Shinkai Doesn’t Get Me and That’s Fine

It's unpopular opinion time. Around when I first started the Spellbook I watched Children who Chase Lost Voices and a few weeks ago I watched 5 Centimetres Per Second. I can tell you two things about them: They had really pretty visuals and I respect a man - heck, anyone - who can make their... Continue Reading →

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Winter 2019 First Impressions Pt 1

First few anime of the year! Same deal as last season in regards to format. This post has Shield Hero, Egao no Daika, Boogiepop (thought it was "Boogiebop" for years...) and Morose Mononokean. Next up is the 4th (somehow) episode of Saintia Sho, Mob Psycho, Rinshi! Ekoda-chan, My Roommate is a Cat and Meiji Tokyo Renka. The 3rd post is Promised Neverland,... Continue Reading →

Make It Anime (Tag Post)

I honestly didn't know this was a tag until Yomu's post pinged back...So kudos to Yomu for this. Rules: Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog post. Choose 1 book, movie and TV show of your choice that you think could work as an anime. (A series of books or... Continue Reading →

Fall 2018 Retrospective

I was thinking about what to write during my update post, but amidst my backlog worries, I forgot the wrap-up post! (Well, that's what happens when you go on a road trip on New Year's Day and start said update post at 12 am on the 2nd...) Just listing out the shows makes me realise... Continue Reading →

Plans for 2019 (So Far)

Well, the year's already started but I might as well... Due to the obscene amount of posts and things to explore on the internet, I'm quite behind on my reading backlog (both on paper and on WordPress)... ...well, the real reason I wrote this thing is because Lina put out a list of manga to... Continue Reading →

Is Anime Ready for the Mainstream?

This post has links to previous posts I've done - notably this one - and is a response to Dewbond's question. Obviously, we can start with the idea - what is "mainstream"? I've personally found I've never fully reconciled with the concept of "mainstream" so this may be a poor definition, but "mainstream" in my... Continue Reading →

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