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Delicious in Dungeon: Driad/Cockatrice  Season 1, Ep 15

Trapped in the Mad Mage's ever shifting labyrinth, Team Touden is on the verge of starvation - until finding a nest of dryads provides a potential meal - and miserable allergies. And then, the party is forced to deal with a monster that makes the basilisk look tame... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 17, 2024 - 4 comments

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End: Well-Laid Plans  Season 1, Ep 19

With the First Test continuing, Frieren and her two young mage compatriots still need to acquire a stille - and they're not the only team in that boat. But given the stille's traits and the implications of Serie's barrier, Frieren hatches a plan to catch one - the problem being that said plan is by its nature picking a fight with all the other teams without a stille... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 16, 2024 - 3 comments

Delicious in Dungeon: Sea Serpent  Season 1, Ep 14

With the intensity of the past few episodes, it's perhaps a good pallette cleanser to go back and see how the comic relief is doing, and...did Kabru just outright murk that guy... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 15, 2024 - 8 comments

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End: First-Class Mage Exam  Season 1, Ep 18

Finally, Frieren and party have reached Äußerst, the Northern Lands' center of magical research and study - and the site of the examination to earn the rank of first class mage. But it's not just Frieren and Fern who seek the title, as a number of mages from around the lands converge on the city of magic... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 14, 2024 - 3 comments

Delicious in Dungeon: Red Dragon III/Good Medicine  Season 1, Ep 13

The Mad Mage makes his presence known, and his magic seems to have the power to control Falin, as Team Touden challenges the elven master of the dungeon. And when things go awry, the party is found by an orc warband - whose captain finds the halffoot's seeming cowardice distasteful... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 13, 2024 - 7 comments

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End: Take Care  Season 1, Ep 17

With the knowledge of his friend traveling to Tur, Sein now has a decision to make - though the weather gives him a chance to further reflect - and to bond with his comrades. And then when Fern falls ill, a journey to find medicinal ingredients gives Frieren and Stark a chance to bond... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 12, 2024 - 9 comments

Delicious in Dungeon: Red Dragon II  Season 1, Ep 12

The red dragon has been slain, and Falin's remains recovered. All that's left is to ressurect the young tallman woman - but doing so will have her friend make some grave choices... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 11, 2024 - 5 comments

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End: Long-Lived Friends  Season 1, Ep 16

The journey to Äußerst leads the party to meet with an old acquaintance of Frieren's - and with recounting past memories. And another stop results in Sein gaining insight on the path his childhood friend took - and in doing so forces the priest to make a choice... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 10, 2024 - 1 comment

Delicious in Dungeon: Red Dragon I  Season 1, Ep 11

This is it. This is what all the adventures, all the trials, all themeals have been leading up to. For Team Touden, it's do or die - for Falin's sake, the red dragon must fall... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 9, 2024 - 4 comments

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End: Smells Like Trouble  Season 1, Ep 15

When the party finds a town afflicted by a curse that puts people to sleep, Sein finds himself put to the test - not just of his skills, but of his belief in his fellow travelers as well. Then, a chance encounter with the ruler of the region has Stark play the role of his son - a false role that nonetheless brings up real emotions for the young warrior... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 8, 2024 - 4 comments

Delicious in Dungeon: Giant Frogs/Aboveground  Season 1, Ep 10

Refreshed physically, emotionally, and manawise, Team Touden begins the descent to the castle town - and to their confrontation with the red dragon. Unfortunately, the path downward will not be an easy one, with the stairwell down full of dangers. Meanwhile, Tansu reports his findings to the (nominal) head of the island, while Namari looks to see if by some miracle Falin's corpse has made it back for revival. One thing is clear - things are coming to a head, in several ways... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 7, 2024 - 5 comments

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End: Privilege Of The Young  Season 1, Ep 14

