Anime Listicles

Ranking the Mermaid Princesses in Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch

Nobody is going to read this because the number of people who have seen this show is surprisingly small, but what else do WordPress anime bloggers do? Mermaid Melody is a classic magical girl/idol show from the 2000s. Now that I think about it, I'm quite puzzled that nobody ever talks about or draws fan… Continue reading Ranking the Mermaid Princesses in Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch

Collab Projects · Episode Reviews

Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! Episode List

Following our wrap-up of the project with Toradora!'s last episode, here's a master list of all the episodic reviews that NegativePrimes and I did for Toradora!. To briefly recap what this project was about, it's a conversation-style collaboration that focuses on analyzing characters and themes in the anime Toradora!, from a vaguely literature-informed perspective. Compiling them has… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! Episode List

Tags/Awards

[Tag] 9 Underrated Female Characters – Anime Edition

I always love it when book blogger tags make it to the anime blogging world, and I often have Angelica to thank for this! The Bookish Mash tag on which I based a weird anime satire also came from Angelica. This is from half a year ago, and I'm stuck between feeling sorry for not… Continue reading [Tag] 9 Underrated Female Characters – Anime Edition

Anime Listicles

Spring 2018 Anime: Drop, Watch, or Review?

I had a taste of 10 first episodes from this season, and here are my very brief thoughts on everything. I had the audacity to rank them all in order of enjoyment after just one episode. Enjoy. *Verdicts subject to change 10. Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan Verdict: Drop Did not know it was… Continue reading Spring 2018 Anime: Drop, Watch, or Review?

J-Pop/Anisong Listicles

Colour-Coded Kalafina: Blue

A continuation of my Kalafina song recommendations. Read Colour-Coded Kalafina: Red here if you're interested. Lyrics are from canta-per-me.net with some translations modified by me. Sky Blue Light, soothing, angelic. "heavenly blue" (2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H-aIImBg9s Associated work: Aldnoah.Zero Colour justification: "何処までも眩しい heavenly blue" (dazzling wherever it reaches, heavenly blue), what other colour can it be? Highlight: [2:41-2:56/3:45]… Continue reading Colour-Coded Kalafina: Blue

Anime Listicles

10 Best Things: Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle - a mad fusion of steam-powered technology, contracts and curses, age-transcending love, and family comedy. It's been my favourite Ghibli film for years, and may just be my favourite film in general even outside the category of animation. So I went to see it at the theatre despite exam season - I… Continue reading 10 Best Things: Howl’s Moving Castle