Author Archives: Merlin

My 5 Most Watched Anime

Day 1 of the 30-Day Anime Pick 5 Challenge! Seems to be a fairly simple and strait forward topic, doesn’t it? What 5 anime have I watched the most? Hmmm. 1) One Piece The first slot obviously has to go to … Continue reading

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Introduction: 30-Day Anime Pick 5 Challenge

Here we go! The time has come! Some of you may or may not remember this, but, in celebration of my fifth year of blogging, I decided to take up the 30-Day Anime Pick 5 Challenge! (five years, pick five, … Continue reading

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Gundanium Messages for Peace

Having just recently reviewed Gundam Wing, I was reminded of something I noticed a number of years ago. It came partially out of a lively discussion I had with an acquaintance of mine. Skipping all the details, we disagreed on how … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Rurouni Kenshin

The thing about a kids show? You can watch it as a kid, love it as a kid, and it will remain forever one of your favorites. Eventually, however, you look at it as an adult. And then, it is … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom 226: The Truth of Sacrifice

“Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return.” – Alphonse Elric (narration), Fullmetal Alchemist This may be alchemy’s first law of equivalent exchange, but it is a truth which touches so much more. They discuss it at length … Continue reading

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Concerning the “Live-Action” Disney Remakes

I remember a time when there had been no live-action remakes of classic Disney movies. Yes, that’s how old I am. 😉 Heh, it actually wasn’t so long ago, really. Even now, there have only been, what, half a dozen … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Gundam Wing

You want to talk nostalgia? This was one of the first anime (especially with mecha) I ever watched, and my introduction to the Gundam franchise. It stands as my favorite Gundam series, and, though I know favoritism will always be … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #225: Pain is a Teacher

“Every hurt is a lesson and every lesson makes you better.” – Arya Stark, quoting Syrio Forel, Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 4, “Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things” Arya is probably one of the most popular characters in the … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, Mar. 9, 2019

Spoiler Alert! For the moment, Gotham is the only one in my lineup airing, and it’s about to end forever. But we have a few weeks to wait between this episode and the next one anyway, it would seem. It … Continue reading

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All Aboard! Additions to My Pirate Crew!

Yohohoho! Ain’t this a popular one! This tag is making the rounds fast, and it’s coming back around again already! I swear, I’m seeing my fellow anime bloggers getting tagged second and third times all over the place! I guess … Continue reading

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