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metalandmagi·2 days agoAnswer

Regarding the new seasons that are currently airing, there is also Idolish7 (and yes, its more than the description gives it credit)

I’m aware of Idolish7 and the second season, but I generally stopped watching idol shows a long time ago (and I’m not really into the rhythm game it’s based on…or rhythm games in general). I’m glad other people seem to like it though, so yes it’s another option for anyone who wants to check it out 😁  

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metalandmagi·6 days agoText

capricornwholovesdanger:

billiamthader:

teamfreewillcannotbekilled:

hey quick question why did no one ever tell me how fucking insane M*A*S*H is?? their commanding officer is a horse girl. the secretary has psychic powers. this guy walks around a 1950s military outpost in drag and everyone’s just like hey nice dress. the protagonist who is supposed to be the best surgeon in the entire korean war spends every episode strutting around drunk in a hawaiian shirt making homoerotic wisecracks and asking the nurses to step on him like some sort of unhinged bisexual jimmy buffet. guys what the hell is going on in this army doctor show

This has over 20000 notes are all you guys watching MASH too??

i literally saw this earlier today

It’s wild to me how some people are just now discovering how insane M*A*S*H is. I watched it as a young teenager and still love it because it just vibes so well with literally everything about 2020.

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metalandmagi·11 days agoText

quietya:

Hello! Your local mod here. A few months ago, I spent a lot of time researching books with asexual main characters and made a list of YA books with explicit rep. While making the list, I found lots of books that didn’t fit my requirements and had lots of requests to know what other books I found. I linked people to sources I used, but none 100% matched and there are at least four books that could be added. So I wanted something that had a wide range, could be updated, and could be shared easily. Hence, even though it doesn’t fully fit this blog, it’s going here!

This is a list of books in all age ranges. Some of the books have explicit representation - using the words or giving the definition without using the word - and some don’t. Some of them could be considered problematic. If you want more details on any of the books, feel free to message me privately. I’ll also be linking to the goodreads page for each book [links tk], so you can check reviews for feedback (it can be tricky, but see what shelves people add it too). I’ll also link my sources at the end of this post in case they update with things I don’t catch or they have details I didn’t include. And, as a final note, sometimes the asexual main characters aren’t main characters until later in a book series. In those cases, I’ll link to the first book and leave a note about which book has the main character.

YA Books

This Song is (Not) for You by Laura Nowlin

Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson (Ace character is a side character in book one, main character in sequel)**

Sabriel by Garth Nix (Ace MC in Clariel)

Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

Deadly Sweet Lies by Erica Cameron** [#ownvoices]

Taken by Chance by Erica Cameron and Lani Woodland (Demisexual side character, confirmed in book 3, MC in book 4)** [#ownvoices]

The Beast of Callaire by Saruuh Kelsey

The Second Mango by Shira Glassman

We Awaken by Calista Lynne**

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

The Clinic by Charlie Care

After I Wake by Emma Griffiths

Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith

The Last Chronomancer by Reilyn J. Hardy

A Word and a Bullet by Rachel Sharp** [#ownvoices]

Sea Foam and Silence by Lynn E. O’Connacht [#ownvoices]

Feather by Feather and Other Stories by Lynn E. O’Connacht [#ownvoices]

Assassins: Discord by Erica Cameron (Ace MC in book 2) [#ownvoices]

Running with the Pack by A.M. Burns and Caitlin Ricci

Interface by Lucy Mihajlich

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman**


New Adult Books

All the Wrong Places by Ann Gallagher**

The Life and Death of Eli and Jay by Francis Gideon

Fourth World by Lyssa Chiravari** [#ownvoices]

From Under the Mountain by Cait Spivey [#ownvoices]

How Not to Summon Your True Love by Sasha L. Miller

Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner

Crush by Caitlin Ricci

Endless Days of Summer by Stacy O’Steen

The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic

Coffee Cake by Michaela Grey

Into the Blue by Pene Henson

Bone Diggers by Tiffany Rose & Alex Tauber** [#ownvoices]

Overexposed by Megan Erickson

Daybreak Rising by Kiran Oliver [#ownvoices]

Empty Net by Avon Gale


Adult Books

The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

The Sheepfarmer’s Daughter by Elizabeth Moon

Dreams of Shreds and Tatters by Amanda Downum

The Oathbound by Mercedes Lackey

Banner of the Damned by Sherwood Smith**

How to Be a Normal Person by TJ Klune** [#ownvoices]

