30 Day Anime Challenge (Day 03): My Favorite Male Anime Character

30 Day Anime Challenge (Day 03): My Favorite Male Anime Character

This one is easy.  I only have a few favorite male anime characters and Tigre from Lord Marksman and Vanadis is far and away the favorite.  Typical harem anime focus on the girls and their various character traits for the most part.  We have the usual cute girl with glasses (かわいい女の子と眼鏡), a cold and stoic … Continue reading 30 Day Anime Challenge (Day 03): My Favorite Male Anime Character

30 Day Anime Challenge (Day 02): My Favorite Anime that I have Watched So Far.

30 Day Anime Challenge (Day 02): My Favorite Anime that I have Watched So Far.

I have many favorite anime because I tend to group them into categories.  In this case I will limit myself to only those anime which come in serial form: no one-shots or AVI or movies.  The first few entries in this blog have pretty much outlined my various favorites but it never hurts to talk … Continue reading 30 Day Anime Challenge (Day 02): My Favorite Anime that I have Watched So Far.

30 Day Anime Challenge (Day 01): The First Anime I Remember Watching

30 Day Anime Challenge (Day 01): The First Anime I Remember Watching

The first anime I can remember watching would have to be the television version of Space Battleship Yamato, called Star Blazers in the US.  I did not realize, at the time, that this was anything but a cartoon that came on WTBS after school.  I didn't know what it was but I thoroughly enjoyed watching … Continue reading 30 Day Anime Challenge (Day 01): The First Anime I Remember Watching

My Favorite Manga (in no certain order)

My Favorite Manga (in no certain order)

I have recently read some very good manga and so am making a list here for myself mainly, to provide access to them without searching or worrying about forgetting the titles.  Here, in no certain order, are some of my favorite manga.  These are, unless otherwise listed, all English translations. Another - A great scary … Continue reading My Favorite Manga (in no certain order)

First Efforts at Translation: Lord Marksman and Vanadis – vol. 14

First Efforts at Translation: Lord Marksman and Vanadis – vol. 14

As my readers will know, I have spent the last several months in an attempt to learn to speak and read (at least on an elementary level) the Japanese language.  So far I have memorized all of Hiragana (ひらがな) and am working diligently on Katakana (カタカナ) while working on the more common Kanji (漢字).  My … Continue reading First Efforts at Translation: Lord Marksman and Vanadis – vol. 14

Beautiful Bones: A Corpse Lies Buried at Sakurako’s Feet – This is What Mystery Anime is All About

Beautiful Bones: A Corpse Lies Buried at Sakurako’s Feet – This is What Mystery Anime is All About

I just finished the entire first season of Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigation.  This anime, produced in 2015 is based on the light novel A Corpse Lies Buried at Sakurako's Feet by Ota Shiori.  It is, without doubt, one of the best story driven anime I have ever watched.  Picture a beautiful and enigmatic Japanese woman who … Continue reading Beautiful Bones: A Corpse Lies Buried at Sakurako’s Feet – This is What Mystery Anime is All About