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Vinland Saga Season 2 Episode 5

February 6, 2023

Vinland Saga anime series logoVinland Saga Season 2 Episode 5 is all about Canute — Thorfinn and Einar don’t even appear in the episode. In this review, I discuss how much Canute has grown as a person since the end of the first season. He’s almost a different character entirely.

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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.


Bocchi the Rock!

January 2, 2023

Bocchi the Rock! anime series logoIt’s no question that Bocchi the Rock! was one of the standout anime of 2022. But, was it really as good as some people claim? I’m not so sure. In this review of the series, I explain what made it so popular and why I don’t think it’s quite that good.

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 15



Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 Episode 6


Spy x Family Part 2


My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 132

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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.

DoubleSama’s Winter 2023 Watchlist

The 11 anime series I’m watching from the winter 2023 season can be split into 3 groups. There are the series continuing from the fall 2022 season, the series returning with a sequel season, and brand new anime.

Continuing Anime

  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • My Hero Academia Season 6
  • To Your Eternity Season 2
  • Urusei Yatsura

Sequel Anime

  • 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
  • Vinland Saga Season 2

New Anime

  • My Life as Inukai-san’s Dog.
  • Onimai: I’m Now Your Sister!
  • The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady

Of course, these aren’t the only anime I’ll be watching over the course of the season. There are also the anime chosen by my Tier 4 Patrons, the movies we watch each month on Discord, and whatever older series I end up watching.