Interview with Tomo Kataoka

Hey everyone, Kaze here sneaking back onto this blog with a very special and exciting post! As some of you know, I'm a big fan of the Narcissu series and have written on the stories numerous times because of its inclusion of Christian faith in a very respectful, thoughtful, and accurate manner alongside serious, meaningful… Continue reading Interview with Tomo Kataoka

Tales of Berseria and Eleanor Hume’s Search for Truth

Lately I’ve been playing Tales of Berseria, the newest addition to the “Tales” JRPG series. It’s definitely a fun game, but the quality of the characters and plot stands out most of all. In particular, the protagonist is a girl named Velvet who is dead set on revenge and she doesn’t care how many people… Continue reading Tales of Berseria and Eleanor Hume’s Search for Truth

Winter Anime 2017 Review (Part 3/3)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu Annalyn - 9/10 The first season of Rakugo Shinjuu captured me through, among other things, its beautiful animation and music, fantastic storytelling, fallible and relatable characters, and skilled use of motifs like candles and specific rakugo stories. It was real and painful and lovely.… Continue reading Winter Anime 2017 Review (Part 3/3)

Winter Anime 2017 Review (Part 2/3)

Youjo Senki Saga of Tanya the Evil Kaze - 7/10 Youjo Senki was a very different kind of anime than we normally get, and in this case, that was a good thing. Although it still has some of the familiar tropes like starting life in a new world (although in this case, literally starting life back from… Continue reading Winter Anime 2017 Review (Part 2/3)

Winter Anime 2017 Review (Part 1/3)

Demi-chan wa Kataritai Interviews with Monster Girls stardf29 - 8/10 One of my favorite shows this season, Demi-chan took the ever-popular subject of monster girls and approached it with plenty of heart. On a surface level, the show explores some of the interesting specifics on how the demis’ monster-like traits work, why they came about, and other details… Continue reading Winter Anime 2017 Review (Part 1/3)

Aiyoku no Eustia and the Threat of Blind Faith

Aiyoku no Eustia is a fantastic visual novel (I initially thought it was only “great” but the more I thought about this post, the more I liked what it did) that still has yet to receive an English translation (a partial patch is available). While most people praise it for things like world-building and a… Continue reading Aiyoku no Eustia and the Threat of Blind Faith

Fall Anime 2016 Review (Part 3/3)

JoJo no Kimyou Na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai JoJo's Bizarre Adventures: Diamond is Unbreakable Kaze - 8/10 And so part 4 of Jojo's Bizarre Adventures comes to an end. As always, it was a fun ride and an excellent adaptation by David Production. In some ways, part 4 is the most interesting part so far in the… Continue reading Fall Anime 2016 Review (Part 3/3)

Fall Anime 2016 Review (Part 2/3)

Gi(a)rlish Number Girlish Number Japesland – 7/10 I didn't seem to fall in love with Shirobako quite as deeply as the majority of the Internet, but what I did truly appreciate about it was its realistic take on the anime industry (realistic is relative, of course). While Girlish Number takes its own creative license, just as… Continue reading Fall Anime 2016 Review (Part 2/3)

Fall Anime 2016 Review (Part 1/3)

Natsume Yuujinchou Go Natsume Yuujinchou 5 Annalyn - 7/10 Natsume Yuujinchou Go is good. Not great, but good. This is the fifth season of one the most pleasant episodic anime around, so I knew what to expect: lovely colors, amusing antics with Nyanko-sensei, youkai of all shapes and sizes, a pleasant OP and ED, and an all around soothing… Continue reading Fall Anime 2016 Review (Part 1/3)