There’s this balance of the fantastical and reality that Makoto Shinkai seems to craft when it comes to his stories. Whether it’s telling a life story from a feline’s perspective in She and Her Cat or dealing with monsters in
Without question, the 2010s was when anime was finally accepted into the mainstream entertainment realm. As same-day streams and big-named companies jumping onboard the anime train have become the norm, it’s apparent that anime as a whole has become the
October 20, 1999. KoЯn and Limp Bizkit were the biggest names in America music. South Park and Family Guy merch flooded the racks of Spenser’s Gifts. Sega had just launched the Dreamcast, opening players’ eyes to the true future of
There are right ways and wrong ways to adapt classic anime & manga series, and no one has experienced both of those outcomes quite like Go Nagai. Last year alone, fans of his work witnessed new takes on his classics
Hey readers, can I say something amazing right now? Okay, it’s not really “amazing,” per se, but it’s quite interesting to say the least. It has to do with the anime Wasteful Days of High School Girls, which is currently
Taishi Tsutsui’s We Never Learn is an enjoyable manga series. It has a great cast of characters, a lot of solid plot, and a more believable showcase of female characters growing fond of their male counterpart. But man, there are
In an instant, your life can change for better or worse. For the young girl Okko (Madigan Kacmar), her very world is shattered when her parents die in a car accident. After being taken in by her grandmother Mineko (Glynis
They say one man's trash is another man's treasure. When it comes to anime, a person can see a show as both a piece of trash and something that's worthy of beholding. This leads me to this season's Domestic Girlfriend,
The titans are still attacking! Well, not as much as they did in previous seasons. I would not have guessed that Attack on Titan would be entertaining without the titans as the villains. There is some titan action, though. Oh boy, is there titan action- and Eren sounding like way more of a wuss than he was in season 1. Snap out of it, man!
Yeah! Witness the return of space's weirdest mecha pilot. I know that not a lot of the anifandom watch short anime, but Space Battleship Tiramisu is definitely a worthwhile comedy. The world needs a mecha show that's...not actually about mecha.
There are many ways in which one can be bizarre, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure proves that, season after season. For JoJo's fifth series, Golden Wind, JoJo is bizarrely erotic. Sure, there were a lot of shirtless, well muscled men in previous seasons, but this season is not shy about having two young men getting real real close with one another. Combine that with the typical JoJo's poses, and Golden Wind stands out from its predecessors, for sure.
Banana Fish wraps up its bloody gangster mystery this season. Shows like Banana Fish make the ridiculous effort it takes to find new anime on Amazon worth it. I have to admit that the animation seems to have taken a big dive in the episodes I have seen up to this point, but that will not get in the way of me getting to the end of the series.
How the hell can I explain Golden Kamuy? For one thing, I can say that JoJo's is not the only bizarre show I am watching. The show started out so simply: find the tattoos and you find the gold. What that sprawled out into is a lot of dick jokes and weird characters. It's not a supernatural show, but it's not really historical fiction, either. It's a surreal series that you have to explain in detail before you can get someone to watch it.
Anime comedies frequently give us new angles for relationships. As the title suggests, there is a bunny girl, or, rather, a girl dressed in a sexy bunny outfit. She has a unique condition- puberty syndrome. It makes her appear invisible to everyone, and people who used to remember her have forgotten her completely. How did this happen? How can it be cured? A boy named Sakuta could be the key to changing everything. I've picked up Bunny Girl Senpai because the premise is a little strange and I think the interplay between the main characters sounds different than most banter you hear in shows of this genre.
I guess we've run out of ways to give people superpowers. A radioactive spider makes no scientific sense, but at least it was extraordinary. Chewing on cinnamon or leaves, like the girls of Release the Spyce do, is incredibly tame, especially for anime. The Spyce girls (you had a feeling, deep down, that I was going to do that) eat basic spices that give them incredible abilities for a short period of time. We see this through the eyes of Momo Minamoto, a girl who happens to discover a group of young female spies chopping up evil robots. She then becomes one of them, but not before she learns the ways of the spy.
The supreme beings of Hell have always been portrayed in various ways. From the embodiments of fear & despair to even Saddam Hussein's boyfriend, the Devil has been shown in an array of personalities that have been entertaining in many