Ode to Anime Studios – Trigger

This is the 2nd studio from the order that was decided by the readers. Trigger is a fairly young studio, having started in 2012 (Minto 2018), and are known for their staff, which are a pack which formed out of the vacuum left by Hideaki Anno at Gainax circa 2006 (Minto 2018). You might know... Continue Reading →

Is Anime Childish?

Responding to Keni's post here. Keni says that anime is childish because it's escapism. That is a valid argument, but there's more to it than simply that. (He then derails the topic to discuss what anime taught him, but while the lessons anime teaches are universal and for any age group, I can't really refute... Continue Reading →

Must-read Monthly Monday (Aug. ’20 ed.)

Other People's Reads It wouldn't be a round-up post without them. However, since I scour people's archives on a regular basis, these may not even be from the right time period... WordPress Reader — The Double-Edged Sword by Renard Moreau - A rookie mistake on blogging platforms is tag spamming. Blogging is an endeavour that requires... Continue Reading →

The Ol’ Time Sink…Gacha Games…

I know this isn't a gaming blog, but since the only gacha games I devote myself to are anime-related anyway, then why not? I keep talking about HypMic ARB in my monthly round-up posts because COVID's knocked out several of the interesting things that can be done, but maybe I should elaborate on some of... Continue Reading →

#AniTwitWatches Round 7: Rolling Girls 10

Previous eps. Rolling Girls 1 – 2 Rolling Girls 3 – 4 Rolling Girls 5 – 6 Rolling Girls 7 – 8 Rolling Girls 9 Impressions I-Is that…Haruka? (with swirly glasses) Momo…peach, huh. Also, moonstone hairclips. Google-sensei says Hiyoshicho is in Kyoto. Mimasaka is in Okayama. Tottori has sand dunes. (How do I know this?... Continue Reading →

What About Korea and China?

I make my allegiance to Asia pretty obvious on this blog, but God of High School makes it apparent the situation is a lot trickier than I make it out to be... Normally anime fans - and indeed, most fans of Asia in general (from my experience) - flock towards three nations of that region... Continue Reading →

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