Why anime doesn’t work in live-action film adaptations

DISCUSSION – As of late, various anime series have gotten really popular to the point that they have been adapted into many media forms. While this is certainly a sign that anime has gone global and is being adored by an even diverse, bigger audience, there are some problems. Why do we love an anime series? One of the main reasons why is the storyline. When … Continue reading Why anime doesn’t work in live-action film adaptations

Alexander returns to Civ 6 as Macedon’s leader

NEWS – You thought we’d see the last of him? Well, you thought wrong – Alexander the Great returns to Civilization 6 as the leader of the Macedonian civilization. Macedon’s unique ability is called Hellenistic Fusion. With this ability, Macedon gets a bonus when he conquers an enemy city based on the districts built there. It is rather unclear whether what sort of bonuses the player receives. … Continue reading Alexander returns to Civ 6 as Macedon’s leader

Civ 6 spring update adds Persia

NEWS – Civilization’s Youtube channel has just published a video yesterday unveiling the newest addition to the roster of civilizations, Persia. In Civilization 6, the Persian civilization is lead by Cyrus the Great. Cyrus’ leader bonus is called Fall of Babylon. It allows the player to declare surprise wars with less diplomatic penalties and gives all Persian units bonus movement after declaring war. With this leader bonus, … Continue reading Civ 6 spring update adds Persia

Disney’s upcoming title “Coco”

DISCUSSION – Two days before the release of Disney’s film “Beauty and the Beast”, they released a teaser video for their upcoming title “Coco.” Here is the premise of the animated film: Coco follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who sets off a chain of events relating to a century-old mystery, leading to an extraordinary family reunion. Despite his family’s generation-old ban on music, Miguel dreams … Continue reading Disney’s upcoming title “Coco”

New stunning CM for Violet Evergarden

NEWS – Kyoto Animation recently released a new promotional video for their upcoming anime series, “Violet Evergarden.” The video does not show new information but we do get to see more of the studio’s stunning work.   “I will run as fast as I can to wherever my customer desires. I am the Auto Memories Doll, Violet Evergarden.” – Violet Evergarden (at the end of the … Continue reading New stunning CM for Violet Evergarden

Twelve minutes of SAO: Ordinal Scale

DISCUSSION – Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale has just been theatrically released in Japanese theaters on February 18, 2017. A preview has just been released by Sony of the first twelve minutes of the movie. After viewing the video in roughly-translated English, it seems to show the events leading up to Kirito’s involvement in the augmented reality MMO, Ordinal Scale. Throughout the video, the movie’s setting … Continue reading Twelve minutes of SAO: Ordinal Scale

KyoAni’s Maid Dragon

FIRST LOOK – Kyoto Animation has been known for its trademark which is ‘Moe’. The display of quirky, cute and sometimes air-headed female characters is almost synonymous to Kyoto Animation in the anime community. The animation studio’s newest comedy series, “Kobayashi-san’s Maid Dragon”, depicts a fantasy, slice-of-life story involving dragons in their human form. Tohru, one of the main characters, is a dragon who is devoted … Continue reading KyoAni’s Maid Dragon

Why am I still hopeful for Sword Art Online?

If you’ve read my article on Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale, you might remember me writing about how hopeful I am for Sword Art Online to redeem itself. I haven’t changed my thoughts about it since, but why? Sword Art Online’s popularity was probably the largest than any other anime I’ve seen. The fans were partial when it comes to their reactions about the franchise … Continue reading Why am I still hopeful for Sword Art Online?

Hibike! Euphonium 2nd Season

REVIEW – Kyoto Animation continues the “Hibike! Euphonium” anime series with a second season. It showcases the same characters with the addition of a few ones namely Mizore and Nozomi. The season comprises of thirteen episodes and depicts the struggles of the Kitauji high school concert band as they aim to win gold for Nationals. Hibike! Euphonium is an example of Kyoto Animation’s signature with the … Continue reading Hibike! Euphonium 2nd Season