Zuko x Jin – The Romance That Could Have Been

I am currently watching Avatar: The Last Airbender for the first time since I was like 12 years old, and only now do I realize how many subtleties and great story elements I missed out on as a child. Yes, as a child, I loved the series for being a fun adventure with a very charming cast of lead characters, but as an adult, I … Continue reading Zuko x Jin – The Romance That Could Have Been

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse And The 5 Stages Of Grief

I’m sure everybody and their mother has reviewed this movie to death already, so instead of talking about the movie’s amazing visuals, soundtrack and script like everybody probably already has in much greater detail, I’ll instead choose to focus on one of the most crucial themes of not only the movie, but the Spider-Man mythos in general. Continue reading Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse And The 5 Stages Of Grief

The KyoAni Formula (And Why It Works)

Kyoto Animation is an industry giant, and for very good reason. Every single show that they make in a year is looked forward to by millions of anime fans, and even their shows with the most mediocre of writing are salvaged by the ungodly amounts of eye candy put into every episode.

However, I did notice something on my recent binge of KyoAni shows, and that’s the fact that they all start almost the exact same way. Today, we’ll be breaking down that formula! Continue reading The KyoAni Formula (And Why It Works)

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.

Bittersweet Yuri Love: Scum’s Wish vs Citrus

[Repost, because the Citrus manga just ended recently, and I have been pretty busy, so this is me being relevant and keeping my schedule consistent.] Contrary to popular belief, a lot of yuri stories exist for reasons other than fan service. While a lot of them are portrayed as bubbly and sweet, quite a few, either through a misunderstanding of the orientation or just plain … Continue reading Bittersweet Yuri Love: Scum’s Wish vs Citrus

Shouya’s Indirect Confession To Shouko During The Moon Scene!

A quick blogpost because I JUST noticed it, and I had to confirm my suspicions. Remember the famous “Moon” scene in Koe no Katachi? Well, it turns out there was a famous way for a person to confess in Japan back in the old days. The person would say, “the moon is beautiful, isn’t it” (tsuki ga kirei, desune?) ,as it was considered to be … Continue reading Shouya’s Indirect Confession To Shouko During The Moon Scene!

The Warmth of Voice: A Short Analysis of Koe no Katachi’s Beautiful Sound Design and Shot Composition

Ironically enough, for a movie about a deaf girl, Koe no Katachi has one of the most beautiful soundtracks and sound design I have ever heard in any movie, let alone anime, where sound may be distinct, but it usually lends itself more to simplicity and music. I was inspired to make this post after watching a few videos analyzing Koe no Kotachi’s music, so … Continue reading The Warmth of Voice: A Short Analysis of Koe no Katachi’s Beautiful Sound Design and Shot Composition

[Analysis] Doki Doki Psychology Club Redux

In light of recent news about DDLC, specifically ignorant and toxic people misjudging it and keeping people away from it, I have decided to repost my old DDLC analysis of the girls’ mental illnesses to show how fairly and honestly the game portrays mental illness. Special thanks to ahogegirl for posting about the situation on her blog. Read her post here, it is her well-written … Continue reading [Analysis] Doki Doki Psychology Club Redux

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

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 about her and why she is such a captivating and empathetic character. Bratty Rival Anzu starts out as your typical … Continue reading [Analysis] Anzu’s Journey from Rival to Street Rat to Best Girl