My name is Ed, and I’m a licensed physician-slash-budding mad scientist. Anime is one of my passions, and I’ve been writing review articles and critiques for the Crunchyroll Newsletter since 2010. So I guess you could say it’s about high-time I actually went about creating my own personal blog dedicated to all of the thoughts I have on Anime!
The title of this blog might be a little cryptic, but it’s in reference to Carl Jung’s Anima & Animus. Just read the link and you’ll get the idea. Basically, I enjoy character pieces that utilize narratives as a tool towards character progression. I grew up with all sorts of anime – super-saiyans, card players with crazy hairdos, musically-inclined spaceship troopers – so I have a wide range of tastes. More than just getting caught up in the excitement over the series, I enjoy understanding what makes shows enjoyed by people and how they engage with it; so that’s what I write about! I also try to critique shows that are often given easy praise just to throw a little spice into the discussion. So hopefully my articles will tickle your fancy if you’re the type of person who like articles that tend to question the bandwagon.
I’m also into Japanese culture in general, and I’m fluent in written (not so much spoken) Japanese. I therefore tend to draw from cultural references in my articles that might have been lost in translation.
If there’s a particular show you’d like to see me comment on, just let me know in the comments section or send me an email at edsamac (at) me (dot) com. I’m also very open to criticism, input, and basically any form of discussion. Follow me on twitter too for updates or basically any question under the sun, and I’ll try to respond as “intelligently” as I can.
So enough with the introductions and on with the anime! I hope you enjoy your time here at Anima & Anime!