Winter Special: My Top 5 Snowscapes in Anime

It's Day 7 of the 12 Days of Anime, and today, in spirit of the winter season, I thought i'd take a look at some of my favorite shows with snowy scenes. To be more specific, this is looking at specific scenes in particular, and not the anime as a whole. I've chosen each scene …

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Isekai is a Terrible Genre

Day 6 of the 12 Days of Anime is upon us, and today, as part of my commitment to resolve various thought threads i've been mulling over this year, i'd like to talk about something that I've seen EXTREMELY extensively lately. You can probably guess from the title, but i'm going to be talking about …

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Family Matters in Hinamatsuri

It's Day 5 of the 12 Days of Anime! As we start to get into the Christmas season, the holiday spirit filling the air, thoughts of friendship, service, and giving begin to warm the hearts of humankind. Christmas is a time to celebrate, a time to show your love for your fellow man, and above …

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Why do I Dream of a Bunny Girl Senpai?

Welcome everyone to Day 4 of the 12 Days of Anime extravaganza! (insert trumpets and confetti here.) I'm having  a great time with this challenge so far, and i've got a lot of things to write about... but a lot of work still ahead of me if i'm going to keep on top of things. …

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Words, Emotions, and the Complexity of the Human Heart

It's Day 3 of the 12 Days of Anime Blogging extravaganza. While thinking about what to write for this one, I went back and took a look at some of the shows I watched this year. Many were forgettable, some were decent, and a few shows this year have been real gems. However, today, I …

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Soft Sounds and Simple Pleasures- How a Fluffy Moe Show Captured my Heart

Welcome to Day 2 of the 12 Days of Anime Blogmas. While thinking about what to write, I felt compelled to talk about an experience I had with a show earlier this year, one that, frankly, made me fall in love. Well, it's no secret that i'm a bit of a sucker for the moe …

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Carnival Phantasm and the Rules of Comedy

Recently, the lovely Irina wrote a post on her blog called The Lighter Side of Deconstructions, where she analyzed Comedy anime, and several forms of 'deconstruction' that can occur in that genre. I left a comment on that article, as it reminded me of an assignment I once had to do in my Advanced Theater …

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