Reflecting on the 100 Worst Anime Openings

100 Worst Anime Openings

K at the Movies had a great idea - though one that probably cost them a lot of time and effort - to rank the worst anime openings of all time and to collaborate with a large number of bloggers. The project completed I am now reflecting on the experience.

Feature: I Am Human – But What Does That Mean?


Anime does a lot of things. It shows us amazing places and takes us on wild adventures. It can make us laugh or cry or wince or groan. It can make our eyes widen in shock and it can bore us to tears. However, what it does every now and then is really make us … Continue reading Feature: I Am Human – But What Does That Mean?

Breaking Down The Magical Girl Genre – Going Their Own Way

Alright, if you missed part one or part two, definitely check them out first and then let's talk about magical girls. Let's wrap up this mini-series of posts (though I am definitely going to revisit the subject matter at some point because really nowhere near enough has been said). What about the exceptions within the … Continue reading Breaking Down The Magical Girl Genre – Going Their Own Way

Breaking Down The Magical Girl Genre – Let’s Never Become a Magical Girl


If you missed the first post on Magical Girls be sure to check it out and then let's get into part 2. If she's a magical girl, what powers does she have? Right so we're back to magical girls and I wanted to look at the characters and the magic powers that crop up in … Continue reading Breaking Down The Magical Girl Genre – Let’s Never Become a Magical Girl

Breaking Down The Magical Girl Genre – Or Going on a Nostalgia Trip


We know all the popular magical girl titles: Sailor Moon, Card Captor, Shugo Chara, and so on. We also know the parodies: Cute High Earth Defence and Is This A Zombie. We know the darker magical girl shows that are starting to emerge: Madoka Magica and every following magical girl show. So why are magical girls so popular when essentially every one of these stories is kind of identical at its core?

Why Ask Me To Recommend Kids Anime?

Why ask me to recommend a kids' anime? Sure, like most people I can give you a list of anime I watched when I was younger, but whether that makes it appropriate for your child is still up for discussion.

Why Vivy May Become My Favourite Sci-Fi Anime

Vivy Feature

Post sponsored by Ashley Capes. While not a perfect series by any means and Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song may yet go off the rails in its final episodes, however there's a lot that Vivy has done right as a modern sci-fi.

Why Is It People Ask Me To Justify Watching Anime?


Back in May 2016, when I was just starting blogging, I wondered why it was people in real life asked me 'why do you watch anime?' I often wondered if anyone ever asked fans of football why they watch it and why is it that anime is treated differently. I didn't get to an answer mind you. Just musing.

In Anime, Some Nice Protagonists Manage To Be Surprisingly Interesting


Nice guys finish last... unless they are the protagonist in an anime in which case they will probably end up with their own harem. Let's look at the nice protagonist. First published May 2016.

Is Destroying the World Actually A Decent Motive?

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"I want to destroy the world!" Um... you mean the world you are actually standing on and live on? How does that make sense? First published June 2016.