Thoughts on Yamada Naoko Leaving Kyo-Ani (why I like slice of life better than action)

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)

Tone Shifts are Really Cool (Rambling on about Fire Emblem: Three Houses)

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)

Why Kyoani’s Yamada Naoko is the greatest director of our time: Part 1 — K-On

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

Kobayashi’s dragon maid S is amazingly great (Well, it was completely expected)

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)

on the Bright Side Reviews (BS reviews): Absolute Duo

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

Stupid Childhood Promises in Anime, and Three Days of Happiness

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.