Last time, anime rose from a nationwide economic crisis to become a global juggernaut. The 1990’s saw enormous growth for the industry, but an even bigger change was just around the corner. Computers and the internet completely changed anime - how it’s made, how we watch it, and how we talk about it with others.... Continue Reading →
Sad news in the anime world. Keiji Fujiwara, best known as the voice of Leorio in Hunter x Hunter 2011 and Maes Hughes in both Fullmetal Alchemist series, passed away from cancer on April 12. He was 55 years old, and had one of the most prolific careers in the history of voice acting in... Continue Reading →
Anime and video games have been an odd couple since the beginning. There have been tons of video games based on anime over the years, and games like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest are clearly inspired by anime’s unique visual style and storytelling. But a lot of anime-based games don't use the source material to their full potential. Most of them are Street Fighter knockoffs or mobile games designed to waste your time and money on gacha mechanics (no thanks!). So I thought I’d talk about some anime that I think would make amazing video games. I'm sure none of these will be made, but hey, a girl can dream, right?
Emma and Norman making the same face I did during every major plot twist in The Promised Neverland I don't really like to include too many spoilers in my posts, but with plot twists you kind of have to. So a big fat SPOILER WARNING for:Oedipus RexFullmetal Alchemist (both series)Star Wars Episode V: The Empire... Continue Reading →
I love anime. I love talking about anime. But not all of my friends love anime as much as I do. Some of them used to watch as kids but haven't kept up since, and some of them have never seen an anime in their lives but are interested in learning more. But as anyone... Continue Reading →
The lovable antiheroes of Cowboy Bebop, who do the right thing for the wrong reasons Hi, everyone, this is a new series I'm tentatively calling Trope Overload. I am fascinated by the narrative devices we use to shape the stories we tell, and wanted to talk about some of my favorites here. It's a bit... Continue Reading →
I know this isn't exactly a shocker, but the world's gone a bit crazy in these past couple years. And in tumultuous times like these, I feel I need to disconnect a bit revisit the movies, books, games, and music that helped me get through hard times in the past. There are many of these... Continue Reading →