kabukicho Series Review: Elementary

Case File nº221: Kabukicho

In the center of the infamous Kabukicho, home of host clubs, crime, and the headquarters of the famed Pipe Cat Bar and its crack team of detectives who can solve any mystery thrown at them. Such a promise is what brings Doctor John Watson to the establishment, looking for the slightly odd but unquestionably brilliant Sherlock Holmes. The good doctor and the unstoppable super sleuth travel all around Kabukicho, solving crimes ranging from vandalism, theft, and murder. They are often joined by the other members of Pipe Cat, as well as the well-informed street leader of Shinjuku, the young James Moriarty.

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Attack on Titan Season 3 – Part 2 Series Review: The Penultimate Season

Attack on Titan Season 3 – Part 2

As kids, Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman, and Armin Arlet watched in horror as the fiendish creature known as the Colossal Titan blew a hole wide open in Wall Maria. And now, they are children no longer. Five years have passed, and Eren, Mikasa, and Armin have become veteran soldiers of the elite Survey Corps, and on the horizon is the decisive battle that will determine the fate of humanity. Unfortunately, this is a fight where few – if any – will come back alive.

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Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Series Review: Into the Fire

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun

Iruma Suzuki has had a difficult life, thanks in no large part to his inability to say no to people. However, he never expected to one day be sold to a great demon lord. Although that doesn’t sound ideal, Iruma is going to find out that living in the demon world and attending demon school might not be all that bad. Provided no one finds out he is human, Iruma could enjoy a far more comfortable life than what he has grown accustomed to.

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Nekopara Series Review: Cat Tails and Bells

Nekopara

Welcome to the patisserie shop Le Soleil where customers come here to try the delicious cakes and sweets while being helped by the store’s adorable waitstaff, the cat-girls of the Minaduki family. Living at the restaurant are best friends, Chocola and Vanilla. These two will do anything for the human that saved them from the streets and gave them a loving home. Life is peaceful and fun, and then one day, Chocola finds a lost kitten named Cacoa.

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