Tagged: wow

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Yoko Littner – Behind Every Great Man

In case I’ve been too subtle on the point, I really liked Gurren Lagann. It’s not a particularly kind story though. It gets pretty rough with its cast. Of the survivors, few if any are unscathed. One of the prevalent themes of Gurren Lagann seems to be that a life well led is as rich...

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Gurren Lagann – Beauty in the Breakdown

Genre:  Science fiction, mecha, action, adventure, heartbreak in the best way Episodes: 27 Studio: Gainax I don’t know if I can do this one. I finished Gurren Lagann last night and it broke my heart in that delicate and pretty way only the right show at the right time can do. I’m grateful for it....

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The Sacrificial Lambs of the New World

….Shin Sekai Yori… I’m not sure I was prepared. I don’t know if my review for the series will be published by the time this post goes up. In any case, let me just say, Shin Sekai Yori is one dense show. It’s heavy with meaning, dripping with allegory, ruthless in its judgment and harsh...

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Shin Sekai Yori – The Lessons of the Bonobos (Countdown to Halloween)

Genre:  Dystopian, horror, science fiction, romance Episodes: 25 Studio: A-1 Pictures   It seems pretty clear that humans are destined to muck things up. Whether individually or in large groups, we seemed determined to make every mistake for ourselves before we learn a single thing. And let’s face it, we manage to learn the wrong lessons...

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Steins;Gate 0 – Time Heals All Wounds

Genre: Everything that Irina Loves Episodes:23 Studio: White Fox It’s amazing how quickly something can seep into your normal. You repeat the same actions under the same circumstances a few times and just like that, it’s a ritual. Comforting and familiar. You miss it when it’s not around. Before you can even notice, it’s a little...

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The Torment of Being Nameless in Time of Eve

I guess some of you may have noticed but I have a weakness for tragic characters that can accept their fate gracefully or fight against it until the last second. Once in a very long while, you can find those that do both. One of the most frequent searches on my blog is for the...

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Shelter is Poetry in Motion (and a project for us)

Genre : Sci-fi, drama, wow Episodes: 1 Studio: A-1 Pictures   Alone in her room, a young girl bides her time. She is isolated, cut off from the outside but that’s OK. With a little bit of imagination and a lot of technology she has access to worlds we can only dream of. She can run through...

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Scott’s Super Amazing Recommend an Anime Tag

Scott over at Mechanical Anime often comes up with brilliant ideas. You know the type. The ones that seem deceptively simple and so natural that you wonder why no one has come up with it before only to realize it’s because they’re just that clever. Yeah – it’s that type of blog. I’m pretty lucky...

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The Boy Who Ran Away With My Heart

  Of course it’s Natsume…   Genre: Slice of Life, supernatural, hug in anime form Episodes: 74 Studio: Brain’s Base (seasons 1-4), Shuka (seasons 5-6) If you’ve been here before you know this story by now. I’ve told it to you 6 times already but how about we let the newcomers in on it as well. Natsume is a...

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Natsume’s Book of Friends 6 – sigh

Genre : Supernatural, Slice of Life, drama, Everything that’s good with the world Episodes: 11 (+1 OVA) Studio: Shuka   There are those of us who are driven to change, pushed by wanderlust to seek out adventure. There are those of us who can’t seem to stay still, terrified of stagnation and uncomfortable with silence. But in time,...