The battle royale trope has been a staple in writing stories for anime. It usually starts with a clueless protagonist being forced into a game of carnage for survival. Along the way, he encounters friends and enemies which ultimately make his life harder in the survival game. Classroom of the Elite doesn’t do that – it’s probably the most mundane battle royale story I’ve seen and here’s why.
The phrase “happily ever after” has been popularized ever since fairy tale films in the likes of Cinderella, Snow White and Peter Pan greeted our eyes. Stories of fulfillment, romance, family and contentment – a “happy ever after” ingrained into our very minds. From that point on, our childhood has been revolving around that concept of “happiness” – that we must reach a point where we have our “prince charming,” or “princess,” a complete family and other conclusive goals.
Before you get into the main bit of this article, go and check out Marth’s take on our monthly OWLS theme, “Mentors,” on his blog. To know more about who’s posting what on when, check out our blog tour schedule in the OWLS blog or even check out our previous tours in the site. Continue reading “Detroit: Become Human – Everyone, or thing, can teach you (OWLS July 2018 Blog Tour)”
Throughout its current broadcast period, Darling in the FRANXX has received various criticisms – both good and bad. However, in its later episodes, it has sparked conversation and salt in the community on its romantic developments. Now, it went for a full-speed nosedive and it’s not showing any signs of stopping. Continue reading “Darling in the FRANXX is taking a nosedive and its not stopping”
With the advancement of technology, we’ve seen more shows being released for every season. It’s quite amusing how before we complained about having less anime to watch compared to complaining now that there’s too much anime. But with the usage of tools that make shows easier to create, we’ve lost a certain aspect to anime that gave its charm a long time ago. Continue reading “Balancing between charm and gains in animation”
The high school setting has been a staple for anime culture with almost majority of shows using it and then adding in a couple of other fictional elements such as horror, magic and the like. Usually the stories of these shows revolve around an interesting set of students that ultimately contribute to what makes the show entertaining. But rarely has it been that teachers are given the spotlight. Continue reading “Interviews with Monster Girls: a love letter to teachers”
After drawing flak from the vast corners of the community, Darling in the FRANXX has received so much criticism for its story and characters. It became such a hot topic to the point of alleged reports involving fans sending threats to members of the production for creating a point in this show’s story in which many will never accept. For this individual, I would like to put my finger into this show – why anger coming from its fans is a testament to how effective it is as a show. Continue reading “Darling in the FRANXX and how its been great despite the uproar from fans”
With its twelfth episode out, Violet Evergarden has come a long way from its slow introductory episodes. Initially, a good number of people thought that this was just mere eye-candy and nothing more, but damn, it’s such shame since the show portrays some outstanding character development and well-written writing techniques. Continue reading “Violet Evergarden: a well-written show thus far”
Anime Versus is a blog series where I talk about anime and its many elements like the usual tropes, industry, genres and many more. We try to give you the pros and cons of the topic being discussed and what our standpoint on it looks like. Continue reading “Anime versus Streaming Services”
#12DaysOfAnime – As the year starts to end, I find myself contemplating on the stuff that I have experienced this year. It has been a roller-coaster ride of emotions for me, both online and in real life, as I piece together what every event actually means to me. Continue reading “How Death Parade portrays fear of the end”