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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 […]

Fall 2013 Mid-season Impressions

Fall 2013 Mid-season Impressions

The fall season started off decently, and while a couple of notable series have crashed and burned, others have improved, surprised people and taken turns into potentially interesting directions. There are some we’re confident will stick the landing as they head to a conclusion, while others have taken some big chances and could really end […]

Fall 2013 First Thoughts

Fall 2013 First Thoughts

With leaves turning red with the colors of Autumn around us, it’s time to sit back with a nice cup of your favorite warm drink and enjoy some anime! This season, we’re watching a ton of stuff, and our opinions on the spread of shows range from poop tier to a solid A. If you’re […]

Reflections on Animanga Blogs: What’s in a blog?

Reflections on Animanga Blogs: What's in a blog?

Having missed some of the previous blog carnival action going on over at The Beautiful World, we thought it would be fun joining in on the most recent Reflections on Animanga Blogs carnival. The cool thing about this project is that you get to see just how much variance there is in the types of […]

Looking at Criticism: What Anibloggers can learn from Manga

Looking at Criticism: What Anibloggers can learn from Manga

I recently found a couple of copies of the Japanese literary magazine Eureka (romanized as Yuriika) at my school library. The book I checked out, the first volume of 2006, had a theme surrounding manga criticism, and strongly drew from an influential book published earlier in 2005 by Itou Gou called Tezuka is Dead. For […]