Category Archives: Anime and Cartoons

Sunday’s Wisdom #181: The Girl Warrior

“I am a warrior, but I’m a girl, too.” – Suki, Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episode 4, “The Warriors of Kyoshi” Among the many things the original Avatar show got right: the strong female characters. 🙂 When Sokka … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Juuni Taisen/Zodiac War

Juuni Taisen, translated as Zodiac War, is one of those shows which I can point to and say, “This is why I hate ‘death game’ anime.” It’s an idea which is used with a fair amount of regularity: you take … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Fruits Basket

This is one of those anime which is mostly nonsensical fun, with a huge emotional undercurrent, some wisdom and common sense sprinkled all over, and just a little bit of fearful tension. Taking obvious inspiration from the Chinese Zodiac, Fruits … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Code Geass

If I remember right, then, a little over a decade ago, I watched the first episode or two of this new anime. It struck me as, perhaps, a little overly complicated, with a dizzying number of threads to keep track … Continue reading

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Anime Review: A Certain Scientific Railgun

It’s been quite awhile since I last watched A Certain Magical Index, but I recall handful of things from the experience. Wondering when Index would actually be useful, for instance. Or thinking that they were just trying to do too … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Ushio and Tora

This review is about the 2015 version, not the original, FYI. Ushio and Tora is basically one of those old, mythical hero sagas, but told in a modern-day setting. You know the ones, where the hero is simply awesome? Where … Continue reading

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Anime Review: .hack//Sign

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, gather ’round and listen well to the story I shall tell! Once upon a time, not so long ago… the internet did not exist! No, seriously, it just wasn’t there. It hadn’t developed. I … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Restaurant to Another World

There are three particular things I like about Thanksgiving: time off from work (when I’ve had work), time with family, and a huge amount of delicious food. I know, it might be a little bit of a stretch, but why … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Maoyu

We all know the classic fantasy story: the world is locked in a terrible war between humans and demons, and the desperate humans send a chosen hero and his small band of brave companions forth to defeat the demon king. … Continue reading

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These Ladies Are Scorching: The Five Flaming Hotties Tag

So, this is a fairly new tag (I think) that I’ve suddenly seen popping up on a number of the blogs I follow. I was actually starting to wonder if any of my friends on here were going to tag … Continue reading

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