The Eminence in Shadow’s Cid Kagenou: The Inner Child in us All.

I knew that the minute this show came out I would want to talk about this character. What I didn’t expect was that, as the story went on, that I would be deeply intrigued and impressive by HOW this character came to be, how he acts, and just what he represents. Sometimes that’s the coolest thing, and getting surprised when something so stupid has a lot of heart. That’s where we find ourselves today and after the cut, let’s take a dive into the main lead of The Eminence in Shadow: Cid Kagenou!

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My Dress Up Darling’s Gojo Wakana and Marin Kitagawa: An Authentic Attraction, a Mutual Respect

Every year on Valentine’s Day I like to sit down and discuss an anime relationship that is interesting to me. Whether it was their chemistry, their passion or just what was presented in the text, a good anime couple is always worth thinking about. This year I knew that I would be talking about these two, and I’m eager to get into it. So after the cut, let’s take a dive into the relationship between My Dress Up Darling’s Gojo Wakana and Marin Kitagawa.

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Cardcaptor Sakura’s Syaoran Li: Her Most Loyal Knight

The Summer of Love IV continues! We are rapidly approaching the end of the series, but before we examine the last batch of episodes, I think it is important to examine one other character. Last time we discussed the series lead Sakura Kinomoto and her innocence, but also elements of true humanity. Now we will discuss the other main character, her rival, her friend and the person who becomes the love of her life. After the cut let’s take a dive into Syaoran Li.

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The Summer of Love IV: Cardcaptor Sakura’s Sakura Kinomoto: Magically Human

The Summer of Love IV continues! As is traditional for every event, I make sure to take time to explore the main characters of the show. What makes them tick, work or really, what is that jumps out to me when I explore them? Of course for any successful show, a lot of the strength will come from the main character and Cardcaptor Sakura has one for sure, but she is also one who is surprisingly human. So after the cut let’s take a dive into the series lead: Sakura Kinomoto and find out!

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 My Dress-up Darling’s Marin Kitagawa: Beyond Skin Deep

Who doesn’t love the flavor of the month? It seems almost every season there comes along a character that just takes the fandom by storm. One that is everywhere and anywhere. Such is the job of the ‘best girl.’ A female character who will make the entire anime community fall in love with, and produce oodles of merchandise, memes, and of course, fan art. But is there any other reason why people might like these characters, or more specifically the most recent iteration? Well after the cut, let’s take a dive into My Dress-up Darling’s Marin Kitagawa and find out.

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Fate/Stay Night’s Shirou Emiya and Saber: Selfless People, Selfless Love

I’ve been examining the couples of Fate/Stay Night for a while now, and as we wrap up our look at all the current Fate properties (except those that came out last year). It is time to turn our attention to the final main couple of the first series. I would say we saved the best for last, but sadly that isn’t going to be the case. Still that doesn’t mean there isn’t stuff to talk about. So after the cut let’s take a character dive into the relationship of Shirou Emiya and Saber.

My thoughts on the relationship of Shirou Emiya and Rin Tohsaka are right here!

My thoughts on the relationship of Shirou Emiya and Sakura Matou are right here!

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Jobless Reincarnation’s Rudeus Greyrat: The Long Hard Road.

Every now and then there come characters who challenge conventions, or at the very least are a hotbed of controversy. There are discussions about them, but too often they fall into finger pointing, clout chasing, and talking PAST each other instead of TO each other. Last year, we were graced with Jobless Reincarnation, one of the best Isekai made, but also with it’s male lead. He’s one who has caused more than few mumbles and grumbles. What do I think though? Well, let’s cut through the bullshit and take a character into dive into the main character of Jobless Reincarnation: Rudeus Greyrat after the cut.

Step by Step
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Higurashi GOU/SOTSU’s Sakoto Hojo: The Certainty of Change

I just keep finding myself coming back to this series! While I’m currently working on another collaboration post with a fellow blogger, I wanted to take some time and discuss a character that has interested me for a while now. While many people have turned on GOU/SOTSU for reasons both understandable and not, I do think there is a lot of good that isn’t being shown. With that, let’s take a dive into the character of Sakoto Hojo right after the cut.

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School Day’s Makoto Itou: Also a Victim

I’ll go to my grave defending School Days, and I’m not talking about the ending. I mean the entire show. In all these years running the blog, I have never seen a show that intrigued me more than School Days. A show dismissed by many, but to me, a well of interesting characters and stories. I’ve discussed the other chararcters in dives before, but I held off on discussing the male lead. No longer though, and I’ve got plenty to say. After the cut let’s take a dive into School Days Makoto Itou

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The Summer of Love III: Fate/Illya’s Illyasviel von Einzbern: The Reboot that Works

The Summer of Love III continues! We are heading into the final season next week, but for now I want to take sometime to do a character dive. These are always fun to do, where I look into a specific character and talk about just one or two things that make them tick. It’s not a full blown observation, but just a glance at one thing that makes them stand out. I always end up doing one or two of these during this event, and this time is no exception. After the cut let’s take a dive into the main lead of Fate/Illya: Illyasviel von Einzbern

Great design, but the crosses are kinda weird.
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