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  • Tsurezure Children is Everything I’ve Been Looking For

    If you’ve been writing publicly for a good chunk of time, you tend to take it for granted that your readers are familiar with the running themes of your work. I think if you’ve only read a small portion of the approximately 250,000 words I’ve written here, though, you will have a good sense of […]

  • I Hate Tomodachi Game

    Somewhere in the Akashic records of my Google Drive, there is an outline for a post on Kakegurui, the bizarre yuri-baiting gambling anime. It never saw the light of day because I generally don’t publish anything I don’t feel I can say something unique about, and if you know anything about Kakegurui, you likely already […]

  • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie is Peak Fiction, You Cowards

    If you’ve been paying attention to the seasonal anime beat for any length of time, you know about the heel turn in quality. An anime might tap into something special, either a phenomenal adaptation or an original that shows you something you never dreamed of. The God of High School was the best thing to […]

  • Why Haven’t You Watched Tokyo 24th Ward?

    Winter 2022 was stuffed to bursting with more banger anime than any person could reasonably watch. The obvious heavy hitters got their time to shine: Attack on Titan is the biggest show in the world, Demon Slayer redefined how good TV anime can look, and My Dress-Up Darling’s Marin Kitagawa is in the fight of […]

  • What’s Up with Attack on Titan’s Weird Fascist Cult?

    I’m about to discuss the ending of Attack on Titan, spoiling everything that the Final Season Part Three (no, for real guys, it’s the final final part) will cover. So, if you’re not caught up or willing to get spoiled, beware. There has been this bizarre divide in the fan base for a while now. […]

  • Demon Slayer is Mid Except for the Animation

    You’ve heard it before. I lamented that you can’t go five minutes on the dumb bird app without someone saying Demon Slayer would be forgettable if not for Ufotable’s work on the series. I’ve pushed back against that line of thinking pretty much for the entire time I’ve spent writing on this blog, in an […]

  • The New WORST Anime Ever Made

    I quite famously wrote an essay decrying Mushoku Tensei as the worst anime ever made, because I’m a clickbaiting hack and you really ought to know better by now. Since then, I have received a large amount of comments, DMs, emails, etc., that even if I don’t like Mushoku Tensei, it’s far from the worst […]

  • Why is Manga Better Than Anime?

    I started writing this essay a few months back, under the title Why I Love Manga, as something of a love letter to the medium. I’d have kept the name, but you know, rage-clicks pay the bills, so here we are. Kidding…mostly. The title’s only a little bit clickbait! Whenever I have a second to […]

  • Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: You Can (Not) Romance

    I’m going to be spoiling most of the Rebuild films, End of Eva, and NGE here, so just be warned for that. I haven’t talked about Evangelion since I praised the Rebuild series for fixing so many of my problems with the original Neon Genesis Evangelion (and you can read that here). Since writing that […]

  • Horimiya is STILL the Best Rom Com

    It’s been quite some time since I last talked about Horimiya, in a way. Last year around this time, I lauded the anime adaptation’s ability to trim the excess and give itself a breakneck pace that separates it apart from other romance anime. However, in another, truer sense, I also talked about Horimiya in January, […]