Post now sponsored by Crow's World of Anime: I'm hoping this one isn't coming out like a rant: female lead characters in anime - do we have enough of them? Are the well written? Why don't they seem to appear in the genres I largely enjoy? Jump in and let me know your opinion of female leads in anime and who your favourite female lead character is.
I'm no stranger to discussing the appeal of cute or kawaii characters in anime (previous posts including "Just Add Cute" and "Is Being Kawaii Enough To Make You Watch an Anime?") however today I really do just want to discuss the Winter 2020 anime Bofuri also known as "Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku … Continue reading Would Bofuri work if the protagonist wasn’t a cute female character?
Whether it is the visual spectacle that the K anime delivered or the slick presentation of the witches in Madoka, the question of whether style can compensate for the absence of substance (whatever that even means) is one that many an anime fan asks. Join the discussion and share your thoughts around whether an anime can survive on the merits of being stylistically interesting even when it may not have anything particularly new to say. Repost of a 2020 feature - now with podcast.
I'm just going to say it: I'm not enjoying My Hero Academia season 4. So rather than moping about it I decided to consider why that is and whether the situation is reparable or whether I'm just done with the franchise.
I've always described myself as a consumer of anime but lately I've been looking at my diet in general and somehow my brain decided it was a good time to take stock of my anime diet... The connection made sense to me at the time but to be perfectly frank it is probably a little … Continue reading I’m No Anime Connoisseur: I’m An Anime Glutton
There are so many great anime out there so it is natural that newer viewers would ask those who have watched more for recommendations about what to watch. Yet for me this question is a mine-field as recommending the wrong anime might just scare away a potential friend in the fandom. How do you go about anime recommendations or do you just not over-think it?
Cute and quirky anime characters are definitely an appeal and for some people it will be enough to make them watch an anime? But is being cute all they need to be and does kawaii appeal to everyone?
I miss a story of simple boy meets girl (or you know, boy meets boy, girl meets girl, alien meets time travelling war lord) and they end up thrown together for whatever reason before they grow to fall in love. Something will cause a hiccup in the relationship but they overcome it and we end with a beautiful scene of the two together. Simple. Predictable. Beautiful. Be sure to read the whole post.
You don't have to look very far online to find a discussion about gate keeping an anime. Of course you also don't have to look very far to find someone making a comment implying that if you haven't watched whatever they've decided is the pinnacle masterpiece of anime then you aren't an anime fan.
Another anime season has rolled in and while there are still a few titles left to get rolling the Summer season has already proven beyond a doubt to be a boon for fans of fantasy. For those who find fantasy a little harder to take, they must be scratching their heads in search of anime … Continue reading Why Summer Is The Time To Watch Fantasy Anime