Claymore: The Monster Of Memory

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I’ve noticed a running theme in a lot of anime. There’s always a distinctive focus on ones’ reasons for fighting. There’s always an episode or two in most action anime in which the characters look back and contemplate why they’re there and why they must fight, usually before a climactic battle or sometimes even in the middle of one. There’s usually very little variation in this formula, but having watched the anime Claymore recently, I was pleased to see that it really does do something different with it.

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Look At Shit In My Room Post

I also thought I’d upload some pictures my anime collection real quick. The purpose will ideally be similar to my top 11 list, to make me seem like a cooler and more intelligent person than you. Hey-O!

Sorry for shitty quality. I also have all of the volumes of Lain and the MushiShi complete collection, but they are lent out at the moment.

Quick Thoughts On Sengoku Basara

So recently I had the opportunity to watch the historical/period/omfgwtfbbq anime Sengoku Basara. It was… An experience, I’ll say that much. Alright, I’ll just get it out of the way, Sengoku Basara is completely fucking ridiculous. The writing is so horrible and filled with Deus Ex Machina, with spontaneous M@GIX solving half of the conflicts and characters dying and being magically being resurrected at the drop of a hat. It’s one of the stupidest shows I’ve ever seen, much like Gurren Lagann was in many ways.

And much like Gurren Lagann, I loved it.

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Wolf’s Rain: The Search For Meaning

Just a quick notice, because of the nature of the series, there’s pretty much no way this article can avoid from being spoilerific. I’m going to put the more tag up here so if you want to avoid that stuff, don’t click it. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Kishōtenketsu In Durarara!!

If the first two episodes of Durarara!! were combined into one, it would almost certainly be one of my favorite anime episodes of all time.  I think what I like about them, more than anything else, is the way their narrative is presented. In many ways they perfectly exemplify the way in which anime is structured these days. That is, the splicing of seemingly incongruous narratives into one. This style of storyelling isn’t unique to just anime though. In actuality, this technique has been used in Japanese and Chinese narratives for centuries, existing under the name Kishōtenketsu.

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Hiroyasu Ishida: Fumiko’s Confession And Rain Town

Very diverse body of work as you can see.

A while ago, while searching for obscure anime shorts I could use to bolster my hipster credit broaden my horizons I stumbled upon a little-known indie animator and manga artist by the name of Hiroyasu Ishida. His body of work thus far is fairly small, consisting only of two shorts. One is the wildly energetic Fumiko’s Confession, which cemented in my mind his great talent as a visual artist.

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Introduction and Top 11 Anime

Hello there anime blogging community! I am Sky and I will be your host here.  After reading the wonderful blog of gaguri (Which I would recommend to anybody who might somehow end up reading my blog) I was sort of inspired to make my own.  Basically my intention with this blog is to create something amusing while also being informative. Something a bit different from the typical seasonal review or just general review blog, though I may end up doing those. Basically I want to create unique articles about a subject which I truly love — anime.

So with that in mind, before I get started, I think what I’m gonna try to do is list out my top 11 anime before I post anything of substance because I want you all to get an idea of my taste before you start reading my blog and angrily disagreeing with every statement I make and totally not because I’m a pretentious douchebag who wants to flaunt his superior taste over yours.

Now for the disclaimer. This is entirely my list and the picks here are mine. They are, in fact, vastly superior to anything you could possibly conceive of. Indeed, your opinion may differ from mine and for that I expect numerous letters of apology. Get to it. But in all seriousness this is just my opinion. If you, you, my nonexistent audience, have a different opinion that’s cool. In fact, go ahead and discuss it in the comments. Just keep it civil.

With that out of the way, let’s begin.

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