Rescuing Jack by Caitlin Ricci (Asexual MC in sequel, Of Monsters and Men)

Torque by Charley Descoteaux

Blue Steel Chain by Alex Beecroft

Blood and Clockwork by Katey Hawthorne

Breakfire’s Glass by A.M. Valenza

Flesh and Fire by Laura Ann Gilman

The Heart of Aces (anthology)**

The Bone People by Keri Hulme [#ownvoices]

City of Soldiers by Sam Burke**

Sere From the Green by Lauren Jankowski [#ownvoices]

Sinners by Eka Waterfield

Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver [#ownvoices]

Mindtouch by M.C.A. Hogarth

The Pardoner’s Tale by Morgan Ferdinand

Dragonoak by Sam Farren

Dust by Elizabeth Bear**

A Date with Angel by J. Judkins

The Mystic Marriage by Heather Rose Jones

The Deadly Nightshade by Justine Ashford

More Than Enough by T.T. Kove

Shock and Awe by Abigail Roux (Demisexual MC comes out in book 3, Part and Parcel)**

A Gentleman’s Position by K.J. Charles

Aces by Kathryn Burns

The King’s Peace by Jo Walton

A Promise Broken by Lynn E. O’Connacht [#ownvoices]

Hello World by Tiffany Rose and Alex Tauber [#ownvoices]


Novellas

As Autumn Leaves by Kate Sands**

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire** [#ownvoices]

To Terminator With Love by Wes Kennedy [#ownvoices]

Ely, Jesse, and Robin’s Guide to Asexuality by R.J. Seeley**

The Asexual Equation by R.J. Seeley**

Cold Ennaline by R.J. Astruc**

The Alpha and His Ace by Ana J. Phoenix**

The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz

The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green by Nicky Kyle [#ownvoices]

At the Edge by Alden Lila Reedy

We Go Forward by Alison Evans

Sing to Me by Becca Lusher

High and Tight by Vanessa North

The Galloway Road by Catherine Adams

Texture Like Sun by Ils Greyhart

Accepting Me by Jo Ramsey**


Upcoming YA Books

27 Hours by Tristina Wright

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee**

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann**


Upcoming New Adult Books


Upcoming Adult Books


Resources

https://lgbtqreads.com/

https://justloveromance.wordpress.com

http://fuckyeahasexual.tumblr.com/post/140769292653/actually-asexual-in-fiction-30-i-get-a-lot-of

http://aroaessidhe.tumblr.com/aroacebooks

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/96867.Books_With_Asexual_Spectrum_F_F_Romances

As I said, this will be a continuously updated list. I’ll be adding in goodreads links now that the list is up (as long as tumblr allows), adding books that come up, and can move/remove books if anybody thinks they don’t fit, since most of this was research, not my actual reading list. So, feel free to message me with any comments or concerns and otherwise, enjoy!

Update #1: Links added; Running with the Pack, High and Tight, and More Than Enough added; Shock and Awe moved.

Update #2: A Gentleman’s Position, Aces, Into the Blue, The Last Chronomancer, Empty Net, The King’s Peace, The Galloway Road, A Word and a Bullet added.

Update #3: Sea Foam and Silence, A Promise Broken, Feather by Feather and Other Stories, and Texture Like Sun added.

Update #4: I marked books I was fairly sure explicitly used words with **; I added [#ownvoices] to books with out ace/aro authors (and the ownvoices only speaks to them being ace, writing an ace character); Bone Diggers and Accepting Me added.

Update #5: Moved a few books that had been released and added some links.

Update #6: Moved a few books that had been released.

My personal favorite that isn’t on this list is The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee. And another fun YA one is Tarnished Are The Stars by  Rosiee Thor, which features an ace and two lesbians in a steampunk kind of world. They’re always my go to recs. 

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metalandmagi·14 days agoPhoto

It’s Kenma’s birthday, so here’s Kenma’s Delivery Service, featuring fanboy Hinata.

And Kuro would totally be Jiji

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metalandmagi·15 days agoText

Well, we made it everyone. It’s the last season of the year, and despite the delays and cancellations and general insanity, we have some new anime to watch…even though honestly I think the continuing shows are mostly carrying this season. Oh well, here are some first impressions anyway. 

