No surprise that I'm back to Bleach given it was one of the anime that got me into anime as an adult. Previously I've looked at whether Orihime contributes anything to Bleach and it occurred to me at the time that I really needed to look at Rukia's character (okay, I need to look at … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: 3 Reasons Why Rukia Kuchiki Should Have Died At The End of Season 3
As you may have noticed this last week, there have been a lot of Natsume Yuujinchou posts coming out as Irina and I finally published our collaboration series which ended up being a battle royale between the supporting cast members from Natsume. As I mentioned in the introduction to the series, I don't think either … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Collaborating With The Amazing Irina On The Also Amazing Natsume Yuujinchou
No matter what we say or what brave face we put on as we go to do battle with the world beyond, the undeniable truth is reality is tough. Some days it is tougher than others and some days you are better equipped than others to deal with it, but we've all had that moment … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Finding the Path Beyond Stagnation
Firstly, I'd like you to keep in mind this isn't a review as we're only halfway through the Winter season. This is me looking at a series that started this winter with little fanfare. And yet, it fast became my only must watch pick of this season outside of March Comes in Like a Lion. … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Why Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Works
Last week I was asked this question, quite innocently, by someone in real life who actually expressed an interest in my blog and what I spend so much of my time working on. And I have to admit, I did have that momentary pause as I thought it through. It isn't as though I haven't … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: But What Happens When You Get Tired Of Anime?
Have you ever had that feeling of disappointment that comes along after you've read a really cool premise or a story seems to have an incredible setting and then literally nothing is done with it? Well for me, 2017 really delivered a lot of these sorts of shows where you had to wonder why they … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: What a Waste
Since it premiered three weeks ago there have been a lot of posts about the Trigger/A-1 project, Darling in the Franxx. It seems this show got a lot of people talking, even if they were simply explaining why they won't be watching it. Hardly surprising given despite the seemingly innocuous story of robots fighting the … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: On The Man-Devouring Woman in Darling in the FRANXX
It is a fairly common moment in stories where a character wishes for strength or power or to undo something terrible that has happened or even wishes to save a friend. While the vast majority of these wishes will go unanswered leading to some kind of tragic moment the character must overcome through non-magical means, … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Make A Wish, But Will That Help The Story?
I appreciate that readers from elsewhere in the world probably don't need to know what streaming is like in Australia, however with Amazon recently ditching Strike and adding their anime to Prime (and Prime being available in Australia even if much like other services the library is smaller than it might be elsewhere), it seemed … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: A Brief Reflection on Streaming Anime in Australia
The Autumn 2017 anime season gave viewers many things, but one thing I took away from it was an absolute love of Chito and Yuuri, a duo made up of two moe girls surviving in a dying a world. In a show that really only had two characters for the majority of its run time, … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: The Dynamics of Duos