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Winter 2016 – Week 3 Anime Review

kono_subarashii_sekai_ni_shukufuku_wo-02-explosion-magic-giant_toad-color-light-animation-art-style-special_effectsFor Week 3: gushing about the setting of Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, questioning Satoru’s treatment of Hiromi in Boku Dake ga Inai Machi, a personality shift with a positive cause in Dimension W, and highlighting the brilliant animation in Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

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12 Days of Anime (2015) – Day 9 – The Quindecim and the Setting of Death Parade

death_parade-07-quin-nona-ginti-decim-quindecim-alcohol-drinks-cheers-raising_glasses-barI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the setting is my favorite aspect of anime. To me, it is the most significant attribute of an anime because the setting is the foundation for which the stories and characters are shaped and constructed, the ground from which they grow and progress.  It is what provides the story and the characters with the appropriate tools, direction, and limitations for which we, as an audience, are able to watch, appreciate, and enjoy. And the setting is more than just a pretty backdrop, but one that defines the culture, society, technology, clothing, architecture, geography, climate, diet, and lives of the characters we love. As a result, I absolutely adore any anime with a captivating, distinctive, and inspired setting because of how it influences the story and the characters. And that brings me to Death Parade and the Quindecim, arguably my favorite setting in all of anime for 2015.

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Summer 2015 – Week 8 Anime Review

wakaba_girl-08-nao-wakaba-moeko-mao-chibi-comedy-surprise-cuteThis week: why combining business with school has failed for Classroom Crisis, highlighting a major weakness for Chamo in Rokka no Yuusha, similarities between the Orihara family with the Araragi family for Durarara!!x2 Ten, and major changes (again) in the OP for Gakkou Gurashi.

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Summer 2015 – Week 7 Anime Review

gangsta-07-nina-nurse-happy-laughing-smiling-sunnyThis week: reading between the lines of Miki’s decision and her subsequent character development in Gakkou Gurashi, criticisms over the number of disrupting flashbacks in Gangsta., complaints over the expansion of Hajime’s breasts in Gatchaman Crowds Insight, and chuckling at how Charlotte handles Ayumi’s “death”.

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Spring 2015 – Week 12 Anime Review

jojos_bizarre_adventure_stardust_crusaders-48-dio-villain-antagonist-glare-stare-eyes-pencilwork-outstanding-art-colorHi. I’m still alive.

Last week: questioning the relevance of Isla being a robot in Plastic Memories, considering the skill of the professionals playing the instruments in Hibike! Euphonium, Joseph Joestar’s amazing achievement at the end of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – Egypt Arc, and criticizing the monotonous comedy in Ore Monogatari!!

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Winter 2015 – Week 12 Anime Review

kantai_collection-12-fubuki-destroyer-salute-happy-smile-tears-sunsetThis week: one of the primary reasons why Shirobako is one of my favorite anime of all-time, questioning other factors outside the arbiter’s control in assessing souls in Death Parade, contrasting the younger and older pilots in Soukyuu no Fafner – Dead Aggressor: Exodus, and my issues with the overpowering symbolism in Yuri Kuma Arashi.

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Winter 2015 – First Impressions (Part 2)

yoru_no_yatterman-01-leopard-reaching_out-crying-emotion-feathers-losing_someone_specialThis post reviews: Death Parade, The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls, Assassination Classroom, The Rolling Girls, Soukyuu no Fafner – Dead Aggressor: Exodus, and Yoru no Yatterman.

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