Moriarty The Patriot and the Importance of the Rival

Of all the anime I’ve been watching this season, there’s only one that has really intrigued me. Which is rather fitting considering that intrigue is the name of the game when it comes to Moriarty the Patriot. Despite enjoying watching the first five episodes, it still felt like there was something missing. Moriarty had quickly been painted as this near omnipotent mastermind, but there’s only so long he can be on top before things become stale.

He needed someone to challenge him, someone to rival him.

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Wandering Witch and Elaina’s Wandering Morality

The genesis for this post came to me after reading a tweet thread started by Scott of Mechanical Anime Reviews. He, and a few others were having a little debate about talking about Elaina: the titular character in Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina.

I was initially going to post my little piece on the matter, which turned out to be too long for a single tweet. Work ended up getting in the way of those plans. But my mind still lingered on the point and after watching a few more episodes of the series I felt the need to delve into her a character rather than letting this post fall into obscurity in my draft folder.

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Is The Nightmare before Christmas a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie?

I’m most assuredly not the first person to write about this. And I can already imagine there are people looking at this title and tearing their hair out at the very idea of me making this post on Halloween and not on Christmas. But that’s the whole point of this post right? To try and figure out what category this movie falls into. And I’m posting it now because my Christmas schedule is always pretty packed between work and my ‘best of year’ series. And hey, what’s wrong with doing something unconventional?

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