Short, Obscure and Commercially Unavailable Anime

Day 10 of ’12 Days of Anime’ – [See other posts in this series] When I went to Hibanacon earlier this year, there was a panel being run by Elliot Page titled “Short Anime for the Busy (Or Easily Distracted)”. It was a fun little presentation which introduced me to a bunch of new series I […]

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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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The Fate Series & The Impact of . . . Delaying

Day 8 of ’12 Days of Anime’ – [See other posts in this series] (Spoilers for Fate/Stay Night: UBW – 2015) Have you ever watched an anime in which two fighters are participating in what could only be described as an epic showdown? If you’ve seen any sizable amount of shows, particularly shounen’s, the answer will […]

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A Generic Anime Quiz

Day 7 of ’12 Days of Anime’ – [See other posts in this series] What better way to celebrate making it over the midway ‘hump’ than by sending the content of this blog rapidly downhill. That’s right folks, we’re doing an anime quiz. Link below. Click, click, click! P.S. I tried embedding it into the article […]

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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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Visual Storytelling techniques in The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan

Day 4 of ’12 Days of Anime’ – [See other posts in this series] *Knock Knock* “Who’s there?” Only “Only who?” ONLY THE BEST SLICE OF LIFE SHOW SINCE 2006.  And what show came out in 2006 you ask? The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya! If that has jogged your memory, then what you may also know […]

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Anime Characters Have Great Fashion Sense

Day 3 of ’12 Days of Anime’ – [See other posts in this series] I don’t often bring up the topic of clothes and fashion in anime. If I was to pinpoint a reason for this, I would say that greater discussions on character designs tend to downplay the role clothing plays. This has a reason […]

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A Tale About Windy Tales

Day 2 of ’12 Days of Anime’ – [See other posts in this series] Have you heard of Windy Tales before? The likelihood is that you haven’t. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise, as the show released back in the mid 2000s to a lukewarm reception and stunted post airing distribution. I think it’s […]

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Etoile, A Race Case of Gender Non-Conformance in Arslan Senki

Day 1 of ’12 Days of anime’ – [See other posts in this series] In 2015 The Heroic Legend of Arslan otherwise known as Arslan Senki, was released by Sanzigen Animation Studio & Liden Films. The 25 episode TV show was presented as a modern retelling of the original fantasy story, which had already seen multiple iterations since […]

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