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The Gods Lie (Manga) : Youthful Innocence

  So, this is not anime. It's a break-away from what I usually write. It's manga. More specifically, The Gods Lie The Gods Lie is a 2013 manga written and illustrated by Kaori Ozaki. The story follows eleven-year-old Natsuru, a grade-schooler who dreams of one day being a succesful footballer. In amongst this he meets [...]

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Pom Poko – Environmental Resonance

  Pom Poko was within the first ten or twenty anime movies I ever watched, many, many moons ago. And, one I have loved ever since. It's one of those slightly underrated Studio Ghibli movies that don't get talked about all that often, or that is to say, nowhere near the level that the others [...]

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Aku no Hana (Flowers of Evil): Creating Atmosphere

I have never seen an anime like Aku no Hana, pretty much in every respect. There's something so singular about it - the way in which it presents itself on-screen. The beautiful real-world humanity that props up its characters. And, not to mention possibly the most noticeable thing, the use of the Rotoscpope animation style; [...]

Koi Kaze: Rational Taboo

  Fellow blogger, Psychime (give him some love!) recommended Koi Kaze to me. And, I'm very glad he did so!   *** Fair warning, this is gonna be a long one. Hang in there with me! ***   An In-Depth Look at Koi Kaze Ah, where do I start... finding a relevant place is hard... [...]

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Character Design – Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis has quickly become one of my favourite shows of all-time.   It has the whole package. The art direction is great, as is the animation that propels it forward. Not to mention, the engaging plot, and rich lore of the world it all exists within This being said, the main attraction [...]

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Anime – Breaking Down Social Stigma

Not so long ago, I was talking with a relative - though them being a relative didn't matter so much, because the response would most likely be the same from most people. I mentioned an anime I'd recently watched: Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid   The response, whilst it wasn't overtly negative or critical, it was [...]