Devilman Crybaby and why Akira runs

Devilman Crybaby’s first episode features a plethora of fractured people caught between sides in some facet of their existence. At the school, the trappings of gendered communication see the boys express a different persona depending on the privacy of their conversations. On the news an athlete adopts a cool and calm demeanor, temporary, and fundamentally […]

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Guessing Anime Plots From The OP

Day 9 of ’12 Days of Anime’ – [See other posts in this series] I haven’t made it much of a secret that I used to be active user on /r/anime before I switched over to blogging. During this part of prehistory I would participate in seasonal anime talk, rewatches and among other things, theory crafting. […]

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Cardcaptor Sakura & “The Silent” – My Anime Time Capsule

Day 6 of ’12 Days of Anime’ – [See other posts in this series] One of the first anime I ever watched was a magical girl show by the name of ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’. I had been wandering around the now extinct supermarket Safeway, and to kill time while my family checked out the fresh meat counter, […]

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Ghibli’s Castles In The Sky

Day 5 of ’12 Days of Anime’ – [See other posts in this series] Today I watched Laputa: Castle in the Sky, which marks the 17th Ghibli film I’ve seen at the release of this article. It was a mostly enjoyable watch, and conjured up a familiar feeling of nostalgia that I only ever experience […]

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RateD Under 7

NieA Under 7 is an anime that had been on my radar since before I even knew ‘plan to watch’ lists were a thing in the anime community. It was so long ago that I couldn’t even tell you the exact reasons for my initial interest. I imagine it had something to do with the […]

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To Make A Dictionary

Define passage; NOUN The act or process of moving through, under, over, or past something on the way from one place to another A narrow way, typically having walls on either side, allowing access between buildings or to different rooms within a building; a passageway The process of transition from one state to another A […]

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Top Five Characters That Did NOTHING Wrong

Hi folks. I realise my blog has been lacking in anime related content and I hear your complaints. That’s why I’m excited to unveil this top secret project I’ve been working on. After extensive study and sleepless nights researching, I have complied a revolutionary new listicle. All Hail Haruhi Kyon Productions presents… Top Five Characters That […]

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Piracy for History

I have subscriptions to Crunchyroll, Funimation, Amazon Prime and Netflix. I also have a shameful collection of Blu-ray box sets. I’ve spent hundreds, close to thousands of pounds (£) on Manga and Light Novels. I can only guess, but I would surprised if I have spent less on these products than the average consumer. I […]

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Choosing when to argue

I’ve been on the internet since its earliest days. With the evolution of online forums, social media platforms and content creation, the climate for discussion is larger than ever before. What you decide to talk about is generally the largest factor in the diversity of opinions you’ll happen to find, which is consequentially why anime […]

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Defining Art and our Approach to Criticism

One of the hotly contested topics within the upper echelons of the anime blogging community is the critical approach. While few have proclaimed to have directive on what is and isn’t the ‘correct’ way to approach anime as a medium, there has been no shortage of articles, twitter threads and video rants that paradoxically push for some kind of […]

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