Visual novels: why you should read them, from the perspective of a complete beginner

{Here's one of my regular head ups! It's been a while since I had the chance to slip one in, but for a start this post is quite lengthy (not as long as the entire Umineko visual novel though haha)! Beware of spoilers for Higurashi and Umineko, as well as descriptions of some of their … Continue reading Visual novels: why you should read them, from the perspective of a complete beginner

What gets (and keeps) me interested in an anime?

While an episode usually lasts around 24 minutes, sometimes even less if you discount the opening and ending, the number of anime titles seems to be steadily growing over the years. Hundreds upon hundreds of new series occupy our lists. The difficulty of determining what is worthy of entering the list seems almost random for … Continue reading What gets (and keeps) me interested in an anime?

The red thread of fate in anime, manga, and other media

The red thread of fate is something that is almost synonymous with romance anime and manga, used often to connect the two fated lovers, destined to be together regardless of fate, time or place. Also known as the red string of fate or marriage, it came from Chinese mythology and even has a goddess in … Continue reading The red thread of fate in anime, manga, and other media

Forming opinions; why you don’t have to agree with everything and love/hate a series

Anime/Manga and other types of similar media, are often quite difficult to discuss. It's a form of entertainment that's multilayered and has a lot of different aspects, that in turn attract a lot of different people. While there can be and are similarities, no one group or individual anime fans are the same. There will … Continue reading Forming opinions; why you don’t have to agree with everything and love/hate a series

Loving what you love; a somewhat origin story

{This post is the first in the "series" I have planned, all in celebration and my somewhat participation in the Animanga festival. I saw the subtopics and kind of improvised and went with it. Also, a long overdue controversial origin story} There is a wide variety of entertainment available to us, it comes in various … Continue reading Loving what you love; a somewhat origin story

I want to connect (but I can’t express it)

{I wish I was the one to think of this title completely by myself; the words are from one of Sarazanmai's ending cards (episode 9), also one of my main inspirations for the post}Spoilers for Kill la kill! Very minor ones for Kaze ga tsuyoku fuiteru and Kimi no suizou wo tabetai! Even if one … Continue reading I want to connect (but I can’t express it)