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?
Ok anime fans, I am going to take a momentary break from reviewing and ask for your indulgence for a moment (or at least for one entry). I teach various types of technology in a very small rural public High School in Texas. Our technology budget is limited but I would still like to expose … Continue reading We Need Your Help
Tasogare Otome x Amnesia or Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is the story of a haunted High School and the main character is the ghost who haunts the old building on the school property. It appeals on many levels, to me at least. As a teacher, I have a certain romantic view of school life and … Continue reading After Thanksgiving Review: Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
The Japanese are famous for their ghost stories. From ancient time to modern urban legends, the Japanese are masters of the eerie and macabre. I present, for the tingling of your spine, the ancient Japanese practice of kamishibai as presented in anime format. Kamishibai is the practice of telling stories along with paper cut-outs to illustrate … Continue reading It’s Time for Yamishibai – Ghost Story Goodness