You Are Umasou

While definitely a movie designed for children, there's a good amount of solid love that doesn't make it feel patronizing or pandering. A very cute, sweet, and emotional movie for all ages.


While it has iconic moments and largely set the stage for anime and shonen in particular, Naruto does not age well; there are plenty of better shows. It is very culturally relevant to be familiar with, however.

DanMachi: Arrow of the Orion

A stand-alone sequel to Season 1 of DanMachi and Sword Oratoria Genre(s): Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Comedy Age-Appropriateness: 14+ (Violence, profanity, partial nudity) Platforms: None Episodes: One 82-minute movie TheAwersome Rating: 7.8 / 10 (Not bad) Premise: Far outside Orario, in the ruins of an ancient city, a new threat arises. To counter this threat, the... Continue Reading →

Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? -On the Side-

A spin-off of Season 1 of DanMachi Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Medium Ecchi Age-Appropriateness: 15+ (Violence, profanity, Many Suggestive Themes) Platforms: Amazon Prime Episodes: 12 TheAwersome Rating: 7.5 / 10 (If you liked the original, you’ll like this) Premise: Follow the Sword Princess Aiz Wallenstein and the novice mage Lefiya Viridis of the Loki... Continue Reading →


Genre(s): Isekai, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure Age-Appropriatness: 16+ (Scenes of graphic violence, profanity, Suggestive Themes) Platforms: Crunchyroll, Hulu, Funimation Episodes: 39 TheAwersome Rating: 7.6 / 10 (A good’un) Premise: The final hour of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has come. However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides... Continue Reading →

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale

Sequel to Sword Art Online II / SAOA: GGO Genre(s): Action, Game, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Romance Age-Appropriateness: 14+ (Violence, language, partial nudity) Platforms: Hulu Episodes: One 2 hour movie TheAwersome Rating: 8.4 / 10 (Solid installment in the series) Premise: Virtual Reality games are losing popularity due to the introduction of the Augma device which uses... Continue Reading →

Sword Art Online II (Season 2)

Sequel to Sword Art Online Genre(s): Action, Game, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Psychological Age-Appropriateness: 13+ (Violence, language, disturbing imagery) Platforms: Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation Episodes: 25 (One is a recap episode) TheAwersome Rating: 8.5 / 10 (Definitely worth watching) Premise: Mild Season One Spoilers One year after the events of the previous season, Kazuto (Kirito) is... Continue Reading →

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