Yuki Yuna is Empowering (Or Is It…?) [Oct. ’19 OWLS Blog Tour]

Did you know the prompt was entirely different when I pitched it to Lyn? Hey all! For those who aren't familiar with me already, I'm Aria of this here Animanga Spellbook and OWLS is the group known as the Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self-Respect, who promote acceptance, regardless of sexuality, disability, religion or race.... Continue Reading →

A Magical 2018 (yearly rankings)

I've put in 2017's details into the post so don't worry about keeping this post open in another tab. Top 10 (or 11...?) Worst Dropped Anime 2018 As According to their Rating on My AniList Akkun to KanojoIslandMarchen MadchenHarukana ReceiveAs Miss Beelzebub Likes.A Place Farther than the Universe (tie)Dances with the Dragons (tie)Nil Admirari no Tenbin (tie) (may... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Shaft

I’m no authority on Shaft since I haven’t seen a lot of their integral work or the works Shinbo did before he became Shaft’s mainstay, but I’ll give this a shot… Shaft are known for 4 things – Akiyuki Shinbo, the dude who sits in the (chief) director’s chair for pretty much every Shaft project,... Continue Reading →

Why I Love Magical Girl Anime

It’s the tenth Weekly Wednesday, the world has been subjected to magical boys in their own show for (just over) 3 years and it seems like we’re having a magical girl rennaissance in recent years to boot. Let’s celebrate, with 5 reasons to love magical girl anime! Magical girls make dreams come true. Real life... Continue Reading →

How Do You Approach Anime?

I’ve been especially lacking in Christmas spirit these past few years, so I’ll pass on doing anything specifically Christmas-themed in the next few weeks… I was replying to Irina a few weeks ago and was thinking about how people’s personal preferences affect their liking of subsequent shows. For Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu LOVE!, its execution... Continue Reading →

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