Tag Archives: Anime

Communication & Conflict – My Impressions of A Silent Voice

Last week I had a rare opportunity to catch a cinema screening of the recent anime movie release A Silent Voice with some friends and while I don’t usually write up or review individual works outside of my classic anime section I was particularly enamoured with it and felt compelled to give it some attention. So …

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You Mean You Haven’t Watched Azumanga Daioh?

It’s a little late, but happy holidays everyone! Whatever you celebrated this month I hope you had a great time, and I wish everybody a happy and productive 2017 going forward. My New Year’s blogging resolution is to build my output level back up after a trying few months of low productivity, and I’ll start …

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The Curious Case of Short-Form Anime

Normally one of the biggest things that stands out about anime when one thinks about it is sweeping large-scale narrative of a type that, until recent decades, has been harder to find in mainstream Western animation. But in reality, anime is a very diverse breed, and today I’d like to dedicate a little time to …

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10 Great Engrish Anime Themes

At some point in our lives we have all come across the wonderful world of Engrish; foreign use of the English language that is either poorly spelled, poorly structured or otherwise just plain wrong, with hilarious results. Japan in particular likes to use English words in order to make their products look cooler and more …

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What I’m Watching This Season (So Far)

As I’ve mentioned before, this year’s summer anime season marks the first time I’ve been watching new anime shows as they come out, and while I’ve been enjoying thinking up old shows to talk about it would be nice to change tack briefly and ruminate a bit on the here and now. So I’d like …

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You Mean You Haven’t Watched Ouran?

Gather round dear readers as we return to the “You Mean You Haven’t Watched…” series! For today’s exposé I’ll be introducing the anime that gave me the base idea for this topic. It’s a deal more recent than our last title, being released in 2006, but there comes a time when an adult otaku has …

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You Mean You Haven’t Watched Berserk?

Welcome one and all to the inaugural edition of “You Mean You Haven’t Watched”! As we stand at the start of the summer anime season I thought I would start things out on a topical theme. Last week saw the beginning of a brand new series of Berserk, so today we’ll be looking back at …

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Silent But DAD-ly -Why Honoka’s Father is the Greatest

Regular readers and anyone who finds this blog through tumblr will know that I’ve recently become a huge fan of the Love Live! franchise, starting with the anime. At first I was disappointed that the cast is almost 100% female, but over time I not only came to understand the heart of the series, but …

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Are You Sitting Comfortably? Well Don’t!

Japanese culture, if you’ll excuse the paraphrasing, is big. Really, really big. It’s only recently that I’ve come to realise just how many genres, themes and artistic styles can fall under the umbrella terms of anime, manga and Japanese video games, especially when one considers that anime and manga are made for people from all walks of …

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Retrospective – My Top 10 Animated Characters Discovered in 2015

The Christmas/New Year period is the time that the internet collectively looks back on everything and itemizes it all. Well, I’m always one to run straggling behind the bandwagon. Since as a self-styled omega in the wolf pack that is geek culture I often get into franchises after everyone else I thought I would run …

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