Friday’s Feature: Reality in Romance

With the Spring 2017 anime season wrapping up it is inevitable that a lot of people would be reviewing and discussing Tsuki ga Kirei. Overwhelmingly the reviews are positive and what I keep hearing again and again is how sweet the romance is, how pure it is, and how relatable and real it feels. It … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Reality in Romance

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Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters Robbed By Plot

This is another My Hero Academia inspired list after a discussion with a few people on Twitter and this comment: Which got me thinking of all the times characters have lost out in anime because the plot demands they lose. There are a lot. Of course that is true of any narrative because sometimes you … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters Robbed By Plot

Tuesday’s Top 5: Males with Silver Hair

Here's the list of my top 5 male anime characters with silver hair. I'm going to admit, this was a far harder list to put together than the female one. There are so many silver haired males out there that I wanted to include. Plus, splitting the one and two spot this week was all … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Males with Silver Hair

Friday’s Feature: You Have No Power Over Me – Man vs Self

This is my last feature for March and my last feature for now on conflict so I'm ending the month with Man vs Self. If you've missed any of the previous posts on Man vs Man, Man vs Nature, Man vs Technology or Man vs Society be sure to check out the posts. I'm not … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: You Have No Power Over Me – Man vs Self

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

Yuri On Ice Series Review

Wait, did I just schedule a Yuri on Ice review for Valentine's Day? Oh, that's right. I definitely did. Overview: Yuri Katsuki is a Japanese figure skater who kind of feels his not-so-glorious career is over when Victor (his idol from Russia) shows up to become his coach. I reviewed this week to week, it … Continue reading Yuri On Ice Series Review

Tuesday’s Top 5: Opening Themes in 2016

One of the things most of us remember about an anime series is the opening theme. Whether we loved it or hated it, listened to it every time, or reached for the remote (mouse) to hit the skip. Opening themes set the tone for the entire viewing experience and yet it is another element I … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Opening Themes in 2016

Friday’s Feature: Popular Vote and the Aftermath of Yuri On Ice’s Winning Almost Everything

A while back I wrote a feature on the cycle of love and hate in anime where pretty much anything that gained momentum through hype and popular appeal then became scrutinised to death and soon the negative bandwagon would start rolling down the hill trying to obliterate everything in it's path (okay, I wasn't that … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Popular Vote and the Aftermath of Yuri On Ice’s Winning Almost Everything

Tuesday’s Top 5: Visually Interesting Anime in 2016

When I made my judgements about best and worst series I make that judgement based mostly on entertainment, characters and plot. Visuals (whether good or bad) play little part in that judgement. So this week I want to look at the top 5 anime in 2016 that I found visually interesting. As always I'd invite … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Visually Interesting Anime in 2016

Tuesday’s Top 5: Male Characters from 2016

Last week I looked at the female characters from 2016 that left an impression. This week I turn my attention to the guys. I'm going to be honest; this was a much harder list to write. The reason being that female characters still tend to play a lot of support roles and still tend to … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Male Characters from 2016