The pandemic is still going on, there's political tension pretty much everywhere and people are tired. Then you go to YouTube or any social media and are bombarded with negativity. Then suddenly I saw my Twitter feed get lighter as some of the new anime began airing. Is Winter 2022 the time for us to focus on the positive and find some sweet anime for our lives?
Last week I celebrated the wonderful anime that came out in 2021. Now I reflect (or lament) on those that disappointed. These are the worst anime 2021 threw at us, and oh boy there are some bad ones here. As always I'd love to hear your thoughts so get ready to share your worst anime experiences of 2021.
2021 has finally come to an end so it is time to celebrate the best anime 2021. While it is easy to lament those anime that didn't quite live up to expectations, it is important to celebrate what we love about anime. Let me know what your favourites from the year were.
Goblins and dragons and sword fights, oh my. There are so many fantasy anime out there but when you are getting a group of friends together what are the best fantasy anime to watch? Here are some of my picks.
Cute and quirky anime characters are definitely an appeal and for some people it will be enough to make them watch an anime? But is being cute all they need to be and does kawaii appeal to everyone?
As anime reviewers you kind of have to sometimes be pretty harsh, or just not review anything you didn't like which makes no sense and kind of defeats the purpose. But there's being harsh and then there's falling into the habit of mocking stories for their efforts. It's become a fairly common criticism of a … Continue reading Should We Stop Mocking Stories For Trying?
While we don't necessarily watch anime to learn, that doesn't mean we gain nothing outside of entertainment. It probably won't make us smarter but it is amazing the variety of topics one can expand their knowledge about by viewing diverse anime stories.
It might seem odd to question whether anime should be well animated but with Evangelion coming out on Netflix it has reopened a lot of the discussion around its status as a great anime. While there are plenty of complaints and comments about the story and characters (there are also plenty of people praising the … Continue reading Do You Need Great Animation In Your Anime?
How many anime characters want to be the very best? And what do they get if they achieve it?
You've watched an anime that you mostly enjoyed but you know one or more of the characters have behaved in a way that has gained some criticism. Do you still tell people you enjoyed the anime or do you censor your own enjoyment in order to avoid criticism of being called 'degenerate' for enjoying the story? This is a real issue for anime fans on the internet and I'd love to know your story.