Being Behind on Anime is Actually Alright

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The winter season is about to leave and in less than a week the spring season will start. For the people who watch anime on a weekly basis this means a whole load of old is about to be replaced with an even bigger batch of new. The previous season will sink into oblivion while the new and hot series will be discussed frantically online. Continue reading

Anime Not Receiving an Oscar is an Issue – But Not in the Way You Think

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Did you follow The Oscars this year? I personally never follow it, but that does not stop me from seeing all kind of mentions in newspapers or on the Internet. This time around, however, there was one little thing that caught my eye and bothered me for many reasons.

If you have some knowledge regarding the whole Academy Awards ordeal, then you might know that animation has never stood a chance against live-action films. In fact, only three animated films have ever been nominated for the Best Picture award. Continue reading

The Best Anime of 2013

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2013 has been a strange year of anime for me. For starters, there are only ten anime series that I feel genuinely soft for and out of those four happen to be leftovers from the previous year.

In addition, almost all of the anime on this list has one thing in common: they are “light and fluffy”. They could be labelled as “slice of life” and are generally heartwarming. Relaxing, happy and fun. Continue reading

The Best Anime Endings of 2013

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It is that time of the year again. The time when we look back on the anime that has aired and think about what we have, or have not, watched. As usual, I will write a handful of posts listing anime of 2013.

First out, we have the best anime endings of 2013! Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas 2013 #03 – The Growth of Yura Yamato

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When you saw the first glimpse of Stella Women’s Academy, High
School Divison Class C
³, if you even have that, I am sure the first thought that went through your head was something along the lines of “Oh, just cute girls shooting cute things”.

That description could not be further away from the truth. Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas 2013 #04 – The Power to Become Idols

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I dropped Kyoukai no Kanata after its fifth episode.

Then I picked it back up for the sixth.

This was an episode that came out of nowhere. In an otherwise somewhat serious anime, there was all of a sudden a comedy idol episode. Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas 2013 #06 – The OreImo 2 Specials

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My reactions.

The first season of Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai, or OreImo for short, was alright. The second season was also fine, but felt a bit unfocused at times.

Then came the “true ending” in form of special episodes and completely turned everything we knew into a pathetic and hideous mess. In three episodes, the OreImo 2 specials manage shit all over the whole series.

That is quite a feat. Continue reading

Digital or Physical Anime – Which Do You Prefer?

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In recent years the entertainment industry has seen some drastic changes to how you acquire media. Not too many years ago, you had to have some sort of physical storage device in order to, for instance, play movies or television programs. VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray; neither of these are required anymore. Providing that you have a good bandwidth and a stable Internet connection, it is today possible to access a vast library of entertainment via your computer or TV within mere seconds. This is all thanks to streaming.

What I want to focus on in this text is anime in particular, although you could argue that what I will say here could be applied to movies too. Continue reading