Category Archives: Anime and Cartoons

Laughing at a House-Hunting Dragon

How many anime and manga these days have freakishly long titles that tell you exactly what the premise of the show is, and what happens, and what it’s about, or at least try to accomplish some combination of such? That … Continue reading

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The Poetic Deaths of the Homunculi in FMA: Brotherhood

Two words: poetic death. In the whole of storytelling, there are very few things that are truly more satisfying than seeing a villain get their just deserts in a truly poetic manner. Of course, the most common idea is simply … Continue reading

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What I Like and Dislike About She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

I never thought that, of all possible titles, Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power would ever go on my list of shows to watch. And then came YouTube, with all the clips to be found thereon. Considering that is … Continue reading

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Villainous Heroes and Heroic Villains

Heroes and villains. We like to think that the distinction between them is clear and simple. That is how most stories we tell go. Yet, we also like to play with what makes a hero and what makes a villain. … Continue reading

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The Roots of Isekai

It can be really inconvenient at times, when one’s thoughts just build on each other forever. When one has a blog to update, however, it can be a pretty decent blessing. 🙂 I recently made a few posts which were … Continue reading

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Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle is Absolutely Hilarious

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a demon lord abducts the fair, young, pure princess, and the hero of the story must embark on a long, perilous quest, alongside his companions, to rescue the princess and slay the … Continue reading

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The Many Methods of Summoning in Anime

There is one form of magic that has always puzzled me a bit. I say that as… well, a fantasy-loving geek who has thought a lot about magic and how it works in any story I find it in. Elemental … Continue reading

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Anime Review: By the Grace of the Gods

In Japanese, the title is: Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko. In English, it roughly translates to: By the Grace of the Gods. Though Google also shows one that says, The Man Picked Up By the Gods, we’ll go with that first … Continue reading

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The Most Important Question for an Isekai

“There is nothing more elusive than an obvious fact,” said Sherlock Holmes. And how true is it? So many times there are so many things, so many connections and ideas and truths, which are so obvious, and yet we miss … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #303: Forgiving Sorrow

“I was never angry with you. I was sad, because I thought you’d lost your way.” – Uncle Iroh, Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 3, Episode 59, “Sozin’s Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters” It’s one of the more emotional … Continue reading

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