Sora and Shiro are a pair of gamers that collectively go by the name Blank, and Blank never loses. Because of this they have become quite bored and are slightly interested when they are challenged to a game of chess. On winning the game they get asked it they want to go to a world where games decide everything. This starts what is one of my favourite unfinished anime stories as it takes us into a fantasy world that is really compelling though it isn't without its problems. First published June 2016.
When a fantasy world is done well, you can be completely absorbed by the world. Here are 3 of my favourite anime fantasy worlds, but I'd love to know what your picks would have been. Original post published in June 2016.
This week we are counting down the top 5 anime characters who have wings. Be sure to come along and share your favourites.
It is worth noting that realism is not what this anime was going for. All of the characters are complete and over-the-top parodies of human beings (even though the vast majority aren't human). And while this isn't necessarily a bad thing, it does make it hard to feel sympathy, empathy, or anything else for the characters.
As an avid bookworm myself I definitely appreciate seeing characters who read, who talk about books, and who generally respect stories and it is no surprise that some of my favourite characters ever are bookworms (though there are plenty of book reading characters who are neither here nor there really). Today I'm counting down my … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Bookworms
We all know about anime clichés, archetypes and tropes and we've all kind of come to accept that there are certain characters and events that we're going to run into again and again. However, for some people, the existence of clichés and archetype characters who don't break the mould are enough for them to scorn … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: The Power of Clichés, Archetypes, and Being Predictable
Overview: I really enjoyed the anime of No Game No Life so while I've been trying to avoid too many books of anime I watched (Grimgar being the notable exception), I decided I wouldn't mind trying this series to see if I could find out what happens next given the anime just leaves us hanging. … Continue reading No Game No Life Volume 1 Light Novel Review
Every season we seem to be getting more and more isekai anime. As I continue to explore a range of light novels with the theme of being trapped in another world and pick up these new anime series, it means that this top 5 list is going to be moving around for awhile. Here is … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Isekai Stories
We all know there are some terrible anime families out there, but every now and then a show finds a way to remind us that not every blood relative wants to abandon you, use you to destroy the world, or is on a vendetta to kill and destroy you. I'm dedicating this list to all … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Brothers