Merlyn De Souza

Merlyn De Souza

A wannabe alt-kid who can never stop talking about books, anime, makeup and Panic! At The Disco. I also spend my spare time sewing and looking at cute pictures of ducks online!

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Anime Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun

Why Did Iruma Turn Evil in Mairimashita! Iruma-kun?

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun is an ongoing isekai series where the main character tries his hardest to blend in with the “evil” demons. With an amusing cast of characters, it is an effortless comedy that the audience can watch to pass the time. While the anime gained popularity in the fall of 2019, its […]

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Anime Listicles One Piece

Top 10 Strongest Characters In One Piece Anime, Ranked!

With well over 1000 chapters and 970 episodes, One Piece has an abundance of insanely powerful characters. Not to mention, each new character seems leagues stronger than the last. Just when you think— ‘Oh! This person’s the strongest we’ve seen so far; there’s no way someone could be stronger than[…]

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Anime Manga My Hero Academia

Can Uraraka’s Quirk Evolve? Can She Make Things Heavier Or Make Water Float?

Class 1-A has made a comeback when we least expected it! After fourteen chapters which seemed like an eternity, it seems we’ll be seeing more of our favorite young heroes, including everyone’s favorite girl Uraraka! Uraraka’s quirk is honestly one of the most underappreciated. That being partly[…]

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Anime Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Manga

Does Genjutsu Work On Otsutsuki? Does The Rinnegan Grant Them Immunity?

One glaring detail that stood out to me while reading the Boruto manga is the lack of genjutsu against the Otsutsuki. Sasuke had multiple chances against both Momoshiki and Jigen to use genjutsu but didn’t use it instead, using Amenotejikara or Amaterasu till his chakra nearly ran out. Of course,[…]

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Anime Boruto Listicles Manga

Who Dies In Boruto? All Major Character Deaths!

Given the wild success of the Naruto franchise, it isn’t a mystery why the Boruto series has gained so much popularity. With a series this beloved, it’s hard to let go of characters and the universe they’re a part of. Fans always want to know what happened next, how the lives of their favorite […]

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Anime Black Clover Manga

How Strong Is Noelle Silva? Abilities And Powers Explained!

The latest chapter of Black Clover has set the tone for a battle that’s sure to be epic. Noelle has finally gained Undine’s cooperation and is set to take down Vanica, armed with spirit magic. Fans have speculated for the longest time that Noelle would get the water spirit at some point, and it[…]

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Anime Boruto

Is Jigen Really Isshiki Otsutsuki? Who Is Stronger Isshiki Or Kaguya?

The Boruto series manages to make each following antagonist deadlier than the last, making the series very compelling. The stakes are always high, and it’s hard to imagine how an antagonist will be dealt with until the actual battle comes to pass. While Momoshiki Ostsutsuki was comparatively a piece[…]

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Anime Boruto

Is Isshiki Stronger Than Naruto And Sasuke? The Final Otsutsuki Showdown!

Despite all the turmoil created by the Kara, no one really knew what their goal was. The clandestine organization and their leader Jigen have been shrouded in mystery for much of the series. In a shocking revelation by Amado, Jigen was confirmed to be the vessel of Isshiki Otsutsuki. Before[…]

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Anime Boruto

Is Jigen Stronger Than Naruto And Sasuke? Can They Truly Defeat Him?

A decisive battle looms over the horizon, with Episode 204 of Boruto slated to release over the weekend! The leader of the Kara, Jigen, has finally revealed himself and is about to face two of the greatest shinobi in history! Even the series director, Masayuki Koda, has fans hyped[…]

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Anime Black Clover

Noelle Gets Undine! Is she the strongest spirit user?

Things are looking up for the Clover Kingdom Magic Knights after Dante was taken down in a very fiery fashion. Only two members of the Dark Triad remain but taking them down won’t be easy. However, armed with the Heart Kingdom’s Mana Method and the Elf Tribe’s Ultimate Magic, the mages now have[…]

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Anime My Hero Academia

Will There Ever Be Romance in My Hero Academia? Exploring Popular Ships!

Every fandom comes with a truckload of ships, and My Hero Academia is no exception! The fandom is full of ships and pairings as any other fandom, given its popularity. Even so, the series has almost no romance, even 300 chapters in, except for Ochaco’s hinted feelings for Deku that come up from time[…]

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Anime Manga My Hero Academia

The Truth About Toya Todoroki! Does Shoto Know Dabi Is His Brother?

Just when we thought the Todoroki family couldn’t get any more tragic! The revelation of Dabi’s true identity as Toya Todoroki sure was a shocker– most of all for the Todoroki family. Toya was believed to be dead for around ten years. Everyone thought he’d burned himself to cinders with his own quirk[…]

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Anime Listicles

Top 10 Best Chinese Anime Of All Time- Ranked! Exploring The World Of Donghua!

