Well it finally happened. My efforts have been rewarded with the recognition they deserve. Thanks to Yahari Bento for nominating me for the coveted Unique Blogger Award. I shall be eternally grateful. Now lets see if I can fulfill the awesome responsibility that comes with this high honor. RULES Display Award <check> Thank … Continue reading The Unique Blogger Award
Sadly this is also an easy one. Lord Marksman and Vanadis was only given one season. While no official announcement has been made, word from Media Factory indicates that there will be no season 2 😦 The first season covered the first five novels of a 17 novel series and basically misses out on all … Continue reading 30 Day Anime Challenge (Day 30): An Anime you wished Never Ended and Continued On
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)
As a teacher I find myself interested in basically any form of media that portrays my line of work. Sadly most education related programs are not exactly flattering. Gokusen, an anime based on the manga by Kozueko Morimoto, is a very pleasant exception to the rule. Not only is the anime entertaining but the live-action TV … Continue reading Gokusen: Yakuza Teachers are the Best!
Since I seem to have a theme going I will continue on. While Kizumonogatari and Shiki were both fairly traditional vampire tales with all the appropriate details, Kabanari of the Iron Fortress is an interesting twist on the original theme. This story is set in an alternate world sometime after the industrial revolution. It is … Continue reading The Anime Vampire Trifecta: Koutetsujou no Kabaneri – Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
I could make the case for Shiki as certainly the second best overall vampire story and definitely the best traditional vampire story in anime.