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

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

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