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Lupin III: Part 6

Lupin III: Part 6

Lupin III: Part 6 anime series cover art
Lupin III: Part 6

Season Overview

Lupin III: Part 6 (ルパン三世 PART6) is the latest season of the Lupin the Third anime series. It aired from October 17th, 2021 to March 27th, 2022, and included 24 episodes. This is also the fourth season of the series I’ve watched (and I’ve seen four movies).

Sure, I haven’t seen everything that the Lupin III series has to offer. But by this point, I think I can say I’m pretty familiar with it. And, with that in mind, this is my least favorite Lupin III entry.

Even putting aside the content of this season, just the OP and ED were worse than those of Part 5. I know every season of Lupin III has the same OP song. But I didn’t like the visuals as much this time around. And the ED song was just worse.

Anyway, the main content of this season focuses on Lupin “finding his roots.” Throughout the whole season, we get hints about the woman who raised Lupin and taught him everything he knows. And because her name keeps coming up, Lupin begins to seek out answers to questions from his past.

I guess Lupin’s past could be interesting. But at the same time, I never really cared about his past. I care about who he is and what he’s doing in the present. How he became the person he is today doesn’t matter all that much.

And, I’d argue that this season did a pretty poor job of exploring Lupin’s past. At the end of the day, all the “setup,” which is a pretty strong word for it, amounted to nothing. I have no problem spoiling that because it was such a disappointment.

Episodic to the Extreme

Generally speaking, Lupin III isn’t a series with a whole lot of continuity. There’s an overarching theme or storyline, sure. But, for the most part, it’s episodic or comprised of small arcs that aren’t all that strongly tied together. This structure can certainly work; it’s worked for the series in the past.

However, I’d say that Part 6 takes this to the extreme. At least half of the episodes in the season felt like they were filler. They’re just random, one-off episodes that don’t seem to have anything to do with the main story or even the other episodes around them.

For example, there was an episode about Goemon becoming a male runway model for some fashion designer. And there was another episode about some CEO of a security company setting up a challenge for Lupin because she’s his biggest fan.

Fujiko Mine dressed as a maid from the anime series Lupin III: Part 6
Fujiko Mine dressed as a maid

It’s really hard to care about an episode when it feels like filler, even if it’s not actually filler. Goemon is already my least favorite character of the series. I’ve said many times before that he feels extremely out of place. So, obviously, I’m not going to care at all about him becoming a runway model.

Additionally, every arc and individual episode has a new heroine. From what I remember of Parts 4 and 5, they each had a seasonal heroine who was with Lupin throughout the part. That’s not the case this time around. Some girls showed up more than others, but most of them are forgettable.

But, guess what? It turns out that all of those forgettable girls from the filler episodes are actually important in the end. That’s definitely something I didn’t like about this season. You can’t just pretend like all those characters mattered in the final few episodes.

It All Comes Together (Poorly)

So, how do all these random girls from the various episodes and arcs become important at the end of the season? Well, it turns out that they were all trained (and hypnotized) by the same woman who taught Lupin growing up. And she planted them in his path so that he’d run into them at some point.

Each girl then mentioned a special phrase or word that, when all put together, acted as a key to unlock a suppressed part of Lupin’s memory. What could that suppressed memory be? Well, it’s just that Lupin himself has been hypnotized.

I guess the special phrases act more like a trigger, in that sense. But, whatever. The point is that after coming into contact with all of these girls, Lupin falls under the control of his former teacher and believes that she’s actually his mother.

Arsene Lupin III from the anime series Lupin III: Part 6
Arsene Lupin III

The mystery of who Lupin’s mother was is a recurring theme throughout the season. When we first learn about his teacher, it’s implied she’s his mother. But, once we meet some of the girls and they also refer to this person as their mother, it’s revealed that they all call her this because she views her students as her children.

Fair enough. However, it then somehow comes up that she might actually be Lupin’s birthmother and not just his teacher. And, that’s the mystery that we — along with Lupin — are trying to get to the bottom of at the end of the season.