It's Fern's birthday, and tensions are high as it seems that Stark has forgotten and Fern is upset - but the reality of the situation is more complicated, as it usually is when emotions are in play, especially one particular one. Then while on the road, a monster attack causes a particular item of Frieren's to be lost - one with significant meaning... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 6, 2024 - 5 comments

Delicious in Dungeon: Tentacles/Stew  Season 1, Ep 9

With Marcille weakened from the undine's assault, Team Touden is surprised when another adventuring party comes upon them - with a familiar face in tow. But the realities of how dungeoneering works forces Laios to trade his labor for healing. And the enraged undine is still out there - but Marcille has a plan to kill two birds with one stone, and use it to replenish her mana... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 5, 2024 - 4 comments

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End: Aversion To One's Own Kind  Season 1, Ep 13

A chance meeting with a priest in the woods leads Frieren to learn more about the man - and to convince him to join her party to fulfill a childhood dream...and find a childhood friend... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 4, 2024 - 2 comments

Delicious in Dungeon: Raspberries/Grilling Meat   Season 1, Ep 8

Marcille thinks back on how she and Falin first met at school, and how she taught the elf valuable lessons about how there's more to the world than what's in books. Unfortunately, her ablutions wind up creating a very angry water spirit with murder on its mind... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 3, 2024 - 3 comments

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End: A Real Hero  Season 1, Ep 12

Continuing on to Äußerst, the trio finds themselves in the Village of the Sword just in time to keep a promise made by Frieren, and to learn a truth about Himmel's legend. Then, it's Stark's birthday - but the warrior feels that there's little reason to celebrate it - or him... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 2, 2024 - 3 comments

Delicious in Dungeon: Kelpie/Porridge/Broiled In Sauce  Season 1, Ep 7

Finally reaching an underground lake at the base of the castle, the party - and Senshi in particular - gets a valuable lesson in the reality of wild monsters being exactly that. And as Team Touden crosses the lak, they wind up finding out personally how one very large predator can throw off the ecosystem... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Apr 1, 2024 - 3 comments

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End: Winter In The Northern Lands  Season 1, Ep 11

With Aura and her subordinates now dead, the people of Graf Granat's realm can finally relax and begin recovering from the wounds The Guillotine left. And with that, Frieren and her party now have a new goal - one that will lead to a chance encounter with another of her kind... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Mar 31, 2024 - 2 comments

Delicious in Dungeon: Court Cuisine/Boiled In Salt Water  Season 1, Ep 6

Curiosity - and a rumbling tummy - lead Laios to try seeing if the food in the enchanted paintings is a possible food source. But he gets more than a meal as the scenes he enters tell the tale of the Golden Kingdom, as well as that of the Mad Mage. Later, a midnight bathroom break leads to Chilchuck trapped with his nemesis... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Mar 30, 2024 - 1 comment

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End: A Powerful Mage  Season 1, Ep 10

Frieren has earned many epithets throughout her many years, but the first of those was apprentice to the great mage Flamme, she who brought the flame of magic to humanity - and waged a war against the monsters who preyed from the shadows. And it is that war that her elven apprentice has carried on, and which leads her to a confrontation with The Guillotine herself... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Mar 29, 2024 - 5 comments

Delicious in Dungeon: Snacks/Sorbet  Season 1, Ep 5

All that glitters is not gold, as one adventurer group finds out the hard way when the treasure they find winds up being a bit more...alive than expected. And when Team Touden finds themselves dealing with spirits sans their indisposed healer, Senshi comes up with a creative - and tasty! - method of ghostbusting. [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Mar 28, 2024 - 3 comments

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End: Aura The Guillotine   Season 1, Ep 9

Finding shelter and aid, Granat recounts to his young saviors about how Aura used her signature spell - Auserlese - to create her army of the dead. But at the moment, the bigger threat is Lügner and Linie - and they plan to deal with the young mage and warrior personally... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Mar 27, 2024 - 3 comments

