Steins;Gate 0 Episode 6: And Round and Round We Go

We're still relying on echoes of sentiment created by a parallel narrative to make us interested in this one, and this week my brain decided it just wasn't invested at all. By the time we get to yet another cliff-hanger ending in the episode this week, I'd more or less switched off. Last week I … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episode 6: And Round and Round We Go

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Tuesday’s Top 5: English Dubbed Anime

While I'm pretty much a strictly sub-watcher under normal circumstances, there are the occasional anime that for whatever reason I've enjoyed in English or had to watch the English dub of. Today I count down my five favourite anime that I'm pretty happy to watch in English. At some point I'll have to count down … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: English Dubbed Anime

Steins;Gate 0 Episodes 4 + 5: It’s Never Over

Episodes 4 + 5 have certainly stepped up the tension in this new series and made me interested in how the conflict will develop. I'm still not fully sold on this but I will admit I was pretty into these two episodes. Episodes 4 and 5 of Steins;Gate 0 bring a few interesting developments. One … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episodes 4 + 5: It’s Never Over

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

Steins;Gate 0 Episode 3: Kurisu and Okabe Still Have It

While I'm still not sold entirely on this anime, spending time with Okabe and Kurisu bickering is probably the best way to get me hooked again on this franchise. Where do you stand on the new series of Steins;Gate? While it has taken some time to warm up, this episode sees far more of the … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episode 3: Kurisu and Okabe Still Have It

Steins;Gate 0 Episode 2: Okabe Reacts

I'm glad I'm watching this with someone in real life as it gives me a chance at the end of each episode to discuss my thoughts and turn them over and get a slightly different perspective on things. With that in mind, what are your thoughts on episode 2? One point both myself and the … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 Episode 2: Okabe Reacts

Steins;Gate 0 First Impressions

It just occurred to me that I haven't reviewed the original Steins;Gate anime. Why I do not know but I'll have to fix that sooner rather than later, in the meantime here are my first thoughts on this spin-off/alternative take thing. Steins;Gate is one of those anime that people tend to fall in love with … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 First Impressions

Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime That Make Me Cry

I'm sure all anime fans have a favourite series out there that they enjoy just because it hits them hard every time they watch it. That show, and that moment, that has you breaking down into tears. It isn't a feeling I seek out all that often but every now and then it is exactly … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime That Make Me Cry

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

Tuesday’s Top 5: Use of Phones in an Anime

We've all seen anime characters using their phones. Whether they are flip phones or the more recently prolific smart phones, characters do love their phones. My list today looks at 5 interesting uses of phones in anime (okay, four interesting uses and one use that just worked well with the story). These are the uses … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Use of Phones in an Anime