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#12 My Little Pony (American anime! … aka cartoons)

So, there’s this wonderful thing happening.

If you haven’t heard about it already, it’s time I enlightened you.

I’m sure you’ve heard of “My Little Pony.” If you’re an American girl (or maybe even a boy?) around my age (in your 20s) you probably had some when you were little. They were popular in the late 80s and early 90s. They were little plastic toys that looked something like this:

Apparently, there were even TV shows to go with the toys. Really lame, really generic, really uninteresting shows.

But then recently some spark happened and the series was reborn. A key figure working on this show, Lauren Faust, also worked on Power Puff Girls, by the way!

“My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” is currently flourishing and on it’s second season.

Now if you’ve been under a rock and not heard of this, don’t roll your eyes just yet. This is a fantastic TV show popular among adults and kids alike. It’s popular for a number of reasons:

1) It has really good characters

2) It has pretty good voice acting

3) The world (“continuity”?) is really quite fascinating to learn about, and more and more is revealed about it with each new episode

4) It’s colorful, down-to-earth, entertaining, and worthwhile to watch

Check it out for yourselves!  Episodes are easily available on YouTube. You’ll be hooked before you know it.

And to those of you that were Pony fans to begin with (or Bronies, as the male fandom is often called), kudos to you!

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