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!”

My Top Ten Story Arcs in Western Animation

Western Animated shows, on the whole, are fundamentally different from anime in a number of ways. The tropes they employee, their general reputation, the style they use–it all combines to create a more lighthearted, comedic atmosphere in comparison to the Japanese medium many know and love.  This has led to a format where most WesternContinue reading “My Top Ten Story Arcs in Western Animation”

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”

My Top Ten Protagonists of Gaming!

Though a protagonist’s eyes, we experience new worlds. Playing a video game for the first time, the main character provides a means, through which we experience the world of the game.  If the game is fun, dramatic, action-packed, the protagonist should generally reflect that.  And of course, some protagonists do this job far better thanContinue reading “My Top Ten Protagonists of Gaming!”

Reading Between Reviews: Chaos;Head

  Every so often, you learn about an anime that sounds great in theory, but isn’t pulled off so well in practice. I haven’t heard much about Chaos;Head, but it certainly sounded like an anime I could enjoy.  A psychological, supernatural thriller?  That’s up my alley!  And, watching it, looking back on it, I canContinue reading “Reading Between Reviews: Chaos;Head”

Crafting The Perfect Story: The Three Elements of Storytelling

Everyone looks at stories differently.  It’s why people have differing opinions when it comes to stories that we enjoy.  Some of us like anime, manga, or other similar Japanese stories.  Others enjoy the attachment of watching actors on the big screen, or experiencing stories first-hand through a video game. Stories are universal, but as weContinue reading “Crafting The Perfect Story: The Three Elements of Storytelling”

Some of My Favorites: Five of the Best Endings in Anime

The ending of an anime is what separates “great” from “legendary.” An ending is the last hurrah, the thematic synopsis, the final moments in which an anime can distinguish itself from the rest. These are some of my personal favorites, not the greatest literary, thematically satisfying, most powerful of all time.  So, other endings thatContinue reading “Some of My Favorites: Five of the Best Endings in Anime”

A Retrospective On The Star Fox Series

Star Fox is undoubtedly one of the legends of classic gaming.  But man, where did it go? The franchise is one that I’ve had a LOT of fun with in the past, and I’m quite sure many people recognize the name, as one of the greats.  However, if you ask anyone to name the mostContinue reading “A Retrospective On The Star Fox Series”