Since I spoiled earlier in the review that none of this ends up mattering, allow me to go all the way. Lupin decides she’s not his mother, kills her, and then opts not to figure out the truth. So this whole season-long puzzle ends up without a definitive answer.

If it was a good puzzle, I wouldn’t mind the open-endedness. But it wasn’t a good puzzle.

Conclusion

Lupin III: Part 6 is a 5/10 from me. It’s not bad, though I did think the animation during the climax of the final episode was bad. But, I don’t think it’s good either. It exists and if you’re really into Lupin you’ll probably watch it regardless of what I say.

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World’s End Harem

World’s End Harem

World's End Harem anime series cover art
World’s End Harem

Series Overview

World’s End Harem (Shuumatsu no Harem / 終末のハーレム) is an ecchi sci-fi anime series. The premise of this series is that a virus has wiped out the vast majority of the male population of the world, leaving humanity on the brink of extinction.

The only males to survive were those who were in cryogenic sleep when the outbreak occurred. And, a handful of those males have a gene that makes them immune to the virus. These brave heroes must mate with the females of the world to save the human race.

Basically, it’s a hentai plot. And as you’d expect from a series like this, there are both censored and uncensored versions. As always, I watched the uncensored version. I don’t see a point in watching anime censored if there’s an uncensored option.

However, before writing this review, I did check to see what the censored version of the series looked like. It did not disappoint. The censoring of this series takes the form of large blotches of what looks like dead pixels. It’s almost as good as the rainbow censoring of Nobunaga Sensei’s Young Bride.

Now, something you might not expect from World’s End Harem is that it does actually have a real plot alongside its hentai plot. You see, there’s a shadowy organization called UW that rules the world now that men are gone.

What are the true goals of UW? Did they have anything to do with the virus outbreak? And if they did, why are they facilitating a breeding program with the surviving males? I don’t really care about the answers to these questions. I just watched for the ecchi.

Characters

There are two protagonists of World End Harem. The first, and worse of the two, is Reito Mizuhara. Reito is extremely boring. He refuses to mate with any girls because he wants to find his crush whose whereabouts are unknown. He’s your typical white knight loser — and that’s no fun in a series like this.

Mira Suou is Reito’s handler. It’s her job to get him to mate with as many girls as possible, herself included. She also looks almost identical to Reito’s crush whom he’s trying to find. But, Mira’s pretty bad at her job considering Reito’s lack of mating.

Shouta Doi is the other protagonist and is an enjoyable character. He’s a nerd whom you wouldn’t expect to be much fun. But, he embraces his new life as one of the last remaining males on the planet.

Shouta Doi and a female student from the anime series World's End Harem
Shouta Doi and a female student

Included in Shouta’s harem are his teacher, three girls who make up the core of his harem, all the other girls in his class, and even one girl whom he keeps as a pet. It’s also through Shouta that we get the majority of the ecchi content of the series.

My favorite character of the series is Shouta’s handler, Karen Kamiya. Not only does Karen have one of the best character designs of the series, but she’s also the most interesting. She always has some plan working in the background to advance her goals.

Also, apparently, Karen is the favorite character of the author of the series, LINK. He has good taste.

The third and final male who’s been taken out of cryo is Kyouji Hino. Like Shouta, he’s embraced his new life. But, he’s only a supporting character. His handler, Neneko Isurugi, also has a great design. I’d have liked for those two to be a bit more prominent.

Just as Terrible as You Would Expect

Obviously, World’s End Harem has a lot of cute girls. That’s the best thing about the series. Also, if you watch the uncensored version, it has some pretty decent ecchi scenes. That’s nice too. But aside from those two things, it’s absolute garbage.

I think the biggest problem with the series is that it attempts to have a real plot instead of focusing solely on the ecchi. Maybe having a plot works out better in the manga. But I think we all know why most people watched this anime — and it wasn’t for the plot. It was for the plot.

There were even entire episodes dedicated to this plot that most people don’t care about. Yes, these episodes still had some ecchi. But the ecchi was just a female character randomly being nude. For example, there’s one member of UW who’s always naked when she’s on video calls with her superiors. She wears clothes every other time we see her.

