Go Check Out the Sixth Edition of the Visualist x100!!!! Collab on 100wordanime!

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I could be the hype-man I typically am, because the thought of collabing with such a great aniblogger is awesome, but the content just isn’t hypeworthy. Check the link for why neither Karandi or I are thrilled by the fourth season of My Hero Academia at its current juncture.

I’m Going to Watch a Lot of Anime in December (of 2019)

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I adore Winter. I love the quiet ambience as snow accumulates onto the ground. The stillness of the air and the growing desire to cozy oneself in warmed isolation away from the frozen outdoors, as if to not disturb its careful process. Some may look at the cover gif and see some Gothic picture in waiting, but to me, it’s almost spiritual in its beauty. October is Halloween, November is Thanksgiving, and December is Christmas—white, frosty, cheery Christmas vibes all the way through.

Since the demise of my cherished Summer of Anime block, I’ve done nothing of a similar vein for the anime medium since. This year, that will be different. I’ve decided that I’m going to be watching anime—a lot of it—throughout the month of December. Why? Because December is magical and so is anime. And I want to. Continue reading “I’m Going to Watch a Lot of Anime in December (of 2019)”

Visualist x100!!!! – My Hero Academia Season Four: Episode Five

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Prepare for the era of the Red Riot! A hero with little screentime in the past is getting his chance to make a name for himself as a hero. Join Karandi and I as we talk about what we liked about his debut, what we thought was underwhelming, and whether the future is bright for the series. Also noteworthy: Is Fat Gum’s quirk just an excuse to eat a lot? And do I have it? This and more with the latest round of the Visualist x100!!!! roundtable! Continue reading “Visualist x100!!!! – My Hero Academia Season Four: Episode Five”

Visualist x100!!!! – My Hero Academia Season Four: Episode Three

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The third episode is upon us, and with it even more of the action-packed, character-inspired, heart-racing moments that have—okay, I won’t hype it any further. The fourth season is still trying to find its groove—Karandi and I are still trying to find our patience for it. A return to form remains to be seen, but for more details, our thoughts on the third episode: Continue reading “Visualist x100!!!! – My Hero Academia Season Four: Episode Three”

How Trends Affect the Quality of Japanese Media

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Before starting, I’d like to take a moment to thank Irina from I-Drink-and-Watch-Anime for inspiring this piece. While her original article (perhaps sarcastically?) asked for someone to create a list of benefits for gatekeeping in anime, I couldn’t quite get past a couple adequate benefits, seeing as I don’t believe in it. Instead, it churned the mind to think about my own history with popularity in anime, which led me to my greatest enemy: trends.

Also, this will be my personal opinion. It is not gospel, though I’d be flattered if you believed so. Continue reading “How Trends Affect the Quality of Japanese Media”