There are so many great anime out there so it is natural that newer viewers would ask those who have watched more for recommendations about what to watch. Yet for me this question is a mine-field as recommending the wrong anime might just scare away a potential friend in the fandom. How do you go about anime recommendations or do you just not over-think it?
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?
I miss a story of simple boy meets girl (or you know, boy meets boy, girl meets girl, alien meets time travelling war lord) and they end up thrown together for whatever reason before they grow to fall in love. Something will cause a hiccup in the relationship but they overcome it and we end with a beautiful scene of the two together. Simple. Predictable. Beautiful. Be sure to read the whole post.
One of the many amazing things about stories, and anime in general, is its ability to explore ideas and possibilities that may or may not ever exist. Science Fiction in particular delves into the realm of what may be possible as well as the problems and consequences that come about with technological development. Which is … Continue reading Politics in Space
You don't have to look very far online to find a discussion about gate keeping an anime. Of course you also don't have to look very far to find someone making a comment implying that if you haven't watched whatever they've decided is the pinnacle masterpiece of anime then you aren't an anime fan.
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?
Another anime season has rolled in and while there are still a few titles left to get rolling the Summer season has already proven beyond a doubt to be a boon for fans of fantasy. For those who find fantasy a little harder to take, they must be scratching their heads in search of anime … Continue reading Why Summer Is The Time To Watch Fantasy Anime
I don't usually directly compare two anime, largely because each anime needs to be viewed on its own merit. Whether the story is similar or a character follows a comparable arc, if an anime is enjoyable in its own right, let it be enjoyable. From that point of view, I'm not going to argue that … Continue reading Why I’m Enjoying Senryuu Shoujo More Than Hitoribocchi This Spring Anime Season
Earlier this week Irina posed an excellent question in her post when she asked whether blogging breaks work? It was an excellent post, in case you missed it, and one that got quite a few people talking. When Irina first brought this post to my attention, I absolutely loved it because it was something I'd … Continue reading Blogging Habits and Losing Momentum
The Spring Anime season is upon us and over and over again I've been seeing blog posts discussing how this season is a slow season or a poor season in terms of anime. I don't necessarily disagree but at the same time I'm actually having fun with the season even if a lot of what … Continue reading Is The New Season of One Punch Man Disappointing?