Karen Kamiya pointing at Shouta Doi from the anime series World's End Harem
Karen Kamiya pointing at Shouta Doi

What makes these episodes, and parts of episodes, that focus on the actual plot even worse is that they prominently feature Reito. As I previously mentioned, Reito’s not a good character. He’s extremely bland — both in terms of his personality and his actions.

I’m also going to say that the fact that this isn’t just a single-season anime makes it worse. There’s only one season right now. But the season doesn’t end in a good spot. Nothing is resolved and it makes it clear that a second season is going to continue the story.

Whether or not it’s actually going to get that second season is currently up for debate.

However, I think it probably would have been better if the anime adaptation set out to be just one season from the start. Just shorten the plot and wrap everything up. Again, the plot isn’t what people are watching for anyway.

Conclusion

For the majority of the time World’s End Harem was airing, I had it rated as a 2/10. Once it ended, I finally dropped my score down to a 1/10. But now that I’ve written this review, I think that may be too harsh. I’m going to officially say it’s a 2/10.

World’s End Harem is garbage. But it does deliver (somewhat) on the part that matters. Still, it would be better if it was just a hentai through and through.

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Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc

Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc

Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc anime series cover art
Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc

Season Overview

Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen / 鬼滅の刃 遊郭編) is the second season of the Demon Slayer anime and canonically follows the Mugen Train Arc, which falls between the two seasons.

As the title of the season implies, this season only covers a single arc: the Entertainment District Arc. And because of this, the season is only 11 episodes long. Though, as I’ll get into later on in this review, even that was a bit too long for the arc.

The very beginning of the arc pics up right after the Mugen Train Arc. Tanjirou visits the Rengoku house to deliver Kyoujurou’s final words to his father and brother. And right away, we’re given some new information about breathing techniques.

Once we get all that out of the way, the arc actually begins and Tanjirou, Inosuke, and Zenitsu go with the Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui, to the red-light district. Yes, the English subtitle for the arc is Entertainment District, but it’s a red-light district.

As you might have guessed, Tengen isn’t taking them there to have a good time. In fact, he already has three wives. So, he basically has his own personal red-light district already.

Jokes aside, rumor has it that one of the Upper Six Demon Moons has made the red-light district their hunting ground. Consorts have been disappearing from the various brothels in the district, and other people have been dying mysteriously.

However, what doesn’t really make sense to me is that it should be well-known that an Upper Six demon is located here. After all, this demon has already killed multiple Hashira over the past century. Clearly, a strong demon is here.

Arc Hashira and Demon(s)

As mentioned, the Hashira of this arc is Tengen Uzui, the Sound Hashira. Overall, I have to say he’s not my favorite Hashira we’ve met so far. Rengoku is definitely better. And I think I’d even say that Shinobu is better. But, that doesn’t mean Tengen is a bad character.

My problem with Tengen is primarily that he feels a bit too similar to Rengoku in some ways. I mentioned this in one of my episode reviews, but it sometimes feels like Tengen acts like Rengoku on purpose in front of his allies and opponents.

For example, during one of the big fights at the end of the season, Tengen was clearly injured. But when the demon pointed that out, Tengen just gave a big smile and said that he was feeling great. That’s something Rengoku would do, but he’d genuinely mean it.

Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui from the anime series Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc
Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui

What’s unique about Tengen is that he’s a former ninja who cast away that lifestyle and now lives as the flashiest Hashira. As you can see by his appearance, he’s not exactly trying to blend in and hide. I’d like him more if his past as a ninja had a bigger effect on his personality.

I guess I’m just going to spoil that there are actually two demons who hold the title of Upper Six. The reason for this is that they’re siblings who are connected so that they can share a body (or not). This also means that to kill them, they both need to be decapitated.

Daki (the younger sister) can control a bunch of cloth belts to attack her enemies. She can also turn her neck into cloth so it’s harder to cut. Gyuutarou (the older brother) uses poisoned sickles made of his blood and can control his blood outside of his body.

Not a Great Arc

There’s one big issue with the Entertainment District Arc. That issue is that there’s only one really good episode, and maybe one other episode I would just consider good. Overall, the arc is pretty boring and I think it’s extremely overrated.