Delicious in Dungeon: Stewed Cabbage/Orcs  Season 1, Ep 4

It's farming dungeon style as Senshi shows Team Touden his...ambulatory gardens in the form of golems he has turned into walking vegetable patches. Though when they go to trade in their leafy bonanza, it turns out that the red dragon's actions have caused further displacement - and further trouble... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Mar 26, 2024 - 2 comments

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End: Frieren The Slayer  Season 1, Ep 8

The presence of the elf mage and her party - and their actions - force the hand of the demon Lügner - fittingly, 'liar" - to forgo subterfuge and resort to force to find the key to collapsing the spell protecting the town. For while the people around her might see Frieren as a quirky oddball, demons have a decidedly different view of her - of a cold eyed bane of demonkind, known by a fitting epithet - Frieren, the Slayer... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Mar 25, 2024 - 7 comments

Delicious in Dungeon: Living Armor  Season 1, Ep 3

Finally entering the castle proper, Team Touden finds themselves at a tricky impass, as the path to move further into the castle is guarded by suits of living armor - a threat that Laios himself has fallen to (he got better, thankfully.) But this means no meals, as living armor are magical constructs, not living creatures...right? [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Mar 24, 2024 - 2 comments

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End: Like A Fairy Tale  Season 1, Ep 7

For someone whom can remember the events of antiquity because they were there, the transient nature of human memory is something that puzzles Frieren - that what was her experience has become myth and legend. Of course, some of that myth - like demonkind - is an altogether too real threat... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Mar 23, 2024 - 2 comments

Delicious in Dungeon: Roast Basilisk/Omelet/Kakiage  Season 1, Ep 2

Team Touden continues to explore the odd treetop "level" of the dungeon, while seeing other parties as well - and with rations rather than resorting to hunting. But even this early in the dungeon is dangerous if you're not prepared...or if you're letting jealousy color your view... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Mar 20, 2024 - 3 comments

Delicious in Dungeon: Hot Pot/Tart  Season 1, Ep 1

It's been...a bad run for Team Touden in the dungeon, after confronting a red dragon on little rest and less food - they got trounced, two of their fighters have tendered their resignation, and their healer Falin was eaten by the dragon after she sent everyone else to safety. Party leader (and Falin's older brother) Laios is determined to ressurect his little sister, but with no supplies, he has to resort to...dungeon self-sufficiency... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Mar 19, 2024 - 5 comments

Movie: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Movie: Mugen Train

[TRAILER] Tanjiro Kamado, joined with Inosuke Hashibira, a boy raised by boars who wears a boar's head, and Zenitsu Agatsuma, a scared boy who reveals his true power when he sleeps, boards the Infinity Train on a new mission with the Fire Hashira, Kyojuro Rengoku, to defeat a demon who has been tormenting the people and killing the demon slayers who oppose it! [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 16, 2024 - 2 comments

Delicious in Dungeon: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

What do you do when your sister has been swallowed whole by a dragon? True, dragons digest very slowly, so time's not an issue, but merely getting back to the lowest level of the dungeon is a an impossible challenge. You can't afford to buy much food, but even if you could, it's so heavy. You couldn't get very far down before you'd have to turn back, and there's nothing else to eat down there ... or is there? (An anime adaptation of Kui Ryoko's food-centric fantasy manga Dungeon Meshi.) [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Feb 12, 2024 - 16 comments

Movie: The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

The world of The Witcher expands in this anime origin story: Before Geralt, there was his mentor, Vesemir, a swashbuckling young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin. But when a strange new monster begins terrorizing a politically fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a frightening adventure that forces him to confront the demons of his past. [Netflix, 83 minutes, animated]
posted by Syllepsis on Aug 29, 2021 - 2 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Geste  Season 1, Ep 14

Alfonso finds himself dealing with a group of thieves led by the Thief Knight Gaspard, and learns legends may not be be telling the actual story. He continues being aided by Germán against Horrors. León continues adjusting to farm life, and accidentally runs into Ema.
posted by needled on Jan 17, 2015 - 0 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Burning Ashes  Season 1, Ep 13

