Kids on the Slope

The odd couple: our favourite unlikely anime friendships

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Friendship doesn’t always make perfect sense on the surface. Many a time, it’s only in reflecting on where we’ve been and how we’ve grown together that we realise why our bonds have stayed so strong. Despite the ridiculous arguments and petty differences, the obstacles overcome keep true friends connected across all distances. So it is […]

Better than a fairytale: our favourite anime princes

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This time of year turns our thoughts to romance, and soothing away the hardships and misery of the dark winter days. What better way could there be to warm our hearts to springtime than hanging out with our favourite anime princes? The most wonderful thing about them is that, contrary to their western fairytale counterparts, […]

For the love of curry

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Even the most casual anime fans could point out the Japanese love affair with curry. While we at littleanimeblog.com love every iteration of curry (though Thai steals the top spot), the Japanese palate is attuned to Indian flavours. Funnily enough, it was us imperialist Brits that first introduced Indian cuisine to the land of the […]

Calling all ani-bloggers – my favourite anime

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If you’re anything like me, than you’ll obsess over lists and forensically dissect the ins and outs of your favourite anime. Having a definitive favourite is in itself somewhat miraculous, and I often struggle with my own top ten, nevermind what holds the top spot. One month I’ll be convinced Cowboy Bebop is my one […]

Beside the seaside: top 5 aquatic anime

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We at the blog have been utterly charmed by the bright and restful Amanchu!, new girl in town Futaba echoing our quiet wonder as she experiences her new home by the sea. There, she meets Hikari Kohinata. With her arresting self-confidence and unrestrainably bonkers joy, Hikari has been diving off the coast of that town since […]

Blue Exorcist anime unveils teaser video for Kyoto Impure King Arc

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The official website for the Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujo O-hen (Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc) anime series had its grand opening today (July 4th), unveiling a teaser video for the series which will premiere in 2017. The site is also streaming (region-locked) cast comment videos for returning leads Nobuhiko Okamoto and Jun Fukuyama, and displaying character designs for the main […]

They came from outer space: our favourite anime aliens

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From Parasyte’s fascination with John Carpenter’s The Thing to Cowboy Bebop’s fridge-spawned spoof of Alien, the simultaneous revulsion and attraction to the unidentified proves universal across eastern and western cultures. But in anime, we’ve found there’s more of a tendency to frame a drama around a circumstantial alien presence, rather than putting the invasion at […]

Poem: Gone Fishing (for Tsuritama)

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  The wind rolls off the ocean’s surface broken into ripples by a line and lure and the imitation fish sinks beneath the waves suspended in animation. Standing at the water’s edge where the surf meets the sand and the sun blinks into twilight, a motion in three beats – “Enoshima bowl” and release. Dominic […]

The sweet and the sulky: top five shy guys in anime

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In our last list, we saved the spaces for the reserved girls, so this time I wanted to celebrate our fave kuudere and dandere guys. They may come across churlish, aloof or outright furious, but we know all they need is a little time and care, and they will show you their loving and sweetly […]