Category Archives: Anime and Cartoons

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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My Anime Harem

This is a very new tag idea, and it’s been making the rounds quickly. Small wonder why. I mean, the e̶x̶c̶u̶s̶e̶ chance to not only talk about all those hot anime girls (and boys) we have crushes on, but to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #187: A Father, in a Son’s Eyes

“It’s quite natural that a boy’s father is always at the forefront of his mind. It’s hard to explain, but it can be very obsessive. You think you can at least do what your father can, and you hope that … Continue reading

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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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