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Being a Hero in a Time Travel Story

Being a Hero in a Time Travel Story

Time travel. An ever so popular scientific theory of traveling back in time to undo something in the past to ensure something doesn’t happen in the present/future. It’s a theme used in storytelling since the 20s, and anime is no exception when it comes to hopping onto the time-traveling bandwagon. The latest instance to use […]

Mushishi and the Art of Storytelling

Mushishi and the Art of Storytelling

9 years. It has been 9 long years since the first season of Mushishi way back in 2005. To me and perhaps many other viewers, Mushishi is seen as one of the greatest anime series in recent memory. For some, it’s a favorite pick for best anime series of the decade from 2001 to 2010, […]

Has Kyoto Animation gone south?

Has Kyoto Animation gone south?

Kyoto Animation has built quite a reputation for itself. A small production studio that began with anime series such as Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, Air and Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid ― the third example being one of their finest works ever in my view ― they slowly and gradually found their niche in […]

Is Spring 2012 the Best Season in Years?

Is Spring 2012 the Best Season in Years?

When I look back at past anime seasons, I feel that it’s been a very long time since a single anime season could wow me. For a while, I have believed that anime as a whole is somewhat inconsistent, and I was hoping for the one season that would make me go “Anime is having […]

4 People 1 Raeg

4 People 1 Raeg

As the anime community welcomes the Winter 2012 anime season, most would look back at 2011 and recall what made the year. It may be seen as one with a fair share of great anime, especially when it witnessed convention-breaking titles such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Mawaru Penguindrum. It’s common to see people […]