Fire on the Hill: Symbolism of Fire in Shiki

It's a Wednesday but also Halloween, so here's a Shiki post. If you’ve watched that show, you might notice fire only starts showing up a lot in the end. It makes sense for Shiki to involve symbolism of fire, because humans tamed fire as a means for having light, including keeping away the nasties of... Continue Reading →

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Ode to Anime Studios – Studio feel.

Someone’s probably already made the pun already about feel bringing the feels… Studio feel’s been gaining some popularity in recent years, so now’s a better time than ever to talk about them. Sidenote: I am not kidding with that title, by the way - the studio’s logo and name is stylised “feel.” (Anime News Network... Continue Reading →

Even So, Sinners Dance Aimlessly…

When I watched Dances with the Dragons (henceforth Saredo), I kept making comparisons to Concrete Revolutio... Dances with the Dragons (Saredo Ryuu wa Tsumibito to Odoru) is an odd duck. It’s got something political going on under all those plot points, a pink-haired male protagonist and a motley crew that people can’t really keep track... Continue Reading →

One Liner Challenge

Thanks to Scott for the invitation to do this tag post. Rules, schmules... 1) Accept and thank your challenger(s) by linking back to their post. 2) Make a post of one-sentence summaries and/or roasts of at least five anime. 3) No spoilers! 4) Link back to The Awkward Book Blogger so she can see your... Continue Reading →

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