It has come to my attention that when I began this missive last year, I made a major omission. I began this blog with vampire stories because they were some of my favorite anime and yet I skipped over what had been one of my most favorite vampire anime. As I look back now, I … Continue reading Revisiting a Questionable Old Friend
Now here is a category that will cause nothing but controversy. I have been watching Ancient Magus Bride since it began and, until recently, I would have said that it would be the winner, hands down, in any style or art comparison. The animation is lush and the character design is great. However, I happened … Continue reading And the Winner for Best Animation is…
Hello...is anyone still there. Sorry to have been away for a while but life just got incredibly hectic after the holidays and I have not had time to do anything that was not absolutely compulsory. (T.H. White reference - if you haven't read Once and Future King you need to...go ahead...I'll wait). Anyhow I have … Continue reading Bubblegum Crisis: Trouble in MegaTokyo
One of the lesser known personality types in anime is the Kuudere or "cool" character. This person is generally calm in the face of adversity, cool under pressure, and reserved in their relationships. This is a popular trope found often in "harem" anime, usually as the second or third member. This is definitely the person … Continue reading Kuudere: Calm, Cool, and Collected…Mostly
You are definitely gonna want to don your personal protective equipment for this one. Today we look at the anime personality known as Yandere. This is the type of girl for which the phrase "Crazy about you" was coined. In more specific terms a Yandere is someone, usually a female, who is insanely, obsessively, and … Continue reading Yandere: I love you and want to sleep with your spleen under my pillow.
Next on my agenda of favorite anime tropes are the various character types and stereotypes found in almost all anime. My favorite, and hence, the first I will mention are the Tsundere. Ah those lovely people who can never express how they really feel and so they compensate by emanating a cold rivaled only by … Continue reading Tsundere…What’s That??
It has been a very busy few weeks for me as the school year spirals toward Christmas and the "half-way" point and so I have been remiss in my duties to this blog (and the other two I author). I thought I might make up for that by posting a thought-provoking and insightful question in … Continue reading Anime Opinion Poll: What is your favorite/least favorite?