My Thoughts on Shirobako Episode 8: I Have a Dream

Dreams.  We all have’em, don’t we? Shirobako’s eighth episode is full of them too–or rather, talk of dreams.  And, as is so often the case with such a topic, the episode gets simultaneously deep, and relatable, very quickly.

First Impressions: Prince of Stride Alternative Episodes 1-3

Sports anime usually aren’t my thing. They’re, from my experiences, normally very predictable.  They don’t create new sports or new worlds, and are far too often defined solely by their character’s experiences of the sport, which simply doesn’t appeal much to me.  It’s just, altogether, not my cup of tea. But I’m also a suckerContinue reading “First Impressions: Prince of Stride Alternative Episodes 1-3”

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”