Miandro’s Spotlight is a weekly blog update rounding up what has been happening to the blog such as the latest posts, what’s caught my eye, and what I plan for the near future. Continue reading “Miandro’s Spotlight – So many trailers!”
#12DaysOfAnime – In this holiday season, the act of giving has always been a staple tradition. People, young and old alike, receive gifts from their friends, loved ones and even strangers at this time of the year. These gifts can come in different forms: touching words, objects of sentimental value and last but not the least, money. To put simply, let us talk about gifts and the forms they come in. Continue reading “Clannad: gifts come in different forms”
Miandro’s Spotlight is a weekly blog update rounding up what has been happening to the blog such as the latest posts, what’s caught my eye, and what I plan for the near future. The Twelve Days of Anime This month is probably the first instance where I plan to heavily invest the blog in terms of stuff related to the Christmas season. Luckily I came across … Continue reading Miandro’s Spotlight – 12 Days of Anime
In every show, novel or film, there is no better to culminate your story with a large-scale conflict of epic proportions. This is especially true in stories that involve multiple characters such as the Harry Potter series, the Hunger Games and more. Here, we’ll discuss on anime titles that had a notable, well-written conflict in its story.
Disclaimer: this is a rather biased list revolving around the stuff I have watched already. Continue reading “Looking at large-scale conflicts in anime”
It has been almost a year since the anime film, Your Name, released on theaters worldwide and the fame its generating is not slowing down. In Japan, the movie became a huge hit and grossed over 190 million US Dollars. It was ranked second among well-heard films like Spirited Away.
In a usual anime series, there should be a big overarching character or group of characters that oppose the main character’s goals. There is some sort of generalized conception that almost every villain exists for the purpose of making the good guys look good.
However, there are a good number of instances where characters get wonderful writing when it comes to their backstory, motives, and character development that labeling them as mere “villains” is somehow harsh. One of those villains is Slaine Saazbaum Troyard from the anime series, Aldnoah.Zero. Continue reading “A normal day for Bad Luck Slaine”
Earlier today, the indie developer for To The Moon, Kan Gao, has released a two-minute trailer for the game’s sequel, Finding Paradise. To The Moon is an indie adventure game focusing mainly on its story and puzzle-solving gameplay centered around two doctors, Neil and Eva, as they traverse the memories of their client, Johnny Wyles, in order to fulfill his childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut. The game’s … Continue reading To The Moon’s developer reveals new trailer for the sequel
Before everything else, you should totally check out Kat’s blog entry about misunderstanding hate from the Harry Potter books.
This month’s blog tour has been quite a challenge for, not only me, but the majority of everyone in OWLS. The prompt, “Diplomacy,” has so many perspectives to discuss about that choosing one is proving to be difficult. So I decided why not make it a little bit confusing for me by using a show that’s dialogue-heavy, Oregairu.
An anime series known for its deep and mind-boggling hits about high school life and society, I found Oregairu to be the best basis material for the “Diplomacy” prompt as the show is centered around the politics of a regular high school. Before we dive in, spoilers are in great abundance here and if you do not take kindly to that, avert your eyes!
FIRST LOOK – Throughout looking at the various line-ups of titles in many anime seasons, the comedy genre has always been a hit-and-run for me. As someone who prefers a show with some deeper and serious tones, finding a good anime series that can genuinely get you laughing for the majority of one episode is kind of rare. For this fall season, I think Blend S covers that need for me quite nicely. Continue reading “Blend S and its unique display of humor”
WEEKLY WRAP-UP – With all the new anime and gaming titles coming out, this week has been pretty material-intensive for me. Not knowing where to begin with the new anime season, or have the means to access newly released games, it has become a struggle for me to find compelling content to write about.