Tag: horror

Kuudere: Calm, Cool, and Collected…Mostly

Kuudere: Calm, Cool, and Collected…Mostly

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

It’s Time for Yamishibai – Ghost Story Goodness

It’s Time for Yamishibai – Ghost Story Goodness

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