Author Archives: Scamp

22 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Scamp /

Comedy with meaning and why Nichijou’s longevity bothers me

I have a perhaps naive belief in the power of comedy to say something. Through the disarming capabilities of comedy you can push past barriers that you could only otherwise cover in the gravest of tones. It’s why I try to argue against the belief that comedy is some kind of mysterious thing where enjoyment […]

20 CommentsMonthly Roundups / By Scamp /

January 2017 Anime Roundup

Time to bring these things back. First of all, I’m not writing for MyAnimeList anymore. They stopped their featured articles thing because I guess it wasn’t bringing in enough hits. So now I need to get back into the habit of blogging frequently again (unless anyone else wants to hire me to write articles for […]

13 CommentsPodcast / By Scamp /

Day with The Cart Driver Season 3 Episode 1 – Tired of being cold this anime winter

Basically everything I post this month will include a Tanya face at the top. Welcome back to A Day with The Cart Driver anime podcast, where two married weebs bicker about anime. Myself and Day from GAR GAR Stegosaurus are back with season 3, because it’s been a long enough break since the last episode that introducing […]

15 CommentsYear in Review / By Scamp /

The Anime of the Year Awards and Top 10 Anime Series of 2016

2016 was an…interesting year in the wider sense of things, but in the narrow world of anime it has been one of the strongest of the decade so far. It might not have had the absolute highs of 2013 but it had a greater strength in depth where there were anime it hurt me that […]

26 CommentsSite News / By Scamp /

Vote for your best anime of 2016

As I’ve done for the past few years, I’m opening a poll for my readers (what’s left of you at least, although hopefully everyone is streaming back with all this hot content I’ve been posting lately) to vote on their favourite anime of the year. Same rules apply as ever. It must be an anime […]

17 CommentsLists / By Scamp /

Top 10 Anime Moments of Suck 2016

It’s been fun this last year. Anime has been generally quite good and we just had our wonderful Christmas meals and a big comfort sleep after a massive dinner and too much chocolate. But before we enter the new year, there is one final cleansing exercise we must all embark on. On the day furthest […]

1 CommentTwelve Days / By Scamp /

12 Days of Anime #1: Sukeroku’s final performance

Sukeroku’s final performance is the perfect final encapsulation of everything that makes Shouwa Era Rakugo Shinjuu such a great anime. From the very first episode I had always admired how the anime showed the entire rakugo performances because to properly use them to tell your story, you needed a level of nuance beyond most others. […]

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12 Days of Anime #3: Dream of a hero

There was a fantastic moment in the first episode of My Hero Academia that I felt summed up what the show was trying to say. The main character had just been told he doesn’t have any superpowers. To a kid like him who watched videos of heroes endlessly and wanted nothing more in his life […]

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