Tuesday’s Top 5: Smart Anime Characters

Before getting into this list, I will point out that one of the most annoying things in stories than an anime character who the audience is told is smart who then acts like a complete air-head for the entire run-time. I get that some characters are smart in one specific skill and therefore have issues … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Smart Anime Characters

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Friday’s Feature: 3 Reasons Why Sailor Jupiter Was The Best of the Sailor Scouts

There is no hiding that I was a major Sailor Moon fan from the original anime and it was probably my history with Sailor Moon that made me the anime fan I am today even if there was quite a gap between Sailor Moon and my venturing further into the anime world. What is probably … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: 3 Reasons Why Sailor Jupiter Was The Best of the Sailor Scouts

Tuesday’s Top 5: Uses of Dream Sequences in Anime

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

Tuesday’s Top 5: Character Poses

Pretty much every anime fan will admit that at some stage they definitely struck the pose of their favourite character (usually a fighter) in real life. There's something very cool about character poses on screen and something utterly ridiculous about using them in real life and yet some cosplayers really pull it off. Today my … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Character Poses

Friday’s Feature: A True Champion Can Adapt To Anything, But Don’t Mess With The Source Material

Last week I reviewed the Netflix Death Note movie and I tried really hard to review it as a movie in its own right rather than as a poorer version of the psychological masterpiece that is the original anime (at least the first half of it). However, while I read a lot of reviews about … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: A True Champion Can Adapt To Anything, But Don’t Mess With The Source Material

Tuesday’s Top 5: Female Characters with Black Hair in Anime

Well, it had to happen sooner or later, but I'm finally turning my attention to the raven haired characters in shows. While not as flashy as certain other colours, there's something to be said about the beauty of black hair. Below are my top 5 female characters from anime with black hair and I'd love … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Female Characters with Black Hair in Anime

Tuesday’s Top 5: Sailor Moon Episode Villains

While I was a big fan of the 1990's Sailor Moon, I remember how useless some of the individual episode villains were (and how ridiculous some of their costumes looked). I guess when you are a throw-a-way villain of the week it doesn't really matter. Still, here's my list of top 5 Sailor Moon episode … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Sailor Moon Episode Villains

Tuesday’s Top 5: Visually Appealing Anime Titles

One thingĀ  I learned absolutely while trying to write this list is I have a clear taste when it comes to how a series title should look on screen. Basically anime titles fall into three categories for me. Completely forgettable, eye-sore, or nailed it. There's very little middle ground. The ones in the list below … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Visually Appealing Anime Titles

Friday’s Feature: The Strange Case of Madoka Magica

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