Why Do You Like Anime?

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Have you ever stopped and asked yourself why you actually enjoy watching anime? These Japanese animated series that not too long ago were shrouded in mystery as there were very few legal alternatives to use? At first you may have come across anime on a whim, perhaps being introduced to it by a friend or discovering that a TV channel airs it. It could have been anything that piqued your interest to begin with.

But why did you stay? Exactly what is so fascinating about anime that we still continue watching? Surely, there must be reasons for it. Continue reading

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Why Shaft is My Favorite Anime Studio

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Obligatory head tilt.

To start, I want to say that I am sorry for not having updated for quite some time. I caught the flu and cannot say I was in a state to blog anything coherent. I hope you understand.

Everyone probably has their own favorite anime studio for one reason or another. Mine is Shaft, the studio that is both hated and loved for their unique approach to directing anime (thanks to Akiyuki Shinbou).

I will probably be accused of being an extremely shallow person for saying this, but this happens to be the very reason I love Shaft so much. Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas 2012 #04 – Madhouse Delivers the Best Fights in Hunter x Hunter

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Madhouse also delivers the best faces.

One minute.

One whole minute of flawlessly executed anime fighting.

One wonderful minute of holding my breath in pure awe.

This marks the moment when Hunter x Hunter (2011) started doing The Right Things™ Continue reading