Daki isn’t a very good villain. She’s kind of a joke until the end. And even when she starts to be more of a threat, her ability just isn’t interesting. Gyuutarou is a good villain. But he’s only at the end of the arc and it’s really only a single episode that makes him a good villain.

We also get the backstory of Daki and Gyuutarou after they’ve been killed. And by that point, I no longer care about their backstory. The final episode of the arc was bad for a lot of reasons, but that’s one of them.

Upper Six Demon Daki from the anime series Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc
Upper Six Demon Daki

Even before the ending, however, the arc had its issues. For example, the first half of the arc didn’t really have anything happening. Our protagonists were investigating various brothels and not much came of that. Daki was the demon in all three brothels so it’s not like there was much of a mystery.

Also, while investigating the brothels in search of demons, our protagonists were also supposed to locate Tengen’s wives who had gone missing. I hoped that his wives would become relevant characters after they were rescued. However, that didn’t really pan out.

One of his wives, Hinatsuru, played a small role in the final battle. But her assistance didn’t amount to much in the end. I wanted them to be actual characters. Instead, they were primarily plot devices.

I get that people think they love this season because it had one episode that was amazingly animated. But the season as a whole is nothing special and I don’t get the hype.

Conclusion

In the end, I gave Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc a 6/10, which is almost 3 points lower than its current average score. I enjoyed it. But not much happened and it definitely didn’t need to be 11 episodes. It could have been 6 like the Mugen Train Arc.

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Sorairo Utility

Sorairo Utility

OVA Overview

Sorairo Utility (空色ユーティリティ) is a 14-minute OVA about girls playing golf. When the anime was first announced, I thought it was going to be a full series. So, I was disappointed to find out this wasn’t actually the case upon its release at the end of 2021.

Before getting any deeper into what the OVA is about, though, let’s look at the title. Sorairo simply means sky blue. Sora as in sky and iro as in color. That part of the title makes sense since the protagonist references the beauty of the sky multiple times.

What doesn’t make sense to me is the second half of the title. Why is it “utility?” That might make sense to golfers reading this. But to me, that seems like a poor translation of whatever the creators wanted to say. Maybe “technique” would be a better word here?

Minami and Ayaka from the anime OVA Sorairo Utility
Minami and Ayaka

Regardless of what the creators were going for when they decided to use the English word “utility” in the title, the rest of the OVA is fairly nice. I like the art style, the character designs and personalities are good, and the animation is, well, underwhelming.

As far as animation is concerned, the best-animated part of the OVA is the opening scene. That’s not to say that the rest of the OVA is animated terribly. But there are a lot of still shots and the characters are frequently off-model to reduce the detail needed.

Considering this OVA is only 14-minutes long and by the studio that did the Azur Lane anime, I would have expected it to move more. But, at the same time, maybe this project simply wasn’t important enough to put all that effort into. I don’t know.

Characters

There are three characters in Sorairo Utility. These are Minami, Haruka, and Ayaka. It’s unclear if they’re golfing together as part of a school club, or if this is just their hobby. But what is clear is that their skill levels aren’t the same and they only play for fun.

Minami is the protagonist of the OVA and the least skilled golfer of the three. Considering her skill level, it’s implied that she’s newer to golfing than the other two. But we have no real confirmation of this — only circumstantial evidence.

The first piece of evidence is that Minami is pretty bad at golf and her goal is to get her first par on a hole. The second piece of evidence is that Minami buys fancy golf balls thinking they’ll magically help her perform better. That’s a classic beginner’s mistake. And Haruka even points out that Minami’s main issue is her form, not her equipment.

Ayaka, Minami, and Haruka from the anime OVA Sorairo Utility
Ayaka, Minami, and Haruka

Speaking of Haruka, she’s the best of the three at golf. And since she’s the best, we can assume that she’s been playing the longest. Haruka seems to be the most serious about golfing. But she’s not serious about it in an off-putting way. She wants others to enjoy the sport.

Lastly, we have Ayaka, whose skill falls between Minami’s and Haruka’s. However, I’d say that Ayaka is closer in skill to Haruka than to Minami. Ayaka can actually hit the ball in a straight line and in the right direction, unlike Minami.

