Why Kyoani’s Yamada Naoko is the greatest director of our time: Part 2 — The Tamako Series

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 2 — The Tamako Series

Extensive Analysis of Bakemonogatari: What makes it so unique? – Hitagi Crab 1

This series will be an analysis of Bakemonogatari, attempting to look at every single element of the show, frame by frame, for me to truly understand why I find this show so fascinating. Quick warning that this post, and those following in this series, is going to be closer to an analytical essay looking at … Continue reading Extensive Analysis of Bakemonogatari: What makes it so unique? – Hitagi Crab 1

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)

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)

Yamada Naoko’s Liz and the Blue Bird (And A Silent Voice) — Emotions Through Camera

Through A Silent Voice, Yamada Naoko established herself as one of the greatest anime directors of our time. What followed after was her more experimental piece, Liz and the Blue Bird, the film which I consider the best that anime has produced. In this post, I will be running through the choices that Yamada Naoko … Continue reading Yamada Naoko’s Liz and the Blue Bird (And A Silent Voice) — Emotions Through Camera