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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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Why You NEED to Watch Made in Abyss

For those that are wondering, there won't be any major spoilers, if at all!   Made in Abyss is brought to us by the animation studio, Kinema Citrus. A studio formed in 2008 by former members of both Production IG and Bones. The show is directed by Masayuki Kojima, who has previously worked with Madhouse, [...]

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Summer Anime 2017 – First Impressions

Summer Already... Eh - First Impressions So, with a new season already upon us, what shows are looking likely to tickle our fancies? To get our minds roaming, and our juices flowing...  Well, anyway. So far, the season looks like it's setting itself up to be... alright. Hopefully it will turn out to be more [...]

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Nekopara – Thoughts From A Lonely Cynic

Nekopara - The 'Catgirl' Visual Novel Nekopara, is something of an... enigma. Not because it is the best VN's have to offer, though I do find it certainly isn't the worst... But because, it fills a niche. After all, where else do you get to open up a bakery with a loyal troupe of your [...]

Summer Anime 2017 – The Best

So, the spring season has just about come to a close. With it's most high-profile show Attack on Titan S2 having released its final episode. So, onto the Summer Anime season we go! The shows listed below are in no particular order per se, though the ones I feel may oust the others are positioned [...]

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Attack on Titan Season 2 – Failing to Stand Out

Unpopular opinion incoming: I do not particularly like Attack on Titan (Season 2 especially...) HERESY! You say...! And, you might be right. Maybe... Currently AoT stands with a score of 8.69 on MAL. Something which I personally think is absolutely mental. And, before I go on, I want to say that I do not think [...]