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.
I'm hoping this one isn't coming out like a rant: female lead characters in anime - do we have enough of them? Are the well written? Why don't they seem to appear in the genres I largely enjoy? Jump in and let me know your opinion of female leads in anime and who your favourite female lead character is.
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