First Impressions: Didn’t I say to make my abilities average in the next life?!

All Mile desires is to live a “normal life,” an existence where she doesn’t stand out and is able to make friends and find happiness. As she prepares to enter magic academy, though, it becomes apparent that despite being granted “normal” powers when being reborn into this world of fantasy and magic, Mile is anything… Read More First Impressions: Didn’t I say to make my abilities average in the next life?!

First Impressions: ORESUKI

Another typical romantic comedy, with it’s just-as-typical cast of characters: the athlete with the heart of gold. The background character. The minx…The stalker? And the b….what? ORESUKI: Are You the Only One Who Loves Me, a new romantic comedy based on a light novel series, follows Joro, Cosmos, Himawari, Sun-chan, and Pansy as they navigate… Read More First Impressions: ORESUKI

Miyazaki Declined Nausicaa Live-Action Adaptions (But We Cast One Anyway)

We’ve entered the age of big-blockbuster, live-action adaptations of anime and manga properties. While common in Japan, it’s been a slow build in the U.S., with most early adaptations flopping commercially (Speed Racer) and/or critically (Dragon Ball: Evolution). While recent ones have been a mixed bag (see the resounding failure that is Netflix’s Death Note),… Read More Miyazaki Declined Nausicaa Live-Action Adaptions (But We Cast One Anyway)