Emotional Connections in Mecha Anime – Why are they so important?

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Discussing the importance of building an emotional connection when watching mecha anime.

Discussing The Horror and Joy of Anime Sequels, Prequels and Spin-Offs

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When it came to movies, I was always wary of sequels growing up. It was more or less universally accepted that the sequel would be weaker than the original with a few exceptions (which of course proved the rule). I was less aware of prequels until the Star Wars franchise essentially hacked the heart out of their own series by delivering 3 very underwhelming movies that pretty much told us nothing that we hadn't already figured out from watching the original series. Since then we've had plenty of other examples in movies of prequels and sequels just not quite hitting the mark. So how does this translate when discussing anime sequels?

Top 5 Characters with Completely Inappropriate Occupations

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There are many anime characters out there who seem ill-suited for their occupation. Whether it is their temperament or just their lack of interest in the job, here are 5 anime characters who have completely inappropriate occupations.

Top 5 Military Focused Anime

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This week we count down anime that focus on various military groups and their exploits. Doesn't need to be authentic, just fun.

Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Heroes in 2018

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Tuesday's Top 5 and this week we are counting down the Top 5 hero characters from 2018. There's a few criteria as normal and to prevent this from becoming a My Hero Academia list, only one character from each show could take a spot on the official list. So, who would you have included on your list?

12 Days of Anime Characters – Kaname Chidori

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On the eleventh day of anime we turn to the firey female who manages to keep the military maniac Sousuke Sagara under control. Yep, we're looking right at the amazing Kaname Chidori.

Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episodes 11 + 12: Reunited

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While these two episodes certainly do a better job of bringing the season to a resting point, this remains pretty much not concluded with no real indication of a follow up any time soon. After a couple of weeks off we finally get the last two episodes of this season and it is the big … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episodes 11 + 12: Reunited

Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 10: And So It Doesn’t End

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After a thirteen year gap, two recap episodes, we now have a ten episode season with a totally incomplete story. If this were any other franchise I'd be dropping it for good and never looking back and yet Full Metal Panic still makes me desperately want more of this story. There comes a point where … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 10: And So It Doesn’t End

Here It Is! The Results of the Best of Spring 2018 Reader Poll!

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Welcome to the Best of Spring 2018 and while we might say there were slightly leaner pickings this time around, as always it has been fun following the shows with others in the blogosphere and discussing from week to week. Whether that is the discussions around Wixoss, the laughing at Devils' Line, or just being … Continue reading Here It Is! The Results of the Best of Spring 2018 Reader Poll!

Tuesday’s Top 5: Reasons The Anime of Spring 2018 Have Been a Bit Disappointing

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I normally try and keep the top 5 posts pretty upbeat, but I can't deny I'm a little disappointed with the last season of anime. No, it isn't a sign that modern anime are dreadful or that seasonal watching is the problem. It is just that there were a lot of anime that just didn't … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Reasons The Anime of Spring 2018 Have Been a Bit Disappointing