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
Bring out your notebooks and gender study degrees, it’s time for some Anime 101! I’ll mostly be talking about this from the perspective of the male anime fandom (being one myself), but female readers, feel free to chip in! First, let’s talk about the word “trap”. I am aware of the negative connotations that some perceive the word “trap” as. However, and I am being … Continue reading Anime 101 – The Trappings Of A Trap
Last year, as I was looking at the criticisms thrown at the anime adaptation of Watamote by its critics, I noticed that a common one was that Tomoko, our main character, never grows as a person or changes by the end of the story, and therefore, she’s a bad character. Unbiased I say to you, and not just because I have a writeup detailing exactly … Continue reading Do Characters Really Need “Growth” To Be Good Characters?
I caught up with the shows of Fall 2018 this week such as SSSS Gridman, Uchi no Maid, Irozoku Colors, JoJo: Golden Wind and Bloom Into You, which are all good shows in their own right! However, what I REALLY want to talk about is Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai, which is my favorite show of 2018! No, I am not exaggerating. … Continue reading Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai Is My Favorite Anime Of 2018!
[Repost, mainly because I’ve wanted to bring attention to my older posts from when I had fewer followers.] I am not one of those people who believe the anime industry is dying. Some people do, and they are welcome to that opinion, but anime is reaching more and more people every year, and I think it will only get better. However, we aren’t growing as … Continue reading Gatekeeping in Anime
I just watched The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, and while I want to talk about the rest of the movie, I REALLY want to talk about this part of the movie more than anything else. So it comes without asking that there will be SPOILERS for this movie, so beware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Okay, if … Continue reading Kyon’s Choice And Why I Think It Was The Wrong One
Start calling me The Luminous Iceberg, because I’m about to sink some ships today. ProZD made a hilarious video parodying the shipping fandom of every series that has ever existed, and it got me thinking: Wow, can’t buds just be buds these days? I love the friendship between Kirishima and Bakugo, for example, because it’s very natural and believable. Kirishima bruteforced his way into becoming … Continue reading Platonic Friendships, Anyone?
I started this blog 4 months ago a few days before my birthday. I loved watching and reading anime, but I loved discussing it with other people even more, if you can believe it. Writing has always been a passion of mine, but it was only when I started blogging that I really embraced it! Also, I’ve always wanted to share my thoughts to a … Continue reading I’ve Reached a 100 Followers! (A Short Reflection and Thank You)
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
There’s something about a character with an inherently obvious weakness that makes them automatically interesting. Usually, this takes form in the way of physical disabilities that hinder them from being at their full potential, such as maybe being blind, deaf, or having a heart condition. Other times, it could also be mental scarring that prevents them from acting properly around people. It’s too easy to … Continue reading Why Disabled Characters Are So Captivating