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 Akikan, a widely unknown anime from 2009, based on a light novel. We are living in an … Continue reading on the Bright Side Reviews (BS reviews): Akikan!
on the Bright Side Reviews (BS reviews): Ex-Arm
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 Ex-arm, a widely unknown anime from 2021. To say that Ex-arm is good would be understatement. It … Continue reading on the Bright Side Reviews (BS reviews): Ex-Arm
Shaun of the Dead Review
Edgar Wright has been one of the most unique director that I adore. I recently got the chance to rewatch the film that launched him into popularity, Shaun of the Dead. Here, I will be dissecting the types of visual effects that Edgar Wright uses to create contrast for comedy along addressing some of the … Continue reading Shaun of the Dead Review
Garden of Sinners 1 – How to Build Atmosphere
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
The Tone Shift in Made in Abyss is Phenomenal!
Made in Abyss is an outstanding anime that I rewatched recently, and although it's pretty great throughout, there's a shift in episode 10 that marks a fantastic turning point for the series that I rave about for a little bit in this post.
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
Horimiya is Great But It Has a Pacing Issue
I finally got the chance to watch Horimiya — the most highly acclaimed romance show of the 2021 winter season. I enjoyed the couple volumes of the manga that I read and the aesthetics on the trailer looked like something I enjoyed; this was a show that I went into with high expectation. As expected, … Continue reading Horimiya is Great But It Has a Pacing Issue
A (Late) Review of Goblin Slayer: Is it worth watching?
Edy posted yesterday about the lack of negative reviews on wordpress, so here’s one I wrote many months ago!
Goblin Slayer was one of the most popular shows last fall in 2018, with lots of conversation rising from its opening episode that was taken quite controversially within some communities. Read my take on the show to help you figure out if this show is worth your time or not.
Note: This review was written quite a while ago during the time that this show aired, and was originally written to fit to the traditional MAL review format. This is only a review of the first episode, I didn’t go beyond that point(and have no intention in doing so).
Goblin Slayer is a shitty edgelord anime that is nothing special, except this one is ‘brave’ enough to include a rape scene right at the first episode. Now personally, I don’t have anything against rape fetishes, monster fetishes, and nothing against shows that choose include those, but the…
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Do People Dislike Reading Negative Reviews? (And Why I have a Hard Time Writing them)
I tend to see that most reviews, whether it is on each episodes or a whole show, seem to be more positive reviews rather than negative reviews. The negative posts I’ve read are usually completed series reviews that look at some of the cons after explaining what makes the show good. Or even if the … Continue reading Do People Dislike Reading Negative Reviews? (And Why I have a Hard Time Writing them)
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