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?
Alright, anime characters by their very nature are usually a bit strange. They are after all living in the anime universe and not the real world. That said, there are some characters that take being a bit peculiar to all new levels of strange. Sometimes there's a really good reason for their actions (childhood trauma, … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters Who Are a Bit Strange
Clearly this list is just a personal wish list. Essentially, there's a lot of anime out there with great premises and interesting ideas, but so many anime just don't make use of that potential or end really badly. Like, incredibly train derailed into mountain pass before sliding into a chasm badly. So this is my … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime I’d Like to See Rebooted
Well it is Valentine's Day so today I'm counting down my top 5 favourite Valentine episodes. This was actually harder than it sounded because while I know I have watched a million different anime versions of Valentine's Day (seriously, this was not an exaggeration at all) I really struggled to remember which shows they were … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Valentine Episodes
While we all know that there are some clichés in anime that just won't go away (girl running to school with toast in mouth, guy falling on girl and hand accidentally landing...) we all have to admit there are some tropes that we just wish would disappear. This is my list of the 5 common … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Annoying Anime Tropes
Okay, if you are looking for quirky characters, anime has you covered. However, there are some characters who just have one specific trait that in some ways ends up defining them. This is my list of favourite quirks that complement the other features of the character, fit into the narrative being told, and still manage … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Character Quirks
Overview: Honda Tohru's mother died and she went to live with her grandfather. Unfortunately, he needed to move in with other family members and while the house was being renovated Tohru was asked to stay with a friend. Rather than troubling her friends, she moves into a tent. Then, one morning she comes across a … Continue reading Fruits Basket Series Review
As promised, the quotes this week are a little more uplifting than last time. I love Erza as a character but by far her most admirable trait is her absolute devotion to her guild and how far she'll go to protect them. Almost everything Momiji says is super cute, so when he takes a turn … Continue reading Words of Wisdom