Hyouka’s Ingenious Cinematography and Aesthetics

Expositions are boring. This was how I used to think for the longest time. I mean, who really wants to watch characters talking while sitting in a cafe or walking down the street when you can be watching something more exciting happen, some type of action or drama? But if watching Bakemonogatari taught me anything, … Continue reading Hyouka’s Ingenious Cinematography and Aesthetics

Kubikiri Cycle: the Portrayal of Nietzsche’s Idea of Genius

Nietzsche’s portrayal of what a genius is and how people treat them has been one of the fundamental conceptual building blocks of Author NISIOISIN, who has established himself as one of the best light novel authors of recent times. His most popular work, the Monogatari Series, has been adapted into one of the most critically … Continue reading Kubikiri Cycle: the Portrayal of Nietzsche’s Idea of Genius

The Suspension of Disbelief in No Game No Life

The willing suspension of disbelief if a concept in film, or in media just in general, which describes when the audience avoids thinking critically to believe a concept for the sake of enjoyment. And when the audience breaks the suspension of disbelief, the audience flips off that switch that prevents them from thinking about that … Continue reading The Suspension of Disbelief in No Game No Life

The Relaxing World of Tanaka-Kun is Always Listless

It’s hard to see exactly why slice of life, a genre that is merely a series of realistic events without a significant “plot”, seems to be appealing to so many. Anime viewers, including myself, spend countless hours watching japanese highschool girls going camping, playing in a school band, or running cafes in a pseudo-french, rabbit … Continue reading The Relaxing World of Tanaka-Kun is Always Listless

How to Drastically Improve Your Show in Season 2 (feat. Gotoubun no Hanayome)

Season 1 of Go Toubun no Hanayome was one of the worst things I’ve seen in my life.  When the anime was announced, there were a lot of doubts whether the animations can match the beautiful artwork of the manga. When the key animations were released, there were doubts whether the artwork would work out. … Continue reading How to Drastically Improve Your Show in Season 2 (feat. Gotoubun no Hanayome)

A Good Isekai Show?? (What Makes Shows Interesting)

Many seem to dismiss isekai shows whenever they see one on the seasonal list. It’s no different with me as well. There have been too many isekai shows that I dropped almost immediately or didn’t even attempt because, simply, it was an isekai. As I kept watching these shows and ended up not enjoying them, … Continue reading A Good Isekai Show?? (What Makes Shows Interesting)