Category Archives: Anime and Cartoons

InuYasha: A (Semi) Feudal Fairy Tale

I remember the first time I watched InuYasha. It was back in my later teens (which I am often reminded is an increasingly long time ago). I actually caught its initial airing on Adult Swim, on Cartoon Network. It had … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Needless

Cheap setup of good vs evil? Check. Flashy superpowered fights? Check. Ridiculous, gaudy outfits? Check. Needless may seem, at first blush, to be a by-the-numbers fighting anime primarily meant kids or teen boys, in the same vein as Dragonball Z. … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Gate

It has a much longer full title that roughly translates as, “Gate: And Thus the Japanese SDF Fought There.” For obvious reason, we just call it “Gate.” 😉 Picture this: a gate to another world, a fantasy world, suddenly opens … Continue reading

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Not Tonka! Tanka! The T.A.P. Tag!

Now this is an interesting one! I have to say, I’d never been tagged to do a bit of Japanese poetry before! Actually, I’d never done Japanese poetry at all before, though I will admit to having dabbled in some poetry … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #210: By Our Own Will

“It’s your life. You’ve got to live it your way.” – Jim Kido, Digimon Season 1, Episode 38, “Prophecy” I remember back when Digimon first came out. As we followed this group of kids and their digimon friends, I didn’t … Continue reading

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That Time I Realized Slimes Can Be Protagonists

The latest anime season started up a few weeks ago, unleashing a bunch of new titles. I haven’t screened all of them just yet, per my one-episode rule, but I’ve made some headway and, by and large, I have not … Continue reading

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Why I Still Love Anime: A Handful of Reasons

I love anime. I have loved it since I was a kid, at least since I was a teenager. Two decades later, my love for it is still going strong. 😉 One might ask, “Why?” I know my family has … Continue reading

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The One-Liner Challenge

This is just a fun little tag that’s been making the rounds lately. I owe being tagged to two people, namely Karandi and Winter Reverie. Thank you both! I had some fun with this! 😀 The Rules, of course: Accept … Continue reading

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Megane Day

It’s Megane Day. “Megane” meaning “glasses,” as in spectacles and such, for those who are unfamiliar with it. You can go to Mel for the details. Enjoy! 😉 I have only one question: why has no one mentioned Shiroe from … Continue reading

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I Picked My Harem Favorites

Recently, Cactus Matt over on Anime Q and A created the Build a Harem tag, which I participated in and very much enjoyed. But I got thinking, as I tend to, and I noticed something. For being a tag about … Continue reading

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