The decade that was 2010 - 2019 brought us some amazing anime. Actually, the best thing it did was bring access to current and older anime through legal streaming opening up the doors of anime to a whole new group of viewers. I'm looking at each year in the last decade and picking my favourites from each season. These may not be the technical best anime or the most popular (though they also might be in some cases) but they are the anime that if I had to pick any show from that season to watch again, it would be my first pick. I'd love to know your picks and recommendations from the decade that was. Today's post: 2010.
I'm going to be honest, this list was harder than I first thought and that is because I made the decision early on to not include anime from fantasy historical settings. They had to be real places (or close enough). Now, that doesn't mean my choices are based on historical accuracy, because they definitely aren't, … Continue reading Top 5 Anime in Historical Settings
I seldom say without reserve that something is a must read but let me assure you, Katanagatari, book one, is in fact a book that must be read.
So Lyn Sheridan kicked off this tag and it seems like it could be great fun. You know, other than the fact that I get boat and every-other-mode-of-transport sick I think being a pirate could be great fun. Is there a job for pirates who walk? Anyway, huge thank-you for the tag and let's see … Continue reading My Pirate Crew
The Princess list turned out to be easier than the anime Prince list. That's probably because there's a lot of princesses out there who happily sit as bystanders and then there are the extreme warrior princess tropes that run around. Finding a princess who is an active participant in their story but not a juggernaut of violence is actually fairly challenging.
Overview: Togame is a self-proclaimed strategist and in order to gain favour with the shogunate, she seeks out the aid of an exiled warrior to help her collect 12 legendary swords. The warrior is long since dead but she does meet his children and recruits Yasuri Shichika, a swordsman without a sword, to help her … Continue reading Katanagatari Series Review: A Story of a Strategist and Her Sword on the Fetch Quest of a Life-time.
Today I am taking a look at the lovely green haired ladies of anime and I will admit this ended up being harder than expected. While there was no doubt who was going to top my list, the other characters proved a little harder to split. Basically I was looking for interesting female characters where … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Female Characters with Green Hair
Okay, I've already covered blonde, red and blue hair so today I am tackling silver hair (though I won't argue if you want to tell me some of these characters have white or gray hair). Next week I'll share me list of the guys with silver hair and I had a lot more fun with … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Females with Silver Hair
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
I've been wondering this for awhile; how much information can you give in a write up or a review before you enter spoiler territory? And even if you do tell people what something is about, or what happens in it, does that actually spoil the watching of it?