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Manga/Manhwa that need to be turned into Anime!

Last year I was over joyed when I heard that a manga I really liked (The Case Study of Vanitas) was getting turned into an anime, and this…

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100 Anime Exclamations!

When I originally wrote my blog post, 80 Anime Exclamations!, I had actually planned for it to be 100 anime exclamations. The hours of research dragged on, but…

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Anime of the Weird!

Sometimes the anime world gets a little weird. What we understand about reason, logic, and the laws of physics kind of get thrown out the window and we…

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Anime that Fights Like a Girl!

There is a certain character in anime that, for all of their bravery, skill, and strength, doesn’t get nearly enough recognition. It’s the rough and tumble, steadfast Fist…

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Anime Blogger Guide for Noobs!

I’ve recently noticed, for the past few months a lot more new anime bloggers have popped up. Maybe it’s just the new year, maybe it’s just Spring, but…

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Anime’s Ugly Ducklings

Over the years many people have noted how contrived some anime can be at times. When the prettiest girl in school meets the handsomest boy in school (or…

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Anime Mythical Monster Madness!

Ancient Greek and Egyptian cultures have so many amazing stories in their folk lore. Daring heroes slaying monsters. Clever ladies that out smart the bad guy (usually an…

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Anime and Poison: Japan’s love of Strawberries!

Why does poison have to taste so good? I still remember the day I tasted the most delicious poison in the world. I was still in preschool and…

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Hoppy Easter!

May your bunny dreams and anime wishes come true this Spring Season! Looking for some anime that are bunny-tastic? Check out: Bunny Drop This anime is about a…

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Mighty Transforming Anime Blog, Go! My blog is interactive now

Click the link, see the change! This is a project I have been meaning to work on for months now. I’ve finally started making my Anime I’ve Watched…

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Anime that are just So Foxy!

Mysterious, flirty, energetic, playful, and mischievous, there is something just so fun about fox characters! Everyone knows about the great fox spirit in the anime Naruto, but there…

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Something fishy in the Sea of Anime!

There is something fishy going on in the anime world. There’s fish everywhere! I understand that the Japan is surrounded by the ocean and the Japanese do love…

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Anime Last Chance Challenge!

As I mentioned in the earlier blog post, RIP Funimation!, as my final fair well to the dying Funimation anime streaming service I was going to try a…

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Anime Freedom for All! Where can you watch anime for free? Legally!

I recently learned that Crunchyroll has decided to stop offering ad-supported streaming services. What does that mean for anime fans? It means that there will no longer be…

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Anime OST’s on my music journey!

I recently started learning how to play the piano, something I’ve wanted to learn since I was a little kid. Like, I remember watching my older sister playing…

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Anime to the Letter: What’s up with all this Writing?

Though hand writing a letter (or anything) is basically a lost skill in the U.S. the age old tradition is alive and well in the anime world. Anime…

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Anime for Outdoorsy Folks

At last the Northern world has thawed and the Spring Equinox is here! Finally our days are growing noticeably longer and warmer, and the woods and hiking trails…

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Anime for People that love One Punch Man!

There is only one anime that me and my roommate (who isn’t really an anime fan) can agree on, One Punch Man! This anime is an acceptable show…

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Anime for people that thought the Manga was better!

Why watch anime when you could speed read manga in half the time? We’ve all met anime fans like this, or maybe we’ve actually thought it ourselves at…

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Anime to Celebrate Spring!

At last Spring has come to grace the Northern world with all its lush green beauty! The dark green leaves of daffodils and hyacinth have sprouted along every…

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RIP Funimation!

Friends, we are gathered here today to say a final fair well to our dearly departed anime streaming service Funimation. Long before Crunchyroll and Netflix offered a decent…

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Cleaning my DVD shelf: Anime I haven’t watched in forever!

So the other day I was dusting my DVD shelf, I was really bored, and I got to thinking. Do I even have a device that will play…

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Sports Anime for People that Don’t Like Sports Anime

So not that interested Some people love sports. They love sports in every part of their lives, from their team mascot themed bed to the bumper stickers plastering…

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80 Anime Exclamations!

I’ve been studying Japanese on and off for a while. I wouldn’t say that I was an expert or fluent, but I have picked up a thing or…

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Anime all over again . . . and again . . . and again . . .

