Category Archives: Anime-ted Living

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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Useless Male Leads in Anime

In the practice of my one-episode rule, I watched the first episode of a fairly recent anime called Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie. It didn’t appeal much to me, but I was fairly certain other people would enjoy it, so I … Continue reading

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Slimes, Slaves, and Sexy Maids: The New Wave of Tropes?

It’s no secret whatsoever: when something new and unusual gets any sort of success, it gets copycatted out the freaking wazoo. Hollywood’s scramble to imitate the Marvel Cinematic Universe is but one outstanding example of that. There’s also all the … Continue reading

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Some Non-Combative Magic Systems in Anime

War is the natural state of Man. That was observed by Thomas Hobbes, and he was referring to how the absence of government leaves every man in the world fighting a war against every other man in the world. Conflict … Continue reading

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Eren Jaeger: The Anatomy of a Devil’s Birth

I will start this with a SPOILER ALERT! If you want to be surprised by anything in this story, then you do not want to read this! Fair warning! 😉 I have a confession to make: though I was avid in … Continue reading

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Vegeta: Redeeming a Villain. Or, How to Make Everyone Forget He Slaughtered Planets for Fun

Vegeta. A proud Saiyan prince. One of the greatest and most powerful warriors in all the universes. Antihero. Bad boy. Tough guy. Redeemed villain. If there is one thing that people like more than a hero, and even more than … 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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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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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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Villainous Heroes and Heroic Villains

Heroes and villains. We like to think that the distinction between them is clear and simple. That is how most stories we tell go. Yet, we also like to play with what makes a hero and what makes a villain. … Continue reading

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