You’ve Got A Friend In Me: My Top 5 Best Friendships In Manga

Often when we think about Valentine’s Day we immediately associate it with hearts and cupids. It’s the one time of the year where flower, card, and candy companies are eager to make a ton of money off of those who have a special someone in their lives to spoil on a day devoted to love. It can be the best day for couples to reminisce how they met and fell in love with each other or it can be the most alienating day of the year for those who don’t have someone to share it with. We tend to focus so much on the love between couples that we often forget there is another type of love out there––love between friends.

Continue reading “You’ve Got A Friend In Me: My Top 5 Best Friendships In Manga”

Anime That Made Me Think (Guest Blogger Post)

The week of featured guest bloggers on simpleek continues! Please welcome the lovely Sam Leung of CheeeseToastieandVideoGames. From what you can tell from the title of her blog, she talks video games. She also posts up YouTube videos of her Let’s Play. You’ll want to check out her blog if you want detailed reviews about the games she plays, deep discussions about critical aspects of the games industry, or you want to hear her commentary as she plays whatever game she is playing at the moment. While Sam’s blog only focuses on video games, she is actually an avid fan of anime and manga. This week, she decided to write about five animes that left a lasting impression on her and how it shaped the way she saw the world growing up. Her viewpoints on each anime are enlightening, and it may make you want to watch them if you haven’t already. Please be sure to visit her blog and follow her on Twitter.

Continue reading “Anime That Made Me Think (Guest Blogger Post)”

I’m not in love with you…wait am I?

A good number of the shojo I watch or read tends to feature clueless main characters who don’t realize they in fact like or are in love with the main hero/heroine. I don’t know if there is a trope for this, but it’s a common and very predictable plot device. It becomes really obvious when a character may have more feelings of like/love than they like to believe. I’m going to break down the following characters who fall into this category.

Continue reading “I’m not in love with you…wait am I?”

The Look of Love: A Cardcaptor Sakura Moment

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and I wanted to write a Valentine’s Day themed post. I may not have a Valentine of my own to share the day with, but I can indulge in the warm and fuzzy feelings of love through my favorite mangas. As you can see from the title, I have chosen to feature one moment from Cardcaptor Sakura. My favorite moment from the series has got to be the bear exchange between Sakura and Syaoran.

Continue reading “The Look of Love: A Cardcaptor Sakura Moment”