A Special Friday’s Feature: Adventures at Supanova – Brisbane 2018

Supanova Brisbane - Cyberman from Dr Who

Hi all and welcome to a very special edition of Friday's Feature as I share a bit about my weekend when I travelled to Brisbane for Supanova. For those who don't know, Supanova kind of covers a bit of everything. Comics and gaming seem to be a large part of the focus, but there's a … Continue reading A Special Friday’s Feature: Adventures at Supanova – Brisbane 2018

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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. While they aren't as prolific as the 'nice guy/girl' protagonist or the 'wanna-be the best' protagonist, they are a breed of protagonists that crop up from time to time, though they are … Continue reading The Double-Edge Sword of a Misanthropic Protagonist

Friday’s Feature: So I Hear You Like Anime…

Bloom Into You Episode 4

A personal account. It is amazing how those six words can fill my heart with dread. "So I hear you like anime..." I had occasion this week to wonder when it was that those words began to fill me with a stomach churning sickness, make my shoulders droop, and generally make my legs feel like … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: So I Hear You Like Anime…

Friday’s Feature: 3 Reasons That Bunny Girl Anime is Worth Trying This Season

Bunny Girl Senpai - Episode 1 - Mai Sakurajima and Sakuta Azusagawa

While it has probably become apparent from my episodic coverage of Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, this absurdly titled school-romance-comedy thing with a bit of the supernatural thrown in has really managed to grab my attention in a season packed with titles that I was greatly looking forward to. The anime I … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: 3 Reasons That Bunny Girl Anime is Worth Trying This Season

Friday’s Feature: The Not-So-Wonderful Wizard of Saga

Zombieland Saga Episode 1 - Zakura and Tatsumi

Three episodes in to Zombieland Saga, and I spent a good hour of my life staring at a blank blog post thinking of how to actually review episodes 2 and 3 without just throwing the entire thing into the trash and calling it a day. As much as the first episode had left a strong … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: The Not-So-Wonderful Wizard of Saga

Friday’s Feature: My Trigger, Your Trigger

This week the premiere of Goblin Slayer came out and clearly rubbed some viewers the wrong way. I'm not going to try and tell you that there's nothing objectionable about Goblin Slayer or that it is something that is fine for everyone to watch. Quite clearly it isn't and quite clearly it is going to … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: My Trigger, Your Trigger

Friday’s Feature: The Reincarnation Dilemma

The far easier option is just to throw the protagonist through a portal, summon them, cross over or whatever else is needed to get them there and then close the door behind them. Reincarnation creates a myriad of plot issues that a lot of the time just don't need to be in the story at all and are seldom addressed in any kind of satisfying manner. So what are some of the problems I have with reincarnation as a story and are there any anime that get it right?

Friday’s Feature: The Importance of the Final Impression

It seems an appropriate time for me to turn my attention to how audiences receive final episodes given the Summer anime season is rapidly drawing to a close. As much as we think about first episodes and how important it is to grab the audience and draw them in, for me, once I've decided to … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: The Importance of the Final Impression

Friday’s Feature: Awakening the Dreamer Inside

Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions - Rikka

Warning: The post this week is just a little bit of a ramble. It does get to a point but my apologies. There's a reason so many people love Rikka Takanashi as a character. It isn't just that she's a moe high school character with an eye patch and a cute parasol (making her perfect … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Awakening the Dreamer Inside

Friday’s Feature: Why We Need To Stop Mocking Stories For Trying

It's become a fairly common criticism of a number of shows. It's trying too hard to be...It's just trying to be edgy...It's trying too hard to be deep...And this week we added the question of whether or not Banana Fish was trying too hard to be shocking. As I read these sorts of comments and … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Why We Need To Stop Mocking Stories For Trying