Category Archives: Anime and Cartoons

Flying Witch is So Peaceful

The first thing to say about Flying Witch is that there isn’t really that much to say about it. Not much plot, no conflict, no grand themes, not much of anything, really. Except that it’s very, very peaceful, and happy. … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro

Translation is a tricky business. The same Japanese phrase could mean “don’t tease me,” or “don’t mess with me,” but they went with “don’t toy with me.” Maybe because Takagi’s show already had a girl “teasing” her guy, and there’s … Continue reading

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My Anime Dungeons and Dragons Party

So, there’s this trend going round a couple Facebook groups I belong to. The idea is to assemble a dream crew as a Dungeons & Dragons party. Some people have used characters from books, some from movies, some even from … Continue reading

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My Isekai Life as a God-Sent Savior of the World

In the first episode, Yuji was powerful, but there was a clear limit to just how much he could do. By the time we reached the twelfth episode, they pretty much just nixed that and made him a mortal god. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #409: Scientific Belief in the Unseen

“That which can’t be seen simply hasn’t been studied yet. Therefore, the most unscientific thing a person can do is refuse to believe in things they can’t see.” – Sougen, Bucchigire!/Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys! Season 1, Episode 11, “Rush! … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #408: Love is No Weakness

“The soldiers of Japan are certainly strong, but I fear you’ve also just revealed a tremendous weakness… You’re hindered by a crippling love for your people.” “This weakness of ours happens to be our national policy.” – Emperor Molt Sol … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #406: Too Much Thinking

“What’s the point in overthinking things?” – Winry Rockbell, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA #2, “Simple People” When Winry says this, it’s part of a conversation with her friend, Edward. Ed asked why she got her ears pierced, and she explains … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #405: The Strength of Mercy

“To my mind, it’s the certainty in myself that I posses which allows me to have that kind of mercy or compassion. There’s no wavering on that point. It’s fixed like the stars. The fact is, I’m never gonna be … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #404: The Virtue of Wanting More

“You humans think greed is just for money and power, but everyone wants something they don’t have.” – Greed, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 46, “Looming Shadows” When Greed says this, he is speaking to the titular character, the Fullmetal Alchemist … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #403: Worth the Risk

“Although there’s lots of bad things in the world, there’s lots of good, too, and those things make the risk worthwhile.” – Eliaria Jamil, By the Grace of the Gods Episode 2, “Departure, With the Slimes” Eliaria is a young … Continue reading

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