This Is The Anime You HAD To Watch

Regardless of the anime you've seen, there's always something you've missed that someone else feels is pivotal to being an anime fan - of they just really want to share the love. Irina and I discuss the anime people have recommended and how those recommendations have gone.

What Is The Best Shounen For People Who Don’t Like Shounen?

It's an interesting question given how popular shounen anime actually is and yet there are a number of anime fans who state a preference for not watching it. However, what makes a shounen watchable to someone who usually avoids the genre?

The Reason Anime Fans Should Care About Banned Shows

Now I don't pretend to an expert on Russian law nor does a Russian court banning a few anime mean other countries will naturally follow along, however in a world where cancel culture continues to gain momentum, anime fans genuinely need to take an interest in anime censorship.

Are You Drowning in Streaming Services?

Previously I asked my twitter followers how many streaming services they were using to watch anime. I kind of feel during 2020 online access became far more important to a lot of us and it was a good year to take stock of just how many subscriptions I had and just what I was getting from them.

Contrary To The Title, The Girls Seem To Be Doing the Picking

Just what do the girls in DanMachi see in Bell anyway? And why is it that they seem to be picking him up? Just what is going on in this anime?

What Crunchyroll’s Most Popular Anime List Reveals About Fans

On January 15 Crunchyroll unveiled the most popular anime on their service from around the world in 2020. While it was interesting looking at the colour coded maps, I started wondering what this information meant about the current generation of anime fan.

3 Ways Magic Can Undermine Good Anime

As a fantasy fan from the cradle I love a good dash of magic in my narratives. That said, sometimes the very presence of magic can hurt the story. Here are 3 ways magic can undermine what might otherwise be a pretty good story.

Am I Being Too Judgemental Or Is My Hero Academia Season Four Just Not Good?

I'm just going to say it: I'm not enjoying My Hero Academia season 4. So rather than moping about it I decided to consider why that is and whether the situation is reparable or whether I'm just done with the franchise.

I’m No Anime Connoisseur: I’m An Anime Glutton

I've always described myself as a consumer of anime but lately I've been looking at my diet in general and somehow my brain decided it was a good time to take stock of my anime diet... The connection made sense to me at the time but to be perfectly frank it is probably a little … Continue reading I’m No Anime Connoisseur: I’m An Anime Glutton

Would Bofuri work if the protagonist wasn’t a cute female character?

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?