As always, I’ll put a (*) next to the things that are available on Crunchyroll, but a lot of these are spread out over the interwebs. 

And here’s a master list of all my anime recommendations for the year so far. 2020 anime worth watching. 

2019 anime worth watching

New Shows!

*Burn The Witch: An action/adventure about two girls named Ninny and Noel who use magic to fight dragons in an alternate version of London. The two of them have to work to keep their dumbass kohai who attracts dragons out of trouble while also keeping the citizens of London and Reverse London away from the dragons. This is hands down the best new anime of the season, so if you only watch one thing, make it this. The girls have so much personality, the dragons all have amazing designs that range from terrifying to adorable, and the magic system is super entertaining to watch. Also it’s apparently set in the Bleach universe?!  It’s based on a one shot chapter, and the girls work for the western branch of the Soul Society.

Edit: I just now realized that it’s only a 3 episode limited series/movie, and I’m so fucking disappointed. It’s still an amazing ride though, and I encourage everyone to watch it.  

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Taiso Samurai (The Gymnastics Samurai): An original…semi-sports anime from studio MAPPA about a gymnast who once brought glory to the Japanese men’s Olympics team, but who is now being pushed to retire after getting injured and not getting the same results. And in the middle of all this, a ninja on the run from the government starts living in his house…for…reasons. It’s just realistic enough to get by with a little bit of insanity, and that’s what I love about it. I also appreciate that the main character is a 100% certified himbo, and we’re getting more stories about adult athletes with lives and families to think about instead of just high school sports clubs. It’s one of the only new shows that I’m really loving this season. It’s super sweet and fun, and I can’t wait to see where it goes. 

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Akudama Drive: In an alternative futuristic Japan, a group of criminals from different walks of life all find themselves on a collision course when they start following the instructions of a mysterious unknown source. They’re all cool and totally badass…..except for one civilian girl who gets tangled up with them and tries to pass herself off as a swindler. Yes this is absolutely the resident edge lord anime of the season. No I don’t give a fuck because it’s the most fun I’ve had watching a first episode in a long time. It has an awesome unique style, an interesting world, a guy who is basically Spiderman on a motorcycle, and a talking cat. I just hope it doesn’t become style over substance because it was a wild ride all the way through the first episode. 

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Adachi and Shimamura: A slice of life romance where two semi-delinquent high school girls find an unlikely friendship with each other by playing ping pong in secret during school, leading to the cool and confident Shimamura falling for the mysterious Adachi. This show is really cute and laid back with a very pretty style. My only real gripe with it is the fact that there’s a ridiculous amount of fanservice that just feels out of place with this show’s atmosphere. It’s nothing super crazy, but it’s incredibly distracting to have the camera constantly trying to go up the characters’ skirts when that’s not really the vibe the anime gives off. I see a lot of potential for the girls to grow, so if you like chill yuri romances, it’s worth a shot. 

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*Jujutsu Kaisen: A shonen action series that tells the story of a chaotic himbo named Yuji Itadori, who finds out about the existence of curses and sorcerers through a mysterious curse breaker named Fushiguro. When Yuji realizes his school is going to be attacked by supernatural curses, he literally eats the cursed object that protects his school in hopes of gaining more spiritual power to help save his friends. Yuji and his ridiculous reasoning for things is fun to watch without being annoying like most other shonen protagonists. The animation from MAPPA is great so far, but I hope it doesn’t boil down to just the animation being cool. If you like things like Noragami, but with more fighting than atmosphere, then this is the anime for you.

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The Day I Became A God (Kami Sama Ni Natta Hi): A comedy/drama where third year high schooler Youta Narukami is having a stressful end of his summer vacation trying to study for entrance exams when he’s suddenly faced with an oddly dressed girl named Odin, who claims she is a god of omniscience. Naturally, Youta thinks she’s a lost child and tries his best to take her home, only to find out that she is eerily accurate at predicting the future, and she has just prophesied that the world is going to end in 30 days. This show is definitely starting out as a comedy, but considering it’s made by PA Works, I’m sure it will end with me sobbing my eyes out. For now, the main characters have great chemistry, with Odin acting the part of a perfect middle schooler with a wild imagination, and Youta being a lovable idiot who just wants to impress the girl he likes. And of course the animation is colorful and always beautiful to look at. I’m just waiting for PA Works punch me in the chest with some feelings.

