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 famouslyContinue reading “The Otaku Exhibition’s Anime of the Year 2021”

Beastars, or the Troubling World of Allegory

When I first wrote about Beastars, which you can find here, I tried to focus on its character writing. Don’t get me wrong, Beastars has an excellent story and Paru Itagaki’s world building is second to none, but her character writing is somehow even better. The issue I had at the time was that IContinue reading “Beastars, or the Troubling World of Allegory”

Beastars: The Animals Are Surprisingly Human

I did not expect to like Beastars nearly as much as I did. Despite hearing hype from multiple sources, I had seen Zootopia pretty recently, so I felt pretty confident I knew every trick up their sleeve. Okay, that was only half of a joke. However, I was delightfully surprised. The story was well-written andContinue reading “Beastars: The Animals Are Surprisingly Human”