Category Archive: Anime

A Little Me!Me!Me! Goes A Long Way: Summary and Character Analysis

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Back in 2014, Me!Me!Me! was a sensational music video that gripped the internet and found its way into the hearts of anime lovers everywhere. It surprised us with stimulating visuals, upbeat tunes, and… Continue reading

A critical analysis of Natsume Yuujinchou

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Natsume Yuujinchou, or Natsume’s Book of Friends has been announced to be getting a sixth season as of 2017. The first season aired in 2008. The first 4 seasons were produced by Brain… Continue reading

Zetsuen no Tempest Review

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The following review is essentially a salty rambling involving a show no one’s watched and a particularly egregious cinema sin: “quote dropping”. Nothing grinds my gears more than a highly superficial anime that… Continue reading

Why Do We Anime: The Contemplations of an Otaku

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A look into why I chose the otaku lifestyle, and why you should too.

Boundary of Emptiness, Garden of Sinners, and finding meaning in titles

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Introduction When I first watched The Garden of Sinners (Kara no Kyoukai), I loved the animation and the soundtrack, but thought the themes and storytelling were an incoherent mess. Yet I could not… Continue reading

Finale of Neon Genesis Evangelion (1996) Analysis

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Neon Genesis Evangelion (NGE) is a widely popular anime series from the late 90’s that spawned a franchise including the development of several films, manga, and even video games. In this article, I… Continue reading

Shoujo Kakumei Utena

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If you watch only a few episodes of Utena, you’ll feel cheated. If you watch all of Utena, you’ll still feel cheated. (I did.) If you watch up to around the last few episodes,… Continue reading

Sing in my own Way: Original AMV Review

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“Grown-ups working like a dog. Children fawning like a cat. Grown-ups having money. Children having love.” “Sing in my own Way” (or “Korekuraide Utau”) is an original animated music video (AMV), animated by… Continue reading

Sound! Euphonium (2015) Review

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Meet Oumae Kumiko, a first-year high school student. Think of her as a snarky yet lackadaisical protagonist, content to go with the flow. Watch her get dragged into joining her school’s equally lackadaisical… Continue reading