Yes, you read that title correctly: the worst Hokage. Hiruzen Sarutobi is a man of many titles. He is the 3rd Fire Shadow (the translation of Hokage), the Professor, and the God of Shinobi. We can probably ignore that last one as both Hagoromo Otsutsuki and Hashirama Senju were also both called the same and […]
I’m back to select an Anime Holy Grail War Archer. If you need a reminder about this Anime Holy Grail War scenario, I invite you to take a look back at my introduction and then the second article. Captain Levi (Saber) and Pyrrha Nikos (Lancer) make up the first two parts of our team. It […]
Tanabata is a yearly celebration in Japan that stretches back to the 8th century. It gets the more colloquial name of Star Festival from the observing of the stars Vega and Altair. The mythology goes that these two star crossed lovers began to neglect their heavenly duties. The punishment from the gods put the Milky […]
Would you graduate, drop out, or flunk if you found yourself in an anime school? Being trapped in another world isn’t the only common trope found in anime. Plenty of stories center around either exceptional students in school or extraordinary schools testing students to survive. As a way of continuing this little thought experiment, I […]
Anime dads are few and far between. Generally speaking, good anime parents are a rare commodity. Between absent (or dead) parents and those other useless adults, it was a challenge to come up with these few anime dads that deserve to a celebration. I finally put together a list of all the animes I’ve watched […]
Time to pick up after the Sabers and select an Anime Holy Grail War Lancer. If you don’t recall, you should take a second, go back and read my introduction to this Anime Holy Grail War scenario. What we are doing is assembling a team of seven based on the servant classes of the Fate […]
GO BEYOND : PLUS ULTRA Go beyond is the school motto of U.A. High School in My Hero Academia. Schools often have mottos to inspire prospective students, current attendees, and alumni. My college’s motto is Scientiae et Virtuti (which is Latin meaning For Knowledge and Virtue). Although, it isn’t a part of my everyday life […]
The otaku vocabulary can be a wonderfully mysterious landscape. The jargon associated with anime and manga can be challenging to learn. Most often this is because even though we listen or read in English the vocabulary is in Japanese. I want to share pieces of this lingo so that you can understand and enjoy more. […]
An Anime Holy Grail War – the mention should send shivers of excitement and anticipation down your spine, anime fans! For those that aren’t familiar, the Fate universe revolves around an event known as the Holy Grail War. Seven servants are summoned as familiars for seven masters to engage in combat with the winner (the […]
Would you survive, die, or thrive if you were trapped in another world? Many heroes in anime find themselves inexplicably pulled from their humdrum lives. They are plopped into a situation where they have to survive the dangers of an unfamiliar world. As expected our heroes often struggle but they do their best. So I […]
If you talked to every otaku on the planet, you may get unique answers to the question of what animes need another season. (And yes, that is a Grease reference in the article title – I like hearing more about what people love. So please tell me more!) Everyone has their own preferences. Sometimes a […]
If the eye is truly a window to the soul, then what we see in anime eyes can only be described as otherworldly. Anime eyes are depicted with exaggeration in size and a depth of colors just not found in real life. These eyes give us a glimpse into souls that are beyond our world. […]
It would be impossible for me to make a list of the best anime opening themes and give them any sort of ranking. It seems like any time I watch something new I find another theme to add to my IPod and YouTube playlists. However I’m thinking way back to a couple of my initial […]
Cosplay in the anime fandom is a unique form that I enjoy. During my time at conventions, I take special note of anime cosplay. You might not know this but my convention adventures started off as a cosplay handler. I think that with this experience as my background, I’m always taking a close look at […]