Category: Essays


The Positive Negative Review

I am one of the three people out there that openly admits to being a fan of ranty or negative reviews. Most bloggers hold back from writing overly negative posts and the general consensus I’ve seen from people in the anime community is that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything...


Top Five Voice Actresses in My Harem

I’ve been promising this post for a while now. I did a voice actor version some time ago and it was one of my favourite lists to put together. I think you guys enjoyed it too. As we all know, an actor’s performance can really drag down an anime. There’s something heartbreaking about a painfully...


School Club Blues

I’m a rule loving, convention abiding, consistency seeking individual (exciting right!?!) and as such Japanese high schools have often been inherently attractive to me. From the first time I set eyes on those invariably flattering uniforms to the time I realized that I could have lunch on rooftops, to a gazillion school based animes later...


Stat of The Year!

I know you’ve all been waiting impatiently for this! Once again, it’s time to parse through my very favorite stat of them all! For those of you that have been following this blog for a while, or my twitter account, you now that I have a rather marked obsession with the search terms people are...


Live Action Anime or Nah?

It’s nothing new for popular anime to get a live action remake (or a stage play which I desperately want to see someday) but with Netflix getting in the game lately, and the incredible popularity of comic book movies which could be seen as a western counterpart, we seem to be getting more and more...


Dear Blogger Friend pt 2

I’m not the first, or the best blogger to comment on the ever-changing landscape of the blogging community. It’s a demanding hobby and not always what we thought it would be. As such, it’s not unusual for people to lose interest or simply no longer be able to keep up with the various requirements of...


Being Awesome Anime Fans in 2019!

Rise and Shine Boys and Girls. It’s a brand-new year and the sun is up and it’s time to grab the bull by the horns and something something awesome! Now dig yourself out from under that mountain of assorted party favors, empty solo cups and forgotten coats, and get ready to tackle the future! If...


I Still Drank and Watched Anime in 2018

Friends, readers lovers of colours and cuteness. Can you believe this is the second one of these I get to write? I can’t…or rather, to be perfectly honest, I never really thought about it that much. When I wrote my first introspective year end post, I had a passing idea that it would be fun...


Would You Make a Good Anime Character?

I’m back asking the important questions! Have you ever asked yourself in fact, if you ever got magically transported to your favourite anime universe, would you be an interesting character. A fan favorite? Would the audience hate you or worse, ignore you?


Hopes and Dreams (12 days)

That’s a pretty vague title isn’t it. Looking at it now, it even seems a little ominous to me. Weird no?  I mean their all nice words and I know I don’t have anything bad to say. Yet it still sends a chill down my spine. Like I’ve just raised a flag or something… Ok...