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 →
For this post, I wanted to take a different tack to the other post, because that was so clearly done on a time limit, to the point the final sentence doesn’t really make sense in context. So hopefully, now that I’ve had a reprieve from blogging, this post should be good enough for both me... Continue Reading →
This is a reply to this Anime News Network article. If you were around when I was putting out an article a week, you’ll remember I kept stumbling over the idea of gender-based demographics, most notably through this post. …Well, the topic’s back again. Considering the biggest demographic categories are only for the ends of... Continue Reading →
My dad once told me everyone is a bit introverted…I don’t believe him, but the reason this manga is relatable is because everyone gets a little tongue-tied once in a while. Meta context: After a break of about two weeks and finishing some series later, I'm back with another post! Yes, it's not what I... Continue Reading →
Lately, I've been watching a lot but don't really have a lot to say on stuff, aside from what I've said already, some stuff I already have written up but half complete and one post on The World Ends With You, but I feel I'd have to finish the anime to write that post first.... Continue Reading →
Is any genre “oversaturated”? Meta context: This post was created as a stopgap measure, so it reflects the time it was written (the time of which will easily become apparent when you read the post). I think it still has some measure of use though, or else I wouldn't put it out... The winter 2018... Continue Reading →
Taking on Shoujo's open invitation, but I'm also going to leave this open for anyone else to take up. The rules https://melinanimeland.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/ffh.jpg?w=809 (Source: Shoujo's post) Mention the name of the blog you were tagged by, as well as the creators of this game, Realweegiemidget Reviews and Thoughts All Sorts, and include the picture above.List five of your greatest... Continue Reading →
I went on a long ramble in the tags of a magicalgirlsandcerulean post, so I might as well elaborate on my thoughts here… Although sometimes it may not seem like it, anime merchandise can be quite gendered. Certainly, it makes sense for clothing items which are exclusive to some gender presentations to be gendered –... Continue Reading →
After a long time with no collabs here on the Spellbook, here’s…something. I hope you like confusingly terrible anime OPs, because there’s enough in this video to make your head spin…
P.S. I submitted exactly one OP and that OP made it into this video. Which one, though? Just try and guess.
This is a long and arduous process but I’m happy finally have it come together. I mean I watched it with some of the people featured in my esteemed judges panel and I think the fact that I can sing-along with most of these proved that I’ve probably gone insane. Yes, I asked a month ago what are the worst, the awful, the annoying, the just epically bad anime openings that you know and we’re going to find what is the worst. Did we find the right choice for the worst our opinions a little whack. I guess you’ll just have to watch the video and see what you think.
Thanks to the Cast
Of course this wouldn’t have been as great without everyone coming together, from everyone who participated in the open ballot poll, to who retweeted and shared the poll, judged anime openings and watched the video. I…
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There's this concept called "the visibility of the translator" in translation studies. Certainly, people like us anime and manga fans, who consume translations, would be more aware of this concept, right? The question is, after you take into account what I said above the cut, is why aren't we more aware of who's translating the... Continue Reading →
The reason why the Spellbook hasn’t been semi-retired is because The World Ends With You…kinda sorta. See, I think I still have more to say in this semi-official weekly platform and there is still a post or few I actually do want to complete, as opposed to the pile of drafts I’ve been relying on... Continue Reading →