Category Archives: Anime and Cartoons

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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Sunday’s Wisdom #361: Valuable Work

“Sailing a boat cannot be hard.” “If it wasn’t hard, then why would sailors exist? Why would ships need crews?” – Isaac & the Captain, Castlevania Season 3, Episode 2, “The Reparation of My Heart” The complete context of this … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #360: Cruelty and Kindness

“The human race is poisonous and corrupt and should be wiped off the world.” “And yet yesterday, a man gave you a gift and made a joke. But all you really remember is the port authority trying to run you … Continue reading

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Castlevania Redux: The Entire Series

It was over four years ago when I reviewed the first “season” of Netflix’s Castlevania. I’d not had any good expectations for it, so I was pleased with how it hooked my interest. Over the course of the next three … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #359: Opposing Evil

“For evil bastards to win power, all ordinary people have to do is stand aside and keep quiet. There’s always a choice.” – Trevor Belmont, Castlevania Season 1, Episode 2, “Necropolis” A much wiser and more refined person put it … Continue reading

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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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