Writing Prompt: Are there too many genres in anime? Or not enough?
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by Yomu
2d ago
Here’s an interesting one. I feel like I know what most people would answer here, and I would be included in that… but the perspective of there being too many genres is intriguing so I wanted to try and understand why someone would feel that way. So to get the obvious out of the way, if I had to guess, most people would probably prefer for there to be even more genres than we currently commonly see. This is coming from the perspective of someone that uses MAL to find anime, so maybe other sites do have an expanded list of genres / tags for anime. I can come up with a few genres right now that ..read more
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Writing Prompt: Do you enjoy OVAs / movies take place outside of the main storyline?
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by Yomu
6d ago
The question was more asking about OVAs, but I feel like movies can work here too. The basic gist here is referring to series where an OVA comes out after or between seasons that basically has no actual bearing on the main story, or maybe the main story is already wrapped up and the OVA is just like a fluff piece. Either way, this is sort of along the lines of content that’s not canon, so it’s not important, it’s just something there for fun. I know a lot of shonen series have all kinds of movies where a bunch of stuff happens, but then it’s just never acknowledged in the actual series, so tha ..read more
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Writing Prompt: What’s a well-liked anime that you didn’t really like?
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by Yomu
1w ago
Let’s go with a quick prompt this time around, because I want to get a post written, but I also want to go watch Solo Leveling! So what’s a well-liked anime that I didn’t really like? This one didn’t take long for me to think of. I may have even used this anime in a past post, it’s a pretty simple topic so I wouldn’t be surprised if I’ve already touched upon it. Anyways, my anime of choice here is Kaguya-sama: Love is War. I know that a lot of people found it a lot of fun and very cute, but personally, I felt like Kaguya-sama was a bit too much of the same joke repeated over and over, and a f ..read more
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Writing Prompt: If you HAD to rewatch an anime 10 times in a row, which anime would you choose?
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by Yomu
1w ago
Thought this was a funny one on MAL, I immediately knew I had to use it as a prompt here. I’m pretty big on rewatching anime, but I can’t say I’ve ever watched an anime 10 times in a row…! Alright, let me set the stage here. You’re sitting at home, nice and comfy. You just finished watching a series, when you get the phone call. You don’t recognize the number, but at the same time, it is from your local area code… but then if it’s truly important they’ll call back. So you let it ring out, and then after a moment of silence, it starts to ring once again. Same number. Guess it was important aft ..read more
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Writing Prompt: When an anime is constantly talked about all the time, does that make you want to watch it or avoid it?
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by Yomu
2w ago
Long one, approaching LN title length here. But the question itself is quite simple, and I’ve sort of touched upon this topic before with prompts like the recent “Would you rather your favourite anime be mainstream or unpopular?” or “What’s an anime that you never watched because it’s too hyped up?”, but I don’t think I’ve done a prompt that directly looks at anime that are hyped up by the community. So let’s address this idea head on! I’d mentioned before how I’ve never watched Cowboy Bebop because it’s just been mentioned so many times and hyped up to me so much that I just don’t want to wa ..read more
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Writing Prompt: Are people who only watch “safe” anime missing out?
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by Yomu
2w ago
Here’s an interesting one, particularly because I’ve actually never really thought of the idea of “safe” and “unsafe” anime. That’s really why I chose it in the end! What’s a safe anime? I’m thinking it’s something like anime that are very popular, or have a large audience but still have high ratings. Something like that, anyways. Your “mainstream” anime, so to speak. But you know, some really popular anime may not be all that safe, because it kind of depends on preferences. For example, Sword Art Online (SAO) is pretty contested despite its popularity, there are people on both sides of the f ..read more
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Writing Prompt: Would you rather have your favourite anime be mainstream or unpopular?
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by Yomu
3w ago
Let’s get another easy one out there with this prompt. Would you rather have your favourite anime be mainstream or unpopular? Well, you see, as a distinguished anime connoisseur and blogger of the highest calibre, clearly I would never want to be associated with whatever drivel the common folk associate themselves with, nor would I be caught dead favouring an anime that’s well established to be abhorred by the masses… This is quite the conundrum I find myself in! Jokes aside, the reality is that I don’t really care all that much about what anime fans in general think of the anime I like. Tha ..read more
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Random Story Idea: Future;Perfect
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by Yomu
3w ago
I added the semi-colon in there since it looks like something a Japanese person would toss in thinking it looks cool, Chaos;Head style. Anyways, I wanted to write up something different so I’ll start doing up some posts that contain random story ideas that I’ve thought of. While it’s not really anime, at the end of the day anime is just a medium for telling stories so you can sort of imagine these in anime form, I know I am! This idea is pretty broad and could go in so many different directions. The general concept is that you have a person, or people, who are somehow able to peer into the fu ..read more
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Writing Prompt: What are your thoughts on using reviews to decide on watching an anime?
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by Yomu
1M ago
I have my own way of deciding if I’m going to watch an anime. For example, I’ve never watched any anime YouTubers (nor do I have any interest in doing so), and I don’t read reviews about anything I haven’t yet seen. But naturally, many of those YouTubers are quite popular, and I know that many people read reviews regardless! And that dynamic is what makes this an interesting prompt to tackle in my opinion. In my mind, there are two main reasons why someone would check out a review for an anime they haven’t seen in order to help them decide if they want to watch it. First is because they’re in ..read more
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Writing Prompt: Would you go to an anime theme park?
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by Yomu
1M ago
Found this one on MAL, just a quick and light topic to think about this time. I’ll be honest, I’m not really much of an amusement / theme park enthusiast as it is, anime or not. I’m a pretty boring person who would rather sit on a bench with a good view than go on thrilling rides or whatever. Or just have nice conversation over dinner. Anyways you get the idea. I do remember when I visited a pachinko parlor in Japan, and while I didn’t enjoy pachinko, I did play at a Madoka machine. And there were all sorts of anime machines there, both slots and pachinko. Like there was a Highschool of the D ..read more
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