It is fairly accepted these days that games inspire movies, TV shows, and anime and a lot of these aren't great. It also is fairly well accepted that popular shows and franchises might get a game spin-off but usually these are pretty much pandering to fans of the source and while some of these games … Continue reading Top 5 Anime I’d Love To Play If They Were An RPG
This week we look at the girl who had the potential to change the world with a wish, and really did.
Tuesday's Top 5 - This week counting down the top 5 anime featuring magical girls that I have enjoyed watching over the years. As always, I'd love to know your favourites so please leave me a comment sharing your favourite magical girl anime and why you love them.
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
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.
It is a fairly common moment in stories where a character wishes for strength or power or to undo something terrible that has happened or even wishes to save a friend. While the vast majority of these wishes will go unanswered leading to some kind of tragic moment the character must overcome through non-magical means, … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Make A Wish, But Will That Help The Story?
Overview: I've really touched on Madoka before when I wrote a feature regarding the Strange Case of Madoka Magica but I've not yet written an actual series review so I figured it was about time. For those that don't know, Madoka Magica is about Madoka who is approached one day by Kyubey and offered the power … Continue reading Puella Magi Madoka Magica Series Review: Make a Wish, Pay the Price
Previously I looked at the best uses of phones in anime and this week I've decided to turn my attention to dream sequences. My criteria wasn't that these were the best dreams but the best use of a dream sequence to serve either the character development or the plot. This is strictly my opinion so … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Uses of Dream Sequences in Anime
There's been a lot written and said about Madoka Magica (or Puella Magi Madoka Magica) since it came out in 2011. For the most part people have viewed this series as a critique of magical girl series in general or at the very least a subversive entry in the genre of magical girls and certainly … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: The Strange Case of Madoka Magica
Right so we're back to magical girls and this week I wanted to look at the characters and the magic powers that crop up in these stories. While this is where many of these stories differentiate themselves, there are still a lot of common factors between shows. Alas, I am only going to be looking … Continue reading Friday’s Feature – On Magical Girls (2/3)