[Review] The Fleeting Beauty of Art in “Look Back” – A Oneshot by Tatsuki Fujimoto

Hey all, been a while since I wrote here, but I just couldn’t not talk about this, even if briefly. Off the bat, this is one of the best oneshots I’ve ever read. It’s a gorgeously drawn, emotionally resonant and all-around awesome work by the author of Chainsaw Man and Fire Punch, Tatsuki Fujimoto. Works like these are what I hope to see more of … Continue reading [Review] The Fleeting Beauty of Art in “Look Back” – A Oneshot by Tatsuki Fujimoto

In Defense Of Anime And Manga Piracy

With the recent crackdown on Kissanime, and possibly other sites, I wanted to put my thoughts on piracy out there as somebody from a country with almost no legal channels to watch anime easily. Full disclosure, Kissanime sucks and I hate it, because better piracy sites exist that aren’t as greedy. If and when I can support something, I always do. However, the truth of … Continue reading In Defense Of Anime And Manga Piracy

[Analysis] Anzu’s Journey from Rival to Street Rat to Best Girl

(Hinamatsuri just ended their manga run a while ago. Here’s a post of me talking about my favorite character, Anzu.) I’m sure all of you who follow me know about my love for Anzu at this point. She started out as just an annoying side character/rival and quickly grew to be the focus of the best character arc in the anime! Today, I’ll be talking … Continue reading [Analysis] Anzu’s Journey from Rival to Street Rat to Best Girl

The Immaturity Of Romance Anime

Isn’t it weird how so many romcoms end on the confession? If we’re lucky,we might even get a *gasp* time skip to show them with a happy family. What is it with the obsession of mangakas with the chase part of romance but borderline disinterest in developing things PAST the confession? Today, let’s talk about that. Man, I wish I had a consistent schedule like … Continue reading The Immaturity Of Romance Anime

Why The Best Girl Always Loses [Remastered]

[Man, I sure peaked early, huh? I’ve been doing a lot of these remastered reposts lately. My views on anime and manga have changed a lot since the time I wrote theses posts. With a “mature” perspective, I want to talk about my old points and see if they still hold up for me or not.]As always, Future Lumi in bold. I think I’m always … Continue reading Why The Best Girl Always Loses [Remastered]

Beastars and Stylish Racism In Animation

That’s a hell of a title, huh? Beastars is a fantastic anime, and I’m sure I’m months late to talking about how amazing it is compared to everybody else, so I’ll keep the opinion on the show itself short. Please note that as I talk about this topic, it’s with knowledge of only the anime, so maybe the manga is different. Beastars is nothing new … Continue reading Beastars and Stylish Racism In Animation

Watamote: How to make a loser protagonist feel like an ACTUAL loser.

[Repost, because this dumb hiatus is taking longer than expected. Also, for a short update on my life rn, it’s pretty busy. Birthdays, work and other stuff has been happening, but rest assured, I am still writing!] I finished Watamote a LONG time ago, and first things first, this is what struck me: Tomoko is a pathetic loner. Not a quirky loner in most other … Continue reading Watamote: How to make a loser protagonist feel like an ACTUAL loser.

How SAO Shakes Up The Christmas Episode

Christmas episodes are wonderful, but ever noticed how they all end up following a certain formula. A group of friends try to celebrate Christmas, but inexplicably, one of them has the gall to not like Christmas! Can they cheer each other up ? Spoilers: They always do. Surprisingly enough, in all the anime I’ve watched over the 3 years of anime I’ve been watching, only … Continue reading How SAO Shakes Up The Christmas Episode

Friday Funsies: Lumi’s Top 5 Manga of All Time (For Now)

I’ve read a LOT more manga than I’ve watched anime recently. Like with any top of anything list based on opinion, this highly subject to change as my taste in manga changes with the seasons. Does manga even have any seasons? Like, now that I think about it, is Weekly Shounen Jump’s presence in the market a different source of consistency for the manga industry … Continue reading Friday Funsies: Lumi’s Top 5 Manga of All Time (For Now)

How A Place Further Than The Universe Reconstructs K-ON! (And Slice Of Life In General)

On one fortunate day last week, I decided to finally watch a show I promised to watch almost more than a year ago now. Let’s talk about A Place Further Than The Universe. This show, if you somehow don’t already know, is about four girls who embark on a life-changing journey to the far-off continent of Antarctica. What my cynical side told me was that … Continue reading How A Place Further Than The Universe Reconstructs K-ON! (And Slice Of Life In General)