Chinese anime, better known as donghua, have undoubtedly been on the rise recently. Most donghua are adaptations of Chinese manga or manhua and are rich in elements of Chinese culture, religion, and folklore. The donghua industry itself is relatively new in comparison to the Japanese anime industry that[…]

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Anime Listicles Netflix

Top 10 Best Anime With Fanservice On Netflix!

I don’t know about you, but I like a little fanservice every now and then. Admittedly, very few anime manage to strike the delicate balance between tasteful and excessive fanservice without taking away from the plot and triggering fans. However, isn’t it more fun to watch something knowing how[…]

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Amazon Prime Anime Listicles

Top 10 Best Anime With Fanservice On Amazon Prime!

Seeing anime criticized for having fanservice scenes has always somewhat perplexed me. After all, isn’t the point of fanservice to please the audience? Sure it takes up precious time and can be a distraction from the main plot, but that means fanservice can also be a short, much-needed reprieve at[…]

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Anime My Hero Academia

Is Midoriya Going To Die? Will He Die In Season 5?

Horikoshi recently revealed in an interview published in Jump Giga that he has already decided how My Hero Academia will end. Of course, knowing Horikoshi, it’ll be an ending none of us saw coming! No one knows what he has planned, and all we can do is wait and watch as the story unfolds. Surely[…]

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Anime Listicles

Top 12 Best Anime with Fanservice Ever! What Anime Has The Best Fanservice?

Everyone loves a little eye candy every now and then, right? Although anime is often criticized for fanservice, sometimes, you just need something to watch that’s easy on the eyes and the brain. Many anime even manage to strike a balance between the two! A little fanservice can go a long way to[…]

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Manga My Hero Academia

Does Midnight Die? How Does She Die And Who Killed Her?

Midnight is one of the quirkiest— and kinkiest— teachers of U.A. The R-rated hero is one of the main sources of the little fanservice in My Hero Academia and a fan favorite since her first appearance during the Sports Festival. Midnight, whose real name is Nemuri Kayama, was one of the many heroes […]

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Anime My Hero Academia

Vestige World Explained: What does Midoriya’s dream mean? What are the other six quirks?

Season 4 of My Hero Academia ended on such an intriguing note! The finale left fans with countless unanswered questions and desperately waiting for the next season. Season 5 finally came around, and Episode 2 revealed Midoriya’s entire dream teased in the finale. The vision of the[…]

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Anime Jujutsu Kaisen

Gojo vs. Sukuna! Is Sukuna Stronger Than Gojo? Is Gojo Really Invincible?

The showdown between the King of Curses and the Strongest Jujutsu sorcerer is inevitable! However, we’ve yet to see either of them genuinely go all out. All we can do is bide our time till Gege Akutami sees fit to have the two legends face-off. Although Gege themself has said that Gojo is the strongest[…]

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Anime Jujutsu Kaisen Manga

The Mysterious Connection Between Twins! Is Maki Stronger Than Mai?

Gege Akutami has been making waves with the latest chapters of Jujutsu Kaisen! Chapter 149 had particularly shocking developments and concluded the fight between Maki and her father, with Maki getting a huge powerup and even a new weapon. The previous chapter finally exposed the twisted ways of the[…]

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Anime One Punch Man Sakamoto Days

Is Sakamoto Days Just One Punch Man With Hitmen Instead of Heroes?

I recently came across a charming manga series by Yuto Suzuki called Sakamoto Days. The protagonist of the action-comedy series Mr. Sakamoto is a legendary ex-hitman who gave up killing after meeting the woman of his dreams, Aoi. Adorable, right? Since then, Mr. Sakamoto has turned almost[…]

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Anime

Anime vs. Cartoons! How Are They Different? Settling The Age-Old Debate!

As an anime fan, I’ve spent a seemingly endless amount of time explaining to friends, siblings, parents, and relatives that I’m not watching cartoons but anime. And every single time, the conversation ends along the lines of, ‘Well, they look the same.’ The internet, too, is full of heated debates and[…]

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Anime Black Clover Manga

Will Asta Get A Spirit? Is Nero A Spirit? Could Asta Get A Fifth Spirit?

The Spirits in Black Clover are still an enigma! No one knows their exact origins or true purpose, and one of the spirits hasn’t even been revealed yet! Undeniably spirit magic users are some of the strongest and most skilled with their magic. Since Asta’s anti-magic has been a mystery[…]

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Anime Black Clover Manga

Does Julius Have A Devil? Could He Have Been Evil All Along?

The 286th chapter of Black Clover has really stirred up discussions among fans! After one of the rulers of the underworld was revealed to have time magic, many fans, including myself, couldn’t help but think of Julius Novachrono. Not only is Julius extremely strong, but his magic type is very rare[…]

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Anime Hulu Listicles

Top 10 Must-Watch Dubbed Romance Anime on Hulu & Where To Watch Them!

Albeit not the most popular genre of anime, romance anime has the ability to hit you in the feels consistently like no other genre. From the warm fuzzy feeling in your chest to gut-wrenching heartbreaks, romance anime nail the whole spectrum of emotions no matter the language[..]

