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.

Rifle: A Beautiful Series Aiming Higher Than Expected

Rifle is Beautful

Competitive rifle shooting isn’t the most popular sport, but for those who play, it is a way of life, as is the case for Hikari Kokura and the Chidori High Shooting Club. Hikari and her fellow shooting enthusiasts attend Chidori High, Izumi Shibusawa, Erika Meinohama, and Yukio Igarashi are ready to take their skills to the national stage. But they suppose they better get in some good practice first.

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Oresuki: Are you the only one who loves me? Series Review: Two-Faced Love

Oresuki: Are you the only one who loves me?

Amatsuyu “Joro” Kisaragi is an extraordinarily kind but typical high schooler, and out of nowhere, he gets invitations from two of his school’s most popular students, Sakura “Cosmos” Akino and Aoi “Himawari” Hinata, to meet them respectively on two separate days. At the climax of these back-to-back dates, Cosmos and Himawari lean in close and confess that for the longest time, they have had feelings for…Joro’s best friend. This news hits hard because, in actuality, Joro has only played the goody-two-shoes so that he could hopefully achieve the relationship granted to all romantic-comedy protagonists, and it appears his efforts have failed spectacularly. However, there is one person who not only knows of Joro’s true identity but prefers it, Sumireko “Pansy” Sanshokuin, and she is not someone who intends to take no for an answer.

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Ascendance of a Bookworm Series Review: Knowledge Is Power

Ascendance of a Bookworm

One day, a frail young girl wakes up in a world she does not recognize, and in a body she does not know. The girl learns her name is Myne, and somehow, her old life had ended, and she had been reborn in a strange new place. Although this is concerning, Myne thinks she can get by so long as she can spend her days reading but is horrified to learn books and other writing materials are incredibly expensive, and only the richest have any real need for them. Undeterred, Myne decides that if she cannot buy a book, she will need to make one herself, and in her quest, she brings about advancements in many different disciplines, and soon enough, everyone will come to learn her name.

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Assassins Pride Series Review: Oh No

Assassins Pride

The last refuge of humanity lives within the city-state of Flandore, and the gap between nobility and commoners is wide since noble bloodlines contain mana. With this power, it is up to mana users to protect the populace from dangerous monsters. To fight these terrible battles are the assassins like Kufa Vampir, and his newest mission is to serve as bodyguard and tutor for the daughter of the prestigious Angel family, Melida. Although Melida’s family is known for its mighty mana warriors, Melida herself appears to have no such talent, but Kufa sees potential in his young student.

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Vinland Saga Series Review: Way of the Vikings

Vinland Saga

It is the early 9th century on the frozen shores of Iceland, where young Thorfinn lives with his family. One day, Thorfinn’s father goes off to fight for the Danish during their conquest of England, and Thorfinn sneaks along. However, before reaching their destination, Thorfinn watches in horror as his father is killed by the Viking pirate Askeladd. This act of violence steers Thorfinn onto a path of revenge as he determinately follows Askeladd and his crew to the battlegrounds of England.

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Kono Oto Tomare 2nd Season Series Review: For the Sound

Kono Oto Tomare 2nd Season

The Tokise High School Koto Club has come a long way from its near disbandment nearly a year ago. Now, this group of underdogs has a real shot at playing and possibly winning on the national stage. Club president Takezou Kurata, koto prodigy Satowa Houzuki, and reformed delinquent Chika Kudou have dedicated themselves to ensuring their club becomes something great. But all those who oppose the Tokise High School Koto Club fail to realize that this team’s passion is real and not so easily destroyed.

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We Never Learn Season 2 Series Review: The Lessons Continue

We Never Learn Season 2

With graduation creeping ever closer, the pressure is mounting for Nariyuki Yuiga. With his future on the line, he continues to do everything he can to ensure that his three genius pupils, Fumino Furuhashi, Uruka Takemoto, and Rizu, get into the universities they are aiming for. After spending so much time with Fumino, Uruka, and Rizu, Nariyuki has grown to care for each of them. The same is true for the girls as well; more so, in fact.

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Fairy Gone 2nd Season Series Review: Could Have Been Worse, Could Have Been the First

Fairy Gone 2nd Season

The elite forces of the Dorothea remain on the hunt for the mysterious Black Fairy Text. Making matters worse, the opponents the Dorothea must face were once close allies and friends who became corrupted by the bitterness and anger formed during the devastating War for Unification. Not only that, some of the people the Dorothea are charged with protecting were responsible for many unforgivable atrocities. Regardless of the complications, should the Dorothea fail, it will mean the end to humanity.

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BEM Series Review: Reboot of a Classic?

BEM

Libra City is split between the affluent Upper and the more oppressed Outside, where crime runs amuck. However, little does the public know that shadows are fighting to keep the peace. A team of three demons, Bem, Bela, and Belo, are doing everything they can to help as many as possible. Unfortunately, humanity has trouble accepting the trio, and more often than not, labels them as terrifying monsters that must be destroyed.

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Cop Craft Series Review: Blind and Magical Justice

Cop Craft

Fifteen years ago, a mysterious portal to another world opened up in the Pacific Ocean, and from it came beings known as the Semanians. As a result of this encounter, the city of San-Teresa was built, which is home to both Semanians and Earthlings. To protect all the citizens are the members of the San-Teresa Metropolitan Police, and among their best officers is Detective Sergeant Kei Matoba and his new partner, the Semanian recruit Tilarna Exedilica. These two have trouble seeing eye to eye, but they are both equally dedicated to ensuring justice is served.

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Dr. Stone Series Review: Kings of the New Stone Age

Dr. Stone

In a flash of green light, all of humanity was turned into stone, and modern civilization came to an abrupt end. Thousands of years then past and the Earth returned to a time before the Stone Age. Supergenius Senku Ishigami successfully held onto his consciousness for over three millennia, and one day he was able to break out of his imprisonment. Alone in this new world, Senku vows to save everyone who was turned into stone, as well as bring back two million years of human technological advancement in a single lifetime.

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O Maidens in Your Savage Season Series Review: Birds and Bees

O Maidens in Your Savage Season

To Kazusa Onodera, sex is such an alien concept, it almost doesn’t feel real. As it happens, Kazusa is not the only one without any sexual experience. Her fellow Literature Club members – Rika Sonezaki, Hitoha Hongou, Momoko Sudou, and Niina Sugawara – are equally as ignorant about sex as Kazusa. They don’t know it yet, but the girls of the Literature Club are about to go on a journey to find out what such an “adult” act truly entails.

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