Tag Archives: anime

Challenging Gender Roles: Review and Discussion of Wandering Son


It was still the story of boy and a girl. But this time, we had the boy who wanted to be a girl and a girl who wanted to be a boy. Continue reading

Why do I watch anime? And how to avoid giving boring answers!


I am late to Kai’s party, like I usually do. But her project is interesting and I believe that timing is not a factor in this case. Discussion about why we watch anime may sound obsolete but it is always strangely relevant. I have read several opinions on this matter over the years. There are many reasons we watch anime. Some reasons are so generic that they can be applied to any form of media and thus, these reasons carry little weight. So you see, ‘Why do we watch anime?’ is never an easy question to answer. Still, I am going to try. (Warning: heavy sarcasms ahead!) Continue reading

How can I determine the gender of anime bloggers?

How often did you mistake male bloggers for a female bloggers and vice versa? Without looking at their MAL profiles, how can you tell if the bloggers are female or male just by looking at their blogs? Here’s the solution! Continue reading

The Seven Tyrannies that Crush Anime Fandom

Anime is our escape, where any dreams are possible. Anime is our freedom, the door that leads to a place beyond our mortal senses. Anime is the wings that fly us to the world so large and yet so private. Of course, we can live our lives without it. But life with anime is much more interesting. Am I exaggerating? Maybe I am. But I tell you now, I am not lying. But why does it have to end? Continue reading

19 Reasons You Should Support (vote) for Canne’s Anime Blog !

Addendum July 2, 2012: Canne’s anime review blog had such incredible run in the Aniblog Tourney, advancing to the round of last 8 blogs (Quarter Finals). A thousand thank you to you who has been following and voting for me. Despite our defeat in the Quarter Finals, what we have achieve was nothing short of successful. Thank you again!

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GoGo Yubari chats with Canne and plays ‘Aniblog Tourney word-association game’!

Addendum (June 16, 2012): Thanks to all of you, Canne’s anime review blog advanced to the 4th round (round of 32) of the Second Aniblog Tourney. That means I am currently standing at the same spot I did back in the 2010 tourney just before getting eliminated. Thank you again and see you in the next round! Continue reading

The Aniblog Tourney begins for real: a few words from both persona of Canne

Addendum (May 14, 2012): Canne has advanced to the third round of the 2nd Aniblog Tourney in which only 64 blogs remains to compete. My big thank you goes to all of you my readers, fellow bloggers and friends both old and new. Your support is deeply appreciated. And lastly, I tip my hat to my good friend, Jordan of The Otaku HQ. Don’t forget to visit his blog.

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Five things I learned from re-watching Princess Mononoke: a 10-year late anime review

Hopefully, I can finally watch and review it with eyes unclouded. Continue reading

Canne’s Criteria for Identification of True ‘Anime Fan’ (plus common scenarios!)

This post is a direct continuation of ‘When did your anime fandom truly begin?’ in which I talked about the time when anime fandom truly began. After I wrote that post, it occurred to me that I was also discussing about the nature of ‘anime fan’ as well. What I wrote could be used to identify a person who was an anime fan. Continue reading