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Jan. 25, 2022

A Dumb Rant About Censorship

Censorship comes in many forms and from different directions. There’s oppression of speech and expression on the state level, and there’s censorship further down the line. Whichever level in comes in at, it’s still an inhibition of the populace’s expression. One happens to be illegal by way of the constitution, while the other is not considered so. Whether borderline monopolistic companies should be held to a similar level as the state, that’s a question for another day.

Jan. 22, 2022

Ayakashi Triangle Chapters 74&75 Denied Publication

Welp, time to add Shueisha and Viz to the No Buying From-list. Oh, right, Viz already were on the list, about a hundred times over. Remember folks, companies that do not care to give you a decent product do not deserve your money either. Do not settle for leftovers when there’s perfectly good sources. Cough, that one cat-tracker, cough, and MangaDex, cough.

Dec. 21, 2021

Winter Season 2022 Anime Worth Watching

Today we’re taking a look at some of the new series, and movies, that’s airing this season. The entries comes in four sections, the good, the questionable, and the garbage heap; and finally, the movies. Ratings will be provided for all the shows that’s aired, and has been evaluated by the world-class certified Quality Evaluation Team here at Arse Monster. The Good Stuff First up, the good stuff – the series that’s the cream of the crop – what every anime fan needs to watch this season.

Nov. 4, 2021

SolPress Is Finished

After heavy speculation surrounding the company, it is now – given the status of Sol Press, LLC – official that the company’s days are almost certainly numbered. While the common phrase everyone says in response to what happened is simply that they’ve not payed their taxes, the exact status for the company is: “FTB FORFEITED”. This status indicator is more than a simply “they’ve not payed their taxes,” though one might argue it is perhaps sufficient as a response to the question.

Nov. 1, 2021

Tencent Acquires (Part of) Kadokawa

Tencent has through Sixjoy Hong Kong Limited, wholly owned by Tencent Holdings Limited, acquired 6.86% of Kadokawa Corporation. While Tencent already owns significant portions of branch companies of Kadokawa, they’ve now managed to set their claws into the main business. Which will, of course, have absolutely no impact on how the future of the company will look like. Any fan of Japanese media – including anime, manga, light novels, etc – will no doubt be sweating right about now.

Sep. 29, 2021

Fall Season 2021 Anime Worth Watching

Summer has come and gone. Now Fall is upon us and it’s time for the new season of anime to begin. Ratings will be provided for all the shows that’s aired, and has been evaluated by the world-class certified Quality Evaluation Team here at Arse Monster. The Good Stuff First we’re blasting off with the most promising of the season – what every anime fan needs to watch this season. If a show’s in this section, it’s pretty much guaranteed to be a must-watch.

Jul. 6, 2021

Summer Season 2021 Anime Worth Watching

Summer hast cometh, and so the anime of the season has begun airing. Let’s dive into this seasons’ lineup and check what’s worth a watch and what will end up in the trash where it belongs. Ratings and links to AniList are provided for each show. Note: The post will be updated as more shows has aired and we’ve had time to watch and assess them. If a show isn’t listed, even after it’s aired, then either we just haven’t watch it yet, or it simply means your favorite show is shit and has no place here.

Jun. 23, 2021

Manga Recommendation: Isekai Ojisan

First off all, let it be known that the Isekai Ojisan manga got cute tsundere elves. Isn’t that enough to convince you to read it? Welp, guess you’re a lost cause… Just kidding. Isekai Ojisan v1p14-15 “Um, Uncle’s otherworld friends, what were they like?” “Ahh, I practically went solo the entirety of my 17 years there, so…” I was mistaken for some kind of an orc and got hunted down.