Category Archives: Anime Analysis

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Log Horizon Review: More Like Log BOREizon

I’d like to imagine that this image perfectly encapsulates the only two responses to that title.

15 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Scamp /

Mushishi special Sun-Eating Shade

Mushishi was fairly successful when it originally came out. Which seems strange if you have any familiarity with the source material. It’s a slow, thoughtful, muted, episodic anime with no action or excitement or sexy men or women. It’s just about some guy travelling from rural village to rural village in pre-industrial Japan solving their […]

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Secret Santa review: Kanon (06)

Kanon is the the last of the Kyoto Animation animated Key visual novels that I had to see. Somehow I’d managed to watch all of Clannad, Clannad After Story and Air. While writing staff and directing staff differ slightly with each iteration, there’s an incredibly clear singular style between each anime. It’s a style that […]

7 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Inushinde /

Secret Santa review: Maria-sama ga Miteru

I’ll say right from the start that I probably experienced Marimite in the exact way that it wasn’t supposed to be watched—half-drunk, marathoned over the course of two days (save the first two episodes) while furiously wrapping presents for an abruptly rescheduled Christmas family get-together, and with more of an eye for Yumi’s goofy expressions […]

9 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Shinmaru /

Secret Santa review: Working!!

Hi, friends! Every year our friends at Reverse Thieves hold an event where people who write silly things about silly cartoons are given a person for whom they must choose three cartoons the recipient has never seen. I’ve had decent luck in the past with the things I’ve received! This year I got Nichijou, Working!! […]

60 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Scamp /

Although I still love the show, I feel let down by the Watamote ending

I didn’t want it to be like this. To  understand why I was let down by what the ending did wrong, I have to first explain what I think the rest of the series did right leading up to that. For the uninitiated, Watamote is about Tomoko, a teenage girl with severe social anxiety. She’s […]

18 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Shinmaru /

Yu Yu Hakusho – Death Is Cheap

I’m the big anime watcher in my family, but my brother and sister dabble in it occasionally, as well. Back in the day when you’d see anime on TV before midnight in America, my brother got huge into Yu Yu Hakusho when it aired on Cartoon Network during its Toonami block. I never saw an […]

37 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Scamp /

More people should watch Yamato 2199

Space Battleship Yamato is a TV series from 1974 by Leiji Matsumoto (well, mostly by Leiji Matsumoto, although it’s complicated) about a spaceship travelling across the universe captained by a man with a very impressive beard. It’s one of the most influential anime ever made, considered the point from which anime started to turn towards […]

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