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Anime Pumpkin Spice?

The wind has turned chilly. The hazy Summer sky has finally clear away to reveal a endless sapphire blue expanse over head of fathomless depths. Wide fan-like leaves…

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The Boy and The Beast: A Magical Tale Lost in Translation

The movie The Boy and The Beast (currently available on Crunchyroll) is a truly delightful tale of a confused and emotionally injured little boy that runs away from…

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Oddest Anime Outros!

Many anime series are known for their amazing opening song and animation sequence, but when it comes to the closing or “outro” of the anime as the credits…

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Anime Antiques! Finding forgotten treasures

While cleaning out a storage room, I found some interesting artifacts from a long ago time and distant place, left behind by my late parents. My parents always…

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Anime: To Binge or not To Binge? That is the Question!

In general, I’ve always had the opinion that binge watching anime series is a wonderful advancement of the modern streaming world. If you could have all the enjoyment…

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Anime Oo La La! Anime better than Paris?

Later this month my brother is going on vacation to the elegant and sophisticated Paris! The one in France! He’s going to see the Eiffel Tower (the real…

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Good Bye Summer!

Summer is starting to fade away. The blistering heat of the day is tempered little by little by the clear, chilly nights. Leaves on the trees have begun…

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I Won! I Won!

Recently a very special award has been bouncing around the blog-o-sphere, it’s the Liebster Award, and it seems that I’ve won it! I would like to thank Andreea…

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Anime Under Construction

Every Summer I take on a major project for my home. Some times it’s re-landscaping the yard, sometimes it’s moving the driveway, some times it’s renovating the garden…

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American Otaku Haunting

There’s something that’s been haunting me this Summer. It’s been keeping me up late into the night and lurking into my waking hours. Everywhere I go it’s there,…

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Anime of the Young at Heart: Elderly in anime!

This post actually started quite a while ago and was inspired by a comment from Fred (Au Natural) on my post Still Life Anime: Kokkoku and other comments…

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Anime Oni-san! Epic Big Bro’s of Anime!

Sorry, but we are going to start off with a little ranty rant. Don’t worry, it won’t last long and it’s just for a little clarity of where…

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Anime Anne-san! Awesome Big Sisters of Anime!

So if you’re a fan of your real life big sister or if you wished you had one, check out some anime Anne-sans that are truly awesome!

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Spooky Summer Anime!

Though in Western cultures Autumn is the season for all things spooky, in Japan and a few other Asian cultures the time for ghosts and all things scary…

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Still Life Anime: Kokkoku

Have you ever wanted to stop time? Would you want to extend a happy moment so that it could last forever? Or maybe it would be more important…

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Public Warning: Build Fences Are Hazardous to Fingers!

Earlier today I was repairing a fence in my backyard and one little pinky finger had an unfortunate meeting with a hammer. My pinky finger is now purple!…

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Drawn to Anime! A Return to Art!

I can honestly say I don’t know how this happened. I don’t remember when or why I started watching anime/manga drawing tutorial videos on Youtube. Nor do I…

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Anime that is HOT HOT HOT!

Feeling HOT HOT HOT! It’s not just a Buster Poindexter song, it’s the temperature outside too! The wind feels like the blast of a hair drier, walking down…

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HiDive: Plunging into a Pool of Unexpected Anime!

I recently signed up for a free 14 day trial subscription to the anime streaming service HiDive. I had heard from other anime bloggers that there was some…

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Anime Weeds

Weeds, dandelions, puffballs, to gardeners of the Western world they are a menace to our lawns and the invaders of our flower beds. Though some might look cute…

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Anime that Packs a thunderous Punch! Get Backers!

After watching the latest addition to the Thor movie series this weekend, I was going to write a post about all the anime that have lightning or thunder…

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Anime Extra! Being a By-stander in Anime?!

