Tag Archives: Romance

Photo Kano

Dating sim games are something of a phenomenon in Japan. The way they seem to work is that there are a variety of different characters who the player can end up dating, depending on the way they play the game. … Continue reading

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Just Because!

Leaving school and heading off to pastures new, whether that be a job or university, is a time of mixed feelings. I remember it well. On the one hand you’re happy to finally get out of the school system and … Continue reading

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Ef: A Tale of Melodies

I don’t know when I’ve ever seen two seasons of an anime structured as cleverly as Ef. The main characters in the first season barely feature in this second season, and instead the focus is on characters who were superficially … Continue reading

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Ef: A Tale of Memories

I think it is hard to imagine the frightening prospect of memory loss without experiencing it, but this series does an amazing job of portraying the tragedy of a failing memory. Chihiro has a form of amnesia where her ability … Continue reading

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Brynhildr in the Darkness

When we enjoy a film, or a book, or a television series, it’s only natural to cast around for something similar. I’m no different with anime. Sometimes it seems to be impossible. For example, I’m still looking for anything remotely … Continue reading

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Engaged to the Unidentified

What would you do if you found out that a marriage had been arranged for you, and your fiancé was a near-stranger you hadn’t seen since childhood? I can’t really get myself into that head-space, but it’s an interesting premise … Continue reading

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Bloom into You

There is a reasonably popular sub-genre of anime and manga known as “yuri”, which focusses on lesbian relationships. I have seen one or two of them, and it seems to me that they generally lack the maturity of their heterosexual … Continue reading

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