Here we are, the year that started the blog and had me watching more anime than ever before. Also the year with two of my favourite anime ever that both aired in the same season (yeah, I cheated on my own rules for 2016 but it was so worth it). Be sure to give a shout out to your favourite anime of the year that was 2016.
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Question: What do you think of live action (dramas or movies) adaptions of anime? Any favourites?
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
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
Overview: Satoru is an unsuccessful manga writer working in a pizza shop and really just going through the motions of life. He has one strange ability where sometimes he will go back in time and it always happens after something has gone wrong and sometimes he can help to avoid it. However, when his mother dies, … Continue reading Erased Live Action Series Review: A Decent Ride
A live action adaptation of any anime is something of an occasion as it brings out the usual arguments about whether something follows source material, whether the characters 'look' right (though why any real human would want to look like an anime character is a bit beyond me), whether it can live up to the … Continue reading First Impressions of Netflix’s Erased
One of the things most of us remember about an anime series is the opening theme. Whether we loved it or hated it, listened to it every time, or reached for the remote (mouse) to hit the skip. Opening themes set the tone for the entire viewing experience and yet it is another element I … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Opening Themes in 2016
It's the first day of the year so let's look back at the year that was. I know that at the end of Summer I did my first reflection post looking back at the anime I'd watched and I purposefully left D Gray Man and Sailor Moon Crystal 3 off the lists because nostalgia was … Continue reading Reflections on Anime in 2016 – The Best and The Worst of the Year (in my opinion)
With the new season of anime starting, I've found myself doing a lot of episode 1 impressions and trying to write a basic overview of a lot of different shows. The number of times I found myself falling back on the "it's like .... with a bit of ...." in order to describe a show … Continue reading Friday’s Feature – Comparing Apples and Oranges