A beautifully sad parade of personalities.
One of the few real-world issues I will lament in this forum is the unhappy love of death that occasionally finds its way into Japanese anime. This show, Platinum End, is another iteration of the kind of show that’s obsessed with death and dying. While this anime is intriguing at times, ultimately it is completely overshadowed by that darkness which […]
Does anybody know what an “aquatope” is?
We’ve had enough of these essay-length titles! Let’s just use a number for a title!
This is one of the finest examples of anime drama I have ever seen.
I love this show! You know I love unique efforts in anime. And you know I tend to categorize individual anime based on whether the series is driven by its characters, artwork, or story. It’s a rare bonus when the soundtrack for a show plays a big role in any of those factors. It’s an even rarer bonus when purely […]
Another great example of late 1990s anime! Beautiful art style, winding storylines that don’t quite fit a single genre (for more reasons than one here), and entertaining characters that scream nostalgia and classics. Trigun is above all entertaining, and has some academically interesting parts as well. It’s somewhere between a masterpiece and a giant mess though, and it’s sometimes difficult […]
This was bad.
We reserve a special kind of feeling for regrets, an emotion somewhere between sadness and anger. Sadness because the opportunity is gone, anger because we know things could have been very different. Sometimes the simple fact that others chose a path we didn’t and end up seemingly successful and happy makes the feeling worse. And on top of it all […]
Few of us will ever experience what it feels like to fall in love at first sight. But here, in To Your Eternity, I think we all got just a little glimpse of what that feels like. The instantaneous power this show exercised over viewers’ emotions was extraordinary. And while it inevitably ebbed and flowed, it nevertheless created new powerful […]
Kono hentai yaro.
Hige o Soru, Soshite Joshi Kousei o Hirou is another of those modern anime afflicted with a paragraph for a title. I don’t understand how we went from single word titles to “After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Student.” You see this extra-long-name thing in the memes all the time now, it’s gotten to such […]
Wow this is one disturbing anime. I’d heard the rumors, so I figured I should watch it and see what all the fuss was about. I found out. The sexual hyper-focus in this series destroys any effort that was put into this work. I can recognize that there are decent points in this anime, but it’s so heavily overshadowed by […]
The ultimate villain in all the history of anime! Feel free to argue with me on that, but I know a lot of people will agree with me. What a winding tale of mystery and humanity! Old by today’s standards, this series is still probably the best example of mystery and suspense in the history of anime, rivaled by few […]
I saw the word “sing” and I stopped. That was a terrible mistake! For those who follow me regularly, you know one of my least favorite anime genres is music. So I avoided this show during the Spring 2020 season. One day, I simply decided to watch it anyway. I don’t even know why. I just clicked the link and […]
Spring is the time for love! Ao Haru Ride, literally meaning “Blue Spring Ride,” is a sweet little anime about the reblooming love between two young people who have been separated for a while but find themselves thrown back together. This is a great example of a romance anime that improves as the series progresses. If you stick with it, […]