Anime contains a fascinating mix of genres, some more well suited to the medium than others. The mismatch of genres becomes evident when a series that is well written seems out-of-place due to poor animation or when emotion is lost in the art of animation that requires dramatic storytelling. When a well written and interesting story is combined with excellent artwork the entertainment medium of animation truly shines. Iroduku: The World of Colors from P.A. Works beings in the future of 2078 and focuses on Hitomi Tsukishiro, a teenage girl from a family of magic users, who has lost her...
Recently, on our Facebook page, a comment was made regarding one the very impressive Touken Ranbu figures we currently have up for pre-order. The well-intentioned post captures the thoughts of many with an interest in collecting figures. There are so many to choose from, and the price points vary greatly. This is the first part of a guide highlighting some of the big brands and makers of officially licensed figures for anime that can be found at RavenshireHobby.com!
It's that time of year again. The 24 hour Extra Life live stream by Ravenshire Hobby. We are doing it a bit earlier than most this year, but it's still for a great cause. Help us raise money for our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital (Texas Children's Hospital) by donating today. Have some fun and come watch our schedule. Also, we will be doing giving away some of our products to donors! Just take a look at the schedule and drawings will be done at the time listed. Just donate during the block before the drawing!
Morality tales are often difficult stories to write in a modern age; moreover, one that allows the viewer to interpret the intended morals. While the morality play was itself a genre of entertainment, during the European Medieval and early Tudor periods, it rarely finds a place in modern media as a narrative focal point. Instead the concept of morals may be used to build a story which is more about the characters, actions, dialogue, situations, and spectacles. Morals may also be used, wrongly, as a mechanism for propaganda by dictating to an audience how to behave or what to believe. With the concept of how morality has been used in media, it becomes even more impressive that a modern representation would appear in anime.
Stories about traumatic events often focus on the events leading up to or directly following the event. Rarely, does a story follow those that attempt to cope with the trauma by escaping to another world and how those around the individual attempt to help. This escape from reality is further complicated when the child-like fantasies of a middle schooler attempting to be ‘cool’ by showing the world how they are ‘special’ continue into high school. While there are those, with similar past delusions of grandeur, attempting to live their idealized notion of a normal life. A slang term given to this situation is chunibyo. Precisely, chunibyo is when a middle schooler dedicates their entire personality to the self-created façade of being a fantasy character, often a vampire, demon, angel, wizard, alien, warrior or person with special bloodline.