How Death Parade portrays fear of the end

#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”

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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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How Sarada and Boruto are different from their fathers

ANIME, DISCUSSION – After watching a good amount of Boruto: Next Generations, it seems that the series is trying to tell its story in a different way specifically on the paths that Sarada and Boruto take.

This will contain some spoiling details for people who haven’t went and catch up with the Boruto series so you better shy away from this article if you don’t take kindly to that kind of detail.

The things I will be talking about here are mostly centered on where the anime series is thus far and how far I know about the manga series, as well as the recent Boruto-related movies. If I miss anything, feel free to point it out in the comments below.

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Shimoneta: what if the concept of dirty-jokes doesn’t exist?

ANIME, DISCUSSION – Throughout the times, settings for anime shows have been getting wilder and interesting as the years go by. Ranging from a deconstruction of the mahou shoujo genre to the concept of clothes being an alien weapon of mass destruction, anime series shines when it comes to putting something new on the table.

The anime series, Shimoneta, does this with its idea of “what if a world existed where the concept of dirty jokes is outlawed?

So, we ask the question: what if such were the case for us in the real world?

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How RWBY has improved in its fifth volume

ANIME, DISCUSSION – Last Monday, RWBY has unveiled a character short teaser featuring one of the main characters, Weiss Schnee. This teaser is the first of the other character shows that will be live as the release of Volume 5 draws near.

One thing to note about this video is how it shows Rooster Teeth’s improvements when it comes to animation and production quality.

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Top 5 Anticipated Shows of the Summer Season

ANIME, DISCUSSION – As the spring season comes to an end, a new one opens filled with interesting titles that may or may not become the best of this year. Personally, the spring season had a few letdown titles and I was left with only two shows completed and the others on hold (I will get on them eventually).

Without further ado, allow me to list down five shows which I’m itching to watch this summer season.

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