Anime

An anime top 10 list – I honestly can’t believe it took this long to put this kind of list together. I’m slowly coming up on my one-year anniversary of writing for Pure Fandom. My goal in sharing these articles is to pass on a little of my enthusiasm for all things in the anime […]
After picking out a Saber, Lancer, Archer, and Caster, I’m here to bring you the fifth installment in this series and select an Anime Holy Grail War Rider. To give you a quick refresher, we are working our way through the seven Servant classes of the Fate universe. Rather than picking heroic spirits, we are […]
C’mon – you had to know that an article about dogs in anime was coming from me. Well maybe you didn’t. I did tease the idea on the Pure Fandom Facebook page (which recently crossed the 10,000 Like threshold). Sadly, I’m posting this a bit belatedly. I’ve been busy catching back up from my extended […]
Part of my delight in this obsession is finding anime quotes with tidbits of wisdom. There are incalculable lessons within these moments, episodes, seasons, and series. Yet, it doesn’t take a philosopher to see that the creators intend for the viewers to take something away. Whether it is through the actions or words or results, there are […]
What better way to celebrate the memory of dead anime characters than have an anime Bon Festival? The Bon Festival is a tradition over 500 years old. It is a Japanese-Buddhist custom to pay respect to the spirits of ancestors. Families will gather together to clean and maintain grave sites. And tradition holds that the […]
Here we are again, anime fans – time to examine our possibilities for the Anime Holy Grail War Caster class! If you’ve forgotten the premise, then take a second and check out my introduction. The tl;dr is that we’re building a team of seven Servants based on the classes of the Fate universe by selecting […]
Virago – a woman who demonstrates exemplary and heroic qualities, a valiant maiden, a female warrior, Amazon-esque, Valkyrie or shield-maiden, a heroine…or, in other words, a fierce female. I hope you don’t mind the definition of virago to begin this article. It would probably be just as easy to call the characters I’m going to […]
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 […]