Offshore Anime

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Comedy and Militant Facism – Spring 2013 Review

Comedies absolutely dominated my list of favorite shows this season which is surprising given my normal response to comedy anime. I’m not sure if it’s a cultural thing, or I just have a strange sense of humor, but anime jokes usually don’t make me laugh nearly as much as I think they should.  If I had predicted the rankings of these shows before the season began, it probably would have been completely flipped around, but something about the more serious anime this season just didn’t do it for me. Continue reading


Us vs. Them – The Limits of Humanism in Suisei no Gargantia

vlcsnap-2013-06-10-14h59m37s43Humans are very social creatures. We form groups based on anything we can think of whether it be where we were born, the color of our skin or the beliefs we hold. Unfortunately, these groups tend to be contradictory and hostile towards one another which may be manageable on an individual level, but becomes a wholly different matter when dealing with large segments of the population. This manifests itself in racism, nationalism, sexism and religious intolerance, just to name a few. Continue reading


Summer-Induced Anime – Five Shows I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Seen

vlcsnap-2013-05-08-19h22m29s20I just finished my last exam, and summer break is officially here for me. I’m sure there are at least a few of you who are in similar situations. Although I’ll still be working 40 hours a week and then some, I’d like to believe that I’ll have a bit of extra time to work through my extensive anime backlog. Some of the shows I plan to watch are understandably on the back burner, but there are a few that leave me absolutely speechless when it comes to an excuse for holding off on them. Here are just a few that are currently collecting dust on my HDD. Continue reading