Favourite anime of 2015

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It is that time of the year when anime seasons are wrapping up, and we can look back on those series we liked, and those we did not. There have been a number of surprises this year, along with many disappointments. I have not been blogging much lately for a variety of reasons, but fully intend to start writing on a regular basis with the next season. For now I will simply go through my favourite anime of 2015, in no particular order. This is partly because I am not a fan of ordered lists – I may like a number of series equally, but for a variety of different reasons for example – I also couldn’t reduce it to a mere ten series.  Read more of this post

Twelve Days of Anime – Garo-Papa

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Garo has been one of those series that snuck up on me, something that I knew almost nothing about and has surprised me at every turn. The story is interesting; with well thought out characters, and a nice art style. But one character stands out from the crowd, Herman ‘Roberto’ Lewis, aka, Garo-Papa. One of the main reasons that Leon as a character works is because the series has Roberto as a foil for his angst and anguish. It’s great watching his character switch from comedic womaniser to serious warrior in an instant, only to switch right back when he sees a beautiful woman walk past. This contrast between the silly and the serious helps to make his character great fun to watch, whilst also breaking up the more serious elements regarding horrors, Leon, and Mendoza. If anything I feel that I would certainly not be enjoying Garo as much as I am without the presence of Roberto. Read more of this post