Friday’s Feature: Let’s Try Something Different and Build A Harem

I'm going to thank Cactus Matt from Anime Q & A for throwing this tag my way. I have never even considered building a harem and so when I was nominated my brain suddenly went a little bit crazy with the possibilities. Then of course I had to think about when I could respond to … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Let’s Try Something Different and Build A Harem

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Friday’s Feature: How Does Sailor Moon Avoid The Label of Overpowered MC?

It seems as I go back through the Sailor Moon series for review purposes I've become a bit fixated on this series again. It is the place where my love of anime was born so I guess that's really no surprise. However, as I thought through the events of Sailor Moon, even in the early … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: How Does Sailor Moon Avoid The Label of Overpowered MC?

Friday’s Feature: Why Syaoran Beats Tuxedo Mask As A Male Character in A Magical Girl Anime

As a female teenager of the 90's I was well indoctrinated in the notion of girl power and looking for strong female role models in media. This isn't a bad thing as even now there's a definite imbalance in the various types of roles and the frequency of them available for males and females in … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Why Syaoran Beats Tuxedo Mask As A Male Character in A Magical Girl Anime

Friday’s Feature: Finding Joy and Inspiration In Watching Anime Characters Succeed

I'm not going to lie. I've been feeling pretty down recently. After work travel followed by travel for a wedding and then straight back to work even though I had a fairly bad cold, I've been feeling really tired and run-down and finding it hard to really get any motivation to do much of anything. … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Finding Joy and Inspiration In Watching Anime Characters Succeed

Friday’s Feature: Plot vs Character and What is Darling in the Franxx?

There's something of an ongoing debate going about whether stories are better when they are plot driven or character driven, or whether some sort of balance is needed in between the two. For me, it always comes down to what type of story it is as to what I prefer the focus to be. For … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Plot vs Character and What is Darling in the Franxx?

Friday’s Feature: To Recap or Not To Recap?

Let me begin this post by giving you a full history of my blog and all of the previous posts that have come before this one. Most of them are irrelevant to the current context and I know you clicked here to read this post, but surely you should acknowledge everything that has previously occurred. … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: To Recap or Not To Recap?

Anniversary Special – Friday’s Feature: Blogging Goals

I kind of feel like you always need to be working towards something. It gives you drive and a sense of purpose and when I'm left without something to aim for I kind of feel adrift or like I'm fighting against the tide. I kind of talked about that a little in my post where … Continue reading Anniversary Special – Friday’s Feature: Blogging Goals

Friday’s Feature: Is Brand Familiarity Influencing Our Anime Viewing?

Spring bloomed with a whole pile of new anime to watch and as usual, more than a few of these are returning franchises with spin-offs, sequels, and reboots a plenty to be found in the line up (of course there's plenty of new titles as well to be found across the various streaming services). However, … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Is Brand Familiarity Influencing Our Anime Viewing?

Friday’s Feature: Choosing A Watch List When Faced With A Sea of Spring Anime

The Spring 2018 anime season has started and so many bloggers, reviewers and just watchers are faced with the question of what will end up on their list. For some this is an easily answered question as they had already picked out 2 or 3 big titles that they intended to watch during the season … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Choosing A Watch List When Faced With A Sea of Spring Anime

Friday’s Feature: Strong Female Character?

I've mentioned before that I am a huge fan of Joss Whedon's work. As a teenager in the 90's it was more or less impossible not to get on-board the Buffy bandwagon, and it was such a great bandwagon to be on. A female character who was reasonably attractive, had street smarts (though struggled at … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Strong Female Character?