León is discovered by a farm girl, whose family takes in León and nurses him back to health. Meanwhile Alfonso must deal with reconstruction efforts in Santa Bard, as well as fighting Horrors. Garm remains as unhelpful as ever. [more inside]
posted by needled on Jan 10, 2015 - 0 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Blood Moon  Season 1, Ep 12

León succumbs to Mendoza's machinations while Alfonso battles the Horror summoned by Mendoza. Alfonso makes a decision regarding Garo in order to protect Santa Bard.
posted by needled on Dec 23, 2014 - 0 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Shadow Slasher  Season 1, Ep 11

In the castle, Alfonso, León, and Germán encounter Bernardo, who is only interested in fighting Germán. While Germán and Bernardo confront each other, Alfonso and León venture deeper into the castle in search of Mendoza.
posted by needled on Dec 16, 2014 - 2 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Fallen Blood  Season 1, Ep 10

Alfonso and León join forces due to their shared goal of freeing Valiante from Horrors. Alfonso is introduced to Ema and Germán. Germán misunderstands his relationship to Alfonso, which leads to his reminiscing about his younger days with Anna and Bernardo. Meanwhile, Alfonso prepares a plan for attacking the castle. News of Rafael's death leads Mendoza to remember the origins of his rift with the Makai Order.
posted by needled on Dec 16, 2014 - 2 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: New Hope  Season 1, Ep 9

Rafael sends Alfonso to fight the Chimera of Orvien as the final test to become a Makai Knight. León also decides to fight the same Horror and runs into Alfonso along the way. While fighting the Horror together, Alfonso finds out León is Garo. The Horror proves to be too powerful for the two, when Rafael appears to provide assistance.
posted by needled on Nov 29, 2014 - 3 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Full Monty  Season 1, Ep 8

Germán rescues a woman from some thugs, and ends up losing his clothes, money, and fighting a Horror, in addition to being pursued by guards. Ema informs Germán of León's defeat at the hands of the Black Knight. They discuss the possibility that León may not be worthy of the Garo armor. León runs into his naked father upon his return to town and throws a bag of money at Germán's face.
posted by needled on Nov 23, 2014 - 3 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Sorrow Beast  Season 1, Ep 7

León is pursued by the Knighthood of the Black after the innkeeper's wife mistakes him for Prince Alfonso and reports him. In the subsequent fight with the Black Knight, León has to be rescued by Ema, but the Black Knight interferes with the rescue attempt. León wakes up in an unfamiliar neighborhood, where people call him Pepe, and his own memories are fuzzy. He learns the local church selects children to send to a place called Lograja, but things may not be as they seem.
posted by needled on Nov 16, 2014 - 2 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Black Knight  Season 1, Ep 6

Germán and León finally arrive in Santa Bard, Valiante's capital, where León was born and his mother perished at the stake. While gathering information, Germán befriends blacksmith Jordi whose son recently died while trying out to join the Knighthood of the Black. Meanwhile Ema rescues León at the market. Ema and Germán exchange information about the Knighthood of the Black and determine it is composed of Horrors. Mendoza is aware of the presence of a Makai Knight and a Makai Alchemist in the city. The Black Knight, who heads the Knighthood of the Black, offers to take care of the situation.
posted by needled on Nov 9, 2014 - 6 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Gaia  Season 1, Ep 5

Prince Alfonso learns about his origins and Makai Knights from Rafael Banderas, the man who rescued him from an attack by Horrors sent by Mendoza. Rafael is the Makai Knight Gaia, and a friend of the previous Garo. Rafael agrees to teach Alfonso the ways of the Makai Knights in order to protect the kingdom of Valiante from the Horrors and Mendoza. [more inside]
posted by needled on Nov 1, 2014 - 12 comments

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