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Mahoyome OVA

December 6, 2023

The Ancient Magus' Bride anime series logoThe Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm is a 3-episode OVA that takes place between Seasons 1 and 2. But, it’s not required viewing material before watching Season 2. You can skip these episodes.

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Girei (Pain’s Theme) Lyrics

April 14, 2018

Naruto: Shippūden 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.


Kawaii Christmas Treasures

Available until December 15, 2023

YumeTwins Kawaii Christmas TreasuresYumeTwins’ Kawaii Christmas Treasures box is available until December 15th! This box features a Sanrio Rainbow Pouch Plushie, YumeTwins Jewelry Box, Donut Bath Bomb and a YumeTwins Gift Bad. And, use code GHIBLIHOLIDAY for a free bonus item.

Weekly Schedule

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


Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 44


Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Episode 14


Goblin Slayer II Episode 10

Community News

Bracket Event | Best Fall 2023 Anime OP

Best Anime OP Fall 2023

Begins Thursday, November 30th – 11:00 PM ET
Ends Sunday, December 31st – 11:00 PM ET

It’s time to determine which opening from the fall 2023 season is the best. In this bracket, the 32 highest-rated new anime of the season go head to head. Join the DoubleSama Discord server and cast your vote each day.

Discord Event | Suzuka’s Holiday Party

Suzuka's Holiday Party

Begins Tuesday, December 12th – 11:00 PM ET
Ends Tuesday, December 26th – 11:00 PM ET

Get cozy by the fireplace with Suzuka in this winter holiday Discord server event! The Suzuka’s Holiday Party event features a limited-time Suzuka outfit, reactions, and proposal responses.

Movie Night | Burn the Witch

Burn the Witch

Friday, December 29th – 9:00 PM ET

Burn the Witch is a 3-episode “movie” based on the one-shot manga by Tite Kubo, author of Bleach. It follows Noel and Ninny, witches working as beast exterminators in London.

DoubleSama’s Watchlist | Fall 2023

New anime fall 2023

Continuing Anime
Only 1 anime I’m watching this season is continuing from the summer season, and that’s Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2.

New Anime
There are 6 brand new anime that I’ll be watching for the fall season. They are Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, 16bit Sensation: Another Layer, Butareba -The Story of a Man Who Turned into a Pig-, The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess, The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You, and Overtake!

Sequel Anime
Finally, there are 5 sequel anime I plan to watch this season. These are Dr. Stone: New World Part 2, Goblin Slayer II, The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2, Spy x Family Season 2, and The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3.