I have just watched Prey (2022) Without a doubt, this is the BEST Predator movie since the first one graced 80s theaters. This movie brings the Predator franchise back to its roots. No unnecessary fluff, no ridiculous “autism are powers”, and no boring stretches of cringe dialogue. Instead, we get a simple and focused story with strong themes, gorgeous cinematography, engaging characters, and most importantly, … Continue reading [Review] Prey (2022) Is an Amazingly Intense Return to Form for the Predator Franchise
After the incredible Look Back (which I reviewed a few months ago) Fujimoto is back with another one-shot, and I’m gonna be honest guys, this might just be recency bias, but I think this is my favorite of all his works so far. Now that I’m done needlessly hyping up something any sane person should be hyped for, it’s time to take a look at … Continue reading [Review] Goodbye Eri – The Fujimoto Oneshot That Lies To You (Sort Of)
Since this is literally in the middle of an ongoing show, this will be a spoilerrific post. You can check out my relatively spoiler-free review of the first act here to see if you’re down for the rest. With that said, let’s get down and dirty with Act II of the stellar Arcane. Happy Progress Day! Since you couldn’t see my live reactions of “HOLY … Continue reading A Review Of Arcane From Someone Who Doesn’t Play League of Legends – Act II
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
[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.
Tier lists are still a big thing, right? Regardless, this is a really fun idea I’ve been toying around with, and I feel like it’s way more interesting than just another bullet list. By putting these in ranks, I hope we can better see why some adaptations work fantastically- While others, not so much. For this list, I’ve curated the most popular adaptations only. I … Continue reading The Live Action Anime Tier List! (F Tier)
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)
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]
Yes, I am doing this. I stumbled upon this fantastic mashup of Eminem’s “When You’re Gone” and “Dango Daikazoku”, and upon listening, I realized just how eerily SIMILAR the themes of Clannad and Eminem’s song are. I suggest giving it a listen before reading on. I will be tackling this as not a 1:1 comparison with Eminem’s life, but with his life as it is … Continue reading Eminem’s “When I’m Gone” Is Basically Clannad: After Story
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?