Author Archives: Merlin

5 Anime Enemies/Rivalries

We grow stronger through oppositon. We advance through competition. And if we are judged by the company we keep, then we are also defined by the differences, and similarities, between us and our greatest foes. In short, every hero needs … Continue reading

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Anime Review: The Vision of Escaflowne

It’s part isekai, part fantasy adventure, part medieval mecha, part love story, and it is not entirely appropriate for little children, no matter how valiantly the censors try. 😉 My first experience with The Vision of EscaFlowne, which shall hereafter just be called Escaflowne, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #235: Let the Light Shine

“The Light in me is for everyone!” – Kari Kamiya/Kamiya Hikari, Digimon Season 1 (aka, Digimon Adventure), Episode 53, “Now Apocalymon” The exact circumstances surrounding this quote, coming towards the final climax of the show, are a bit extensive. Suffice … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, May 18, 2019

Spoiler Alert! And, with no ado whatsoever, the one-two punch of Marvel shows continues! Cloak and Dagger 2.08 “Two Player” After the heights, come the depths. This episode was all about what we lose. In particular, what we are willing … Continue reading

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5 Anime Clubs, Teams, or Other Organizations

Where last week focused on less-formal groups of friends, this week, we have a bit more “official” organization at work. As in, there is someone in charge, everyone is obligated, as well as expected, to do their part, and there … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Outlaw Star

I’m starting to notice that, while I have, many times, been caught up in loving the newest good shows, when I really sit back and consider my favorites, most of the front-runners are older favorites from my teenage years. Funny how … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #234: Hope Defies the Lie

“I want to go home. I want to find my family!” “We are your family! You have nothing without us!” “You’re wrong. I have hope.” – Del & Lia, Cloak and Dagger Season 2, Episode 7, “Vikingtown Sound” This is … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, May 11, 2019

Spoiler Alert! Between the latest Cloak and Dagger and the premiere of the sixth season of Agents of Shield, this was a good week! The latter took forever to be available on Hulu, but a bit of patience never hurt … Continue reading

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5 Anime Friend Groups

Friends are the family you choose, just as family should be the group of friends you are born with. Having just discussed families last week, it is only fitting that we look at friends again this week. This time, however, we’re … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Digimon

There is one particular difficulty in reviewing Digimon: it’s not just one show. It is, in fact, about half a dozen shows. There are commonalities, but there are also some pretty distinct differences to be found between them. What is generally true of … Continue reading

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