Welcome to the Spellbook!

It was said that one day long ago, MagicConan14 stumbled across an ancient series of spells known as "anime". Anime has captivated MagicConan14 for almost as long as they've lived, and now they are hoping to analyse what makes them work. Categories you may want to peruse: archive: for posts imported to the Spellbook from... Continue Reading →

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How Cowboy Bebop Does Horror Well

Cowboy Bebop - a perennial anime classic which manages to span many moods, including horror. I've said before anime doesn't do a lot of horror and one of those reasons is because other genres of anime do it better. Cowboy Bebop nails this, particularly with Toys in the Attic but also with Black Dog Serenade.... Continue Reading →

Blogging is a Paradox

...I swear, aside from Manga March posts, all I've done lately is blogging about blogging... (This series of thoughts started in Scott's comment section.) Meta note: This post was mostly written during the Fate/Stay Night AniTwitWatches, which ran in January of 2022. How ironic that it comes out at a time where I'm barely blogging... Continue Reading →

Hyping Up Fall 2022

Finally, some time to make more space for...stuff... As I head into what will inevitably be a very tumultous final few months of my schooling, ever...again...and with the Funimation cut having come and gone, there was no way I was ever going to be able to finish everything I ever watched on Funimation. I've been... Continue Reading →

Sending Off Summer 2022

Thanks to holding off on Hataraku Maou-sama!! and eventually Hoshi no Samidare, because of how big the backlog got (the AniList Watching Challenge people started a thing called the Hero's War which kinda stressed me out due to its time-sensitive nature), I only have these two anime from the summer. Tokyo Mew Mew New Pretty... Continue Reading →

Wrapping Up Winter 2021

Spoilers below, as always. Sk8 Wrapped itself up neatly. I'd dare to say it was maybe a bit too neat, but that doesn't stop it from being heartwarming anyway. I was also following Sk8: Chill Out!, the chibi manga which accompanies the series, on Young Ace Up and that put a bit more details on... Continue Reading →

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