The History of Anime: Part 4 – Taking Over The World

The anime industry reached its artistic high point in the 1980’s, but the good times wouldn’t last. The Japanese stock market crashed in 1991, thanks to (what else?) corporate corruption and an incompetent banking system. Millions of people lost everything, and businesses were forced to close or restructure to survive. In this “Lost Decade”, people... Continue Reading →

Mari’s Unpopular Opinions – It Was Nice Knowing Y’all

I like to keep my blog positive, but everyone needs to vent once in a while, right? So I’m going to complain about a bunch of popular anime I don’t like, because the marvelous Pinkie tagged me. I’m sure it will all go just fine, right? A Popular Anime I Don’t Like I could go... Continue Reading →

Some thoughts on the Coronavirus delays…

The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the entertainment industry, and the world of anime has been hit especially hard. Tons of popular shows and movies have been delayed, including some, like Re:Zero Season 2 and Evangelion 4.0, that have been many years in the making. Obviously, the most important thing is the health... Continue Reading →

My 5 Favorite (and Least Favorite) Clichés in Anime

Anime is, in my opinion, one of the most creative and unique artistic mediums out there. But after you watch enough of it, you start seeing a lot of the same clichés over and over. Some of them are groan-inducing, but some of them are fucking rad and I love them. So I wanted to talk about some of my favorites and least favorites, because all my posts are super analytical and I just want to write a pure fluff piece for once!

My favorite first episodes in anime

The opening to a story is probably one of the most difficult things to write in any medium. In just a few pages or a few minutes of screen time, the writer has to establish characters, setting, tone, genre, a central conflict, motivation, and a strong hook - all without overwhelming the viewer with information... Continue Reading →

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