Award Controversy

The Crunchyroll Awards voting is underway, and considering the waves it made last year, of course that's the hot-button topic for the aniblogging sphere… One particularly contentious point about the awards is the inevitable complaint that “this is going to become a popularity contest”. My particular view on this issue is that there’s so much... Continue Reading →


For this, I'm nicking a question from the Aniblogger Coalition and then running with it. I am an expert in neither of the genres in question (heck, I haven't even watched Hibike!), but if I can conjure about 1000 words based on one question, I must have something to say on this… Agenda: What are... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – TROYCA

Idolish7’s true debut is this month, so get out your glowsticks and let’s talk TROYCA! Studio TROYCA is a bit of an anomaly in that they’re quite the unknown quantity. They’re fairly new, having only started business in 2013, but they have quite the impressive resume already. From their lesser-known resume, TROYCA’s had a hand... Continue Reading →

Why I Love Magical Girl Anime

It’s the tenth Weekly Wednesday, the world has been subjected to magical boys in their own show for (just over) 3 years and it seems like we’re having a magical girl rennaissance in recent years to boot. Let’s celebrate, with 5 reasons to love magical girl anime! Magical girls make dreams come true. Real life... Continue Reading →

Must-read Monthly Monday (January 2018 ed.)

Must-read Monthly Monday forges ahead with more news and views from this blog's world...and this time, there are page jumps! Please inform me if they don't work. If it's not specified, the time period covered in this post is from Boxing Day 2017 to today (22nd January 2018). Navigation: Other People's Reads | Spellbook Offerings... Continue Reading →

A Unique Snowflake! (award post)

I'm about 2 weeks late on this nomination, but better late than never... Thank you, Amelia, for this nomination (it's not Irina for once, surprisingly). Amelia's clearly put a lot of effort into the visual aspect of her blog, from the banners (simple yet effective) to the infographic she cooked up for her followers regarding... Continue Reading →

Another Approach to Seasonal Anime Watching

Why “another”? Because Scott was first. I’m hoping to get my seasonal first impressions post out either tomorrow or the day after. However, since I never actually mentioned what my seasonal system was, that leaves just enough time to explain it right now... Before the season begins, I’ll load my PTW up and shop around... Continue Reading →

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