However, Ayaka also comes across as the least interested in golf of the trio. Don’t get me wrong, she clearly enjoys it. But I got the feeling that she’d participate in and be decent at any activity as long as she got to spend time with the other two.

Would It Work as a Full Series?

To answer this question simply, yes. There’s really no reason that Sorairo Utility wouldn’t work as a full series with full-length episodes. Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater is just about girls fishing and it works in that format. So why wouldn’t an anime about girls golfing work?

Now, that’s not to say that a full series of Sorairo Utility would work exactly as it is now. It definitely could. But I think a few adjustments would have to be made for it to really work in that format.

First of all, some additional characters would need to be added. They don’t need to be main characters. But it would need at least a couple of supporting characters — like how Super Cub has three main characters and some supporting characters.

Haruka and Ayaka from the anime series Sorairo Utility
Haruka and Ayaka

Even though I’ve only seen this one, small bit of content, I do think the characters are good and can be interesting on their own. But supporting characters can add a bit more interest to a full season of episodes.

The other addition a series would need is more of a plot. This OVA follows the girls during a single day of golf. They start in the morning, take a break for lunch, and then finish out their game in the afternoon. That’s fine for a short OVA. But a series needs more than that each week.

In reality, I think it would have to follow the classic sports anime trope of the girls working towards competing in some tournament. The start of the series would focus on practice, the middle portion on games, and the end on competing in the tournament.

I don’t watch many sports anime, but Iwa Kakeru!: Sport Climbing Girls is one I’ve reviewed that follows this same formula. And, no, just because they compete in a tournament doesn’t mean they need to win.

It would be kind of odd if Minami turned into a great golfer over the course of the season. I would expect her to improve, but not surpass Ayaka and Haruka.

Conclusion

I was going to give Sorairo Utility a 5/10. But after thinking it over for a bit, a 6/10 is fairer. I enjoyed it. It’s just that it’s held back by the fact that it’s a 14-minute OVA. A full series would likely be better. And if one ever comes out, I’ll watch it.

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2021 Anime Tier List

2021 Anime Tier List

2021 Anime at a Glance

In today’s article, I’m going to be running through “all” the anime that started and finished airing in 2021 that I watched. There are a couple of things missing, and some others added you might not think count. But, I’ll explain those choices when I get to them.

Also, I previously wrote articles on the Top 5 Anime of 2021 (outdated) and the Worst 5 Anime of 2021 that go into more detail regarding the best and worst anime of the year. This article is more of a general overview of the year.

2021 Anime Tier List
2021 Anime Tier List

Something you may notice about this tier list is that it’s skewed towards higher scores. There are many more 7s and 6s than 4s and 3s. That’s not because I tend to score things higher (mostly). It’s more due to the fact that I primarily select anime to watch that I think I’ll enjoy.

I could easily even out my scores by watching more anime I know are going to be bad. But I don’t like watching bad anime that much.

Oh, and the farther left an anime is within a tier, the higher-rated it is. So the leftmost anime is the best of the tier and the rightmost is the worst. I don’t always do that with tier lists, but I did this time.

10 – Masterpiece

One of the first things to catch your eye when looking at my tier list is that I have no anime from 2021 rated at 10/10. There was one anime that came close, which I’ll mention in the 9/10 section. But I just didn’t feel like I could give it a 10.

9 – Great

The three anime I rated 9/10 are Pui Pui Molcar, Mushoku Tensei Part 2, and Sonny Boy. Pui Pui Molcar is the one I considered rating at 10/10. But, all of these anime, including Molcar, didn’t rise to meet the threshold for “Masterpieces.”

8 – Very Good

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation anime series cover art
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

There were five anime I rated 8/10 in 2021. These are Mushoku Tensei Part 1, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S, Magia Record 2nd Season, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Arc, and To Your Eternity.

To Your Eternity has been bumped out of my top 5 anime of 2021 since I watched more anime from the year between the time I wrote my top 5 article and now. I also included the Mugen Train Arc as a 2021 anime because I watched the TV version, not the movie version.

