Category Archives: Anime and Cartoons

My Surprised Enjoyment of My Dress-Up Darling

Sometimes… every once in a great while, something comes along that simply… surprises you. I am reminded of a lesson taught in Ratatouille, that a chef of excellent skill – and, by extension, an individual of masterful skill in any trade … Continue reading

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She’s in the Land of Leadale… so what?

A power outage cuts off the life support of a patient in a hospital. She dies while sleeping and wakes up in a fantasy world identical to the game she was still logged into at the time. Where she was … Continue reading

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A Few Wholesome Anime. No, Really!

Hilarious. Heart-warming. Wholesome. Three descriptors I love to hear about or apply to my entertainment. Thus, I am greatly saddened as I find that there seems to be a vast dearth of anime (and other stories) to which they can … Continue reading

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The Critical First Legend of Critical Role

You know that feeling, where you want something to be good so much that you’re actually a little afraid of it not living up to your hopes? This is not helped when one recalls that there are amateurs who have produced … Continue reading

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Why Are There So Many Harems?

If you look it up on Wikipedia, there is a list of harem manga and anime. It is a massive list. And while, at a cursory glance, I am fairly certain not every title included actually is a harem anime, I can also … Continue reading

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Robotic Uprisings: The Deeper Fear

Robots. AI. Man-made life. These are staples in fiction, especially science fiction, featured in countless – and more every year – books, movies, TV shows, games, cartoons, anime, and more. It seems there is practically no limit to all the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #375: Speak Up for Yourself

“You shouldn’t agree to things you don’t wanna do. No, really, you need to think about yourself more. You need to speak up about how you’re feeling, for your own sake.” – Marin Kitagawa, My Dress-Up Darling Episode 1, “Someone … Continue reading

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Shifting Tastes: Some Random Musings

I’ve never been much of a horror fan. Or at least I’ve deliberately refrained from delving into the genre very much. I have nothing whatsoever against anyone who does – like and let like, after all – but I just … Continue reading

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The First Lupin the Third Movie

Having seen the original anime on Adult Swim, I was surprised by just how kid-friendly this movie is. I do not complain, though I do worry a bit about the kids who walk unknowingly into the anime expecting something more … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #363: Normal Bravery

“Bravery isn’t special. But that means everybody has it.” – Maka Albarn, Soul Eater Episode 51, “The Word is Bravery” Over the course of the anime Soul Eater, there is a great deal of conflict. There are battles fought between … Continue reading

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