Hello, all you fine folks out there in the Otakusphere. After a long break, it’s once again time for me to take an anime from the list recommended to me as I go In Search of… my next favorite anime. So what is this feature? Well, people have been regularly submitting anime for me to […]Read More In Search Of … Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
This is a post about the endings of anime, in particular Real Girl and Higehiro. While I don’t think anything I’m going to spoil should ruin your enjoyment, I am talking about the ending of shows, which means I am spoiling stuff. You have been warned. The first time I watched Mr. Smith Goes to […]Read More Talking about Real Girl and Higehiro and bad endings
Adaptations are a complex art. Any adaptation is a series of choices. What should be included? What shouldn’t be? What should be changed? How can the adapters capture the spirit of the original? Then there are the expectations from the fans. Most people won’t enjoy a panel-by-panel remake of a manga with no animation. For […]Read More How Bad is Fate/Stay Night? An #anitwitwatches Post
I’m probably one of the worst people to talk about “favorite” anime of all time. If I finish a show, I’m generally positive about it. A quick glance at my My Anime List profile shows my mean score is 7.55. This means I rate most shows somewhere between a 7 and an 8. Even more […]Read More My Love Letter To OreGairu
The first time I watched Last Exile, I was blown away. I was in my mid-20s, and I picked up the show mainly on a whim. But I had never seen any combination of 2-D and CG animation look that good. The first moment when the vanships float through the air like WWI biplanes was […]Read More My Break-up Letter with Last Exile
So I’m writing about RahXephon again. A few months ago, we finished up watching RahXephon as part of #anitwitwatches. What is #anitwitwatches, you might ask? Well, it’s a group watch led by Jon Spencer Reviews where we watch episodes of a show every Monday and tweet about them. I’ve been participating since 2019. It’s a […]Read More The story of Two Watches and RahXephon — an #AniTwitWatches post
Good morning, afternoon or evening wherever you are in internetland. It’s Sunday in my corner of the hinterlands, which means it’s time for another trip around the Otakusphere. We are fast approaching Thanksgiving here in the United States, which is a holiday that I’ve never really been a big fan of. Sure, the food is […]Read More The Otakusphere: Turkey Day, Different Opinions and, man, do I feel old
Good morning, afternoon or evening out there in the internet land. It’s Sunday here in my corner of the hinterlands, which means it’s time to take another cruise around The Otakusphere. It’s been a rough week for me, but I managed to survive. For the first time in a long time, I binged not one […]Read More The Otakusphere: Snail Love, Relaxing fishing and he did what?
Good morning, afternoon or evening wherever you are out in Internet land. I have returned from my sojourn in the wilderness of the hinterlands for another trip around the Otakusphere. Some of you may be asking why it took me so long to return. The answer is a lot more boring than it may seem. […]Read More The Otakusphere: Hello? Is this thing on?
It’s much harder to talk about excellent shows than it is to talk about decent or bad shows. This is likely a failing in me. I’m reasonably smart and observant, but I rarely catch everything on the first viewing. This is even more true if a story is doing its job. If it’s doing what […]Read More Astra: The best 11 episode series that has 12 episodes – an #anitwitWatches post