Category: Opinion Piece

Art of The Anime Gyaru: Good and Bad Representation in My First Girlfriend is a Gal

A recent summer anime that just finished, My First Girlfriend is a Gal, does not do gyaru girls justice at all. Gyaru, aka “Gals” are a popular archetype in animes....

/ September 15, 2017

Symphogear G, The Self, and the Importance of Thematic Clarity

With Senki Zesshō Symphogear AXZ currently airing, I felt it was well time for me to dive into Symphogear. While season one was a fun romp, the sequel Symphogear G,...

/ July 19, 2017

Narrative Through Fighting in My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia is an anime that is rich for analysis. It takes the aspects of various battle shonen anime and executes them well. Executing those tropes deeper than some...

/ July 1, 2017
Black Clover

Black Clover’s staff and The Myths Around Studio Pierrot

Fans of the manga Black Clover are no doubt excited that their beloved manga is getting the anime treatment. Though the fact that Studio Pierrot will be heading animation caused...

/ June 9, 2017

How Should Honorifics Be Handled in Translations?

If there is one piece of the Japanese language most fans have picked up from anime, it’s the honorifics system. Despite this, or perhaps because of this, there is constant...

/ May 17, 2017
Anime Streaming

The Good Points of Netflix and Amazon Anime Streaming

From a consumer standpoint, Netflix and Amazon get a bad wrap in the anime community. But, when you take a look from a business standpoint, for the anime industry, they’re...

/ May 11, 2017

(NSFW) Pondering Sakura’s Worms in Fate/stay night Heaven’s Feel

With Fate/stay night Heaven’s Feel right around the corner, and a PV on the way, we have to ask. What’s up with Sakura and if what happened in Fate/Zero will...

/ April 30, 2017