I recently was clicking my way through the Youtubes, and I happened upon an interesting video from one of my favorite manga style art tutorial creators. This content…

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Tsundoku and my many manga monster

According to Wikipedia “Tsundoku is acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them.” Yeah. . . . I might have a problem…

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Classic Anime Beach Episode!

Nothing is more traditional or well used (perhaps over used?) than the Classic Anime Beach Episode. We’ve all seen this episode before, the band of main characters and…

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Star Spangled Surprise: The Anime blogger Like Starburst!

Happy US birthday! It’s 4th of July aka the US Independence Day, and what better way to celebrate the home of the stars and stripes than to talk…

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Anime’s Traditional wooden sandals!

Geta are Japanese wooden sandals that have been around for about a thousand years and are still worn today. A hallmark of geta are the telltale “Clop Clop”…

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An Anime Journey of 100 Posts!

97! . . . 98! . . . 99! 100! That’s right, this is the 100th post on my blog, I can’t believe it! It took (slightly) over…

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Anime that’s just buggy!

Summer is here and for many of us that means so are the bugs! Whether it’s mosquitoes buzzing around your head, crickets chirping into the wee hours of…

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Anime to Celebrate Summer!

Whoo! Summer is here with all it’s barbecues, fireworks, and days at the beach! The weather might be a bit too warm, but cooling down with some shaved…

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Happy Birthday Anime Hanabi!

On June 19th, one year ago, is the day I posted my first anime blog post on this site! I remember being so excited to start my anime…

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Anime with the Best Opening Animation!

So a couple days ago I was clicking around the Youtubes, and a whole bunch of recommended videos popped up about the opening animation of the Chinese anime…

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Spend a day at an Anime Cafe: Part four of four

Go to Part One Go to Part Two Go to Part Three For our fourth and last visit to an anime cafe, let’s pop into a countryside cafe.…

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Spend a day at an Anime Cafe: Part three of four

Go to Part One Go to Part Two Though the hushed chatter of a busy anime cafe, with it’s charming staff and tasty desserts, might be a treat…

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Spend a day at an Anime Cafe: Part two of four

Go to Part One! The weather, just weeks before Summer, is mild with a gentle breeze. Jazz music is playing and hushed conversations are in the air. Nestled…

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Spend a day at an Anime Cafe! Part One of Four

The weather is nice, Summer is coming, and everyone is talking about what they will do with all their free time! Isn’t this the perfect time of year…

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Anime that thinks deep thoughts

There is nothing more fun than watching an action packed anime that pops with explosions, and is peppered with daring fights. It’s not surprising that shonen and seinen…

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Anime that thinks deep thoughts

There is nothing more fun than watching an action packed anime that pops with explosions, and is peppered with daring fights. It’s not surprising that shonen and seinen…

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Anime Getting the Royal Treatment!

When it comes to fantasies or historical fiction in anime, princesses and princes seem to be the go to characters to go off adventuring out in the great…

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Anime Getting the Royal Treatment!

When it comes to fantasies or historical fiction in anime, princesses and princes seem to be the go to characters to go off adventuring out in the great…

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Anime Post Canceled due to Illness

Unfortunately Thursday’s Anime Hanabi blog post has be canceled due to me contracting Went-frolicking-in-the-flowers-and-was-poisoned-by-pollen-itis. I’ve got coughs, I’ve got a h…

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Anime Post Canceled due to Illness

Unfortunately Thursday’s Anime Hanabi blog post has be canceled due to me contracting Went-frolicking-in-the-flowers-and-was-poisoned-by-pollen-itis. I’ve got coughs, I’ve got a h…

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Anime’s spooky little heart: Natsume Yujincho

If you have read nearly any of my earlier blog posts, it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that Natsume Yujincho is one of my favorite anime series.…

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Anime’s spooky little heart: Natsume Yujincho

If you have read nearly any of my earlier blog posts, it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that Natsume Yujincho is one of my favorite anime series.…

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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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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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