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Torrid Anime Romances

Torrid Anime Romances

In all honesty, this is an intentionally misleading title, because none of the following anime romances can really be described as “torrid”. In fact, anime romance generally isn’t torrid at all. Romance in anime tends to be fairly subdued, and there’s an innate innocence about the emotions involved, especially compared with other mediums. Romantic J-movies […]

The Markings of a Good Season

The Markings of a Good Season

While everyone’s writing about the season that’s just started, I figured it’s a good time to go against the grain and look back at the season that just ended. Reviewing seasons is a completely different kettle of fish to reviewing a single series… there are multiple things to consider such as the number of “good” […]

Winter 2010: First Thoughts

Winter 2010: First Thoughts

I had the full intention of signing up for Crunchyroll membership this season, but baulked when I realized they only had two shows I was interested in. However, those two shows are arguably the best of the season so far, and with the US dollar where it is, there’s probably no better time for me […]

Zzeroparticle’s List of 20 Noteworthy Anime Titles

Zzeroparticle's List of 20 Noteworthy Anime Titles

That period between Christmas and New Year’s always leaves me in a sort of limbo, where the future is just about there, but not quite, and the past still needs to be nudged on a bit further until it can finally be called the past. Because of that, there’s never really a whole lot to […]

Final Thoughts on Toradorable!

Final Thoughts on Toradorable!

This is about the time when a slowpoke.jpg is appropriate, but there are some advantages to writing about a series approximately four months after everyone else has already put it behind them. The disadvantages are that everything I have to say is pretty much out-of-date, and it’s very hard to say something new about a […]