Winter 2017 Season Kick-Off!

Winter and I have always had a bit of a love-hate relationship. Continue reading “Winter 2017 Season Kick-Off!”

“The Perfect Anime”: A Response

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This post is in response to Gigguk’s video “The Perfect Anime”, uploaded December 15, 2016. You can watch it over on YouTube, and I recommend you do before reading my post below. It’s a great video.

I haven’t been watching a lot of anime this season. Continue reading ““The Perfect Anime”: A Response”

Fall 2016 Season Kick-Off!

Fall is hands down my favorite time of year. After the insufferable heat of summer, to me there is no feeling in the world like stepping outside into the chill fall air and looking around to see the myriad wonderful shades of color in the turning leaves. Yup, my idea of a good time in the fall is pretty much a good book, a pumpkin spice latte, and a nice secluded tree under which to enjoy them. Continue reading “Fall 2016 Season Kick-Off!”

Summer 2016 Season Wrap-Up!

Now that the summer anime season is pretty much over and a new season is getting ready to start, it’s time for the wrap-ups and previews to commence once again in that glorious flurry of happy endings and new beginnings that we’ve all come to know and love! And to be quite honest, there were quite a number of happy endings this summer season, as I ended up enjoying most of the shows I watched quite a bit more than I expected I would. Continue reading “Summer 2016 Season Wrap-Up!”

Still Frame: An Explanation, and New Beginnings

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After a few long, terrible, agonizing seconds of generally not very intense thought, “Still Frame” is the title I came up with for posts about the state of the blog and where I see it going in the future. Any future posts that deal with the blog or anything personally related to me will have this subtitle. I won’t insult your intelligence by explaining why I chose this name, but if you don’t get it, well… don’t think about it too hard. 🙂

Continue reading “Still Frame: An Explanation, and New Beginnings”

Summer 2016 Mid(Late)-Season Status Report

Time may fly when you’re having fun, but it doesn’t really get up to speed until you try keeping up with a packed anime season. Continue reading “Summer 2016 Mid(Late)-Season Status Report”

Summer 2016 Preview: 91 Days

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Something about the American Prohibition era has always captured my imagination. What with the Gatsbyesque glitz and glam of the Roaring ’20s, the backwoods bootleggers, and the rise of organized crime in the cities, the Prohibition era offers a rich historical backdrop that exudes a certain treacherous charm all its own.  So even though 91 Days has seen comparatively little hype to this season’s heavyweights, it easily made my personal shortlist of most anticipated anime this season. Honestly, given the rarity of anime set during Prohibition, I probably would have been satisfied with the usual rollicking tale of mafia mayhem and vigilante vengeance, but fortunately, judging from the first episode, 91 Days appears to be gearing up for something a bit darker and more grounded than that. And I couldn’t possibly be happier about it. Continue reading “Summer 2016 Preview: 91 Days”

Summer 2016 Preview: This Art Club Has a Problem!

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With the sheer volume of slice-of-life anime comedies available each season, any show in that genre usually has to do something new or noteworthy to catch my interest, like New Game!‘s fresh combination of moe cuteness and office humor. But once in a while, a show can manage to squeak into my schedule with average comedic value and characterization solely on the strength of its high production values. This season, the anime that managed that feat was This Art Club Has a Problem!, also known as Konobi. Continue reading “Summer 2016 Preview: This Art Club Has a Problem!”