List of 4 Great Winter 2017 Crunchyroll Streaming Anime For Enthuse.ca

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I’ve got a list of some of my must-watch shows from the winter 2017 anime season live on Enthuse.ca today.

Last season, anime streaming service Crunchyroll broadcasted subtitled simulcasts of 40 of the 46 new anime debuts from Japan, but here in Canada, those free, ad-supported streams only stay up for 13 weeks after they air. So before those episodes are locked away behind the $6.95 per month vault door of Crunchyroll Premium, here are four great shows you should watch from winter 2017. Read more

Still to come from me and Enthuse.ca, a podcast breaking down Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name, and a full series review of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.

Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name’ Animated Film Review for Enthuse.ca

Your Name

Over on Enthuse.ca, I’ve got a review of Makoto Shinkai’s latest film, Your Name.

Your Name deserves the historic commercial success it’s enjoying — It takes the strongest points from director Makoto Shinkai’s earlier films and focuses them into a palatable, coherent experience that’s filled with human emotion.

High school students Taki (Ryunosuke Kamiki) and Mitsuha (Mone Kamishiraishi) mysteriously find themselves swapping bodies with each other, despite living in different parts of Japan and having never met. Read more

I’m having a lot of fun working with the Enthuse.ca team this week. You can anticipate a podcast talking more about the film, a series review of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, and a recap of four of the best anime to watch from winter 2017.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.13 Review: Everlasting, Rebellious Love

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid’s (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) finale is an excellently paced conclusion, charged with spectacular animation that compliments its nuanced and progressive themes.

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.12 Review: Flashback to Reality

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In a significant deviation from its usual here and now focus, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) treats us to several flashback sequences this week, setting a peaceful lull before next week’s final confrontation.

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ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Ep.12 Review: Perfect Twist

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ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka) masterfully orchestrates a narrative feat some thought impossible with its finale: an incredibly comprehensive resolution of nearly every thread lying on the plot loom.

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.11 Review: A Cozy New Year’s Lull

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) keeps with the holiday theme this week, quietly revealing another cute side to its characters’ progression.

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Harman Quintet Swings John L. Haar Theatre in MacEwan Music Grad Recital

Leah Harman MacEwan University Senior Graduation Recital

Image design by Raine Radtke

I’ve never seen a bad senior graduation recital out of MacEwan University’s music program, but none has ever hit me quite like Leah Harman’s.

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ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Ep.11 Review: Gear Up

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ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka) doesn’t quite put the pedal to the metal of the plot-mobile this week, but boy does it ever remind us how smooth its transmission is, helmed by Jean.

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep.10 Review: All The World’s A Dragon Stage

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This week on Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon), we get an ensemble episode in the truest sense of the term. The rendition of The Little Matchstick Girl that the cast puts on is as spectacularly peculiar as their fantasy natures.

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ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Ep.10 Review: Slow Delivery

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In a second consecutive slow-paced episode, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka) delivers its reveals with little gusto, amid unneeded distractions, and by dodging some of the biggest questions.

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