Category: Essays

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Saying Nice Things About Anime Genres I Like Less

When it gets right down to it, there are great and terrible anime in every single genre. I can’t count the amount of times someone tells me they dislike a specific type of anime only to have their next favorite be of that type. But even with a gaping open mind…*ewww why did I have...

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In Defense of Social Outrage

No no wait! Don’t unfollow yet!! Hear me out! I know, I know we all hate those uptight people that get their panties in the tightest of bunch at the slightest provocation. I’m not going to say you should love them. I’m not planning on turning this blog into some type of manifesto either. Let’s...

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Color Coding in ACCA-13

This will come as no surprise to long time readers…. I can’t believe there’s even the possibility of me having long time readers. It sounds so weird… but those of you who are more recent may not know of my weird preoccupation with color in Anime. Since colour palette in animated works is an active choice,...

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Irina Goes On About Sports Anime Again

-or – Teammates aren’t friends and rivals aren’t enemies You know I keep telling you guys I like sports anime but I’ve very little proof to back it up. I rarely talk about the genre, heck I haven’t even watched that many lately. I’m not even sure why. I just got distracted I guess. But...

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I Will Never Be Invited to Join the Anime Academy!

*There used to be a website called anime academy. It was awesome!!!! This is not what this post is about!* Has your favourite anime/movie/song ever won an “of the year” honour? Are you like a lot of people, the type that recognizes highly awarded works to be good and enjoys them but your personal favorite...

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What Types of Blog are you Most Likely to Pay For?

  You know, I often let you guys know I am not monetizing this blog even though no one’s asked. But with the amount of posts I write on the subject, it sure seems like I want to. I don’t. At least not yet. But I do see people talk about the subject a lot...

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For Valentine’s Day I Think I Figured Out My Weird Shipping Issues

We all know what shipping means, right? Ok, in case you got here while shopping for refrigerators or something, shipping is when fans of an anime (or anything really) decide to attribute a romantic relationship to two characters. Usually this relationship does not exist in the source material. Anime fans seem particularly notorious for this...

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OWLS Blog Tour February 2019 – Best Beloved

OWLS are flying again! How are you all enjoying the 2019 tours so far? They’re great but you wish they had just a bit more Natsume? I hear you, and because I love you guys so much, I got you covered! 2nd Monthly Topic: “Adore” In February, we will be exploring love and romance. The...

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Death of the Author – Is Anime Art in a Vacuum?

Generally speaking I’m a proponent of approaching anime as a self-contained product. In practice that means I try to disregard the source material, reputation and pedigree of a show and simply enjoy it on its own merits. Occasionally this can get tricky but it’s my preferred method. I expounded a bit on it in this...