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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.

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This week's round up of anime related blog posts. We've got top ten lists, discussions about pacing in shoujo, anime fans, and Sailor Scouts. Such a great line up from some fantastic bloggers.

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

Tuesday’s Top 5: Sequels

Tuesday's Top 5

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

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: On Romance in Anime

One of my first top 5 lists was a list of my favourite romantic anime. While romance isn't my favourite genre, it has always held a warm spot in my heart as romance done well can really move me emotionally and linger with me well after it is finished. So what are some of the … 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

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 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