Wouldn’t we all like a second chance at something? Everybody loves the do-over, the second take, the make-up test, right? Some people fantasize about a second chance at…

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What I’m currently reading: Manga Edition!

Some might remember my lists of What I’m Currently Watching that used to be at the bottom of each of my posts. In case you haven’t read any…

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Anime Romance to get any heart a fluttering!

Valentine’s Day has come again and love is in the air! Think Valentine’s Day is just a bunch of pink hearts everywhere, smelly roses in plastic vases, and…

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Anime and the Olympics: Winter Edition! Part 3

Though not a whole lot of time has gone by since the Summer Olympics this passed July, the Olympics have indeed returned and this time it’s for the…

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Anime and the Olympics: Winter Edition! Part 2

(Due to the length of this post it has been cut into 3 parts) Though not a whole lot of time has gone by since the Summer Olympics…

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Anime and the Olympics: Winter Edition! Part 1

(Due to the length of this post it has been cut into 3 parts) Though not a whole lot of time has gone by since the Summer Olympics…

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Anime to treat your Funny Bone!

They say that the best medicine is laughter, and in some ways that’s true. People who laugh more tend to live a little longer. People who enjoy a…

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Anime to Celebrate the Year of the Tiger!

The 15 day long Lunar New Year celebration is upon us and this time around we get to ring in the Year of the Tiger! Each Lunar New…

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What Anime cast would make the best Wizard of Oz?

This old story needs some anime improvements! This post was inspired by an awesome blog post I read over the holiday break. The post Recasting Gremlins with Anime…

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Anime to get carried away with!

Of course this Ghibli classic is a great one too! Sometimes your job or school work is just a never ending parade of stress. Sometimes your family is…

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Anime to watch if you love 007!

Who doesn’t love the sleek suits, the sunglasses polished to a mirror shine, and the great gadgets of a secret agent. And of course, the best of the…

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Rumiko Takahashi at the beginning of my Anime Saga!

So many series, one great manga artist! Some anime fans are really surprised that, though I call myself a shojo fan, I hadn’t seen Sailor Moon until last…

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A Day in the life of an Otaku!

Otaku rule indeed! Just moments after clicking on the publish button for my latest post (Anime for your Coffee Break) I found that I had just published my…

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Anime for your Coffee Break

There are a lot of Anime Shorts! Having a hard time fitting as much anime into your life as you used to? Just too busy with school, work,…

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My bizarre encounter with Gigantor!

There are just somethings that pop on to your TV that after about half a second of viewing you just know they are from an era far away…

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My blog is Changing!

My blog is changing, like a wiggly caterpillar turning into a beautiful butterfly! Look Up! I just wanted to let everyone know that the “I’m Currently Watching” list…

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Spooky Winter Anime

The dead of Winter : ( IT IS COLD! The weather out side is more than just frightful, it’s down right traumatizing. Jagged icicles are clinging to every…

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Walking in an Anime Winter Wonderland!

Walking in an anime Winter wonderland! The snow has started to fall and it is well and truly Winter. The air is crisp and little puffs of steam…

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Best Anime of the year!

Well at least the best anime of half a year. Since I first launched my blog last June, I have watched a total of 67 anime series. I’ve…

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Anime to re-live 2021!

The year is running out in a hurry! A year can fly by so quickly it can feel like it’s ending before you’ve really had a chance to…

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Very Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas, Holidays, Solstice, whatever you like! Hey, I know I said that I wouldn’t be posting until after Christmas, but I just wanted to wish everyone a…

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Anime that brings the holiday magic!

Holiday Maaagic! This is one of my favorite anime of all time and definitely my number one favorite holiday anime. It’s a heart warming story that is filled…

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May your Anime be Merry and Bright!

This might be the season of bright lights and merriment, with twinkling strings of lights dangling from every rooftop and holiday music bubbling out of every doorway, but…

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Music that makes the Anime that makes the Music!

Yup, it would! Sometimes an anime is made perfect by their opening or closing song. There’s just something about the melody, the rhythm, the lyrics that the anime…

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Rumors Rumors: Anime that’s got a bad rap

Rumors Rumors Some anime are just bad news. Every anime blog has mentioned it, and nothing of what they are saying is good. Your friends or family might…

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Anime Taisho: My favorite Time!

Taisho anime is a treat! While everyone else might be singing about their favorite time of the year, I’m too busy being enamored by my favorite time in…

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