The Melancholy of Lordgenome — Unime

When I was asked by Yasumo, the head of Unime, to write a post about Villains we want to root for, I immediately thought of Lordgenome, from Gurren Lagann. I had a great time delving down into the inner workings and history of this charismatic villain. When a hero takes things too far, when a …

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Prisoners and Birdcages

This post was inspired by an article written by TWWK from Beneath the Tangles a while back, where they talked about the similarities between Asuna (SAO) and Rukia (BLEACH), the circumstances of their capture/imprisonment, and the typical case of Damsel syndrome that these shows heavily portray. I was impressed with the article, but as with …

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Battle Angel Alita?

Readers of my blog may know that i'm a total sucker for anything post-apocalyptic, dystopian, steampunk, stuff like that. I adore Ghost in the Shell and Psycho-Pass, Girl's Last Tour and more. Several years ago, I stumbled across a manga series called Battle Angel Alita, and absolutely fell in love with it. the world was …

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The Wonderful Life of a Chuunibyou

In Japan, they have a special word for kids who, in their childhood, act like they have things like fantasy powers, or play make-believe all the time. That word is Chuunibyou, and the literal translation is "Middle-school Syndrome", referring to the common time that these people begin their obsessions. This isn't a thing that only …

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A Descent Into Darkness: An analysis of Made in Abyss.

Made in Abyss blew the Summer 2017 season out of the water, giving us an incredible combination of fantasy and adventure, with a dark twist. Rewatching the show recently, i've seen some interesting storytelling elements that I didn't notice before, things that make the story have so much more depth that I originally believed. So, …

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S.H.S. – Why Another is such a great Horror series — Unime

As we make our way into the month of October, and the Halloween season is on our minds, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share my thoughts on one of my favorite Horror anime, Another. Spooky Halloween Special: Why Another Is A Great Horror Series While it may not be the most […] …

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The Hero Coefficient: An analysis of the title of “Hero” in My Hero Academia

Well, it's finally happening. I had an extra minute and decided to do a brain vomit of (a very small amount of) my feelings on My Hero Academia. This show, though seemingly simple on the surface, has sparked an immense amount of discussion, speculation, analysis, and more from the general Anime community, and I am …

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