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Writing Prompt: What character do you think inspired the design of another, or other characters?

This one seemed interesting, I’m sure people have mentioned this sort of thing before here and there in other posts. It could even be as simple as a…

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Writing Prompt: What is the most misunderstood genre?

Original question on MAL was just outright claiming that isekai is the most misunderstood, a bold claim to be sure, but I thought this question would be better…

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Writing Prompt: Random Anime Interaction(s)

Here’s another prompt by myself. I know, shamelessly prompting myself here on the blog… what can I say, I get an idea and decide to just turn it…

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Writing Prompt: What’s an idea you’d like to see represented in anime?

I’ll admit, the source for this prompt was just myself. But that won’t stop me from answering my own burning questions!

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Writing Prompt: What’s your favourite character’s biggest flaw?

Let’s continue with the theme of the last prompt, but this time, let’s look at the biggest flaw of our favourite characters! Similar, but different!

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Writing Prompt: What’s your favourite anime’s biggest flaw?

Well, this is a good one I think, but it’s also difficult right off the bat because I have to decide upon my favourite anime again. Or at…

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Writing Prompt: What are your thoughts on anime demographic genre categories?

Here’s an interesting one I found recently, it’s along the lines of a recent genre prompt I wrote about. This would be referring to genres such as shounen,…

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Sousou no Frieren Review (Spoiler Free)

Let’s take a look at something from the Fall 2023 anime season that recently wrapped up – Sousou no Frieren. Interesting how the Japanese title differs from the…

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Writing Prompt: What was an anime moment that made you think?

Pretty broad one here, seeing as there are many different sorts of thoughts you could have after watching something. But nothing wrong with that!

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Writing Prompt: Are there too many genres in anime? Or not enough?

Here’s an interesting one. I feel like I know what most people would answer here, and I would be included in that… but the perspective of there being…

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Writing Prompt: Do you enjoy OVAs / movies take place outside of the main storyline?

The question was more asking about OVAs, but I feel like movies can work here too. The basic gist here is referring to series where an OVA comes…

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Writing Prompt: What’s a well-liked anime that you didn’t really like?

Let’s go with a quick prompt this time around, because I want to get a post written, but I also want to go watch Solo Leveling!

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Writing Prompt: If you HAD to rewatch an anime 10 times in a row, which anime would you choose?

Thought this was a funny one on MAL, I immediately knew I had to use it as a prompt here. I’m pretty big on rewatching anime, but I…

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Writing Prompt: When an anime is constantly talked about all the time, does that make you want to watch it or avoid it?

Long one, approaching LN title length here. But the question itself is quite simple, and I’ve sort of touched upon this topic before with prompts like the recent…

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Writing Prompt: Are people who only watch “safe” anime missing out?

Here’s an interesting one, particularly because I’ve actually never really thought of the idea of “safe” and “unsafe” anime. That’s really why I chose it i…

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Writing Prompt: Would you rather have your favourite anime be mainstream or unpopular?

Let’s get another easy one out there with this prompt. Would you rather have your favourite anime be mainstream or unpopular?

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Random Story Idea: Future;Perfect

I added the semi-colon in there since it looks like something a Japanese person would toss in thinking it looks cool, Chaos;Head style. Anyways, I wanted to write…

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Writing Prompt: What are your thoughts on using reviews to decide on watching an anime?

I have my own way of deciding if I’m going to watch an anime. For example, I’ve never watched any anime YouTubers (nor do I have any interest…

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Writing Prompt: Would you go to an anime theme park?

Found this one on MAL, just a quick and light topic to think about this time.

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Ron Kamonohashi’s Forbidden Deductions Review (Spoiler Free)

Running out of fantasy titles that caught my interest, I’ve decided to take a look at what the mystery has to offer for me that I hadn’t already…

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Writing Prompt: What’s something you started doing in Japan that you still do today?

It’s been just about two years since I moved back to Canada after living in Japan, which was also for two years. So I figure it’d be fun…

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Writing Prompt: If you could be any anime character for a day, who would you be, and why?

Daily writing promptIf you could be someone else for a day, who would you be, and why?View all responses Here’s a fun one. And the answer came to…

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86 Review (Spoiler Free)

This is a series that was recommended to me back when it was still airing, so I knew all this time that this was going to be worth…

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Writing Prompt: How have significant anime influenced your perspective on anime?

