Two weeks ago on Newman’s Nook, I spoke of Hanesaki from HANEBADO!. This time, I want to take a different view and talk about Nagisa Aragaki. A fantastic badminton player, Aragaki is the first to the practices and last to leave. She lives and breathes badminton, thinking of almost nothing else as an incredibly focused athlete.
One of my favorite video game-centric YouTube channels, Extra Credits, recently put out a video about “The Three Pillars of Game Writing – Plot, Character, Lore“. I definitely recommend watching this video, especially if you love video games. It explains how “video game writing” is actually split into three “pillars”: plot, character, and lore or… Read More Plot Twists, Character Designs, and Worldbuilding: Writing in Anime (and Other Media)
I’ve recently gotten around to playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You know, the one everybody’s been frothing at the mouth over. And it’s indeed a great game, perhaps my new favourite in the series (even if it isn’t exactly the flawless diamond that a lot of people seem to think it… Read More Storytelling and Myth in Breath of the Wild
Our last post for the Fate Apocrypha series is on the “Holy Maiden” Jeanne d’Arc. Her character may seem familiar to you in that, like Amakusa Shirou Tokisada, she also goes astray of the Christian faith. And while It may seem a bit confusing to say Shirou is wrong because he esteems the spiritual and… Read More Fate Apocrypha: The Holy Maiden and What it Means to be a Saint
In Episode 6 of Fist of the North Star we are introduced to…God Army. What is “God Army?” It’s a group of soldiers who believe that they are doing the will of their god. Their god is revealed in a later episode, but what they basically believe in is power over all else. They take… Read More Newman’s Nook: The God Army
I like cute kitty anime. There, I said it. I’ve watched most of Chi’s Sweet Home and Chi’s Sweet Adventure with my kids as well as Mitchiri Neko and Bananya. Also, Nyanbo. And…you get the idea. Each of them are generally short form anime and each of them are relatively calming. They’re not trying to push a… Read More Restful Anime
I love shows about adoption. I’ve already written several blog posts about the subject in anime, and even in recent years, shows on the subject have continued to be some of my favorites. So naturally, when last season provided a show about a yakuza guy who ends up adopting a girl with psychic powers from… Read More Hinamatsuri’s Imperfect Adoption