Category Archives: Anime and Cartoons

Anime Review: How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?

If I was surprised by a farming-based dramatic anime, and by my enjoyment of such, then I am much more surprised by an exercise-based slice of life anime, and especially by my enjoyment of such. How Heavy Are the Dumbbells … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #261: Last Moments

“If these be our last moments, men, let us live them with honor.” – Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit (animated, 1977) I suppose my mind has been dwelling on this since Veteran’s Day, how each moment we have is a gift, … Continue reading

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Anime Review: To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts

We send our people to war, and our soldiers into the Hell of battle. We strive to win, to defeat the enemy, and we often resort to unsavory methods. We win, maybe, but what happens after? What happens to the … Continue reading

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Arifureta: From the World’s Tamest to the World’s Lamest

It’s an isekai anime that doesn’t even bother to begin it’s story in our world. It has fantasy, action, adventure, a harem, dragons, vampires, alchemy, shadowy conspiracies, betrayal, demons, a goddess, and so much more… and yet it is so very, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #259: Keeping Even Our Painful Memories

“There’s something I believe. I want to live my life trying to carry all of my memories with me. And even if those memories are painful, even if they do nothing but hurt me, I want to keep them. Even … Continue reading

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My Scooby-Doo Movie Countdown

Ooo-OOOO-ooooh! It’s the thirteen moooovies of Scoooooby-Doooo! …ok, not really “the” thirteen movies. There are more, but it just sounds cool, ya know? Scooby, Halloween, the number thirteen… they go together like peanut butter, jelly, and bread! 🙂 To celebrate … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Black Blood Brothers

You know what one of my biggest pet peeves is? An unfinished story. You know what’s even worse? A story that barely even begins. That is, absolutely, my biggest strike against Black Blood Brothers. We meet the characters, we set up … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Inu x Boku SS

A young lady from a prestigious family moves out of her family’s home and into a palatial apartment complex. It is unusual, not only for its luxury, but also for how each resident has their own designated bodyguard, reminiscent of … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #257: The Lesson of Regret

“If only we had more time. I wish that things could have been different between us. But we have to say ‘goodbye.’” – Yuri Nakamura, Angel Beats Episode 13, “Graduation” If only. Are there any words more sad than these? … Continue reading

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My Top Twelve Favorite Anime

In three days, I will hit my fifth blogging anniversary. Approximately one thousand, eight hundred, and twenty-two days ago (if my math is right), the second post I ever did on this humble blog of mine approached the idea of … Continue reading

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