Man vs Man – We’ve Got A Problem Here

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Man vs Man is a pretty typical conflict in a story and anime has some great exampls.

Top 5: Supernatural Anime – They aren’t always creepy but these anime all do something a little beyond the ordinary.

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I love a good supernatural anime so cutting a list down to just 5 was quite the challenge. Here are my 5 favourite supernatural anime but I'd love to know your choices.

Is Destroying the World Actually A Decent Motive?

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"I want to destroy the world!" Um... you mean the world you are actually standing on and live on? How does that make sense? Is destroying the world actually a decent motive? First published June 2016.

Top 5 Anime Characters With Wings

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This week we are counting down the top 5 anime characters with wings. Be sure to come along and share your favourites.

Why Writing Smart Anime Characters Isn’t Easy

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When I finally get to my review of season 1 of Moriarty the Patriot one of the points I kept getting stuck on was that in order to make Moriarty seem so smart so many other characters ended up feeling like they were being dumbed down. This made me wonder about the difficulties faced in authors creating smart and genius anime characters. - Now with podcast. Why writing smart anime characters isn't easy.

Top 5 Anime About Police

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Watching Cop Craft this season got me thinking. I love police procedural stories and I love buddy cop action movies with a bit of comedy and yet I don't come across these kinds of stories in anime very often. Whether it is Bones, Castle, NCIS, Lethal Weapon or any of the myriad of TV shows … Continue reading Top 5 Anime About Police

Top 5 Characters Voiced By Miyano Mamoru

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I don't give voice actors enough credit on my blog. They can really make or break a character and an anime, but other than Daisuke Ono I've never really focused on the voice actors in shows. However, with the return of Bungo Stray Dogs I decided to turn my attention to yet another voice actor I've really enjoyed over the years and am sharing my Top 5 characters voiced by Miyano Mamoru.

And With This Monologue I do Progress the Plot

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During the Autumn 2018 anime season, it occurred to me that there are some narrative devices I just don't take seriously anymore. They may have at one point served a valuable narrative purpose or been written with thought and care, but now it seems as though every example I run across is either tongue-in-cheek satirising … Continue reading And With This Monologue I do Progress the Plot

The Double-Edge Sword of a Misanthropic Protagonist

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If you've watched any amount of anime, there is no doubt at one time or another you have come across the misanthropic protagonist. Most recently we've had our streams graced by the ever charming Naofumi who actually started out as quite a nice and optimistic guy but after betrayal and injustice lost his ability to … Continue reading The Double-Edge Sword of a Misanthropic Protagonist

Inquiring Minds Want To Know #34: How did you decide on your avatar?

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Question: How did you decide on your avatar? Did you draw it yourself, and does that reflect in any way what you look like?