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Defining Memorable And Forgettable Anime

Fate/Grand Order | Artist Nagu | Source: https://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=2849077

As individuals, we all have a unique way of assigning a certain amount of value to specific places, people, and things. What one person might find relativity unimportant, someone else might consider the object in question to be of great significance. Influenced by environment, preconceived notions, time, and other factors, this assignment certainly makes for rich discussion when comes to certain aspects of daily life. Thinking about it in terms of media, entertainment, and the talking points of such discussions, the words “forgettable” or “memorable” is usually not far behind. Being purely subjective in nature, there is a plethora of personal taste and honored ideas in making such a determination. So what does it really mean to be forgettable or memorable in the realm of anime?

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Anime Reviews

[Anime Review] Eago no Daika – The Price of Smiles

Eago no Daika - The Prince of Smiles Cover

There is a price for everything, but how much will it cost to purchase a smile amid the sorrowful echoes of war?

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Otaku Alcove: May-July 2019 Schedule

Game: King’s Raid | Artist: chibi Vanille | Source: https://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=6814480

Attempting to at least have these updates done near the beginning of week (or 2nd day of the month), the opportunity still gives me chance to greet the month of May. Hard to believe we are almost at the halfway point of the year and with my birthday being on the 8th, it is a harsh, but clear reminder that time waits for no man. So what is on the docket for this month? Well, a lot actually….so might as well make this for June and July as well.

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Otaku Alcove: April 2019 Schedule

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Anime: Idolmaster Cinderella Girls (Miku Maekawa)| Artist: hasumi (hasubatake39) |  Source: https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=68498785

The month of March seems like it lasted forever, but we are finally entering April! It is a time for unexpected rain showers, allergies, and for many, Spring Break! Well, all except for me. After getting my two day job schedules shifted yet again, most of my plans have slightly changed, but largely remains the same. What is in store for this month? Find out after the jump!

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Otaku Alcove: March 2019 Schedule

Artist Tamarashi
Artist Tamarashi |  Source: https://twitter.com/m_okuma0831/

Can’t say that March has come in like a lion yet, but guess the same can be applied to my own progress. After dealing with the month of February, the month where everyone decides to get sick and pass germs like the plague, I am finding myself slowly recovering from my own bout with a less than forgiving cold. Nonetheless, feeling back up to speed and ready to get down to business, it seems like this will be a pretty busy month in more ways than one.

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Otaku Alcove: February 2019 Schedule

Hi Score Girl - Artist Nakajima Yuka
Anime: Hi Score Girl | Artist: Nakajima Yuka | Source: https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=70712378

As difficult as it is to admit, we are now entering the 2nd month of the year: February! After weeks of battling cold early mornings and late sleepless nights, I finally gotten a better command of my schedule and what to expect going forward. Having made a few prospective projects for January that I couldn’t keep (or at least tried to), coming into this month with a clear mind and better time management under my belt, I think this round should be more doable. Time to show a glimpse of what I have on the docket this month after the jump.

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Otaku Alcove: Plans For 2019

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Artist: kurodeko Source:http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=71229932

Seems like only a few days, but the first week of 2019 is already to coming to a close. Having some time off before returning to the same old grindstone the holidays granted a respite from, I do want to announce some of my future plans for the site going forward. Oh, and if I forgot to say it,

Happy New Year!

Anime & Subculture Articles

Anime Alcove List Tuesday 01.01.2019: The Best Anime Of 2018

Artist Maya g - Azur lane
Art by: Maya g Source: https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=67028837

Whether you like it or not, the dawn of another year is upon us. It’s a time of renewal and looking forward to new events and challenges. However, for those like myself that can never let go of the past, there is plenty to reminiscent and ruminate over from 2018. With the Winter 2019 season of anime right around the corner, now would be a perfect time to take a look back at all the seasonal best from 2018. Welcome to the first edition of Anime Alcove List Tuesday.

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Anime Reviews

[Anime Review] Napping Princess

After egregiously skipping over many anime film and TV releases for 2017, I did at least felt like I owed it to myself to jam pack 2018 trying to unearth the best of the best from the past year. With so many great choices too numerous to name, Napping Princess immediately caught my eye. Whether it be the astonishing box key art, outlandish premise, or even Kenji Kamiyama (of Ghost in the Shell and Eden of the East directing fame) leading the charge, I could tell this probably would make for an unforgettable experience. Needless to say, that assumption definitely holds true and glad that I finally decided to give it a go.

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