#17 Who Is Your Favourite (Male) Supporting Character?
That’s right, Naruto again! A thousand apologies, but thanks to its large, varied, and well-developed cast of characters, it’s one of my favourite franchises! So when discussing the topic of favourite characters, my mind often drifts to it!
#16 What Anime Do You Think Has the Best Animation?
Attack on Titan
I would like you to read the following blog post about the anime that I think has the best animation bearing in mind that, when it comes to animation, I’m a complete novice whose entire knowledge base consists of things I learned watching Shirobako! I don’t know how it all works (despite having grown up with technology it still mystifies me) and I don’t know any of the fancy-pants terminology, so please bear with me, somebody who’s going to do their very best to explain what they love about Attack on Titan’s animation, in patience and in kindness!
There’s a reason why, after nearly 10 years, I still love anime. In fact, there are many reasons why it’s as much a part of my daily routine as eating my breakfast (a single Pop Tart every morning – yum! nutritious!) and taking a shower. But for the purpose of this post I wanna expand on just one of those reasons.
I thought it might be neat to turn this into a community-wide project of sorts, partly because I’m still trying to introduce myself to all of the new faces that have popped up during my five year absence and partly because I want to know what other people have to say about this topic! There are many bad things about anime, for example: its treatment of things like mental illness and minority groups, the industry’s tendency to play it safe and churn out the same uninspired, monotonous schlock every season, and toxic fandoms. BUT, in spite of these things, many of us continue to watch anime and have committed a sizable chunk of our lives (and finances) to this hobby. So why is that? Let’s explore this question together!
#15 Which Animal Sidekick (From Any Anime) Is Your Favourite?
The Mawaru Penguindrum Penguins
There is no shortage of animal sidekicks in anime, many of which are considerably more iconic than the Mawaru Penguindrum penguins. In fact, some have even strong-armed their way into popular culture. I’m sure that even your most uncultured normie friends and relatives would recognise Totoro, Hamtaro, and Pikachu! And, I must admit, I did consider other sidekicks for the purpose of this blog post (like Fairy Tail’s Plue, XXXHOLiC’s Mokona, and Madoka Magica’s Kyuubey). But, ultimately, the penguins beat all of these to the punch. Here’s why!
#14 What Anime Never Gets Old No Matter How Many Times You’ve Rewatched It?
I first watched Erased March 2016. Since then I have rewatched it twice, once with friends and once with my husband. That makes a total of three times that I’ve watched Erased in just a year and a half. And, you know what? I could probably go for a fourth! I think that it has remarkably high rewatch value, even knowing all of its big twists and turns, and here’s why…