February OWLS Blog Tour – Bell Adores His Goddess

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Welcome to my OWLS post for February (full schedule of OWLS posts here). In February, we will be exploring love and romance. The word selected is “adore” because it has two main connotations: to be loved and respected or to feel worshipped. We will analyse characters that give us a feeling of admiration and explain … Continue reading February OWLS Blog Tour – Bell Adores His Goddess

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What Does It Really Mean To Me To Love Anime?

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Now, there are probably as many answers to the question of what it means to love anime as there are people who claim to love it. Like most passions and hobbies, it is something that is deeply personal and becomes an integral part of the individual. So while we can share an appreciation of a love of anime, our reason for loving it and how we got there is likely one only we will ever understand.

Who Is Your Valentine?

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I asked on Twitter for people to reply with their anime Valentine. Here are the responses.

All’s Fair In Love, War, And Welcoming Parties

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Kaguya-Sama Love is War Episode 4 Review: The student council have some visiting French students but just because they are preparing for a party doesn't mean that they don't have time to play at their love game.

Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Couples from 2018

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This week's top 5 list counts down my favourite anime couples from 2018. They don't need to be canon, they don't need to actually end up together, they just need to be super-adorable and make my heart melt. I'd love to know which anime couples you fell in love with this season so be sure to leave me a comment below.

Three Big Lies We Tell Ourselves in the Face of Love

Friday's Feature: This week we look at characters who deny that they are in love and the big lies we tell ourselves about love. Bloom Into You holds up a mirror to the lies people tell themselves when confronted with a love they cannot understand or act on.

Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions Series Review

Overview: Yuuta Togashi suffered from a condition known as Chunibyo in middleschool where he pretended he was the Dark Flame Master and had magic powers. Now he's going to high school and he's chosen one where no one from his middle school will know him looking for a fresh start as a 'normal' student. Unfortunately … Continue reading Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions Series Review

Friday’s Feature: The Cycle of Love and Hate For An Anime

I think most people can agree that one of the biggest appeals of anime is that it covers so many different genres. There is literally an anime for everyone (if they look long enough) and an anime on pretty much any topic you can think of - and probably a few topics you have to … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: The Cycle of Love and Hate For An Anime

Cute High Earth Defence Club Love Episode 1 + 2

Overview: If you didn't watch the first season, this is a parody of magical girl shows (and a bit of social commentary) filled with magical boys who when they aren't fighting in magical girl costumes spend a lot of time sitting around in the bath discussing whatever random thing comes across their thoughts. Review Episode … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defence Club Love Episode 1 + 2

Haven’t You Heard I’m Sakamoto Episode 3

Review: While I get that the joke it that Sakamoto is good at everything, after episode 2, mostly I just spent this episode wondering if Sakamoto is an alien or a robot. Given even he is wondering if he is a little off kilter and whether or not he actually fits in. I enjoyed both … Continue reading Haven’t You Heard I’m Sakamoto Episode 3