Why do Light Novels Have Such Ridiculously long titles, isn’t it kind of hard to remember and not really catchy marketing or maybe it’s a language thing and they’re shorter in Japanese?

First of all, no… I looked it up and the titles are just as long in the original Japanese language…. If you’ve been an otaku for a while, you’ve probably come across manga’s wordier cousin, light novels. These are essentially young adult or youth-targeted novels which may feature a few illustrations and have gotten a reputation for … Continue reading Why do Light Novels Have Such Ridiculously long titles, isn’t it kind of hard to remember and not really catchy marketing or maybe it’s a language thing and they’re shorter in Japanese?

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Conception: It’s The Joke That Just Keeps Missing

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Conception Episode 9 Review: Forget all the Star Maidens, right now we're going to do some fourth wall breaking silliness where Mana sets Itsuki up with the token male cast members for some BL laughs. The whole thing would probably work better if this story premise didn't involve the potential destruction of the world if Itsuki doesn't succeed at his mission.

Guest Post: Colour Theory in Anime

Colour. It’s one of the things many of us take for granted, but it bring so much to our lives. Colour makes things appealing to the eye, is used to indicate certain things and can have an affect on your mood.

Guest Post: Chicken Soup for the Otaku Soul

Karandi: I'd like to thank Negative Primes! from Curiously Dead Cat for volunteering to be my first guinea pig guest poster on my blog. They've put together a great piece for the community and I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I did. First, a warm arigatou to Karandi for allowing me to guest … Continue reading Guest Post: Chicken Soup for the Otaku Soul

Cheating Craft Episode 4

Review: Is it just me or did it feel like even the show itself realises that we can't just show kids cheating on exams over and over again and still call it a show? The exam (taken on a plane that ejected cheaters, and some non-cheaters) was over almost before the episode began and then … Continue reading Cheating Craft Episode 4

Amagi Brilliant Park Series Review

Overview: Kanie Seiya, an extremely narcissistic human being, is asked on a date by Sento Isuzu to an amusement park. At gun point. Turns out Amagi Brilliant Park has a secret and Kanie Seiya is the only hope the inhabitants have. Review: Right from the start it is obvious that this anime is more interested … Continue reading Amagi Brilliant Park Series Review

The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi Episode 4

Review: And dropped. Maybe once this whole thing is done and you watched the whole thing, it wouldn't feel as tedious and pointless (it probably will) but this show isn't particularly funny and it doesn't really give you any insight into the character so there really isn't anything left to watch this show for. While … Continue reading The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi Episode 4

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 8

Review: One of the stronger episodes for awhile. We seem to have gotten back to the mafia trying to kidnap/kill Atsushi and while their plan seems a little convoluted it lead to some genuine tension this week. Is it wrong that this episode was stronger because of the lack of Dazai? He has been one … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 8

Strange+ Episode 1

I recently came across this series while using the random episode button on Crunchyroll. I've only watched episode 1, and I won't be watching anymore. Review: This 3 minute episode manages to cram in a lot of different gags. Expect an ugly treasure, a traitor maid, a series of traps that manage to hit every … Continue reading Strange+ Episode 1