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)

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

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

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

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