Must-read Monthly Monday (Mar. 2019 ed.)

There's only so much I can say in these intros so, uh...I still think the intro for my Konobi ep. 11 post is great! You can check that, and more, out below. If it's not specified, the time period covered in this post is from the 18th of February 2019 to the 25th of March... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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