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.

Naruto

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 →

Overlord

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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