Tuesday’s Top 5: Ordinary Anime Characters Who Inspire

While many an anime character has inspired me, it is worth noting that a lot of anime characters have super powers, or magic, or destiny, or some other force working for them, which makes their actions a little less applicable to the everyday life that most of us lead. This list is to the heroes … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Ordinary Anime Characters Who Inspire

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Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime That Only Have One Season

There's something to be said for an anime that can tell a complete story in 11, 12, 22, or 24 episodes and not leave the viewer unsatisfied or waiting for a conclusion that may never occur. While I have nothing against the longer running anime brethren, the anime I rewatch most often meets the condition … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime That Only Have One Season

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 Produced By Madhouse

There's no doubt that Madhouse is a bit of a powerhouse when it comes to producing anime. They've got a large number of fairly big titles under their belt and the quality of so many of their productions is undeniable. That isn't to say they don't have any misses and those will need to be … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Produced By Madhouse

Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters Who Love Their ‘Darling’ To Death

Yes, this post has been inspired by Darling in the Franxx's Zero Two, unfortunately she doesn't get a place on the list due to the uncertainty about how her character will develop from here. Certainly she has all the traits of the characters below so far. Obsessively possessive of her chosen 'Darling', not entirely needing … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters Who Love Their ‘Darling’ To Death

Death Note Series Review: Not Quite Cat and Mouse

Overview: I seriously can't believe I hadn't reviewed this anime already. I was probably holding it off for a special occasion and the lead up to Halloween works for me. Plus, having watched the Netflix movie recently the anime was on my mind so I rewatched the first half of it again so now seems … Continue reading Death Note Series Review: Not Quite Cat and Mouse

Friday’s Feature: A True Champion Can Adapt To Anything, But Don’t Mess With The Source Material

Last week I reviewed the Netflix Death Note movie and I tried really hard to review it as a movie in its own right rather than as a poorer version of the psychological masterpiece that is the original anime (at least the first half of it). However, while I read a lot of reviews about … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: A True Champion Can Adapt To Anything, But Don’t Mess With The Source Material

Death Note 2017 Movie Review: That Was… Different?

Overview: So Netflix decided to do a live action adaptation of Death Note and decided in the process to Americanise it. I could write a review where I tear this apart because it is genuinely nothing like the original and they'd have been better off just creating all new character names and just saying this … Continue reading Death Note 2017 Movie Review: That Was… Different?

Friday’s Feature: We’ve Got a Problem Here – Man vs Man

For the month of March I've decided I'm going to focus on the negative. Quite literally. I'm going to focus my features this month on exploring types of conflict in stories using examples from anime. To start off with I decided to go with the most straight forward: Man vs Man. Or Human vs Human. … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: We’ve Got a Problem Here – Man vs Man

Tuesday’s Top 5: Supernatural Anime

I am a big fan of horror and supernatural stories in general and I do love a good horror or supernatural anime (for the sake of this list I've excluded stories that deal with Japanese folklore as that is going to be a whole other list at some point). So this list is my top … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Supernatural Anime