You Raise Me Up: “Romeo x Juliet in Summation” –Recommended

I'm about to go work a fish fry, but let's see if I can knock this ball outa the park, yeah? The plot premise is familiar to anyone who read Shakespeare in high school. Upon initial acquaintance with Romeo x Juliet (which, for various reasons, I keep wanting to type as "Romexo x Juliette"),  it … Continue reading You Raise Me Up: “Romeo x Juliet in Summation” –Recommended

Victor’s Blush Means Everything (A Late to the Party “Yuri!!! On Ice” Post)

*Caution, contains spoilers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORDXWrL5EuQ The relationship is in the subtext. Was it a kiss? Do we know? Were those wedding bands? Do we know? Is the love between Victor and Yuri that of agape or eros? Do we know? Yes, my friends, we do know; subtext is everything. Yuri!!! On Ice (hereafter simply Yuri on … Continue reading Victor’s Blush Means Everything (A Late to the Party “Yuri!!! On Ice” Post)

♪♪Just a Shoujo Girl Living in the Re-al World~~~♪♪ Pt. 1 (The Dynamics of a Trope-y Household)

Blogger's Note: This is an examination series currently in two parts. What stemmed from some honest, personal introspection around how anime portrays girls like me became a two part inquisition on how my life honestly ended up so trope-y (long before I ever started watching anime--before I knew about shoujo or boy "types"), and how things work … Continue reading ♪♪Just a Shoujo Girl Living in the Re-al World~~~♪♪ Pt. 1 (The Dynamics of a Trope-y Household)

The Best Anime Fight (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 26)

"YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS. HE'S ALREADY BEEN HURT. WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO PROVE, ANYWAY?" In Hakuouki: Warrior Spirit of the Blue Sky, Kazama and Hijikata face off one final time.   I've never tried to rush though my life. What I've done is accept my responsibility to everyone! -Hijikata The name fury that … Continue reading The Best Anime Fight (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 26)

The Saddest Anime Death (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 25)

*necessary spoilers (for Clannad and Hakuouki) below* I've mentioned it before, but there are different portrayals of death. Some deaths make you mourn for those left behind, aching and alone. These are the deaths like those of Clannad, in which I felt for the main character, Tomoya, as he struggled through life after loosing his … Continue reading The Saddest Anime Death (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 25)

My Favorite Male Supporting Character (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 17)

I have two favorites for different reasons, though I'll only write on one today. I chose the first because of his attitude and characterization (Hikaru Tezuka from Toshokan Sensou). I chose the second because of his history. I think that this second character may be considered a main character due to his extensive involvement in … Continue reading My Favorite Male Supporting Character (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 17)

The Saddest Anime Scene (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 12)

I'm going to get a little personal in this post, as the subject at hand impacted me greatly. As I'll come to explain in my "The Saddest Anime Death (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 25)" post, death can be portrayed in multiple ways. These differences made possible my determination regarding which moment I should discuss … Continue reading The Saddest Anime Scene (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 12)

A Tale of Warrior Spirit: Hakuouki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~ (MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

“Hakuouki” is a tale of warrior spirit. What does this mean? Based in the late Edo and early Maji Periods of Japan, this historical/ supernatural piece of creative fiction on the Shinsengumi is grounded in fact but heavily spiced with unexpected fantasy. The group record of Kondo, Hijikata, Sannan, Okita, Saito, Nagakura, Harada, and Heisuke … Continue reading A Tale of Warrior Spirit: Hakuouki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~ (MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)