[Carnival: The Impact They Had on Us] Marina’s Influential Anime

I didn’t begin watching anime until my undergrad years, something I briefly touched on in the About page of this blog. But in participation with Ayame’s carnival, below are the memorable anime that influenced me greatly into the person I am today.

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Marina’s Favorite 5 – Heroines

After watching as much anime as I have, it’s inevitable that favorites will soon emerge.  These are the girls who grabbed my affections and wiggled their ways into my heart.  These are the girls who made me wish I could be their friend and ring them up for some hanging out.  These are the girls who I admire and respect, and at times, who I wish I could be like.  Thank you for your sweetness, mischievousness, courage, and fortitude.

“Dude, it’s totally EPIC!”: Heroic Feats of Epic Proportions

Nowadays, the word “epic” is often used as an adjective to describe something we deem good to the extreme, something utterly awesome.  We don’t often consider the origin of this word and its accompanying characteristics, instead re-naming such works as “adventures” or “dramas.”  But I’d like us to take a step back and re-consider the full implication of the term, as well as discuss some example anime that exhibit one or more of the genre’s attributes: Kemono no Souja Erin, Juuni Kokuki, Utawarerumono, and Seirei no Moribito.

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