Category Archives: Anime and Cartoons

Anime Review: Assassination Classroom

It’s nothing new for students and teachers to be at odds with each other. Exaggerate that idea as only anime can, and you get Assassination Classroom. The premise is, basically, that a significant portion of the moon seems to have been … Continue reading

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5 Anime Opening Songs

This is my brain right now: There are so many anime. So many of which have amazing intros. And many of them have more than one. So, all of the anime out there, hundreds of them, thousands of them, all … Continue reading

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Cat Planet Cuties: Part Review, Part Rant

I watched Cat Planet Cuties once before, years ago. I recently rewatched it with the idea of reviewing it. Now I find myself in a position where I cannot, in good conscience, promote it, and yet I feel compelled to talk … Continue reading

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5 Scenic Anime Backgrounds

A picture is worth a thousand words, and all of cinema, anime included, has a lot of pictures. Small wonder we talk about it so much! 😉 For all that I harp on the essence of storytelling (characters, plot, themes, etc.) … Continue reading

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5 Anime Weapons/Props/Objects

Characters are not represented only by themselves. By that, I mean, it’s not just their personality, their choices, etc. that come to define them in our mind. It’s also what they wear, as was discussed last week. And it’s what … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Futuristic dystopian philosophical military cyberpunk crime drama and social commentary? Is that the most accurate, and succinct, description of this anime? Quite a mouthful, if it is. Ghost in the Shell, as an overall franchise, and especially the Stand Alone … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #245: Weakness and Strength

“Is being weak really that bad?” – Sojiro Seta, Rurouni Kenshin Episode 56, “A Duel With an Extreme Moment” It seems like such a simple question, doesn’t it? These words aren’t even spoken aloud. They’re part of an inner discussion, … Continue reading

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5 Anime Uniforms

I am probably among the least fashionable people you will ever meet. As long as something doesn’t look ugly to the eye, I really don’t care what it does look like. Still, even I have to admit… some outfits are just cool. Not … Continue reading

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5 Anime Movies

When I think of “anime,” I generally think of the television shows, which tell several hours, or several years, of story in increments of twenty minutes or so. But Japanese animation is not limited to the small screen any more … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Record of Lodoss War

I have fond memories of this anime. Not only was it one of the first that I watched as a kid, but the first time I watched it was during my first overnight not-sleeping sleepover. By which, I mean that … Continue reading

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