Balancing Acts – How to fit in your blog in your daily life

Do you know what Karandi and I have in common? We blog a lot. Admittedly we are very different blogger types but we both care about getting regular content to our readers and sometimes that can be a challenge. Since I started contributing here, I have come to realize and admire just how much work … Continue reading Balancing Acts – How to fit in your blog in your daily life

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Apples to Saiyan – Comparing Anime

Anime bloggers, as people who watch and talk about anime a lot we naturally have a tendency to compare series to each other. I see it all the time, especially in comments or Twitter. But is there any point to it? Considering all the variables in an anime, it seems unavoidable that even very similar shows are in many respects completely different. In my opinion, the answer to that is both yes and no.

What do we owe our readers?

I have often talked about the general "bloggers guilt" many people experience. After numerous conversations with my fellow bloggers, I have come to realize that a lot of us have a slight sense of unease when it comes to our blog. We feel like we're not doing "enough" or that we should do "better", in a sort of loosely defined way. Maybe we don't post often enough. We don't watch enough anime or don't keep up with the news....

Why I Think Given is a Better Anime than A Manga

I feel like a lot of viewers may be sleeping on Given. It’s a surprisingly good character-driven drama. I am enjoying a lot and I enjoy neither drama nor romance. It’s just well written. It’s also really well adapted. I’m currently reviewing the season with Karandi and you can check out our reviews below. After … Continue reading Why I Think Given is a Better Anime than A Manga

A Discussion on the Censorship of Fire Force

Irina starts a discussion around changes to the Fire Force anime and whether or not this amounts to censorship. It's a hot topic and one with some big opinions so be sure to join in a civil discussion around the current state of the anime.

Believing The World Can Be Better – OWLS Blog Tour for August

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Kyoto Animation. We all have that one anime we enjoyed from Kyoto Animation. Whether it is pain or joy, Kyoto Animation has brought to life stories that can touch our emotions. For the month of August, we will be honouring Kyoto Animation and all it has done for art, storytelling, and popular culture by discussing … Continue reading Believing The World Can Be Better – OWLS Blog Tour for August

Blog Growth, the Eternal Struggle

I occasionally get asked for blogging advice, as I assume you all do, and I do my best to answer even though I'm still a rank amateur, albeit a veteran one. By far the most common question I get is how do you reach more people/get more followers? I've also noticed a trend in the … Continue reading Blog Growth, the Eternal Struggle

Are Otaku The Worst?

Hello everyone, welcome to my story time! A few months ago I watched a youtube video by this guy who has a comedy tv show review/commentary channel. He basically picks a show, watches a bit and pokes lighthearted fun at it with these little cartoon avatars. It's a cute channel and I enjoy it as … Continue reading Are Otaku The Worst?

Nuancing my Views on Fanservice

Karandi has also addressed this issue - you should read her post here I have spoken of fanservice in general and my personal take on it several times on my blog. The short version is that I'm all for it. Generally, I'm prone to speaking in favour of fanservice even in instances when it doesn't … Continue reading Nuancing my Views on Fanservice

Why do Light Novels Have Such Ridiculously long titles, isn’t it kind of hard to remember and not really catchy marketing or maybe it’s a language thing and they’re shorter in Japanese?

First of all, no… I looked it up and the titles are just as long in the original Japanese language…. If you’ve been an otaku for a while, you’ve probably come across manga’s wordier cousin, light novels. These are essentially young adult or youth-targeted novels which may feature a few illustrations and have gotten a reputation for … Continue reading Why do Light Novels Have Such Ridiculously long titles, isn’t it kind of hard to remember and not really catchy marketing or maybe it’s a language thing and they’re shorter in Japanese?