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

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Tuesday’s Top 5: Character Poses

Pretty much every anime fan will admit that at some stage they definitely struck the pose of their favourite character (usually a fighter) in real life. There's something very cool about character poses on screen and something utterly ridiculous about using them in real life and yet some cosplayers really pull it off. Today my … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Character Poses

Friday’s Feature: Do You Like To Look In The Mirror?

When reading reviews a comment that is regularly mentioned is how relatable a certain character or situation is and why that makes something more or less interesting. I find this an intriguing comment mostly because the bulk of my viewing growing up was strictly fantasy and science fiction and while you can relate well to … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Do You Like To Look In The Mirror?

Friday’s Feature: What Went Wrong with Katsugeki Touken Ranbu?

When you have a show based on a game that you've never played you already know that there are going to be some parts of the show that you are just never going to get. They'll be references or nods to the game and the fans and that is fine. You also don't expect a … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: What Went Wrong with Katsugeki Touken Ranbu?

Friday’s Feature: Not a Character, an Idea

This post discusses My Hero Academia up to episode 31 focussing only on events in the anime. There are some minor spoilers if you have not watched that far. Since the beginning of season 1, My Hero Academia has been obsessed with the idea of symbols. All Might is a symbol of justice. He is … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Not a Character, an Idea

Friday’s Feature: Characters Seeking Who They Are

While I have said that I'm not loving the Summer 2017 line up all that much, I've been surprised by a number of shows that at first seemed like they wouldn't really appeal but have then managed to bring me around. One of the common features of these shows is their focus on the theme … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Characters Seeking Who They Are

Friday’s Feature: From Horror Creature to Character – The Question of Zombies

There will be some spoilers for School-Live and Shaun of the Dead in this post. While my initial thoughts on this post were sparked by watching School-Live, I will admit, the question of zombies has been one that has been rattling around my brain for awhile. Not that that's surprising given the prolific nature of … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: From Horror Creature to Character – The Question of Zombies

The Worst of Spring 2017

Yesterday I posted the results of The Best of Spring 2017 poll, so if you missed the post be sure to check it out and let me know what your favourite show was. Here though, we celebrate those lesser titles that just didn't quite hit the mark. My Least Favourite Show Chosen only from shows … Continue reading The Worst of Spring 2017

Friday’s Feature: So You Want To Save the World?

There is a staple in stories, whatever there form, where a protagonist is called to save the world. They might be a trained soldier, some randomly strong hero, a random nobody chosen by destiny, or just someone who happened to be in the right/wrong place at the right/wrong time, but they are called and one … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: So You Want To Save the World?

30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 23

Day 23 and introducing my most hated anime character. This was actually kind of difficult due to the fact that generally when I actually dislike a character, particularly a main character, I usually end up not finishing a show. Which means while I remember hating a character I remember very little else about them after … Continue reading 30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 23