As promised, here’s the next part in my three-part 2011 Anime Year in Review series. From the Top 10 Male Anime Characters of 2011 we now move on to the fairer sex, as we count down the Top 10 Female Anime Characters of 2011. As for why I’m promoting this with a Madoka Magica group picture, it’s because no fewer than 3 of these 5 girls made my Top 10 list, and the other 2 could be considered ‘honorable mentions’. To find out which three made it, and precisely where they finished, please read on! 😉 Continue reading “Top 10 Female Anime Characters of 2011”
Rabbit Poets was actually born in October 2008, so technically it’s already 3 years old, but I tend to celebrate the anniversaries close to the last day of the year, because a.) that’s when I became more serious about writing regularly and b.) frankly, it’s just easier to remember that way. Still, my relative absence over the last couple months did make me consider whether a picture of a funeral would be more fitting than a celebration. So with that said, I think I’m due an explanation and my thoughts moving forward.
Over the next few days, I intend to put up a series of blog entries here on Rabbit Poets, all with the goal of looking back on what proved to be a coolly captivating comeback year for anime. These blog entires will focus on the characters, and anime shows, that I felt contributed the most to making this one of the finest years of anime in recent memory. Please join with me as we take one last look at 2011, before we ring in the New Year of 2012. Continue reading “Anime Year in Review: Top 10 Male Characters of 2011”
Who knew Fate/Zero would turn out to be a melodramatic love triangle?
Love the job Satoshi Tsuruoka is doing with Caster – perfectly creepy and insane.
2011 has been a really riveting renaissance year for anime, as we’ve seen anime Blu-Ray sales stunningly soar, and strong new offerings in the magical girl and sci-fi genres, both of which had badly needed some scintillating sparks to move them forward again. Perhaps no lone person has played a bigger role in this year of recovery for the anime world than Gen Urobuchi, and in this blog post, I will explore why he’s been received so well and been rather effective. Continue reading “Why Gen Urobuchi is taking the anime world by storm.”
True to his words in episode 1, Taichi got the entire class to ignore Chihaya. She doesn’t mind the mistreatment and tells Taichi that he shouldn’t be mean to Arata. She blurts out how great Arata is at karuta and could beat the entire class. Taichi takes on this challenge and says that it shall be settled at the upcoming karuta tournament. Continue reading “Chihayafuru Episode 2: Childhood Troubles”
To me, every anime adaptation of a game has felt like they took a game and tried to shoehorn an anime out of it. It’s always been obvious to me. Will Persona 4 be different?
Last Exile: Fam of the Silver Wing is the sequel to 2003’s Last Exile, which won my bronze award for being significantly better than most anime, but still not within spitting distance of some of the titans of the industry. While the first series focused on the journey of two friends as they delivered a girl named Alvis to a pirate ship and inadvertently put an end to the oppressive rule of their planet’s overseers, the sequel is operating on a grander scale.
While the story was quite good and the characters memorable, it did a less than satisfactory job with immersing the audience in the setting. It didn’t explain just who the Guild was until the end, or what the purpose of the conflict was that propelled the story forward. Thankfully, judging from the first episode of Fam of the Silver Wing, this issue has probably been rectified without dedicating several minutes to clumsy exposition. Also, you have a girl in negligee hanging by a bungee cord from a large aircraft, so I’m sure that plays to some kind of fetish. Continue reading “Last Exile: Fam of the Silver Wing First Impressions- Steampunk’s Weird”
Chihaya enters high school with hopes of starting a karuta club. This is definitely considered weird among her classmates and friends. They wonder why a beautiful girl, who is also the younger sister of a popular model, would be interested in such a boring game like that. Continue reading “Chihayafuru First Impression: Beauty in Vain”