Also, although I watched Mini Dragon, the short-form series that accompanied Dragon Maid S, I haven’t included it on this tier list because of how little content it had.

7 – Good

Nine anime were rated 7/10 in 2021. They are Fruits Basket: The Final Season, Non Non Biyori Nonstop, Horimiya, Laid-Back Camp Season 2, Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song, Nomad: Megalo Box 2, Attack on Titan: Final Season, Re:ZERO: Season 2 Part 2, and Wonder Egg Priority.

Attack on Titan: Final Season technically began airing in 2020. But that’s just because it was 16 episodes. It’s still considered a winter 2021 season anime, so I’ve chosen to include it.

Additionally, while I did watch the Wonder Egg Priority Special, I haven’t included it as a separate entry on this list. Instead, I’ve placed Wonder Egg Priority at the bottom of this tier to show that the special does bring the series as a whole down.

6 – Fine

Pretty Boy Detective Club anime series cover art
Pretty Boy Detective Club

My 6/10 tier has 15 anime, so I’ll split them up into three groups of five. The top five anime of this tier are Pretty Boy Detective Club, My Hero Academia Season 5, Higurashi – Sotsu, Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro, and My Senpai is Annoying.

You may say my Nisioisin and Shaft bias is showing, But I stand by Pretty Boy Detective Club being the best 6/10 anime. And although I complain about MHA a lot, I do still think it’s usually fun to watch.

The next five anime in the tier are Love Live! Superstar!!, The Aquatope on White Sand, Super Cub, Slime 300, and Heaven’s Design Team. There’s not much to say about these anime; they were all enjoyable.

Higehiro, How Not To Summon a Demon Lord Ω, both parts of TenSura Season 2, and Cells at Work! CODE BLACK round out the bottom of the tier. I gave both Tensura Season 2 parts the same rating, but I do think Part 2 was better than Part 1.

5 – Average

11 anime were ranked 5/10 in 2021. The first half of these are Ganbare Douki-chan, Mieruko-chan, Yuki Yuna: The Great Mankai Chapter, and both Let’s Make a Mug Too Season 2 and Let’s Make a Mug Too. Yes, I wrote Let’s Make a Mug Too Season 2 first because it’s better than Season 1.

The remaining six anime in the Average category are Azur Lane: Slow Ahead!, Cells at Work!!, SSSS.Dynazenon, Dr. Stone: Stone Wars, Kemono Jihen, and Last Dungeon Boonies. I think these six are significantly worse than the previous five anime of the tier, but not enough to be in the 4/10 tier.

4 – Bad

I only rated three anime at 4/10 in 2021. The “Bad” anime are My Next Life as a Villainess X, The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!, and The Promised Neverland Season 2.

My Next Life as a Villainess is just one of those anime I don’t understand the hype around. Jahy is extremely boring, but not exactly bad aside from that. And I think we all know why The Promised Neverland is down here despite how good the first season was.

3 – Very Bad

Redo of Healer anime series cover art
Redo of Healer

The four anime in the “Very Bad” tier are Redo of Healer, So I’m a Spider, So What?, Deep Insanity: The Lost Child, and Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table. I know a lot of people are going to say So I’m a Spider, So What? is good. But it’s not. The anime is very bad.

Also, although I have Redo of Healer down in the 3/10 category, I think it’s more like a 6 or 7/10 as far as entertainment is concerned. That’s probably the bad anime I had the most fun watching in 2021 because of how absurd everything about it was.

2 – Horrible

The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgement and Otherside Picnic are the 2/10 anime from 2021. 7DS: Dragon’s Judgement was an improvement over the previous season, but I’m still glad it’s over. Otherside Picnic had some good ideas but was very poorly executed.

1 – Appalling

The worst two anime of 2021 are Ex-Arm and Osamake. On this tier list, I put Ex-Arm above Osamake. But in my article on the worst anime of the year, I had their positions swapped. I think these are both so terrible that either one could be the worst of the worst.

Conclusion

I know there are multiple anime placements on this tier list that you don’t agree with. So let me know what they are in the comments.

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