Hajime No Ippo And The Benefits Of Impeccable Characterisation

I’ve not being enjoying the current Fall 2017 anime season. I just couldn’t find an anime I found interesting or better than a 5/10. Then I watched an older anime whose premise and ideas are the most terrible thing to me, whose genre I tend to shy away from and aesthetic I tend to dislike, … Continue reading Hajime No Ippo And The Benefits Of Impeccable Characterisation

Anime Harems: Why Are People Even watching? – Part 8

If you ask any “anime harems fan” why they enjoy them they often find it difficult to explain. This doesn’t mean that anyone has bad taste or isn’t smart, it’s just fairly telling for the genre. I’m going to argue that most harems (nearly all) are made far worse by including the harem aspects. This … Continue reading Anime Harems: Why Are People Even watching? – Part 8

Comedy Anime Needs To Feed Into Itself – Repetitive Jokes

I gain a huge satisfaction whenever I understand a joke that most people ordinarily wouldn’t understand or find funny, and this remains true for my taste in comedy anime. Understanding the context and build-up to a joke can make it so much funnier than just telling the joke in the first place. This is absolutely … Continue reading Comedy Anime Needs To Feed Into Itself – Repetitive Jokes

Comedy Needs To Feed Into Itself – Prison School

Comedy feels so much more satisfying when the narrative all flows into each other and the setups create a constant barrage of setups that are simultaneously used as payoffs. This post is intended for people who have already seen prison school and therefore contains major spoilers for the show. So watch that first because it’s … Continue reading Comedy Needs To Feed Into Itself – Prison School

First Impressions Count In Anime – How to Tell If An Anime will “Get Good” (Part 3)

This blog series has gone on longer than intended however we’ll finish today by looking at an anime that I thought had a terrible first impression and the differences between a show that starts bad but gets good and a show that never achieves good quality. We’ll still be using our Mysterious Girlfriend X example … Continue reading First Impressions Count In Anime – How to Tell If An Anime will “Get Good” (Part 3)

First Impressions Count In Anime Part 2 (AOT, Death Note and Erased)

First impressions are important to make you continue watching, I’ll now talk about shows that gave me a good impression and turned out bad in the end as well as a show that started bad and finished bad. The point of this is to show a meaningful difference between a good first impression and a … Continue reading First Impressions Count In Anime Part 2 (AOT, Death Note and Erased)

The Appeal Of Sports Anime (Why you should watch even if you’re not a sports fan)

I feel that it’s quite safe to say that not a lot of anime fans also like sports. Besides the mainstream sports shows I feel that most shows are overlooked by many fans, some of whom disregard the genre completely without giving it any thoughts. As the creators of most sports anime appreciate that a … Continue reading The Appeal Of Sports Anime (Why you should watch even if you’re not a sports fan)

Sports Anime and Real Life: Tournament Arcs vs League tables

Let’s talk about football tournaments: there’s not very many of them which are popular.  Theirs obviously the world cup, champion’s league, FA cup and EFL cup (I only looked up for UK – where I live) but not many others. Even saying these, the world cup and champions league both have league tables at the … Continue reading Sports Anime and Real Life: Tournament Arcs vs League tables

The Importance Of Good Story in Harem Anime (part 5)

I’ve said before in previous posts that even if the characters aren’t great, fleshed out, developed or made to interact well then the situation, plot or ideas of the anime can save the show. Though for harem shows I believe that statement to be completely theoretical because I don’t know any anime that have won … Continue reading The Importance Of Good Story in Harem Anime (part 5)