The Summer of Love with High School DxD

Hey guys

Last November I undertook the task of dedicating the entire month to talking about every anime of the series Fate Stay Night called Fatevember. I greatly enjoyed talking about the franchise and I knew I wanted to try my hand at it again, but maybe only on one series.

So I hummed and hawed about it for awhile, until I realized this allowed me to kill two birds with one stone, and then I decided to go bigger, then smaller. Either way, I’m pleased to announce the upcoming blogging project: The Summer of Love with High School DxD

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The Great Works of Anime: My List

A little while, I made a post talking about what the “Great Works” of Anime were, and I spoke about how a great work is not the best one, or the most famous, but the one that leaves behind an everlasting legacy that affects everything that comes after it. It doesn’t matter if you like the show or not, what matters is that show’s legacy and influence and it’s affect on fans of all stripes.

This week I’ll be doing my lead up to the 3-month blogging project in which I examine whether or not a certain series could be considered a great work of its genre, and also just seeing how it holds up after awhile.

For now though, I want to run off a list of the anime and manga that I think are the art-form’s great works. I don’t have one for each genre, so this is more of a personal list, of what I think are the most likely to be, or will be Great Works. Check em out after the cut.

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Extremely Subjective List Up Ahead

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The T.AP Tag!: Poetry Slamming with Dewbond

I was leafing through some old posts and I saw that I had been tagged WAY back in Feburary by Irina from I drink and watch anime. Apologies for not getting this done earlier!

Anyway, here are the rules!

  1. Headline your post with “The T.A.P. Tag!” and put “tanka” as one of your tags.
  2. Make sure to link back to the original post that started the tag (this post!).
  3. Make sure to mention the person who forced introduced the tag to you!
  4. Pick 1-3 of your favorite anime.
  5. Write your tanka about the anime you’ve chosen. It’s fine if you decide to do only one or two if the schedule is tight.
  6. Tag at least 3 or more bloggers you know, and get their creative muscles flowing

Well, let’s get this started, check out my poems after the cut.

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Oh Yuri nooooooo

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Bunny Girl Senpai’s Kaede Azusagawa: The Unintentional Imouto Meta-Commentary

This is going to be a bit of a different character dive than my previous ones, in that this is really a response to a excellent post from Yomu at Umai Yomu Anime Blog who has been doing a wonderful series of posts examining each of the girls from the hit anime of last year: Rascal Does not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai. More specifically this post is going to talk about the character of Kaede Azusagawa and provide what, I think at least, is a different viewing of the character from a more meta perspective than from the plot itself.

If you haven’t already, I HIGHLY suggest you check out Yomu’s post on Kaede and all the girls from Bunny Girl Senpai, as they are well thought out looks into the characters from frankly, the best show of the year last year. This post wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for that excellent piece of work.

Anyway, after the cut let’s take a character dive into one of the main girls of Rascal Does not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai: Kaede Azusagawa.

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Getting them Rem Vibes here.

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Tune of the Week(ish) YU-NO’s”Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo”

YU-NO: A Girl who Chants Love at the Bound of This World is the anime that no one seems to be talking about this season (not even on WordPress!) and I don’t know why. Seven episodes in and the show is already a gripping and interesting story of time travel with plenty of “spiciness” added into the mix.

Either way, the Tune of the Week is the opening of YU-NO:Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo” by Asaka

Kampfer: What A Mess

It’s easy to gush about the things you love.

It’s easy to bash on the things you hate.

You know what’s hard? To talk about a series that is both of these things and also isn’t. A series that is straight down the middle, full of potential and possibility, but also just messy and just….messy.

So yeah, after the cut let’s take a dive into Kampfer.

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Why does Trash make me think so much?

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