Category Archives: showing a bit of character

The Inauthenticity of Senjougahara (Bakemonogatari 03)

This post is less about episode 02 than the first part of the episode, where I was rather arrested by the whole sequence between Senjougahara and Araragi in the playground. A lot of other things happen (or get talked about), … Continue reading

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Bits of Character as Makeshift Projectiles (or, Nodoka Miyazaki and Yue Ayase are showing a bit of character!)

[Be thou warned — some few Negima! spoilers lurk in the underbrush.] I believe it was Socrates (the Plato version) who suggested that true knowledge begins with acceptance of one’s ignorance. No, no, scratch that. This isn’t one of those … Continue reading

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The Evolution Of The Mecha Character Aesthetic (Prototype Characters And The Tropes They Started)

Earlier this week ghostlightning wrote up a post about how Gundam Wing had been mislabelled the start of the Bishounen aesthetic in male mecha anime characters, but really it was more of a reason to gush about Five Star Stories.  … Continue reading

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Not Cheatin’ on Mai Waifu I Promise! Anime Women that I’d Marry Had I Been Single

Here in this post is a list and a gallery of female anime characters I hold in very high esteem. I’ve profiled them without using spoilers when I can, and I’ve provided warnings when I cannot avoid spoiling. Recently otou-san … Continue reading

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Baron Febdash is showing a bit of character…

[spoilers for Crest of the Stars as well as the former portion of Banner of the Stars I (that’s up to episode six)] At first glance Baron Febdash — or Atosryua Syun-Atos Lyuf Febdak Klowal — is a pretty simple villain.  He’s … Continue reading

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