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Vinland Saga Season 2 Episode 4

January 30, 2023

Vinland Saga anime series logoIn this review of Vinland Saga Season 2 Episode 4, I discuss what we can learn about Thorfinn’s trauma from his nightmares. Also, I point out that we’ve actually seen the scene from his nightmare before. This is something he experienced in the past.

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Girei (Pain’s Theme)

April 14, 2018

Naruto: Shippuden anime series logoIn my first post about music in anime, I break down the (Japanese) lyrics to the song Girei from Naruto: Shippūden, also known as Pain’s Theme. Incorrect (English) lyrics have been widely circulated around the internet, and it’s time I set the record straight.


Top 5 Anime of 2022

December 30, 2022

Mob Psycho 100 III anime series logoTo celebrate the start of 2023, let’s look back at the 5 best anime to come out of 2022. What were your favorite series of the year? And, what do you predict will be the best anime of 2023? Leave a comment and check back next year.

Weekly Schedule

Upcoming posts are subject to change. With that in mind, here are the projected posts for this week, starting on Sunday.


To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 14



Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 Episode 5


Penguin Highway


My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 131

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Best Anime OP Bracket | Winter 2023

Winter 2023 anime OP bracket cover art collage

Begins Tuesday, January 31st – 11:00 PM ET
Ends Friday, March 3rd – 11:00 PM ET

With the first month of the winter 2023 season out of the way, it’s time for the DoubleSama Discord server’s seasonal Best Anime OP bracket. The bracket features 32 OPs from the winter season, seeded by score on MyAnimeList.

If you’re unfamiliar with how our bracket events work, here’s a brief explanation. Every day of the event, at 11:00 PM ET, a pair of OPs is posted in the #events channel. You have 24 hours to watch the OPs and cast your vote. For more info, check the pinned message in the channel.

Winter 2023 Season Update

For the winter 2023 season, I’m planning to watch 11 anime series. As always, I may pick up additional anime as the season progresses. Typically, I pick up anime I initially passed over that turn out to be good or are recommended to me. But, sometimes I also pick up garbage anime that seem funny.

This season, there are 4 anime I’m watching that are continuing from the previous season. As always, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is one of them. Boruto is accompanied by My Hero Academia Season 6, To Your Eternity Season 2, and Urusei Yatsura.

There are also 4 anime that are returning with sequel seasons. These are Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2, BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense. Season 2, Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack and Vinland Saga Season 2.

Finally, we come to the 3 brand new anime I’m planning to watch. My Life as Inukai-san’s Dog., Onimai: I’m Now Your Sister!, and The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady.

If I don’t pick up any other anime from this season, that should mean I’ll have more time to watch some older anime from my list.