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

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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

Anime to Watch During the Quarantine

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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

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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