Darling in the Franxx: A Lesson in Disappointment

If you haven’t gotten the hint from many of my essays for the last month or so, I have a weakness for mecha anime. It’s just such a weird and wild concept that has a hard time thriving outside of a medium as creatively unrestrained as anime, especially after attempts like Pacific Rim: Uprising andContinue reading “Darling in the Franxx: A Lesson in Disappointment”

The Promised Neverland: How-To On Anime Horror

It’s often been said that horror anime is impossible to pull off, and that has never sat right with me. Manga and video games, two of the most popular source materials for anime, are mainstays of the horror genre. Anime, however, seems to have a built-in weakness to produce that same type of fear thatContinue reading “The Promised Neverland: How-To On Anime Horror”

Does Gurren Lagann Deserve to be a Classic?

At this point, between the essay on Evangelion that inspired this series, and the initial installment about Code Geass, that this series has only focused on mecha anime. I am fine with that, but it has made me realize how much mecha anime has fallen by the wayside in the modern anime community. Obviously long-runningContinue reading “Does Gurren Lagann Deserve to be a Classic?”

My Hero Academia: Anime’s Rule Breaker

If you have read my essay exploring hard and soft magic systems through different applications in anime superpowers, you might have an idea of where I am going with this. If you haven’t, you can read it right here, it’s actually one of my more creative pieces. However, this title is not as deceiving orContinue reading “My Hero Academia: Anime’s Rule Breaker”

Re:Zero is a Modern Classic (Part Two)

Where I left last time, I was coming fresh off of watching the second episode of season two part two. It’s only fair that I write this second installment coming from the third episode, which somehow managed to be just as good as it’s nigh perfect predecessor. I’m irritating with the way I fawn overContinue reading “Re:Zero is a Modern Classic (Part Two)”

Re:Zero is a Modern Classic (Part One)

If you couldn’t tell from the essays and the reviews, I am a writer. I have been writing for more than half of my life, and I have been halfway decent at it for what feels like a week or two. Still, you don’t need to be especially talented to recognize that talent in someoneContinue reading “Re:Zero is a Modern Classic (Part One)”

Kemono Jihen Review: The Monster Mash

Studio: Ajia-do Animation Works Director: Masaya Fujimori Streaming on: Funimation Deep in rural Japan, a village has been plagued by a string of strange animal deaths, with corpses rotting before daybreak. The concerned townspeople hire a Tokyo detective to determine the cause, but the PI realizes all is not as it seems after meeting Kabane,Continue reading “Kemono Jihen Review: The Monster Mash”

SK8 The Infinity Review: Bones Sticks The Landing

Studio: Bones Director: Hiroko Utsumi Streaming on: Funimation Every so often I think of a hobby, a sport, or something that makes me say, “Man, I wish there was an anime about this.” That goes for pretty much every sport, as they all could benefit from being run through that shonen formula, and it’s workedContinue reading “SK8 The Infinity Review: Bones Sticks The Landing”

Tatoeba Last Dungeon Review: One Punch Man but a Cinnamon Roll

Studio: Liden Films Director: migmi Streaming on: Funimation Overpowered protagonists are a staple of fantasy and isekai, and the concept is starting to wear thin. One Punch Man’s second season underwhelmed after the smash success of the first, while no one seems to be able to manage to muster up any love or hate forContinue reading “Tatoeba Last Dungeon Review: One Punch Man but a Cinnamon Roll”

Horimiya Review: They’re All So Pretty

Studio: Cloverworks Director: Masashi Ishihama Streaming on: Funimation Most of my content might lead you to believe I am a brick-headed shonen fanboy who can’t pay attention to any show where someone isn’t getting beaten to a pulp. The joke’s on you, because I can’t pay attention to anything, at any time, ever. That hasContinue reading “Horimiya Review: They’re All So Pretty”