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Anime Listicles

Top 10 Must-Watch Romance Anime on Funimation & Where To Watch Them!

Romance is a genre that often does not stand out on its own. Like adventure and action, it is often mixed with something like Shoujo or even Dark fantasy. Despite not being stand out, these anime embody the genre to their best. Despite being a shounen fanboy all my life, I often found myself […]

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Anime Listicles My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia: Top 20 Strongest Students Ranked! Who Is The Strongest?

U.A. High School is without a doubt the top hero school in Japan in My Hero Academia. Since our protagonist Midoriya idolizes All Might; naturally, he wanted to follow in All Might’s footsteps by going to U.A. Although we’ve spent the entire series with U.A., it isn’t the only school in the […]

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Anime My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia: Top 10 Strongest Quirk Users In Class 1-B Ranked!

I was surfing the internet the other day and came across a Reddit post discussing how fun a spin-off based on Class B would be. Class B really has some underrated students, and it’s a shame we haven’t seen much of them until Season 5. Besides their fun personalities and amusing antics, Class B also[…]

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Anime Listicles My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia: Top U.A. Quirks Ranked! Which Quirk Is The Best?

If you could have any superpower in the world, what would you choose? I’m sure we’ve all pondered about this at some time or another. Every My Hero Academia fan has also dreamed of what it’d be like to go to U.A. Surely, Midoriya’s ambition and excitement to go to U.A. at the beginning of Season 1[…]

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Anime My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia Season 5 Is Here! Does Class 1A Beat 1B? Who Is Stronger?

Class 1-A and 1-B have been friendly rivals ever since season two. We’ve often seen Monoma, dubbed the ‘dark side of U.A.,’ comparing the two classes in the most unhinged, funniest ways possible! Since the protagonist Midoriya is in Class A, it seems natural that Class A is stronger since we […]

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Anime Manga My Hero Academia

Lemillion Is Back In Action! But How Did He Get His Quirk Back?

Lemillion’s final stand against Overhaul and him losing his quirk was one of the most heartbreaking scenes of the Shie Hassaikai Arc. Nobody expected the aspiring #1 Hero to make a comeback amidst the chaos in Volume 30. Yet, the Big Three hero, Lemillion, appeared with a power-packed punch to […]

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Boruto Manga

The New Boruto Villains! What Are Code And Eida’s Evil Plans?

The Boruto Manga is currently showing no signs of slowing down! Each chapter has fans desperately waiting for the next! Chapter 57 finally sheds some light on Eida and her abilities and why Code might have sought her out. Eida is revealed to be a cyborg created by Amado with two terrifying abilities[…]

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Anime Boruto Manga

Boruto Next Generation: Who is Eida? How Strong Is She?

After a month-long wait, Chapter 57 finally gave the readers some insight as to the identity of the mysterious female cyborg who was teased at the very end of Chapter 56. Despite Isshiki Otsutsuki being defeated, the threat from the Kara remains in the form of its last remaining Inner member Code and his[…]

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Anime Boruto Manga

Will Naruto Train Sarada? Is He Really The Best One To Do It?

Boruto: Next Generation has established right from the beginning that Sarada wishes to be the next Hokage and looks up to Naruto. She admires his ideals and wants to carry on his legacy as the next Hokage. On the other hand, Boruto wishes to be nothing like his father. So when Sasuke took on Boruto[…]

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Anime Jujutsu Kaisen Manga

Suguru Geto’s True Identity Has Been Revealed! Who is Kenshuku?

Jujutsu Kaisen masterfully establishes Suguru Geto as the main antagonist– the one pulling the strings in the shadows right from the beginning. Just like everyone else, I had a lot of questions after I finished watching the anime. I still knew near to nothing about Geto, so I approached the […]

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Anime Jujutsu Kaisen Manga

Is Satoru Gojo’s Fate Decided? Will He Be Unsealed Or Is He Sealed Forever?

Gege Akutami shocked us all in Chapter 91 by sealing away Satoru Gojo, one of the most popular and overpowered characters in Jujutsu Kaisen. Ever since, I’ve been left holding my breath in anticipation– wondering when, how and whether he can be freed at all […]

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Anime Jujutsu Kaisen Manga

Master Tengen Has Finally Been Revealed: Who Is He? How Strong Is He?

Master Tengen has always been shrouded in mystery. In the anime, he was only briefly mentioned when the Kyoto Sister-School Goodwill Event was disrupted by the cursed spirit Hanami and other enemies. The enticing fights that followed made the mention of Master Tengen completely slip my mind. I […]

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Listicles Manga My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia: Top 25 Strongest Quirks Ranked! Which Is The Strongest?

Quirks in My Hero Academia began as a mutation that shocked the world and seeped into the biological make-up of humans. Currently, it exists within 80% of the population, making non-powered individuals estranged from what is considered “normal.” Quirks exist in variations and usually manifest […]