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



“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

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“Why would they do that?” – Murder in Btooom!

I commend those of you who have managed to make it this far into Btooom, but I have to question why you started watching it in the first place. Am I seriously suppose to believe that a video game developer somehow accumulated the resources to kidnap dozens of people, put them on a desert island and force them to fight to the death? The premise of the show is so ridiculous that it’s impossible to take it seriously. Unfortunately, I’m going to try to do just that. Continue reading