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Anime: The Art of First Episodes

What do first episodes achieve? In its most simplistic form, it hooks the viewer into the show. After all, this is its mission; it has to make people want to view the next episode, and the next. For the more people you have viewing your show, the more popular it is, and ultimately, the more [...]

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Parasyte: The Maxim – Anime Analysis and Review

It's fair to say,  Parasyte tickles me in all the right places. A feat that the majority of anime fails to come even close to doing. Not especially because the shows I watch are inherently unworthy, but because they simply do not compare with the truly brilliant shows I have had the pleasure of watching [...]

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Perfect Blue – Exploring Satoshi Kon’s Masterpiece

  Satoshi Kon. A name that is instantly recognised, and hugely respected within the anime community and business. Known for his distinct thematic elements, and unmistakable tonality of his films. Sadly, the man behind many other critically acclaimed classics such as, Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika, Millennium Actress, and Paranoia Agent passed away in 2010 after a very [...]

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Stand-out Media – Across All Mediums

The following are some of my favourite pieces of media, grouped into one glowing list of graciousness! From them, I derive not just entertainment, but also concrete meaning and personal connection to things that would otherwise seem mightily far away. Things I may never have come to understand myself. Each of us have pieces we [...]

Barakamon – Anime REVIEW!

Barakamon is a brilliant show. In fact, I might go as far to say it is in the top twenty anime I have ever watched. I really do regard it that highly. For good reason, too! Barakamon originally aired its twelve episodes during the Summer of 2014. The show is brought to us by animation [...]

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The Relatability of Hifumi – NEW GAME!

I'd be lying if I said I don't absolutely love NEW GAME! (My review of S1) It's one of those shows I instantly fell in love with. This - for the most part - is down to its brilliant characters. There's isn't a single one I don't like. Each of them serve a purpose in [...]

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KonoSuba – Anime REVIEW!

Alright... alright, I'm a little late with KonoSuba. It's one of those shows I'd been meaning to watch for a long while now - one I never got around to. Of course, that was my mistake, because it is absolutely brilliant in so, so many ways. KonoSuba has invariably gained what can only be described [...]