12 Days of Anime, Anime, Daily Rant

Day 286: My Top Picks of Fall Anime 2018

Merry Christmas everybody! The Fall season of anime is coming to a close. We had some returning shows, some new faces, and a few unexpected surprises. On top of that, we even got a massive and annoying controversy. Can we go a month without one of those? Please? That'd be nice. Now, before we get… Continue reading Day 286: My Top Picks of Fall Anime 2018

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Day 285: Death Note Was Too Popular For It’s Own Good

Death Note fell into a similar popularity effect as Sword Art Online. It debuted during the beginning of the Streaming era, and it served as an excellent gateway show for many anime fans. And it quickly rose in fame, thanks to both the manga and the anime, and became one of the most popular anime… Continue reading Day 285: Death Note Was Too Popular For It’s Own Good

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Day 284: Sword Art Online AKA The Train Wreck That Just Keeps Going

And now for the exact fucking opposite. Wrapping up our little Isekai trilogy (which I didn't do on purpose, I swear), we're gonna talk about the tyrannical king of the genre: Sword Art Online. Every anime fan under the sun knows about this damn show. And everything that can be said has been said. Everyone… Continue reading Day 284: Sword Art Online AKA The Train Wreck That Just Keeps Going

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Day 283: No Game, No Season 2

Practically every time I've mentioned an Isekai on this blog, I've said the same thing: No Game, No Life is an exception to the 'Isekai shows are bad' rule. And since I needed something to talk about for the 12 Days of Anime, I figured I'd take the day to finally explain why this show… Continue reading Day 283: No Game, No Season 2

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Day 282: Nassica and the Valley of the Wind

Studio Ghibli is one of the most iconic names in the anime industry. Their works have been massively influential not just throughout anime, but all of pop culture. Everyone has their favorites, be they My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke or Ponyo. But whenever I have these conversations, one film is never brought up.… Continue reading Day 282: Nassica and the Valley of the Wind

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Day 281: Conception: What Happens When A Genre Goes Too Far

The Isekai genre. I've discussed it before (the link to that is right here if you're interested), and my opinion hasn't changed. While there are a few golden geese here and there, like Overlord or No Game No Life, the number of bad ones far outnumber the good. And in this season of anime, we've… Continue reading Day 281: Conception: What Happens When A Genre Goes Too Far