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Kakegurui Twin

December 5, 2023

Kakegurui Twin anime series logoKakegurui Twin is a 6-episode ONA prequel to the main Kakegurui series. It follows Mary Saotome as she attempts to make waves in Hyakkaou Private Academy before Yumeko transfers in. In this review, I explain how Twin is a watered-down version of the series.

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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.


Kakegurui Twin


The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm


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.