Ikebukuro West Gate Park: An action anime that follows the mysterious protagonist Makoto, who uses his gang and his knowledge of the Ikebukuro criminal underground to help people in need. I can’t deny that it reminds me of Durarara, especially because it involves its own color gangs. If I have to pick a fault with this show so far, it’s that the two main characters are pretty bland compared to the rest of the cast, but I find myself getting sucked into the plots of each episode (especially episode 2), so I don’t care that much. It’s just a fun show that you don’t have to think too hard about. 

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Next Seasons and Continuations!

Higurashi: When They Cry- New (Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni): THAT’S RIGHT. IT’S A HIGURASHI REMAKE IN THE YEAR 2020! BECAUSE WHY NOT!? So for anyone who wasn’t around in the early 2000s, Higurashi is a horror anime that revolves around Keiichi Maebara, who has just moved to the seemingly quiet, peaceful town of Hinamizawa (which is based on a real village) and the moe blob girls in his class that he makes friends with. But of course, the girls are not what they seem, so naturally, mysteries and murders ensue. This anime basically laid the groundwork for things like Doki Doki Literature Club with it’s cute anime girls going crazy trope. It also had one of the most iconic openings of all time. So if you aren’t familiar with it, the show is a major staple in horror anime history and maybe now is a good time to check it out.

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*Haikyu!! To the Top (part 2): Thank fuck something came in to save 2020. The long awaited part 2 of Haikyu’s 4th season is finally here, and it’s going to be a hell of a ride. I don’t need to tell anyone what it’s about, because everyone should just know the volleyball anime by now. It’s an amazing character focused, well rounded story, regardless of whether you like sports anime or not, and it’s the only thing keeping me going since Fruits Basket season 2 ended. 

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*Golden Kamuy (season 3): The third season of this beloved period piece has arrived, and we can finally direct our leftover Vinland Saga hype somewhere useful. Golden Kamuy is one of the most underrated adventure series ever made, with a story about a badass (yet somehow extremely dorky) war veteran and a clever Ainu girl working together to find a lost trove of Ainu gold. But the plot takes a backseat to the amazingly written characters, the in depth history about the native Japanese people, and the absolutely hilarious comedy. You will learn more about 20th century Japan from this then you ever will from a documentary. Not to mention, the crux of the show is the relationship between a grown man and a young girl that isn’t creepy or weird in any way! If you haven’t watched this show yet, what are you doing with your life!?

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*Osomatsu-san (season 3): Not gonna lie, Osomatsu-san was one of my most anticipated anime of the season, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. If you haven’t seen it, this is one of Japan’s most beloved comedies (with a rich history) that focuses on a group of sextuplets, who are all terrible yet lovable in their own stupid ways. It’s a highly referential and meta anime that manages to top itself every season. Sort of in the same vein as Deadpool, it isn’t afraid to make fun of itself, its characters, or the world around us (which is why I’m totally expecting a covid episode). The humor won’t be for everyone, but it’s been around this long for a reason. And we all need a little dumbass comedy in times like these. 

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*Fire Force (season 2): The action anime about magical firefighters in a world where people start spontaneously combusting who suddenly find themselves wrapped up in a massive religious/corporate conspiracy. A leftover from the summer season, Fire Force is continuing into the fall, and to my absolute shock, this anime has actually become…kind of…not mediocre anymore? And I’m not just saying that because the best character has been around more. I ranted about this show’s pros and cons in my Summer 2020 anime list, and it’s always a show that I recommend because of its amazing animation and unique world building. But this season it’s started addressing its major problems by introducing new, more interesting characters, having less unsolicited fanservice, and actually creating an intriguing plot. So maybe give it a chance if you lost faith during the first season.

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Well, that’s one way to end the year I guess. I know we also have things like Noblesse and the new Inuyasha series coming out, but Noblesse wasn’t very engaging for me, and I never watched the original Inuyasha series so…there’s those too.

Here’s hoping winter will bring us a great year of anime. 

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metalandmagi·16 days agoText

Last year at this time we were all playing a game about a cute goose doing silly things, and now we’re all multicolored space people violently murdering our friends as we lie to their faces…and I think that says a lot.

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