Top 15 Trails Characters

The Trails series is easily my favorite game series. It has an expansive world and a wide cast of characters that manage to have a hold on my heart over the course of so many games. Ever since I started the series, I’ve been addicted. With my recently beating The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV, I’ve caught up to the localized parts of the series, so I thought it would be fitting to make a top list. Continue reading

In Defense of Elaina: A Misunderstood Witch

Of all the anime this season to be controversial, the last show I would have expected to have people in a frenzy is Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina. It’s not one of my favorites this year, or even this season, so it’s not one of my top picks for shows I’d like to write about. But the criticism of this show has been so mind-bogglingly nonsensical that I feel compelled to write about it, and defend it.

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Chise Hatori: Finding a Reason to Live

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The Ancient Magus’ Bride is a show about a girl named Chise Hatori, who is sold off to a mage that decides to make her his apprentice in magic. Chise suffers trauma because of her past, and her growth causes her to find a purpose in life, as well as a way to unbind the chains of her past. I love the way she grew throughout the show, making her one of my all time favorite anime protagonists, so for this post, I will be doing a character analysis. Continue reading

Viewer Emotional Response in Anime

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The dichotomy of emotion vs logic is treated very similarly to the dichotomy of subjective vs objective. Emotion is seen as biased, as a way to cloud your fair judgement. Logic is seen as a means to judge anime on it’s own merits. I think this is an idea that fundamentally doesn’t work because fiction is made to elicit an emotional response from the audience. Continue reading