Category Archives: Anime

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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