I have always had a hard time explaining why I like the Kara no Kyoukai movies (or Garden of Sinners from now on) to the extent that I do. To me, the Garden of Sinners movies have been one of the strangest series I have watched. While I see the movies as sometimes confusing, indirect, … Continue reading Garden of Sinners 1 – How to Build Atmosphere
On one hand, I’m glad to see that arguably my favorite director is not just anime but cinema returning with a new show. On the other hand, I am extremely disappointed to see her departure from a studio that has her marks left all over their shows. For those of you who don’t know yet, … Continue reading Thoughts on Yamada Naoko Leaving Kyo-Ani (why I like slice of life better than action)
It’s no secret that video game stories are kind of terrible. Rarely do you find a phenomenal story in a video game, and oftentimes, the story instead takes a backseat, merely acting as a support for the gameplay. (This changes a little if you consider visual novels video games, but let’s not get into that … Continue reading Tone Shifts are Really Cool (Rambling on about Fire Emblem: Three Houses)
I’ve talked throughout this blog about Yamada Naoko — Kyoani’s poster director. Throughout the years of watching anime or media in general, I’ve come to grow immensely attached to this relatively young director's work. Through an explanation of Kyoani, Yamada Naoko, her style, and her masterful works, I will attempt to briefly fill in the gaps about … Continue reading Why Kyoani’s Yamada Naoko is the greatest director of our time: Part 1 — K-On
Directing is a rough skill to master. It takes years of experiences and build up of lower positions from key animation to episode directing — in the case of animation — for someone to become as great as they are. Yamada Naoko started off as a key animator to Air and episode director and storyboarder of … Continue reading Flaws of a first time director in Siesta’s show
Charlotte is a show that really feels like it is the hardest to form an opinion on. After rewatching the show, 6 years after it aired, my thoughts on the show haven't quite changed — somewhere along the lines of a 6/10 if I am to give it a numerical score. However, this show is … Continue reading Charlotte is Simultaneously Great and Horrible
Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is one of my all time favorite shows. It’s visuals are so soft to look at, the characters are all loveable, and, of course, it’s one of the most heartwarming shows I’ve seen in my life. For a show like that to get a sequel meant a lot to me. So despite … Continue reading Kobayashi’s dragon maid S is amazingly great (Well, it was completely expected)
Exploration is by far my favorite part of Genshin Impact. That being said, the exploration part of Genshin is far from flawless, and one big issue I think is the collectibles (anemoculuses, geoculuses, etc). In this post, I discuss why.
BS reviews is a series where Edy and I look for the unseen genius in anime that have not been widely recognized by the public. Today, we will be talking about the deep hidden meanings and excellence of Absolute Duo, a widely unknown anime from 2015, based on a light novel. It’s been a while … Continue reading on the Bright Side Reviews (BS reviews): Absolute Duo
Genshin's 1.6 patch is out, and it's much bigger than I thought! Here's some fantastic things about it that I'd like to see in future areas too.
Do you remember in specific detail, your best friends in elementary school? Do you remember the stupid throwaway promises you made as a kid? Are your experiences with your elementary school friends the ones you remember most and hold most close to your heart? Are you still in love with your crush from years and years ago in elementary school? If you’re the protagonist of a shitty anime/manga/visual novel, then the answer to this is most likely yes.