It’s finally time to dig up and release those dozen reviews we recorded over the summer I never got around to releasing! Since The Ancient Magus’s Bride anime has finally premiered on Crunchyroll, it seemed high time to post our thoughts on the first three episodes of the series, which we watched back in July thanks to Crunchyroll’s Anime Movie Night. Was The Ancient Magus’s Bride as enchanting as its reputation suggests? It won’t take you long to find out!

That isn’t the only review on this episode though! We also share our thoughts on Takeshi Koike’s badass new Lupin III flick The Blood Spray of Goemon Ishikawa. This is one of the rare Lupin III features to focus on the theif’s iconic samurai sidekick, but was the movie really about him? We discuss the pros and cons of the film as well as what we’d like to see from the Lupin III Koike-verse in the future!


00:00 – Intro
1:39 – The Ancient Magus’s Bride
16:20 – Children of Ether
19:47 – Theater Experiences
27:52 – Lupin III: The Blood Spray of Goemon Ishikawa
47:28 – Wrap-Up

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About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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