Category Archives: Anime

Castalia House Post: Deus Ex Magical Girl

Today on the Castalia House blog, I spotlight Deus Ex Magical Girl, an anime blog focused on the magical girl genre. That blog is worth looking at juse for the takedown of Cardcaptor Sakura, though it has other excellent content … Continue reading

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Castalia House Post: My Hero Academia vs. Iron Fist

At the Castalia House blog, I compare My Hero Academia with Iron Fist. I put forth the argument that MHA beat Iron Fist at its own premise.

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Castalia House Post: My Hero Academia (Season 1)

Over at the Castalia House blog, I give a spoiler-free review of the anime My Hero Academia’s first season. It’s a good series that would leave the viewer quite excited for more.

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The Appeal of the Anime Witch

As I’ve watched many a piece of media, I found out something rather interesting: I like witch characters quite a bit (though I’m not really a Harry Potter fan.) Most of this, of course, is due to the influence of … Continue reading

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Castalia House Post: Mai-Otome and Feminine Heroism

Over on the Castalia House blog, I discuss Mai-Otome and its treatment of heroism as a feminine role.

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Is Naruto the Last Great Anime Franchise?

I’d say that Naruto is not the last great anime franchise. However, here’s why I’m asking this question. As many of you know, Japan’s birth rate is quite low. With a total fertility rate of only 1.4 children per woman, … Continue reading

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Kaze no Stigma Disguises Romance as Action

When you think “romance,” you think of something sentimental or slow-moving, with a strong emphasis on emotion and feelings. Anime romances in particular dial up the sex jokes as far as they can go and do not let go. But … Continue reading

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