Thoughts on Shirobako Episode 6: All’s Well That Ends Well

The optimism is strong in this show, very strong. Not that I mind, of course.

First Impressions: Shirobako Episodes 1-3

Anime is a fantastic thing, ain’t it?  So, naturally, wouldn’t watching an anime ABOUT anime be doubly swell? Shirobako is one of those anime that I’ve heard a LOT about, but have never gotten to experience myself.  It’s been on my anime bucketlist ever since 2014, when it came out, but for some reason, IContinue reading “First Impressions: Shirobako Episodes 1-3”

Reading Between Reviews: Koi to Uso

Love is a strange, ethereal, yet powerful emotion, one that we often take for granted. Koi to Uso was an anime that explored this concept in an extremely unique way, one that I had never seen before.  For that, it quickly got me interested, as a story with so much potential, I couldn’t help butContinue reading “Reading Between Reviews: Koi to Uso”

How Music Affects Japanese Animation: The Soul of An Anime

Think about your favorite animated show of all time.  The emotion, the action, the memorable characters.  How would you sum it all up?  How would you encapsulate everything that the show means to you, in as short a time as possible? I don’t know about you, but to me, the only way this is possibleContinue reading “How Music Affects Japanese Animation: The Soul of An Anime”

Some of My Favorites: Top Ten Male Anime Protagonists

A great male main character is one that is hard to find. They’re not the manliest of men, but neither are they complete pushovers either.  These characters are the ones that have drive, that have charisma, the ones that are interesting, engaging, and push the story forward.  It is through them, that we experience theContinue reading “Some of My Favorites: Top Ten Male Anime Protagonists”

Koi to Uso: Episodes 1-3 First Thoughts!

You know, romance is kind of a luxury, when you think about it. For the majority of human history, marriage has been decided by outside factors, disregarding “compatibility.”  Status, power, family–all these factors were infinitely more important than “love.”  But recently, compatibility, love, and romance have reigned supreme, the desires of the heart put forthContinue reading “Koi to Uso: Episodes 1-3 First Thoughts!”

Reading Between Reviews: Cowboy Bebop

Oh boy, we’re reviewing one of the classics today. Cowboy Bebop, released all the way back in 1998 is one of the titans of anime, a revolutionary work that changed the way many people looked at Japanese Animation.  By mixing realistic Western themes and sci-fi elements, with a touch of anime flair, Cowboy Bebop trulyContinue reading “Reading Between Reviews: Cowboy Bebop”

Reading Between Reviews: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Don’t you wish, sometimes, that you didn’t have to worry about your daily chores? Wouldn’t a maid be good to have sometimes?  Someone who could just take care of everything you don’t want to deal with?  Or, even better, wouldn’t it be great to have a Maid that’s also a DRAGON?  Then they could useContinue reading “Reading Between Reviews: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid”