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Cheerfully, jauntily, one-sidedly – There are too many female characters in modern anime

Remember when anime casts looked like this? Have you noticed that for the last ten years or so, anime casts have been looking cheerfully, jauntily, and one-sidedly female-centric? Advertisements

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Vulture of Critique wants either a complete ending or a complete reboot for: Shikabane Hime

http://myanimelist.net/anime/4581/Shikabane_Hime:_Aka is a fairly strong series.

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Various criticisms of Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta

Yozakura Quartet – Hana No Uta is remarkably nuanced. It has a lot of unresolved sexual tension, some of which serves to underscore some of the bizarre conventions of anime. Ao is a catgirl, not a human; she is theoretically … Continue reading

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Shows with unusual charm: Gen’ei Takeru Taikyou – magical girl squad meets Catcher in the Rye

Some shows embrace traditional stereotypes but manage to have at least a few truly fresh twists. In the case of Gen’ei Takeru Taikyou, the angst is pretty well-written, both for the villain and the heroines. Aside from the angst it’s … Continue reading

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Matoi Ryuuko versus Chitanda Eru, or, Not all woobies are moe (萌); not all moe characters are woobies

Thesis: A character cannot seem sexy to me if that character is not interested in sex. Ryuuko, the protagonist of Kill La Kill! is a young lady whose father was brutally slain. She came home one day to find his … Continue reading

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