12 Days of Anime 2017, Day 5: Dance With Me

tutu98.jpgAs I mentioned yesterday, I attempted a sadly short-lived Magical Girl binge this year. The first show on the list was Princess Tutu (after all, the protagonist is literally an Anime Duck, I couldn’t not watch it), and it was a fantastic way to start. Managing to embrace its fairly tale aesthetic whilst putting enough of a spin on to feel like its own thing, it’s a delightful series from start to finish. One thing that really stood out however, was how it handled its villains, by spending the first half of the series without any. Continue reading “12 Days of Anime 2017, Day 5: Dance With Me”

12 Days of Anime 2017, Day 5: Dance With Me

12 Days of Anime 2017, Day 1: I Started a Blog

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This is technically cheating since I did that last year, it’s also only tangentially related to Anime, but this is the blog’s first anniversary so I’m going to mark it here and you can’t stop me. Continue reading “12 Days of Anime 2017, Day 1: I Started a Blog”

12 Days of Anime 2017, Day 1: I Started a Blog

12 Days of Anime 2016, day 8:Majin Bone

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A whole lot of anime comes out every year, naturally this means stuff slips under the radar. Prior to this year I had no idea Majin Bone existed, because nobody remembers that Majin Bone exists, and that’s a real shame, because it’s great. Continue reading “12 Days of Anime 2016, day 8:Majin Bone”

12 Days of Anime 2016, day 8:Majin Bone

12 Days of Anime 2016, Day 5: Konosuba is (mostly) better than it should be.

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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shufukufu wo! probably took a lot of people by surprise. It has all the hallmarks of a bad, generic light novel adaptation; Needlessly long name? Check. Unremarkable male lead who’s a little genre savy? Yup. A cast of mostly female characters obliged for some reason to hang out with said bland male lead? Naturally. Ahead of airing, Konosuba showed a bunch of red flags, it should probably have sucked. And yet it didn’t. Continue reading “12 Days of Anime 2016, Day 5: Konosuba is (mostly) better than it should be.”

12 Days of Anime 2016, Day 5: Konosuba is (mostly) better than it should be.