Tag: slice of life

  • Is Fruits Basket Overrated?

    I understand that I am pushing my luck here. When I rip into Evangelion or Death Note, I am spared by the fact that those shows have a fair number of detractors. Mushoku Tensei is controversial, to say the least, so the ratio of comments agreeing with my points is about 1:1 with comments telling […]

  • My Dress-Up Darling Review: Work Hard, Cosplay Hard

    Studio: Cloverworks Director: Keisuke Shinohara Streaming on: Crunchyroll, Funimation In my essay “How Anime Excels in Making You Care” I wrote about the niche genre of anime; a subgenre that focuses on hobbies, games, or Japanese art forms that fall outside of the mainstream. Chihayafuru, Rakugo Shinjuu, and others like them are all about people […]

  • The Perfect Slice of Life Spin-Off

    Slice of life is a real hit or miss. On the one hand, stories reflecting everyday life can be as important and as emotionally stirring as any other kind, and have the bonus of often being more relevant than less grounded fantasy. On the other hand, the genre is defined by a lack of story, […]