Does It Matter If An Anime Is More Style Than Substance?

As we launch into the Winter 2020 anime season viewers are now seeing the return of the Madoka franchise. One that is either beloved or seen as overrated depending on which side of the debate you choose to sit on. However one of the common arguments I heard against the original Madoka TV series from … Continue reading Does It Matter If An Anime Is More Style Than Substance?

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Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Characters Who Smoke

Tuesday's Top 5

There's a definite distance created when watching anime. In real life I cannot stand the smell of smoke or cigarettes and yet there are some anime characters out there that just look perfectly right when they light up their smoke, pipe, or whatever else. So today I am counting down my favourite 5 characters who are smokers.

Tuesday’s Top 5: English Dubbed Anime

Tuesday's Top 5

This list counts down anime where I am happy to watch the English dub. As a normally subs only watcher, these anime are quite distinct in that I've watched the dubs willingly even when I've had access to subbed versions and I've ended up really enjoying them. I'd love to know what your favourite dubs are.

B: The Beginning Netflix Anime Series Review: There’s Murder and Mayhem But What Comes Next?

Overview: The anime series, B: The Beginning, came out on Netflix and styled itself as a task force (known as the RIS) working a double murder that involved a notorious serious killer known only as 'Killer B'. However, things soon take a turn for the strange when a military vehicle is stolen and taken for … Continue reading B: The Beginning Netflix Anime Series Review: There’s Murder and Mayhem But What Comes Next?

K Season 1 Series Review: Is Looking Good and Being Cool Enough For A Series?

Overview: There are 7 Kings and each King can bestow their powers upon their clan. While the Blue King works to keep order, the Red King is pretty much all about anger and right now the entire red clan is out for blood because one of their members was murdered by the self-declared colourless king. … Continue reading K Season 1 Series Review: Is Looking Good and Being Cool Enough For A Series?

Tuesday’s Top 5: Male Characters With Gorgeous Long Hair

Tuesday's Top 5

Yes, this list is entirely my own preference and as such I am going to happily update the list as new characters come along who catch my eye, or I just gain a deeper appreciation of older characters. Either way, I love a guy with long hair and male anime characters regularly have amazing hair … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Male Characters With Gorgeous Long Hair

Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters that are not all there.

Tuesday's Top 5

Okay, anime is full of zany, quirky characters but every now and then we come across a character who you just have to wonder what is going on inside their head (if anything). There characters can be fun and amusing or they can be completely annoying but they usually leave a fairly lasting impression. For … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters that are not all there.

Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters Voiced by Daisuke Ono

Tuesday's Top 5

While I'm not a massive follower of voice actors, every now and then a character's vocal performance catches my attention. Daisuke Ono has voiced a lot of my very favourite characters (both characters I like in their stories and characters I just love to listen to). So this is my top 5 list of characters … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters Voiced by Daisuke Ono

Top 5 Tuesday – Male Characters with Blue Hair

Tuesday's Top 5

As promised, here is the male list for characters with blue hair. Hopefully you enjoy this selection as much as I did making the list and if you didn't see it, check out my post featuring the females. My selection is very much based on how interesting these characters are and how integral having blue … Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday – Male Characters with Blue Hair

Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters With Convenient Missing Memories

Tuesday's Top 5

It's an overused plot device, a cliché, and a cheap way to build a big reveal into a story, and it's a staple in far too many anime. That said, not every story built around amnesia (or every character with convenient amnesia) is all that bad. Sometimes this well established storyline is delivered well and … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters With Convenient Missing Memories