Five Anime Couples to Warm Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day isn't a happy holiday for everyone. In fact, it can be downright depressing. To avoid the misery, some run away from the love stuff on February 14th (out of sight, out of mind), but for me, even when I was a lonely single, I still always embraced the day as I drowned in… Continue reading Five Anime Couples to Warm Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

Something More: Centaurs, Battle Angels, and Titans

Casey Covel, our former columnist and a staffer at Geekdom House, recently wrote an article about how Attack on Titan dives into different kinds of strength. The titans seem invincible with their size and power, and the humans helpless in their frailty, but time and time again the second season of the series demonstrates that… Continue reading Something More: Centaurs, Battle Angels, and Titans

12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 2: Tsuki ga Kirei, Kimi ni Todoke, and What Christmas Isn’t

Lucy swears it's just a big commercial racket. Princess Leia (or at least her alter ego) though it was about kindness. Mo Rocca says it's a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness. And Chizu...well, Chizu's not a fan. You don't have to go further than your local mall—and in fact, the mall's a good place to… Continue reading 12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 2: Tsuki ga Kirei, Kimi ni Todoke, and What Christmas Isn’t

The Secret Stars of Anime: Kimi ni Todoke

I haven't talked too much about shoujo series in this column, so I think it's time to bring up one of my favorites in Kimi ni Todoke. There are many reasons why I love this show: the main character is easy to empathize with, and the central romance is sweet and refreshing (and completely avoids the… Continue reading The Secret Stars of Anime: Kimi ni Todoke

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 7: Kimi ni Todoke

The Christmas episode for Kimi ni Todoke is simple, but sweet. Unlike most anime Christmas episodes, it focuses more on family than romance or even friendship, which is not a common thing to see. This difference is largely because the main character, Sawako, is socially awkward, and hasn't had very many friends in the past,… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 7: Kimi ni Todoke

The Ten Best Anime Christmas Episodes, Part I

Thanksgiving has past and Christmastime is now upon us.  For me, that traditionally means watching Christmas shows and movies.  In recent years, I've added Christmas anime, which have become as ubiquitous as anime beach episodes, to my regular holiday viewing list.  I've now watched dozens and dozens of Christmas anime episodes - many are certainly… Continue reading The Ten Best Anime Christmas Episodes, Part I

The 6th Day of Christmas Anime: Kimi ni Todoke

Kimi ni Todoke Episode 22:  "Christmas" I had long intended to watch the Kimi ni Todoke anime or read the manga, and finally did last year after the second series aired.  I gave up way too many hours of sleep to marathon the show, which totally hooked me.  I think one of the main reasons… Continue reading The 6th Day of Christmas Anime: Kimi ni Todoke

Finding the Invisible God in…Kimi ni Todoke

Characters: Sawako Kuronuma and Shota Kazehaya Series: Kimi ni Todoke Occupation: students Bible Twin: believers and God Overview Kimi ni Todoke is a wonderful series for a number of reasons, but perhaps most of all for its two leads: the socially inept Kuronuma and the popular and kind Kazehaya.  Shojo manga and series, like any… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Kimi ni Todoke

Atypical Dating, Day 2: Kimi ni Todoke and the Myth of Chemistry

I am an awkward guy if you’ve ever met one.  I know how to speak well, but my brain doesn't quite connect fast enough to my tongue when I’m speaking to people.  Case in point: my involvement in 2DT’s first podcast (tune in to laugh at my awkward speaking, stay all the way through to… Continue reading Atypical Dating, Day 2: Kimi ni Todoke and the Myth of Chemistry

Anime Crushes: A Little Bit of Humility Goes a Long Way

We all have certain tropes or genres or characters or whatever in anime and manga that we really enjoy.  For me, I really like when a protagonist has a crush on someone who at first, apparently doesn't even know he or she exists.  Inevitably, the object of affection begins to notice the protagonist, either because… Continue reading Anime Crushes: A Little Bit of Humility Goes a Long Way