Author Archives: Merlin

Sunday’s Wisdom #425: The Past is Ashes

“Let go of the past tonight Choose the future only you define Even when the flames burn too bright, you’re alive From the ashes you rise” – from Sparks, by Takanashi Kiara (lyrics by Kira) I could pretty much copy and … Continue reading

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Classic Anime Review: Ronin Warriors

This was one of the first anime I ever watched, and so it shall always hold a special place in my heart, even if I know that it is, like Power Rangers, much better for the kids than it is for … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #424: Learn From It

“Oh, yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” – Rafiki, The Lion King Happy New Year! It suddenly occurred to me that I couldn’t ask for … Continue reading

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Joyeux Noel: The Merry Christmas Miracle

Joyeux Noel came out back in 2005. I have seen clips of it and even quoted it before, but, I must confess, I had never seen it until this year. Knowing that it depicts the famous Christmas Truce of 1914, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #423: The Best Present

“There’s no better present than a future.” – Death, Hogfather I was searching for a perfect Christmas quote to share on Christmas Day itself, an lo, I find it in a Christmas-themed fantasy that I’ve surely seen a dozen times … Continue reading

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The Fond Childhood Memories of Medabots

Digimon. Pokemon. Cardcaptor Sakura. That is the sort of company which Medabots keeps. And you know what they all have in common, besides being kids’ anime? They’re decades old. With three decades of anime fandom behind me, I have to say, I haven’t … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #422: Each Life Touches Every Life

“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives.” – Clarence, It’s a Wonderful Life Clarence says this to George Bailey, a man who has done far more good in his life than he has ever realized. As … Continue reading

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No Game, No Life, No Second Season

This may be the single most infamous example of an anime that needs and is perfectly set up for a second season, but will never get one, short of some miracle. One may be able to give the studio who … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #421: Believing in Them

“I’m not just a whimsical figure who wears a charming suit and affects a jolly demeanor, you know. I’m a symbol. I’m a symbol the human ability to be able to suppress the selfish and hateful tendencies that rule the … Continue reading

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The Hilarious “Notorious” Herbivorous Dragon

This has got to be one of the cutest and most hilarious takes on the usual fantasy tropes that I have yet seen! And this is definitely a first! Since the Chinese dub of this anime aired before the Japanese … Continue reading

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