Love Live and the Two-Sided Christmas

 

I’m writing this while the first snow is falling.  It reminds me that the holiday season is upon us.  I really don’t like winter; dry air, cold temperatures, and overall miserable environment sucks, especially when you have eczema.  The dry air makes my dry skin even worse, and it’s awful.  However, I love the holiday season. I think the only reason why the holiday season exists, with all its jolliness and joy, is to combat the fact that winter is awful.  Anyways, being the Love Live trash I am, I’m writing a Love Live oriented Christmas post.  Continue reading “Love Live and the Two-Sided Christmas”

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Worldbuilding in Anime

Worldbuilding is the creation of the setting; it’s being able to dive in to a fictional world and fleshing it out, making it immersive. Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki have mastered this art, their able to create worlds not settings, movies that strike a balance between realism and fantasy not just pictures. To animate is to bring something to life and world building is essential in ensuring that happens. Continue reading “Worldbuilding in Anime”

Mental Diseases in Anime

So I am finally going to rant about a subject that I said I would talk about, bipolar characters in anime, or just characters with mental illnesses in general. First, let’s start off with addressing the two mental illnesses that show up in anime, bipolar and multiple personality disorder.Bipolar disorder, according to Wikipedia, is a mental disorder characterized by periods of elevated mood and periods of depression. Symptoms include being depressed, impaired memory, mood swings etc. Another mental illness I want to discuss is multiple personality disorder. Multiple personality disorder is, according to Wikipedia, the presence of two or more distinct or split identities or personality states that continually have power over the person’s behavior. The personalities have different ages, personalities, race etc. and the switching of personalities can happen within seconds, to minutes, to days. Continue reading “Mental Diseases in Anime”

Fruits Basket Manga vs Anime Comparison

Hello humans of 2017! First writing to submit to the blog for 2017, so why not do something involving the animals of the New Year? Fruits Basket! What I am going to be doing for this is comparing the Fruits Basket manga and anime. So duh there may or may not be spoilers. You have been warned humans! Now, without further ado, let’s get started! Continue reading “Fruits Basket Manga vs Anime Comparison”

Shirayuki: Cute, yet Mature

I watch a ton of romance and shoujo shows, so I’m used to how they lay out.  The setting is usually a high school, the pacing of the show is usually really slow, and the ending of the show is usually really unsatisfying, ending on a cliffhanger, some sort of terrible resolution, or a Read-The-Manga ending.  The big sticking point for me is the fact that most of these shows take place in high school, which means all of the shows have the same problems concerning the setting. Continue reading “Shirayuki: Cute, yet Mature”

How the Music in AnoHana affects our Emotions

I was a massive weeaboo going into 8th grade, so I had everything anime related; wallpaper, the way I act and speak, and of course, music. I had this phase where the only songs I would listen to would be from anime (even though I still listen to a bunch of anime songs now, most of them are orchestral or piano pieces). My favorite song at the time was “Secret Base,” the ED for AnoHana. Continue reading “How the Music in AnoHana affects our Emotions”