Post Sponsored by Lynn Sheridan. I've so far enjoyed I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level but I couldn't help but wonder about the choice to just skip over 300 years of potential character development. So I decided to think about it a bit more and now I'm wondering would Azusa have been more interesting if we'd seen it?
When a fantasy world is done well, you can be completely absorbed by the world. Here are 3 of my favourite anime fantasy worlds, but I'd love to know what your picks would have been. Original post published in June 2016.
Why is an overpowered main character considered a bad thing? Admittedly, I do like anime where the underdog comes forward and finally overcomes the seemingly unbeatable peril, but that doesn't mean every main character has to be a wimp or a developing hero. It's nice sometimes to have someone competent, in control, and at times even confident to follow along on their quest. In those instances, it isn't tension that you are wanting to experience but rather the satisfaction of seeing someone overcome a challenge in a fairly capable manner. So, different emotional payoff but still entertaining, right? First published June 2016.
Post Sponsored by Crow. Anyone who has been reading my episode reviews of previous reviews of season 1 and 2 of Fruits Basket will know I am absolutely in love with the series. But more than the story, what I'm in love with are these characters. So now, as we are being drawn into season 3, it seems like a good moment to think about how these characters managed to become so important to me.
Post now sponsored by Crow's World of Anime: I'm hoping this one isn't coming out like a rant: female lead characters in anime - do we have enough of them? Are the well written? Why don't they seem to appear in the genres I largely enjoy? Jump in and let me know your opinion of female leads in anime and who your favourite female lead character is.
This isn't a rant or a hate post. Studio Trigger has put out some big name anime and even as someone who mostly has not enjoyed their body of work I can see that their work isn't garbage. From an animation and visual perspective most of their work is actually quite creative and beautiful. Rather, it is a post for me to explain why, despite their being plenty of good things about their anime, the vast majority have never hit their mark with me and why after only watching one episode of SSSS.Dynazenon I decided that there was no point in my even attempting to review it because I would end up saying much the same things I always say when I attempt to review works by Trigger.
I'm not cracking open the subbed or dubbed debate once again - let viewers watch what they will. However, there are 3 good reasons why all anime fans should be happy about the amount of dubbed anime available.
It is that time of season again where we open so many new shows and look for that magical spark that draws our interest. The problem for anime reviewers in particular though, is that we watch so many anime it is hard to keep from thinking they are all kind of melting together into some kind of indistinguishable mass. Are anime all kind of the same or is it the small details that make or break a title?
I'm no stranger to discussing the appeal of cute or kawaii characters in anime (previous posts including "Just Add Cute" and "Is Being Kawaii Enough To Make You Watch an Anime?") however today I really do just want to discuss the Winter 2020 anime Bofuri also known as "Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku … Continue reading Would Bofuri work if the protagonist wasn’t a cute female character?
Did you ever wonder what it would be like if you were the protagonist of an anime? I kind of did in 2016 and so this post was born. Though there's definitely a fantasy slant on this one so I might have to do a new post about your life as an anime if you were in a different genre as a follow up. Anyway, hope you enjoy. First published May 2016.