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

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Tuesday’s Top 5: Ordinary Anime Characters Who Inspire

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

Tuesday’s Top 5: Sequels

I tend to run sequels down a lot (see Feature Discussing Sequels and Prequels), which is sometimes justified, but occasionally there are sequels, part 2's, and follow ups that actually do add something to a series and are fairly enjoyable to watch. So I decided to think about all the good sequels out there for … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Sequels

Tuesday’s Top 5: Valentine Episodes

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: On Romance in Anime

As we get ready for Valentine's Day (or get ready to be totally indifferent to anything that might resemble a public declaration of affection) I thought it was a good time to focus on romance and how it is portrayed in anime. This week I'm looking at the warm and fluffy side of romance. Next … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: On Romance in Anime

Friday’s Feature: March of the Bland Romances

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

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

While we all know that there are some clich├ęs 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

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

Friday’s Feature – Recap Episodes (Or Why I Came Close to Dropping 91 Days)

If you've been following my reviews this season, you will know that I have now had not one, but two recap episodes thrown at me. The first came from Cheer Boys (episode 5.5) and the second came from 91 Days (episode 7.5). In both reviews I made it pretty clear that I don't like recap … Continue reading Friday’s Feature – Recap Episodes (Or Why I Came Close to Dropping 91 Days)