Well, it had to happen eventually that I would do a Sailor Moon themed list and to be honest, top 5 sailor scouts is an easy start. I'm certain there will be other top 5 lists in the future that revisit our very favourite ditzy heroine. To keep it simple (and so that I could … Continue reading Top 5 Sailor Scouts – Sailor Moon Gives Us a Plethora of Interesting Female Characters, But Who Are The Best Scouts?
If you missed the first post on Magical Girls be sure to check it out and then let's get into part 2. If she's a magical girl, what powers does she have? Right so we're back to magical girls and I wanted to look at the characters and the magic powers that crop up in … Continue reading Breaking Down The Magical Girl Genre – Let’s Never Become a Magical Girl
We know all the popular magical girl titles: Sailor Moon, Card Captor, Shugo Chara, and so on. We also know the parodies: Cute High Earth Defence and Is This A Zombie. We know the darker magical girl shows that are starting to emerge: Madoka Magica and every following magical girl show. So why are magical girls so popular when essentially every one of these stories is kind of identical at its core?
Why ask me to recommend a kids' anime? Sure, like most people I can give you a list of anime I watched when I was younger, but whether that makes it appropriate for your child is still up for discussion.
There are a lot of magical girl anime out there and some amazing protagonists that get shimmering transformations and attack sequences. However in this post I want to look at some of the supporting characters who may or may not also be magical girls but are certainly not granted main-character plot immunity. These are memorable characters who really help elevate the story and potentially the actual protagonist to heights they may not have reached had this character not been around. I did limit myself to one supporting character per show so while I could potentially just have found five awesome supporting characters from Sailor Moon, I have limited myself to just the one.
"I want to destroy the world!" Um... you mean the world you are actually standing on and live on? How does that make sense? Is destroying the world actually a decent motive? First published June 2016.
Did you ever wonder what it would be like if you were the protagonist of an anime? I kind of did in 2016 and so this post was born. Though there's definitely a fantasy slant on this one so I might have to do a new post about your life as an anime if you were in a different genre as a follow up. Anyway, what would your life be like if you were in an anime?
I kind of love magical girl anime being a Sailor Moon fan from a young age. When Madoka Magica came out I fell in love with the genre all over again for a slightly different reason and after many rewatches wanted to discuss my thoughts on this strange series that seems like it is a magical girl series but has some key differences.
In case it doesn't become immediately apparent, this discussion is mostly me musing on something that has bothered me in a handful of shows that I'm now generalising across anime. It is not actually intended to be an overly serious post but honestly, I've been wondering this for awhile and of all things it was … Continue reading Why Do Anime Heroes Get The Most Boring Powers?
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.