Interviews with Monster Girls: a love letter to teachers

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”

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Darling in the FRANXX and how its been great despite the uproar from fans

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”

Looking at large-scale conflicts in anime

In every show, novel or film, there is no better to culminate your story with a large-scale conflict of epic proportions. This is especially true in stories that involve multiple characters such as the Harry Potter series, the Hunger Games and more. Here, we’ll discuss on anime titles that had a notable, well-written conflict in its story.

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The dark side of anime’s influence – is it real?

As of late, an article headline regarding a Japanese politician linking anime, gaming and violent tendencies among criminals has ended up in my Twitter timeline. This discussion was raised in a political discussion talk show after mention of a recent serial murder case that happened in Japan’s Kenagawa Prefecture where police have reported to have discovered dead bodies in the criminal’s apartment. Continue reading “The dark side of anime’s influence – is it real?”

What J.J Abram’s Hollywood adaptation of “Your Name” means to anime

DISCUSSION – During the month of September, of this year, we got an announcement that Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams have received rights to adapt the anime film, Your Name, and give it a place in Hollywood. The reactions of this announcement from the anime community was, in majority, somewhat negative – and honestly, I cannot blame the fans.

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How Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale falls short

DISCUSSION – After waiting for a few months, I finally had the opportunity to go and watch Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale – an anime film set on events after its main series. Despite enjoying the film, I find myself somewhat dissatisfied and wished that the film would have tried to go all out with its story progression – which is something I want to talk about here.

If you have not watched this film and do not take kindly to spoilers, avert your eyes! With that warning in, let us dive in.

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