Anime Love

Lyrics for lovers: our favourite anime love songs

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Sometimes, just a few lyrics can perfectly encapsulate something you never even knew you wanted to say. A song shared with someone you love can tie those words or that melody to that person for life, no matter the time or distance apart. Through this same power, music can give […]

Idiots rule: our favourite anime dunderheads

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As someone a bit prone to airheadedness myself, I have a soft spot for characters who wear their fool’s colours with pride. Anime is packed with champions and their irreplaceable comrades who prove that having the fastest brain isn’t all-important in achieving your goals. As you’re about to see, a […]

Review: Fullmetal Alchemist – Collector’s Edition Part 1

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Fullmetal Alchemist is such a ubiquitous presence that near any anime fan is familiar with the premise. Two upstart alchemists perform the forbidden act of human transmutation to revive their mother. It goes wildly wrong, one brother losing a leg, and the other his entire body. In desperation, the older […]

Spirit, strength and gratitude: understanding Buddhism through Hunter x Hunter

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Isaac Netero watched first the snow fall, and then the seasons’ change around him as he perfected his technique. For two years, he stood fixed on the same spot as the world ebbed and flowed around him, reciting the same prayer and throwing 10,000 punches of gratitude, until, at last, […]

The roots of love: cherishing friendship through anime

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Spring is stirring in the air and threatens twitterpation, but I wanted to appreciate a different kind of love that’s sometimes overlooked this time of year. Friendship, as we’ve all learned from anime, is a force to be reckoned with, bringing it home as something to treasure and celebrate as much […]