Bait and Switch: Don’t Judge an Anime by its (Blu-ray) Cover

Here’s an article I did for MAL, riffing on an idea I introduced during a long-age Random C podcast.  Timely (Shounen Maid) and timeless (Hunter X Hunter), it’s about a trait that seems common to an awful lot of anime on my favorites list.



  1. Nice list, there are about 5 shows I need to watch from there.

    Is Kyousougiga really a bait and switch though? I’ve never expected anything else from it apart from what it was.

  2. As I said in the piece, it’s kind of the oddball on the list. It’s there because it’s really impossible to know what to expect. It is a genuinely surprising show.

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