Ode to Anime Studios – Doga Kobo

Welp, we’re getting to the more questionable and obscure studios at this point… …I think most of the studios after this one are really controversial studios (Gonzo, A-1), studios I didn’t really know how to tackle (JC Staff, Brain’s Base) or fairly new studios which only get their attention from the sakuga community (Orange, Colorido).... Continue Reading →

Why Is It Always the Girl?

This is a response to Galvanic Media (or specifically Voyager's) post. You're going to need to read that before this (and that will also explain why some works are tagged on this post, even though they're not mentioned). In retrospect, I did bring a lot of Anglophone and/or general assumptions to the post, so I... Continue Reading →

Must-read Monthly Monday (Nov. ’19 ed.)

 If it's not specified, the time period covered in this post is from the 21st of October 2019 to the 25th of November 2019.Navigation: Other People's Reads | Spellbook Offerings|Current Obsessions|Coming up next...Other People's ReadsIt wouldn't be a round-up post without them. However, since I scour people's archives on a regular basis, these may not even... Continue Reading →

Just a Marker…

...for the 2nd anniversary. It's the 2nd birthday of the Spellbook, but I'm trying something different with my 12 Days of Anime this year by moving some of the big celebrations to the end of the year (and since this one's so close to Christmas anyway, why not?). I don't have anything particularly big or... Continue Reading →

Mangaka: Evolution

You know one of the things I love about manga? Being able to follow an author's evolution through different works and see what their preferences are like. Before you begin: Yes, I know the title of this post can be considered ironic since it's focussing on manga and not live-action stuff...but come on, I can't... Continue Reading →

No Guns, No Life

No Guns Life turns heads...because its protagonist has a gun for a head. (I don't think I'll be sick of that joke for a good few weeks now, y'know?) Opening note: Thanks to Inskidee for making the title pun up. Anyways, to the more serious stuff. No Guns Life is underway as I type this and...despite... Continue Reading →

Balancing Blogging with Daily Life

Scott's comment on this 100 Word Anime post made me want to put my own take on things into words. Sometimes I write a post from scratch into the WordPress editor and sometimes I'll have a pre-existing idea ready to go, but I like to have 3 paragraphs' worth of ideas to elaborate on (hence... Continue Reading →

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