Crafting The Perfect Story: The Three Elements of Storytelling

Everyone looks at stories differently.  It’s why people have differing opinions when it comes to stories that we enjoy.  Some of us like anime, manga, or other similar Japanese stories.  Others enjoy the attachment of watching actors on the big screen, or experiencing stories first-hand through a video game. Stories are universal, but as weContinue reading “Crafting The Perfect Story: The Three Elements of Storytelling”

My Top Five Narratives in Anime!

Anime has the potential to be many things.  It can be pure entertainment, it can provide social commentary, and can spark extreme amounts of emotion.  It can be many different things, but one of the things I’ve loved seeing the most has been a good, strong, narrative. Narratives have often been associated with literature- epic,Continue reading “My Top Five Narratives in Anime!”

Some of My Favorites: Five Emotional Anime!

Anime is a great thing. And I don’t mean that purely as a memetic statement, I think it’s  great that Japan embraces animation as a means of expression.  Cartoons in America are exemplified by Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, with a mainstream focus on kids, rather than adults.  Even the animation geared towards adults in America areContinue reading “Some of My Favorites: Five Emotional Anime!”

Why YOU Should Read Goodnight Punpun

I was at a loss for what to write about for a while.  Should I go back to something something Xenoblade Chronicles, should I talk about another anime I’ve been watching, should I enter the world of visual novels on this blog?  After all, this IS still a new blog.   But then, I revisitedContinue reading “Why YOU Should Read Goodnight Punpun”