Anime Gems season 4: The Devil is a Part-Timer

So there is this evil Overlord Satan, King of Demons – a character who has been getting lots of anime screen time recently. And the armies of the world of Ente Isla assemble their bravest heroes, to fight the demon hordes and end the tyranny of evil. There is a great showdown and the heroes clash with the Demon King and First General, and a rift in space and time opens, through which the two are teleported to another world.

From there on, things go awry. They’ve ended up in modern day Tokyo, a decidedly un-magic place, so their magic powers don’t regenerate. The Demon Lord and his First General end up living together as roommates in a tiny, run-down apartment, and the former one starts working part-time at a certain burger joint. Short-term goals involve becoming a shift manager and using the employee bonus program to eventually achieve world domination.

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Anime Gems Season 4: Ghost Hound

Here’s one of those stories that start out in a place that’s normal and boring, except for that one or two things that are a little odd. Is it just the people, or maybe the weather, isn’t everybody a little stressed out?

Stranger things have happened here, so it’s no reason to worry, even if it seems a little off. Maybe you should stop asking around, things are the way they’ve always been, and that’s a good thing. After all, what’s in the past should stay in the past. Continue reading


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Anime Gems Season 4: Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru

To keep up with modern times, old widow Isohata decides to turn her curry restaurant into a maid cafe, and blackmails teenager Hotori into part-time working as a waitress. It’s a slow and quiet town and neither of them have much of an idea what a maid cafe actually is, so the Maid Seaside CafĂ© ends up being a curry shop that also serves coffee, and where the local shopkeepers hang out after work. Continue reading


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Ghost Surface

Anime Gems is on season break and will return shortly! In the meantime, here’s a not-quite-a-review of Ghost in the Shell:ARISE.

Ghost in the Shell is one of the most successful classic anime franchises with two cinematic movies, one movie length OVA, an original two season TV series and, most recently, the new ARISE prequel series. The original ARISE started airing in 2013, one hour per episode, and a six month release interval for a total of four episodes. As of this spring season, the episodes are being aired as alternate TV format cuts with two 20 minute parts per original episode. A new cinematic movie is to be released this summer.
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