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Regarding anime relationships

Regarding anime relationships

So I’ve been in the mood for campy character romances after watching Itazura na Kiss, and consequently I’ve been watching quite a bit of shoujo romance. Now to be fair, my threshold for suspension of disbelief in anime is fairly high, but one thing I’ve never been able to completely stomach were the inane love […]

Concerning Superflat

Concerning Superflat

Yes, I know the topic of moe has been done to death on this blog, but I feel like throwing my two cents in. However, I am shifting the focus a little bit: to the Superflat genre of anime. The Superflat movement is an artsy, postmodern movement that currently receives most attention in the West […]

The role of the reviewer

Please excuse the lack of picture for the time being, but I’m out of town and on a laptop that lacks basically everything but an internet browser. Being in such situations often forces me to think about things that normally wouldn’t process in the hectic nature of everyday life, and as such I’ve been pondering […]

A matter of aesthetics…

A matter of aesthetics...

Both as personal preference, as well as a reviewer, I tend to take the characters and plot of an anime pretty seriously. The visual style of an anime cannot make up for a lack of story, development, and execution – the audio/visual aspects of an anime can probably have, at its maximum, an impact of […]