Some of My Favorites: Top Ten Male Anime Protagonists

A great male main character is one that is hard to find.

They’re not the manliest of men, but neither are they complete pushovers either.  These characters are the ones that have drive, that have charisma, the ones that are interesting, engaging, and push the story forward.  It is through them, that we experience the anime we love, and are a major reason as to why anime tend to go down in history as some of the best.

And these, are my personal favorites among the bunch.

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Some of My Favorites: Five Great Anime Antagonists

In any anime, any genre, a good antagonist almost always steals the show.

Although not always, they often provide the driving force, and are a huge part of what make the anime something notable.  As great as a protagonist may be, part of that greatness is certainly derived, from the extent to which the antagonists push them to their limits.  Through the villain, the story is pushed to higher stakes, the plot becomes something worth being invested in, and our interest as watchers increases.  And, honestly, there’s quite a lot of villains that meet these criteria- lots of them are done really, really, really well.

That being said, I’d like to talk about some of my personal favorite villains that fit the bill- the five villains that, in my book, encompass what villains in any anime should be.

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Reading Between Reviews: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

The recent revival of an original series that many people thought was long gone, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions brought back the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series for a final ride, the theoretically final chapter in a beloved franchise.  At first, many people were skeptical- the original series had ended in a great, definitive way, how could a reboot possibly work out?

Well.  As an avid fan of the original series, and someone who just recently watched the movie, here’s a short answer- it definitely worked out.  The movie had its flaws, to be sure, but man, it was a ride from start to finish.

This review won’t contain any real spoilers for the movie, so.  If you haven’t watched, don’t worry!   But also, because of the nature of the movie, I’ll be including two different ratings- one for how the movie is on its own, and another for fans of the series.  That being said, let’s get to it!

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Some of my Favorites: Five Nostalgic Anime

Nostalgia is…kind of a beautiful thing.

Defined as a sentimental longing or wistful attraction for the past, nostalgia takes us back to innocent days.  Rushing to the TV Saturday morning for that latest episode of that one new show you’re following, and growing up following the adventures of your favorite characters, watching any series now just…doesn’t quite compare.  You guys HAVE to know what I mean.

So, in this more personal list, I’ll run down my top five nostalgic anime.  These are the anime that I think of, that cause me to wistfully remember the days of my childhood.  They’re great memories, and I’m sure you guys have similar experiences!  Maybe you’ll even find one of your nostalgic anime series on this list!  Without any further ado, let’s get to it!

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