Author: perseus54321

  • Love of Kill Review: Comedy Assassination

    Studio: Platinum Vision Director: Hideaki Ooba Streaming on: Crunchyroll I don’t often get to time my posts well; I stick to a strict schedule, so anything coming out at an opportune time requires a lot of hassle and even more luck. It just so happens that I accidentally saved this season’s dark romcom Love of […]

  • Sasaki & Miyano: Pure Cotton Candy Fluff

    Studio: Studio Deen Director: Shinji Ishihara Streaming on: Funimation I’ve been wracking my brain. I wrote an essay about Given, where I disparaged the musical romance for failing to offer up any good music or romance. To sum it up, romance anime is an oversaturated market, so yaoi gets a crap hand; if you aren’t […]

  • The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt Review: Oof, What a Mouthful

    Studio: Yokohama Animation Lab Director: Makoto Tamagawa Streaming on: Funimation I’ve got to get something off my chest; my reasons for watching this show were less than noble. I’m currently watching nine other shows this season, and wasn’t going to frivolously add another. Even so, I founded this blog with certain principles and guiding virtues […]

  • My Dress-Up Darling Review: Work Hard, Cosplay Hard

    Studio: Cloverworks Director: Keisuke Shinohara Streaming on: Crunchyroll, Funimation In my essay “How Anime Excels in Making You Care” I wrote about the niche genre of anime; a subgenre that focuses on hobbies, games, or Japanese art forms that fall outside of the mainstream. Chihayafuru, Rakugo Shinjuu, and others like them are all about people […]

  • Demon Slayer Season Two Review: The Fate of the Series Going Forward

    Studio: Ufotable Director: Haruo Sotozaki Streaming on: Crunchyroll, Funimation It’s been quite a while since I’ve properly spoken about Demon Slayer. The current format of releasing anime films in the west several months after initial screenings makes it impossible to talk about them while they’re still relevant, so I didn’t get a chance to review […]

  • The Otaku Exhibition’s Anime of the Year 2021

    It doesn’t feel like very long ago I was writing my Anime of the Year post for 2020, and I can still vividly recall the tremendous difficulty I had in picking mine. In a year with Kaguya, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Attack on Titan, I was still trying to catch my breath before Winter 2021 famously […]

  • Breaking Down Attack on Titan’s Best Fight

    This falls outside of my usual content, if it’s not clear. I specialize in melodramatic, pondering, philosophically rambling essays where I think about anime a lot harder than anyone probably did making it. However, I’ve been trying and failing to write something about Attack on Titan before its final season, so let’s give this a […]

  • Chainsaw Man is the Perfect Shonen

    Chainsaw Man ages like fine wine. It feels like not too long ago that I read Chainsaw Man as it was serializing, and while I enjoyed it, I wasn’t blown away. I’m aware of what that says about me; perhaps I was simply inexperienced in analyzing manga, and what makes one truly great. It seemed […]

  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part Four: Diamond is Unbreakable Retrospective

    JoJo’s strength has always been its versatility. While the series’ peculiar storytelling sensibilities can be an acquired taste, the one thing it’s always had going for it is its ability to be anything. JoJo can be a globetrotting action adventure, a gothic horror, and indeed, a slice-of-life murder mystery. While JoJo is and has always […]

  • My Complicated Feelings Towards Metroid Dread

    To begin, I’d like to highlight that the discourse surrounding Metroid Dead has been an absolute cesspool, and I’d prefer not to contribute to that environment. If you believe that it’s a dumpster fire level failure of game design, or that it’s a holy relic above reproach, this essay will not validate your views. Maybe […]