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Tsurune Episode 7 – Adding a string to your bow

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation It’s like this show is daring me to use that “other Shu drops” title. Mocking my lack of gumption and failure to follow through with my dumber instincts. Why show..why?… Adding a string to your bow is an odd expression which means acquiring a new skill or figuring out...


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...


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...


Top 5 Anime Recipes

Everyone likes food. You should be very suspicious of someone who says they don’t like to eat. I’m just sayin. A good meal is magic. And I know for a fact that I’m not the only blogger with an interest in cooking. I have always wanted to have some sort of anime cookbook. In fact,...


Anime Rivals, Antagonists and Villains

And somehow this became a history of the Sports! anime genre… I’m pretty sure that people who take classes in creative writing, i.e. people who are not me, are told that stories need conflict. That’s a fairly old fashion view that isn’t true in all cases and they probably also say that in the classes....


Anime Detox

***editing Irina here, I wrote this last week and I’m already wondering whether it’s worth publishing. By the time it actually goes live (which will likely be at least another couple of weeks, It will probably no longer be topical. I do believe the principas stand tough. So here’s an out of date post I hope you still...


Top 5 Otaku Resolutions

I don’t really make new year’s resolutions, I just pick up things as they come along. I do really like the general idea though. There’s something commendable about a society choosing to make self-improvement into a celebrated tradition. It’s sweet if a little silly. I mean you don’t have to wait until January 1st… What...