As always, it strikes me as odd that I'm writing about Spring as the temperature plummets and I am being plunged into Winter. Now Winter in Australia, particularly QLD, isn't exactly chilling for most people, but when your Summer and most of Autumn days are hovering at the 35 - 39 degrees Celcius, a sudden … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Romance in the Spring of 2018
We are finally done reflecting on the anime of 2017 and now it is time to get into some new lists. To start us off, I am look at my 5 favourite uses of cherry blossoms in anime. These flowers are just adorable and are incredibly prolific so I am absolutely certain that you all … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Appearances of Cherry Blossoms in Anime
Review: While I will admit I liked this a great deal more than episode 2, I also have to admit this one isn't a must watch for me this season. While the nostalgia is still there to an extent and I could happily watch Sakura and Syaoran blush at each other all day, if I … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 3: Did We Want To See Some Magic In Our Magical Girl Show?
Review: I have to say that while watching this episode I have the distinct impression I may have outgrown Cardcaptor to the point where not even the nostalgia lens made the first fifteen minutes of this episode feel like anything but dragging. We did get the initial buzz from Tomoyo who continues to know exactly … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 2: Tomoyo Knows What’s Important
We all know there are some terrible anime families out there, but every now and then a show finds a way to remind us that not every blood relative wants to abandon you, use you to destroy the world, or is on a vendetta to kill and destroy you. I'm dedicating this list to all … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Brothers
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). This week I want to look at exceptions within the magical girl genre and discuss the lack of an equivalent magical boy genre. While there are a … Continue reading Friday’s Feature – On Magical Girls (3/3)
We know all the titles: Sailor Moon, Card Captor, Shugo Chara, Kamichama Karin, and so on (there are a lot of magical girl anime out there). 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 … Continue reading Friday’s Feature – On Magical Girls (1/3)