Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Characters with a Tragic Backstory

Are there any anime protagonists who have a happy backstory? Because that might be something a bit different given the sheer number of characters who come from a past of misery and despair. Okay, I hadn't really thought about what I was in for when I started drafting this list and to be honest, it … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Characters with a Tragic Backstory

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Tuesday’s Top 5: Smart Anime Characters

Before getting into this list, I will point out that one of the most annoying things in stories than an anime character who the audience is told is smart who then acts like a complete air-head for the entire run-time. I get that some characters are smart in one specific skill and therefore have issues … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Smart Anime Characters

Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Based on Light Novels From The Last 5 Years

I am going to credit the idea for this list to Lethargic Ramblings and their excellent post last week In Defense Of Light Novel Adaptations. While reading it I suddenly really felt like making this list and while I limited it to the last 5 years to make the selection easier, it was still pretty … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Based on Light Novels From The Last 5 Years

Friday’s Feature: What Makes Something ‘Near Great’

As a self-proclaimed anime fan, it is sometimes hard to step back from something and really think about it. Aiming for some form of objectivity in reviews, which is never overly objective, compared with simply letting out my inner fan-girl and letting her scream "I love you anime" at the top of her lungs. Anyone … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: What Makes Something ‘Near Great’

Tuesday’s Top 5: Reasons To Like Kirito

As far as anime characters go there are many that are beloved and held up as shining examples of amazing characters. Kirito from SAO isn't usually one of them and to be honest, I'm not actually going to argue he should be. However, I really like Kirito as a character and so my list today … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Reasons To Like Kirito

Friday’s Feature: 3 Reasons Why Rukia Kuchiki Should Have Died At The End of Season 3

No surprise that I'm back to Bleach given it was one of the anime that got me into anime as an adult. Previously I've looked at whether Orihime contributes anything to Bleach and it occurred to me at the time that I really needed to look at Rukia's character (okay, I need to look at … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: 3 Reasons Why Rukia Kuchiki Should Have Died At The End of Season 3

Tuesday’s Top 5: Male Characters with Green Hair

Following on from last week's selection of female characters with green hair, I now bring you the list of male characters. These are my personal favourite characters who have the distinction of having green hair, though in many cases I'm still not sure why given green is not even close to a natural hair colour. … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Male Characters with Green Hair

Friday’s Feature: On The Man-Devouring Woman in Darling in the FRANXX

Since it premiered three weeks ago there have been a lot of posts about the Trigger/A-1 project, Darling in the Franxx. It seems this show got a lot of people talking, even if they were simply explaining why they won't be watching it. Hardly surprising given despite the seemingly innocuous story of robots fighting the … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: On The Man-Devouring Woman in Darling in the FRANXX

Friday’s Feature: The Dynamics of Duos

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

Friday’s Feature: Characters To Make the Horror Real

This was not my intended post for this week however having started two shows that both seem intent on killing off their cast members in spectacularly gruesome and unrealistic fashions for the entertainment of the viewers this season the importance of the characters in making these sorts of stories anything more than visual spectacle has … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Characters To Make the Horror Real