Tag: classics

  • Rebuild of Evangelion Has Redefined a Classic

    I have made my dislike of Neon Genesis Evangelion abundantly clear. Across two essays and a flurry of Tweets, I have stood firm that the anime which is widely regarded as an anime, the pinnacle of mecha, or even anime in general, is terrible. There are many reasons for that, but I have to get […]

  • Why I Still Love Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)

    If you became an anime fan in the last couple of years, you have it pretty good. In the early 2000s, a hot shonen manga would receive an anime maybe a year or two into serialization. However, the average anime based off of a manga needs to use 1.5 to 2 twenty page chapters to […]

  • The End of Evangelion Deserves to be a Classic

    The first installment in the “Does X Anime Deserve to be a Classic” series was a collection of my thoughts on the original Neon Genesis Evangelion, and how much I hated it. The bulk of the show is tedious, the characters are unlikable across the board, and the story lacks any forward momentum. The ending […]

  • Does Toradora Deserve to be a Classic?

    I love romcom anime. Kaguya-sama and Horimiya rank among my favorite manga of all time, and I even came around on Oregairu when it recovered from a disappointing first season. This is just a genre that anime performs particularly well in. The long-form nature of the medium means that it isn’t as suffocating as its […]

  • 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-running […]

  • 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 over […]

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion Doesn’t Deserve To Be A Classic

    This essay first began life as an entry to the series, A Lesson in Disappointment, where I take a dive into an anime I had high hopes for, and explore just how it let me down. For Evangelion, that approach won’t do, because I did not feel an ounce of disappointment as I watched this […]