Tag: netflix

  • 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 […]

  • Komi Can’t Communicate Review: Interpersonal Relationships 101

    Studio: OLM Director: Ayamu Watanabe Streaming on: Netflix Without us noticing, the anime community has enjoyed a renaissance of a genre that doesn’t quite have a name. It’s hard to classify, because every anime I’m referring to belongs to an existing genre, romantic comedies. They’re based on manga, they’re quirky, and the most significant overlap […]

  • Blue Period Review: The Broad Strokes

    Studio: Seven Arcs Director: Koji Masunari Streaming on: Netflix Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, as the poem goes, and I’ve always felt that strongly. I thought growing up I had two potential artistic callings; obviously one was writing, but I’ve wanted to be good at drawing for my entire life. The reason I […]

  • What Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Has to Do Right

    The live-action anime adaptation is the rightly shunned corner of film adaptations. Books are regularly made into successful and critically-acclaimed films and television series, while even video games get the occasional moderate success like Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog. Anime, though? Forget it. And that isn’t for lack of trying. Today’s focus, Netflix, has […]

  • Record of Ragnarok Review: The Best Slideshow Ever

    Do you like anime? If so, what exactly draws you to it? If you’re on this blog, you at least have a passing interest in it, if not an obsession, so why do these peculiar cartoons have this sort of draw? Maybe it’s the escapist fantasy, an appreciation for the artistry that goes into their […]

  • Violet Evergarden: The 13 Episodes of Grief

    Violet Evergarden is a contradiction of an anime; it is easy on the eyes, and yet unimaginably difficult to watch. Kyoto Animation’s exploration of the human condition through the eyes of a girl who has never been treated as a proper human is equal parts breathtaking and heartbreaking. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading […]

  • The Great Pretender Cases 1-3 Review: The Style is the Substance

    Studio: Wit Studio Director: Hiro Kaburagi Streaming on: Netflix I have a weakness for heist movies. There is something about these slick films populated by con men recruiting a team for ‘one last job’ that pokes at the happy center of my brain. At a young age I discovered this passion through Ocean’s 11, leading […]