I drink and watch anime

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Irina and Crow in Zombieland (Saga) ep5: Mud Idols

Last week, Crow (crowsworldofanime.com) decided to veer away from our The Good, The Bad and the Ugly format for a more linear conversational post. I think it helped a lot with the flow. I tend to be a little scattered so some form of post structure is very helpful in allowing me to keep my...

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Tsurune Episodes 1 & 2 – Slings and Arrows

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation “Tsurune” is the sound an arrow makes as it leaves the bow. We are told this in the first seconds of the show. I’m not entirely sure this is true or that Tsurune is a real word but if it is, it’s beautiful. The very idea that Japanese has...

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Skeleton Bookstore Employee Honda-San – First Impression

This is a momentous occasion! You are reading my first ever requested post. It’s not that I don’t take requests. I am thrilled to imagine that some of you might actually want to read my thoughts on a given show. It’s super flattering. But honestly, no one’s ever asked me before. I have had readers...

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Anime’s Low Expectations and Why That’s a Good Thing

Anime as a medium doesn’t exactly have the best reputation. You’ve heard the accusations: Mass produced and cheaply made. Often more concerned with filling a time slot or being an extended commercial than actually producing a great show. You need to wade through a whole lot of subpar entertainment to get to anything of value….....

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Top 5 Good Characters in Bad Animes

Ok so both “good” and “bad” are obviously arbitrary here. I went with my gut! However, as far as I’m concerned, these characters deserved better than the shows they got saddled with. Characters with deep compelling personalities or at least for the potential for it, stuck in lousy narrative where they will languish unappreciated forevermore…...

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The Selfless Blog…

This is going to be a bit of a weird(er) one… I hope I manage to frame it right. It’s a little difficult to explain so please bear with me. I want to talk about writing for something other than just yourself… On this blog, I will occasionally write posts about the art of bloggin’....

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Even Creepypastas Are Scarier in Japan

Hello kids! Are you having an appropriately frightening day? I’m bad with time zones, maybe it’s November 1st already for you… Unless you’re reading this post much after it’s publishing date though, it’s probably close to Halloween! Happy Halloween! Last year, I decided to bring you all a collection of Japanese Urban Legends for your...

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The Mystic Archives of Dantalian (Countdown to Halloween)

Genre:  Supernatural, Magical Girl, Mystery, Action, Gothicness Episodes: 12 Studio: Gainax   A good book is a thing of wonder. It can allow you to meet extraordinary people and travel to unknown realms. A great book, is pure magic! But have you ever heard of Phantom Books? These mystic tomes have been created with such mastery,...

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Black Butlers and Red Madams (Countdown to Halloween)

I figured an actual classic horror monster would be a great pick this week! How have I avoided Black Butler in this series so far? I am the derp. Clearly, it’s the perfect series to find fun ill fated characters with interesting quirks. As much as I would love to subject you all to a detailed and...