When an Anime Shows & Tells – A Discussion Ft. Waiting in the Summer and Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu

Seeing is Believing

Have you ever watched a show where the main character is supposedly some kind of genius or master at a thing, but the show kind of skirts around actually showing them, well, doing it? I hate that, and it happens a lot more often than you might think! Thankfully, some shows go out of their way to not only tell you these details, but show them as well. Today I’d like to celebrate two such recent examples I witnessed from the shows Waiting in the Summer and Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu. Continue reading “When an Anime Shows & Tells – A Discussion Ft. Waiting in the Summer and Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu”

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Key Anime Discussion: Overview – EDITED

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This article series has been discontinued

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The big 3 Key shows

I’m pretty excited to start this series up for everybody. This will be an article series discussing and reviewing the big 3 romance Key romance anime adaptations. These series being:  Air TV, Kanon (2006) [and sort of 2002], Clannad + Afterstory. Each show will get its own focused article which will discuss the series in detail, as well as acting as a review for the series each article focuses on. With that, let’s get into exactly how this will all work.

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Thoughts On Terror In Resonance, Watanabe, & Contemporary World Issues – EDITED

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This article series has been discontinued

Zankyou no Terror, or Terror in Resonance in English, is an 11 episode anime from the Summer 2014 anime season. Having been directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, this anime quickly made it onto my radar. However, since I tend to lag behind in what I watch (there are a lot of shows), I only just got to this one recently. These articles are discussion pieces on the anime itself, I will review parts of the show, ultimately giving it a score and recommendation as per the norm. Naturally, there will be some spoilers. Continue reading “Thoughts On Terror In Resonance, Watanabe, & Contemporary World Issues – EDITED”

How To Introduce Others To Anime

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Introducing others to anime can be a tricky thing. Since anime is still a more niche hobby, there are some more hurdles to overcome then for something like board and card games. However, many of the techniques that I mention in my board game article can be applied here as well. These methods have helped me introduce both friends, family, and complete strangers to anime with high rates of success. Continue reading “How To Introduce Others To Anime”

How To Introduce New People To The Board Game Hobby

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Have you found yourself enjoying the board game hobby but can’t seem to get anybody to join you in your 12 hour long epic game of TI3 (My go to game to scare people away forever)? Then fear not! I have the solution to slowly introduce others to the hobby, a task that is easier than you may realize. Continue reading “How To Introduce New People To The Board Game Hobby”

Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing -Part 2 The Discussion-

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This is part 2 of my look at Last Exile:  Fam, The Silver Wing and anime review 3.5

If you haven’t read part 1, (why are you even here?) be sure to go and check that out before continuing on. In this article, I will discuss my thoughts on Fam as a sequel to the first season, Last Exile. Be warned, I am not concerned AT ALL with spoilers for either series. If you haven’t watched either of them and wish to avoid spoiling yourself leave now. Continue reading “Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing -Part 2 The Discussion-“

Spirited Away -A Timeless Classic-

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Spirited Away is a film directed by Hizo Miyazaki that aired in 2001. This film is the most successful movie in Japanese history, has won multiple awards, and was even picked up by Disney themselves for distribution in the US. It follows the story of a young girl, Chihiro Ogino, as she is whisked away into the spirit world when her family wanders into an abandoned amusement park. Tasked with saving her parents and trying to survive in her new environment, Chihiro meets several interesting characters that aid her journey in this fascinating world. Continue reading “Spirited Away -A Timeless Classic-“