Category Archives: 12 Days of Anime

12 Days of Anime #10: Posing an End of the Year Question Part 2: How Has Anime Affected You in 2017?

For me, 2017 was a sort of revival of my passion for Japanese cartoons. The medium saw an explosion of popularity, but aside from that, my casual viewing of a few new shows lead me to watch as much as I could and even partly lead to the creation of this blog. It was almost like a rebirth of myself,

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12 Days of Anime #9: Posing an End of the Year Question: Your Name vs A Silent Voice?

2017 saw the explosion of anime’s popularity in the west, as it has been for the last couple of years. A lot of that attention, however, was focused on two particular franchises: A Silent Voice, which was released this year, and Your Name, whose popularity largely carried over into most of 2017. To many, both of these critically acclaimed movies

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12 Days on Anime #7: What Anime Means to Me as a Writer

As both an amateur poet and a journalist, I’ve always been obsessed with stories. How they’re told, the characters involved, the choices made by those characters, the elements that support a story in a given medium of entertainment, all of it. Picking apart those elements and then putting them back together as part of my own work is something that

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12 Days of Anime #3: Hesitation has been quite a drug, but I’m ready to quit.

If this blog has taught me anything it is that my disposition towards second-guessing myself is not doing me any favors. Unfortunately, this might just come with the Introverted personality that I was born with, but still, it is not something that I want to continue to live with for the rest of my life. I think I awoke to

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