We all know anime can teach us many things and be entertaining in the process, but what were the top 5 lessons I took from anime last year?
It's becoming a fairly standard cry each and every season. "There's another light novel adaption with all its tropes and cliches." And then fans of the source get defensive, those who dislike light novel adaptations start throwing out every poor adaptation ever as evidence that the entire idea of adapting a light novel is fraught … Continue reading Why Is The Number of Light Novel Adaptations A Problem?
Yes, it is time for fireworks and sleep deprivation as we get set to party into the new year. Just one final post to get out before we tick over into 2019 and that is a review of the blog for 2018. And of course that final post is split into two parts. You're welcome.
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?
The final day of 12 Days of Anime and I am finishing with Diablo. He both is and isn't your typical overpowered isekai character and harem protagonist however, regardless of that, what he really ends up being is a lot of fun to watch.
I started this list in 2017 and unsurprisingly Spiritpact took out my top pick for surprisingly good show. The sequel didn't have quite the surprise factor, though it was still pretty awesome.Now, I will make it clear, this is not my list of best anime from 2018. That will come once the Autumn season has … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Surprisingly Good Anime in 2018
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?
Summer has indeed had its ups and downs and to be honest, it is probably the weakest of the seasons 2018 has offered us so far. That doesn't mean it wasn't a whole lot of fun to follow, review, and discuss. However, I did find if a lot harder than normal to narrow down my … Continue reading Drum Roll For The Best of Summer 2018 Anime Announcement
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
There's definitely a balance overall in the series with almost equal weight given to fan service moments and plot/character moments and both are fairly well done. Okay, boy summoned to magic world and forced to save city from a demon lord isn't the most original story, but watching him learn about the world and the encounters he has are pretty entertaining and there's a nice escalation in the danger faced throughout the series.