Re: Would Our Anime Heroes Enjoy Anime?

Ex-blogger extraordinaire ghostlightning wrote a post called ‘Would our anime heroes enjoy anime?’ back in 2008, and it wasn’t until my viewing of Re:Creators that I would give the idea much thought. Though had I read his post way back when, I’d probably have reflected on it a lot more because it’s such a fun and interesting concept. Go read his post if you haven’t already by the way, it’s an interesting and awesome read!

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20 Years Later… Berserk: no blame, no shame

I don’t know what compelled me to finally dig up the grounds of anime legacy and unearth this series, apart from perhaps a give-in to my long felt build up of guilt for having not watched such a classic. But I’m glad I did, because it was, despite some of its arguably dated aspects, an engrossing watch. Berserk is, I feel, a rarity, in that it doesn’t play around and try to bullshit the viewer. No, it treats you as it treats Guts. Like. A. Fucking. Adult.

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Made in Abyss: a beautiful descent

This post serves merely as an indulgence for art in terms of setting and world-building of the beautiful backdrops in Made in Abyss. I promise no technical expertise in my observations, just an appreciation of what I consider some of the best background art I’ve seen in anime.

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Showing Some Character: Aguri (Gamers!)

Returning to this column here, where I look into a character from anime or manga that made an impression on me. Though I don’t have a strict regimen for this series, I would like to lean more generously on side characters over main ones, and not even necessarily characters I will obviously like – though those could (and have) also land a spot on one of these. This exercise is sort of intended to lead me to appreciating characters I presently do not.

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Shirayuki is the Possibility of Kindness and Growth Fulfilled

Recently I watched the entirety of the first season of Akagami no Shirayukihime (Snow White with the Red Hair), a shoujo fantasy romance drama, brimming with colour, life, and gorgeous visuals. It’s a tiny but impassioned adventure, see, and it’s also very (very) pretty, so needless to say I found it rather pleasant and enjoyable.

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