Tagged: anime

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The Modern Loli and The Importance of Being Earnest

***This was going to be a collab but everyone else dropped out so now it’s just me. Unfortunately, the post was written with the idea that there would be a counterpoint so I was more insistent than I would normally be and it comes off a bit lopsided. Feel free to counter in the comments if you...

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Bungo Stray Dogs 3 -1 : Change of Plans

Up until an hour ago, I still didn’t know if I would be doing a seasonal roundup post tonight. Cutting it real cose, I know. Actually, I was pretty sure I would. I figured I’d get home, watch a few episodes of anime and start the consuming process of hunting down every current season episode...

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Top 5 Silly Things I Use to Believe About Anime

I’m one of those people who had been watching anime for a long time without knowing it was anime. By the time I realized the existence of anime as a concept, I had in fact already watched quite a few series. Even then, I was, and stayed, a noob for a long time. Having little...

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The Wonders of Classic Anime OPs

Just this morning I was listening to Hey Kids by Oral Cigarettes. It’s a great song. It also made me think about music in anime OPs. Hey Kids has a poppy bouncy rhythm, fairly fast pace and a great heavy bass line that energizes and makes the listeners want to dance and move. A good...

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I Trick Matt Into Watching Cinderella Nine episode 1

You know, it’s been an unspoken goal of this blog to get Matt converted to Sports! anime. And by unspoken, I mean I talk about it all the time. So when Matt announced that he was slowing down just a little bit on the blogging, I figured it was the perfect occasion to lay the...

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What is the Difference Between Character Driven and Plot Driven Anime?

On more than one occasion I have expressed my general preference for character driven narratives in anime in order to give some context to my opinions for you guys. But as language is an imperfect tool and I am a far from perfect craftsman, I realized that the expression “character driven” may not have a...

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Boogiepop Doesn’t Laugh and Neither did I

***Editing Irina here – it’s April 5th and it’s definitely snowing here. In your face BoogiePop!*** Well, Boogiepop has come and gone. Although this was yet another anti-climatic ending, it was at least a comprehensible one… Way to set that bar just a millimeter off the ground. Shania is hosting our last episode review, so look...

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Anime Winter 2019 – Week 12 Roundup!

Whoa – guys…This is the LAST round up post…at least of this season. I still don’t know if I’ll be continuing with this feature or not. I have one full week to figure it out. A bit more actually. I usually write these on Friday evening, but as I am going out tomorrow, we’re currently...