Top 5: Romantic Anime (updated July 2021)

Top 5 Romantic Anime

While this list was original pretty simple more and more romantic anime come out every year that compete for my attention. Here is my updated top 5 romantic anime for 2021. I'd love to know what are currently your favourite anime romances.

Up Close with Sawako Kuronuma

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She's never really had friends but this hasn't made her bitter and twisted. Instead, Sawako counts herself amongst the fortunate even as she keeps trying to connect. That's what I love about her.

Friday’s Feature: It’s In His Kiss

As much as I love my action, dystopian futures, horror stories, and generally violent adventures, deep down inside I have a soft spot for a well told romance story. This comes from an upbringing of watching family friendly romantic comedies with my mother on weekends while folding piles of washing or ironing or other incredibly … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: It’s In His Kiss

Tuesday’s Top 5: Ordinary Anime Characters Who Inspire

Tuesday's Top 5

While many an anime character has inspired me, it is worth noting that a lot of anime characters have super powers, or magic, or destiny, or some other force working for them, which makes their actions a little less applicable to the everyday life that most of us lead. This list is to the heroes … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Ordinary Anime Characters Who Inspire

Top 5: Must-Watch Anime Sequels

Tuesday's Top 5

I decided to think about all the good anime sequels out there for a top 5 list. This is my opinion and I've chosen sequels that I felt added something actually necessary to a story but were entertaining in their own right. I'd love to know what some of your favourite sequels are.

Tuesday’s Top 5: Valentine Episodes

Tuesday's Top 5

Well it is Valentine's Day so today I'm counting down my top 5 favourite Valentine episodes. This was actually harder than it sounded because while I know I have watched a million different anime versions of Valentine's Day (seriously, this was not an exaggeration at all) I really struggled to remember which shows they were … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Valentine Episodes

Friday’s Feature: March of the Bland Romances

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As the first episodes of the Winter anime march before us pretty much every ani-blogger has been giving their first impressions and a lot of these have been negative. While there are a couple of shows winning people over for the most part people who watch a lot of anime have been universally eye-rolling at … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: March of the Bland Romances

Tuesday’s Top 5: Christmas Focussed Episodes

Tuesday's Top 5

I was the day late with Halloween so I decided I'd do Christmas episode a little bit earlier. When narrowing down the list I decided to stick with shows where I just enjoyed the Christmas episode rather than found it a bit of a tag on annoyance. That said, Christmas isn't as pervasive in anime … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Christmas Focussed Episodes

Tuesday’s Top 5: Annoying Anime Tropes

Tuesday's Top 5

While we all know that there are some clichés in anime that just won't go away (girl running to school with toast in mouth, guy falling on girl and hand accidentally landing...) we all have to admit there are some tropes that we just wish would disappear. This is my list of the 5 common … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Annoying Anime Tropes

Kimi ni Todoke Series Review

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Overview: Sawako has been isolated for most of her school life. Mistakenly called Sadako (like the character in the Ring), rumours of her being able to see ghosts and generally be weird have forever circulated, not aided by her strong introverted nature and fairly creepy demeaner when in social situations. Noticed by the class' Mr … Continue reading Kimi ni Todoke Series Review