Daily writing promptHow do significant life events or the passage of time influence your perspective on life?View all responses I do admit it makes me laugh to take…

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Summoned to Another World for a Second Time Review (With Spoilers)

You know, I don’t always feel like writing a spoiler free review, as I sometimes have specific ideas about a series that I’d like to mention. So this…

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Writing Prompt: What are some tips to avoid anime burnout?

Here’s a good one, and I’m sure many of you could offer some advice here as well. I know that many people can end up feeling burnt out…

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Writing Prompt: What’s an anime that you’ve fallen asleep to?

Let’s get another one of these prompts going, and this one will be quite short!

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Writing Prompt: What’s something on your “to-watch list” that never gets watched?

Daily writing promptSomething on your “to-do list” that never gets done.View all responses Starting to enjoy utilizing these WordPress prompts for my own purposes. This one is nice…

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Writing Prompt: Are some shonen anime too long?

Here’s an interesting one, which is a simple enough question but there are a few different angles from which to look at it!

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Writing Prompt: What’s the anime you’re most scared to watch? What would it take to get you to watch it?

Bloganuary writing promptWhat’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it?View all responses Yep, I’m hijacking this prompt for…

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Writing Prompt: What anime did you started the new year with?

Or if you haven’t watched any yet in 2024, I guess what anime will you start with? Surely anyone reading this has watched something though, right?

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Writing Prompt: What are some things in romance anime that shouldn’t ever be done in real life?

This prompt has been sitting in the drafts for a long time, too long really. Having actually watched a dedicated romance anime in Horimiya not too long ago,…

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Id:Invaded Review (Spoiler Free)

This is it, the final series in my anime genre review collection, for the “Suspense” genre, and I’ve gone with Id:Invaded!

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Ajin Review (Spoiler Free)

Coming up in my genre review collection is Ajin for the “Supernatural” genre! I went into this one blind, and ended up getting several surprises from this series!

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2023 Reviews in Review

I normally don’t write seasonal posts, but seeing as I’ve published a lot of reviews this year compared to my usual, I thought I’d put out a summary…

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Re-Main Review (Spoiler Free)

We’re almost done with the genre reviews, this time we’ve got the Sports genre and Re-Main. This was an interesting one for me, because I can count the…

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Barakamon Review (Spoiler Free)

Getting into Slice of Life for my genre review collection, we have Barakamon. An anime that I tried watching once before but never got past the first episode,…

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Psycho Pass Review (Spoiler Free)

Psycho Pass, an anime that I’ve known for a long time is very well liked, but I’d never given it the time it likely deserved. But now, I…

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Horimiya Review (Spoiler Free)

We’ve reached the “Romance” genre of my genre review collection, and I’ve gone with something pretty well reviewed in Horimiya. I’ve watched a lot of anime that of…

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Summertime Render Review (Spoiler Free)

We’ve come to the “Mystery” entry in my anime genre review collection. And I’ll be upfront here. Summertime Render is a wild and exciting ride!

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Blood-C Review (Spoiler Free)

Next up we’ve got Blood-C filling the “horror” genre spot in my genre review collection. Now this is a genre that I don’t normally seek out, like when…

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Princess Connect! Re:Dive Review (Spoiler Free)

And now we’ve got one of the more interesting genres to look at, with Princess Connect! Re:Dive being my choice for the “gourmet” genre. I can’t say I…

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Spice and Wolf Review (Spoiler Free)

We’ve made it to the “fantasy” entry in my genre review collection, and I’ve chosen Spice and Wolf! I have actually seen this one before, maybe 5 or…

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Island Review (Spoiler Free)

We’re at the “drama” instalment of my genre review collection, and for this one I went with Island, which I believe was recommended to me for a different…

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Nichijou Review (Spoiler Free)

Here we have my next review, covering the “comedy” genre of my genre review collection. It’s what I’d understand to be an absolute classic when it comes to…

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Serial Experiments Lain Review (Spoiler Free)

I know, I know… Serial Experiments Lain is from the 90’s, but I just can’t help it when it comes to the desire to not spoil anything. After…

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Boogiepop Phantom Review (Spoiler Free)

And we’re back again with another review, this time it’s the original Boogiepop Phantom, which is also the next entry in my genre review collection: avant garde. I…

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Samurai Champloo Review (Spoiler Free)

It’s time for the next instalment of my anime genre review collection, with Samurai Champloo representing the “Adventure” genre. I wanted to choose something that was longer than…

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Chainsaw Man Review (Spoiler Free)

This is the first review from my anime genre review collection, and will be representing the “Action” genre. After looking at the options available to me, I decided…

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