Sports Anime, its more than just Sports

When I go anywhere that has people discussing anime, I always hear people talking about the fact that sports anime is just people playing sports. If that is not being said, it’s that the genre is incredibly formulaic. These assumption are fairly wrong. It’s not to say that they are completely off base either though. Sports anime, like most other genres, does tend to follow a pattern most of the time. It is also true that sports are played. Though there is more substance to a good number of series. You also don’t have to like sports to enjoy these shows. I’m not a sports fan at all, but yet this has become one of personal favorite genres in anime. So, I’m going to list a few and tell you how the series plays out and why you might want to give it a try.

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Shot O’ Games Podcast Episode 104 – Con Season Starts

anime-conji-april-18th-20th-2014-14.pngIt’s that time again! Con season has officially started for us here at 2 Shots! Wayne and Fidel go over Anime Conji and Wondercon, and you can find our pics from MTAC on our Facebook page! Listen to all the things!

 

 

 

Let’s paint the town RED – Akaicon 2013

What can I say? I LOVE first year conventions!

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Now, most of you may be saying “but first year conventions are SO SMALL!” But, to me, that’s what makes them so endearing. With all of the ever-growing conventions that are turning into mega events, they had to start somewhere. And that, my friends, is what I hope happens to this very convention. Continue reading

Summer is Winding Down, but the Fall Season Isn’t Letting Up!

I’m really bad at procrastinating, sorry! I’m going to combine the reviews for the summer 2013 anime season and what’s out for the fall 2013 season, and I’ll have one more article (hopefully just one) like this; I’ll divide them upon season! Continue reading

The Heat is Starting Up, and So is the Anime!

I’m back! Sorry about the lack of anime, the last few months of school were pretty rough, so I fell behind in anime, but I’ll keep up this time. I’ve watched pretty much everything out this season and there are many great series out!

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Why Anime is Bad for You.

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So anime is pretty great. It takes through the realm of the 2D and bombards you with things such as love, magic, power levels, spiky hair, outrageously large meat buns, swords-that-are-large-sheets-of-metal-which-are-totally-not-overcompensating-for-something, and of course, the feels. Anime has had an impact on the lives of many geeks, for better or worse, and while it has opened up many doors leading to happiness and whatnot, it has also opened up trapdoors to places that should have never existed. With that said, we’ll now open up those forbidden scrolls and talk about why anime is bad for you. Continue reading

“It’s Just Like One of My Japanese Anime.”

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I attended MTAC 2013 over the Easter weekend, making it my second time to ever attend an anime convention, and like last year my MTAC experience did not let me down. Regrettably, I was not able to spend nearly as much time at the convention this year as I did last year, and with the four hours I spent on both Friday and Sunday I did not attend any of the panels or special events. Regardless, with what little time I did spend there, I still managed to have a great time walking around taking pictures of the various cosplayers in their snazzy outfits and engaging in small talk with them about various shows.

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