Fanart Friday: Maison Ikkoku

I really love the fanart created by うえすと because it’s almost always lovely depictions of Rumiko Takahashi characters, including my favorite series from the famed mangaka, Maison Ikkoku. ★ 【うえすと】 「 splendid allegory 」 ☆

We Become What We Behold: Joran The Princess of Snow & Blood, Episode 5

There are a great many adjectives one could use to describe Sawa: fierce, focused, driven, deadly, merciless, inscrutable, intimidating, and most of all, vengeful—albeit justifiably so, (right?) since she’s the protagonist. But there’s one more key descriptor I must highlight: Sawa is also self-aware. That is, she is fully aware of what she has become.… Read More We Become What We Behold: Joran The Princess of Snow & Blood, Episode 5

Pretty Boy Detective Club, Episode 3: Beauty Redefined

The Pretty Boy Detective Club is founded on three rules: be pretty, be a boy, and be a detective. Only in this week’s episode, something revolutionary happened. President Sotoin Manabu revealed a fourth rule. And this rule completely transforms the series’ definition of beauty—and just maybe, mine and yours too.  Up to this point, Pretty… Read More Pretty Boy Detective Club, Episode 3: Beauty Redefined

Review: Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train

Set your heart ablaze. Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, igniting in North American theaters after breaking all-time box office records in Japan, delivers the high level of animation, exciting and perilous storylines, and above all, heart, expected from the franchise as it progresses the storyline through a new arc and encounters… Read More Review: Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train

Does God Speak Through Anime? Or, What Madoka Taught Me About God & the Trees

On 22 April 2011, Kaname Madoka used the most powerful of wishes to save all magical girls. About eight years later, I watched her do it, and it taught me something about the savior of the real world and his plan for humanity.  I am of course talking about Puella Magi Madoka Magica, which celebrates… Read More Does God Speak Through Anime? Or, What Madoka Taught Me About God & the Trees

SSSS.(Your)Dynazenon

Have you been watching SSSS.Dynazenon? While I love the characters, insights, and animation in both that show and SSSS.Gridman, the S^4 series have remained a hard sell for me, and this even though my earliest memories of anime (and TV in general) include another giant robot series, Voltron. In fact, it’s the whole giant robot… Read More SSSS.(Your)Dynazenon