[Minor spoilers for Encanto] Encanto is the latest animated feature from the NOT-Pixar side of Disney’s animation team, and it’s got to be one of the most charming and sincere of their films to come out in recent years. The music is catchy yet it develops the characters really well. The visuals are masterfully crafted and don’t act as crutches for the movie’s existence. The … Continue reading [Movie Essay] The Intimacy of Encanto
I’ve been reading a lot more manga as of late. While I dip my toes into several titles, I find it hard to follow them weekly. So many manga feels less “episodic” when read in a weekly format. It always feel more like I’m watching half of a complete episode. It’s a rare exception for a manga to grab my attention weekly and leave me … Continue reading Boy’s Abyss Review: Exploring The Darker Side of Intimacy
I went into Yasuke a bit weary but excited. I liked the last Netflix Original, DOTA: Blood of the Dragon despite its flaws, and was hoping Yasuke would have at the very least the same level of quality. Unfortunately, instead of the Champloo inspired thrill ride I was hoping for, I instead got a frustratingly mediocre fantasy action show that fails to make use of … Continue reading Yasuke (2021) Review – A Mediocre Story About A Really Cool Dude
(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
[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]
4th season announced, so I thought of going back to one of my old posts about My Hero Academia. With the context of the 3rd season now to back up my claims, I’m ready to re tackle this article. As usual, Future Lumi in bold. I’m only a scrubby anime watcher, so forgive me if some of these points are challenged in the manga. Note: … Continue reading Why All Might Is The Best Hero [Remaster]
Start calling me The Luminous Iceberg, because I’m about to sink some ships today. [Remastered for my new readers and old readers alike, Future Lumi Comments in Bold.] 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, … Continue reading Friday Funsies: Platonic Friendships, Anyone? [Remastered?]
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
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!