Offshore Anime

Sailing away…


“We are chivalrous thieves.” – Just Crime in Magi

Is there really such thing as a chivalrous thief? Magi now has us following Ali Baba and his group of thieves who have been terrorizing the city of Balbadd “for the sake of the slums.” The poor are certainly in a desperate situation, but is turning to crime an effective solution? Continue reading



Everybody’s doing it – 50 Questions

Answering this series of questions seems to be the in thing across the anisphere so, to be safe, I’m going to follow the crowd. My tastes tend to change from day to day, but I’ll do my best to give you some legitimate answers. Who knows? You might even learn a thing or two about me. Continue reading


“Some things are just impossible.” – Finding Motivation in One Off

I wouldn’t be surprised if One Off slipped under most people’s radar this summer. It isn’t revolutionary in any sense of the word, but it does provide a rather heartwarming tale of small girl trying to enter the wide world. Just about everybody has been in this position at one time or another so it offers a chance to reflect on our own experiences. The quality production values and energetic cast only help One Off tell its simple but relatable story. Continue reading


Why we fight: War and Appeasement in Magi

Seele: “The fate of destruction is also the joy of rebirth.”

Gendou Ikari: “Death creates nothing.”

The End of Evangelion

The act of war is purely destructive in nature. Regardless of what one might be fighting for, the sole function of tanks, guns and warplanes  is to take life, plain and simple. To deny this fact is to deny the reality in which we live. Even so, there are times when we still raise arms and commit terrible crimes against each other in the name of freedom and justice. Continue reading