12 Days of Anime #6 Übermensch in Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto

What’s cool, cooler and coolest? Inspiring others to help themselves. While we marvel, gape, or go into asphyxiating fits of disbelief, Sakamoto’s magnetic draw is not just his ability to perform physics defying, visually stunning feats of physical prowess and artistic virtuosity, but how his impossibly cool actions encourage people to develop the confidence and […]

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Taking the Reins in Silver Spoon 2

If the first season of Silver Spoon‘s mascot was the pig, the second season’s central animal would almost certainly be the horse. With this juxtaposition, we see two very different representations of farm animals. Pigs, no matter how cute and personable they are, in the end, are nothing but livestock, raised to be consumed by human […]

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7 Attributes of a Successful Reverse Harem Protagonist: A Look at Kamigami no Asobi

If you haven’t gathered from what I’ve covered so far on Anime Monographia or peeked at my MAL, my anime tastes gravitate towards shonen (and card games). What can I say? I enjoy my action/adventure/giant explosions/intense mecha battle sequences/hardcore tirades(yelling matches) on friendship. I realize this is a fairly narrow range of anime that I […]

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