Category Archives: today's special guest writer

WRL is not a team blog, but I welcome friends to write here, and no one’s really encouraged to leave.

I Never Got To Take You To The Beach (The Fine Art of Character Death in Mecha Anime)

[This is a guest post by r042 from the awesome Ideas Without End blog. It should be obvious that this essay is riddled with dead bodies (read: spoilers). You’ve been warned!] Killing off a character for dramatic purposes is a … Continue reading

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Should Ghostlightning Blog AKB0048?

So, after some comments came out on Monday, I thought it would good to get our readers engaged in our decisions on what to blog this season. Many times we pick shows that line up with we enjoy, but not necessarily what you want … Continue reading

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Rescue People so You Can Believe there are People who Rescue People — Cowboy Bebop 21 “Boogie Woogie Feng Shui”

[Cowboy Bebop 20 “Pierrot Le Fou”] [Springtime for Jet Black: Cowboy Bebop 21 "Boogie Woogie Feng Shui"] This session seems more light-hearted than any other with Jet Black as the protagonist. In a lot of ways it is: there’s a … Continue reading

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Durarara Actually Lives Up to the Hype, Because it Copies Guy Ritchie

In an effort to find something new to watch out of my backlog, I’ve watched Durarara!!. And honestly, I knew little about the series going into this. Yes, I know there is hype surrounding it. Fortunately, I have not been spoiled on anything … Continue reading

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Why the Episodes between the Big Start and Spectacular Finish are Important – Outlaw Star 17-23

As in any story, the most exciting part is the introductions, and its conclusions. In a story, as most anime’s really are, that intro phase  is important. You have to introduce your characters and make your audience want to know … Continue reading

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