Dokuganryū started off an impulse domain name purchase. I’ve got this domain name for five years. I might as well do something with it. And since it’s nearing end of term and my procrastination drive is in high gear, I might as well make a blog. Why Date Masamune? Why not Date Masamune? I blame Sengoku Basara for making me like Sengoku warlords a little too much. I know next to nothing about Japanese history. My history minor was mostly Russian history.

Dokuganryū is not about high quality analytical content or essays, there’s plenty elsewhere if that’s what you’re looking for, but about a tired college student who blogs about the shitty Japanese cartoons she watches. Expect episodic impressions of a few anime I watch each season and perhaps overall reviews of several shows if I’ve got that much free time on my hands.


My name is Maryanne and I’m a full time pharmacy student. I’m currently in the first year of my program and hence have too much free time but this will likely change in the future. I make no promises regarding the activity of this blog. It’s more of a personal project than anything and I’m going to treat it as such.

I’ve been watching anime since before I knew what anime was. I grew up on Digimon, Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon and Yu-Gi-Oh! and have fallen in and out of anime since. I went through my obligatory edge phase in middle school with Full Metal Alchemist and Hellsing but also crushed my soul forever with Honey and Clover. My taste hasn’t changed much since then. I watch too much slice-of-life and sports but I’m game for almost everything. Especially if they include mechas. I never grew out of mecha. I will never grow out of mecha.