Author Archives: Shinmaru

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The Long Goodbye

One more Popee for the road. I’ll cut to the chase right away: This is my final post for The Cart Driver, in all likelihood. Maybe I’ll feel the itch again in the future to write about anime. Maybe not. For the foreseeable future, however, I’m done. It’s been a long time coming. I kept […]

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Shinmaru’s Top 30 Anime + tags

ok Turning Girls isn’t actually on my list, but i didn’t know what to use as a lead image and kaerun rules so fuck it The more anime I watch, the more the idea of ranking anime makes me uncomfortable. How the heck do I compare series with vastly different goals and methods of storytelling? […]

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Shinmaru’s Top 10 Anime of 2015

WAIT FUCK I HAVE TO MAKE A LIST WHEN I PROBABLY HAVEN’T WATCHED EVERYTHING THIS YEAR CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP My watching habits took a sharp turn in the second half of the year for personal reasons. I am rarely able to watch most of the shows in a given year that I might […]

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12 Days of Anime No. 1 – Catharsis

Gif yanked from this good as heck article about 10 great moments of animation from 2015 by Twitter user @Yuyucow. Beautiful! From the moment I thought about this project, there was no doubt in my mind regarding the final moment I would write about. More than anything, this simple victory is what Shirobako built to […]

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12 Days of Anime No. 2 – When Your Best Isn’t Enough

First off, apologies for the delays in getting these last two posts out. I ended up being busier than expected on Christmas Eve and Christmas (wow, who would expected someone to be busy THOSE days???), so instead of half-assing a couple of posts, I decided to just put them off until I could concentrate a […]

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12 Days of Anime No. 3 – Cross Heart Attack

Death Parade was a show where I could recognize and appreciate the craft, but there would always be little things that bugged me and prevented me from fully enjoying it. It happens. I did, however, totally enjoy the times when Death Parade leaned hard into a change of pace, including my highlighted episode.

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12 Days of Anime No. 4 – Tsubasa Learns

Gatchaman Crowds Insight‘s Tsubasa is someone I recognize deeply. I was her at one point in my life.

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12 Days of Anime No. 5 – Fight for Your Dream

One of the toughest things to come to terms with in life is that not everybody is a good person. Some people, whatever their reasons may be, like to revel in the pain of others. And sometimes even those you care about most may unintentionally hurt you. This uncomfortable truth comprises the emotional core of […]

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