13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Main Character Rankings

I decided to preorder 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim shortly before it came out. The story seemed interesting. The art style was beautiful. And the dub cast was phenomenal. What I didn’t expect was for this to become one of my favorite games of all time.

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Chise Hatori: Finding a Reason to Live


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


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

Anime to Watch During the Quarantine


At first, I thought such a topic was a ridiculous idea. How can there be anime that are specifically good for watching during the quarantine? I thought you might as well just watch the best ones, and I would just tell people to watch my top 10. But something you come to realize as you watch a lot of anime is that what you feel like watching depends on your mood. Continue reading

Asuna Yuuki: Strength Through Resilience


Warning! There will be spoilers for up until the end of the second season of Sword Art Online.

What makes a strong female character? The answer to this question will vary depending on the person. A huge fan of action will simply think a strong female character is physically strong, one that can kick ass. From a feminist perspective, you will usually get answers such as having agency, or being independent, usually from men. Continue reading