Previously I've covered the female red-heads f the anime world but there are definitely some red-haired guys who deserve some love. Going to be honest, for those of you who have been following my blog you probably already have a pretty good idea who the number one is going to be on this list. As this is a conversation starter and not a definitive list with scored attributes, please share your views on who should have been on the list below.
Ajin, available on Netflix, is the story about people who cannot die and as a result are not treated as human. It's an interesting idea and there are some interesting characters, though it doesn't quite bring things together. First published in June 2016.
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3GO88KCIpq0IwcRsZRJQnX?si=pNFTEPm-SO-TVWIkUJ3MfQ Frequently you don't really know what an individual episode is called but when you buy the DVD or start searching for a particular episode online you suddenly realise the title and you are thinking... what the? Some anime go for thematic titles whereas others just go for long and strange. Here are my top … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Weird Episode Titles
There's something about a good gangster story that really draws in the viewers. Unfortunately there aren't a huge number of anime that deal with the mafia or gangsters and even then, most of my favourite characters in those stories aren't actually in the mafia, so this list was a little tricky to put together. Ultimately … Continue reading Top 5 Anime Characters in the Mafia
I'm going to be honest, this list was harder than I first thought and that is because I made the decision early on to not include anime from fantasy historical settings. They had to be real places (or close enough). Now, that doesn't mean my choices are based on historical accuracy, because they definitely aren't, … Continue reading Top 5 Anime in Historical Settings
I love a good train sequence and I know I'm not alone. There's a reason why it is a staple of action movies and dramas alike. Trains can let the cast sit back and have those poignant conversations to catch the audience up on details and ensure that the characters can't escape midway through, they … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Trains and Train Sequences in Anime
There's something of an ongoing debate going about whether stories are better when they are plot driven or character driven, or whether some sort of balance is needed in between the two. For me, it always comes down to what type of story it is as to what I prefer the focus to be. For … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Plot vs Character and What is Darling in the Franxx?
Overview: During the early 1930s in Chicago, the transcontinental train, Flying Pussyfoot, is starting its legendary journey that will leave a trail of blood all over the country. At the same time in New York, the ambitious scientist Szilard and his unwilling aide Ennis are looking for missing bottles of the immortality elixir. In addition, … Continue reading Baccano Series Review: Ambition, Immortality, Murder and Mayhem
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
Alright, anime characters by their very nature are usually a bit strange. They are after all living in the anime universe and not the real world. That said, there are some characters that take being a bit peculiar to all new levels of strange. Sometimes there's a really good reason for their actions (childhood trauma, … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters Who Are a Bit Strange