I want to begin this month with a note of congratulations to Tommy Phillips, who just celebrated his tenth year in aniblogging! He has his blog have undergone heavy transition over the past couple of years and, to be be honest, I think I would have left blogging altogether had I gone what he went… Read More Something More: Ten Years of Aniblogging Feels Like Only Yesterday
Hi, folks! TWWK here to add a few comments about an article before Samuru takes it away for the rest of this month’s round-up. Perhaps the biggest news story to come from the world of anime the last few weeks was Nobuhiro Watsuki’s arrest for possessing child pornography. The impact has been pretty widespread, and… Read More Something More: Winter Anime, the Music of Re:Zero, and Perfect Black and Blue
I absolutely understand the need for teamwork. As any shrewd person, I pronounce myself a “team player” on resumes and at job interviews. But while I can exist within a team, I thrive on my own. Well…at the very least, I enjoy being on my own much more than than being part of a group… Read More Whale Hunt: Navigating Through Challenges in The Boy and the Beast and Re: Zero
Here we are, another month and almost half way through 2017! It’s unbelievable that time is going by so fast. I continue to do this column because as a Christian who is also a geek, I love that there are others who share my passion. It also confirms that God takes pleasure in all of this,… Read More Something More: GiTS Bible Study, the Passion in FFXV, and Fear in Orange and Re:Zero
Konnichiwa my fellow anime fans, this is Samuru with your latest Something More entry! We did not post one in December of 2016 since we had our 12 Days of Otaku Christmas, so this one will be longer than the previous one. I did my best in discovering articles that would interest the readers of… Read More Something More: God Moments, Kanon Angels, Identity in Cosplay and Resurrections
In an attempt to answer the million dollar question (in the title of the episode!), JP (Japesland), Jack (R86), and Kaze discuss their views on the questionable quality of anime in recent seasons, and the apparent lack of new classics springing up in recent years. Is anime actually getting worse, or is it just an product of watching too… Read More TangleCast 24: Is Anime Getting Worse?
I’m four episodes behind on Re:Zero, partially because I started it so late, but mostly because the main character, Subaru, is unlikeable, and I have very little motivation to keep watching. Maybe he does eventually improve. But at this point, it’s really hard not to hold his actions from the first eighteen episodes against him (he wasn’t too… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Are You a “Self-Proclaimed Knight”?
“What if…. ?” It’s one of those frustrating questions we tend to ask ourselves over and over, making up scenarios that would be a better alternative to what really happened. After all, regret has this funny way of making us think, “What if I’d ____? Could I fix things?” or, “What if I hadn’t _____?… Read More What If? – Re:Zero & Orange on Dealing with Regret
One of my favorite currently airing anime (it began last season, and finishes this season) is Re:Zero. Despite my concern that the show would turn into a fanservice-filled, plot-light story of the idiot hero getting the beautiful girlfriend, I gave the show a shot, and boy am I glad I did. While the show has… Read More Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another Mindset
Shounen Maid Shounen Maid stardf29 – 9/10 This is the show that I noted early on to be a candidate for my favorite of the season, and in the end it has become exactly that. Once you realize that the actual story is nowhere near as creepy as the premise might have originally seemed, what you… Read More Spring Anime 2016 Review (Part 1/3)