Anime – Is it just an Advertisement for the Source Material?

Artist: 山田あこ

Artist: 山田あこ

Just recently, I shared my thoughts on why Game Freak should finally revamp the Pokémon Anime. While reading through some of the comments, I thought to myself if Anime is really a gloried infomercial or advertisement for a source material. If that were the case, would Anime necessarily lose creative merit because of this?
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Weekly Anime Impressions – Summer 2014 – Week 3 – Glasslip, Hanayamata and Free Eternal Summer Episode 3

I bet a lot of people are wondering why most Japanese songs have English words. They do it because it’s cute and cool.
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Atelier and the Art of Time Limits and Time Management

Ever since I regained my interest in Japanese Role Playing games back in 2012, besides the Tales of games (so far, I played some of Graces f and finished Hearts), I decided to give some of the Atelier games a try.  When I started playing it, it differed from other Japanese RPGs not because it focuses less on combat, but rather more on the time management aspect. After playing five games from the franchise, I wonder what lessons I learned along the way in order to use the in-game time efficiently.
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No Game No Life – Final Review

For a long time, I consider gaming as one my main hobbies next to watching Anime. When I find out that No Game No Life focuses on two hikkimori siblings who are also gamers, I decided to watch it.
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The Stale State of the Pokemon Anime – Should Game Freak Finally Revamp the Anime?

Artist: ぐわてふ

Artist: ぐわてふ

Pokémon was one of the first shows besides Miyazaki films that helped me gain an interest in Anime. While I remained a fan of Pokémon (or Pocket Monsters) since my childhood, I gradually lost interest in the Anime in the mid 2000s because it got dull and bland.

After watching and reviewing Pokémon the Origin special late last year and reading this controversial thread on Bulbagarden Forums, I have a feeling that Game Freak should revamp the Pokémon Anime to be more like Origins and make Satoshi age or change the protagonist every few years.
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