Top 5 Feel-Good Anime

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One of the reasons I love anime so much is the sheer variety. Whether I’m in the mood for an epic fantasy, a dramatic space opera, or a just a good ol’ romantic comedy, I can usually find something I like. Sometimes though, when I come home from a too-long day at work or need to chill because I’m stressed or upset, I’m after nothing more than calm and soothing – something to convince me, at least for a little while, that the world is actually a nice place where things inevitably work out for the best. Continue reading

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AAA2015: The Artemis Anime Awards

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Back for the third year running, and super-objective as always. Clearly these are the only awards in the anime industry that matter. Continue reading

5 Anime Kids I Don’t Want to Murder

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By and large, young kids in anime annoy the hell out of me. Dealing with children in the real world? No problem, bring it on. But seeing small children in anime? Ugh, no thank you. I’m not talking about anime targeted towards the same age group, mind you – I have no issue with kids in titles like Doraemon, Youkai Watch, or Hamtaro. What I typically have a dislike for, however, are elementary school-aged characters in anime targeted at a wider audience… mostly because they act and sound nothing at all like their age. Continue reading

Anime Taste Testing: Summer 2015 (Part II)

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I’d normally do my follow-up taste testing post around the season half-way mark, but as I’ll be overseas and computer-less the whole of August, I thought I might as well get it done a bit earlier before I left. Incidentally, this is Otaku Lounge’s 100th post! A big thank you to everyone who’s helped and encouraged me so far, and I hope to write many more posts in the future. Continue reading

Anime Taste Testing: Summer 2015

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Just in time to catch the start of the familiar drone of cicadas, the new batch of anime is here! Personally, I intend to enjoy it while luxuriating in front of my brand spankin’ new aircon unit – even through I’ll also be internally wincing nearly every single time I come across someone else’s obligatory first impressions post. (You guys do know that ‘summer’ isn’t a proper noun, right? Or maybe you just really like Capitalizing Unnecessary Words, in which case, sorry for prematurely judging you.) Anyhow, onto the shows! As usual, I’ll be going in order of my impressions from worst to best based on the premiere episode of each title. Continue reading