Tag: Opinion Piece

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Anime Proves That Adaptions Can Be Better Than the Manga

This season’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid shows there are lots to be gained in an adaptation. There is a widespread belief that the source material is always better, an idea that...

/ February 2, 2017
Makoto Shinkai

Your Name.’s Makoto Shinkai Isn’t the Next Hayao Miyazaki (That’s a good thing!)

With the release of Makoto Shinkai’s latest film, your name., the mainstream have declared him to be Japan’s next Hayao Miyazaki. Shinkai isn’t the next Miyazaki, he’s the current Shinkai,...

/ November 25, 2016
Blast of Tempest

Blast of Tempest and The Influence of Shakespeare

The influence of William Shakespeare’s works on Blast of Tempest (or Zetsuen no Tempest) isn’t subtle in the least but what it helps form is something all the more unique and fascinating...

/ October 20, 2016
Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul Shows What It’s Like to Live With A Mental Disorder

Tokyo Ghoul, and it’s main protagonist, Kaneki Ken goes through an interesting and thought provoking psychological journey. Fun fact: I have OCD. Since I was nine years old I developed it, often...

/ August 30, 2016

How Ergo Proxy Blurs the Lines between Human and Machine

Ergo Proxy is a bizarre but meaningful piece of sci-fi that throws multiple ideas into the kitchen sink to varying degrees. From its simple cyberpunk and post apocalyptic storylines to its more conceptual episodes like...

/ August 21, 2016

How Soul Eater Teaches Us to Not Fear the Reaper

Soul Eater teaches us that one day we will die.

/ July 24, 2016
Love Live

The Evolution of µ’s in Love Live!

As Love Live! has grown from Bokura no LIVE Kimi to no LIFE to Bokutachi wa Hitotsu no Hikari, µ’s look and their animation has changed dramatically, and with Love...

/ July 15, 2016