Even at the best of times, life can often be exhausting, unpredictable, and needlessly cruel. And in times of crisis, we all could use a pick me up! There are tons of deep, compelling anime that will blow your mind and fuck up your life, but there are also some cute, beautiful, and inspiring series... Continue Reading →
Top 5 Ways to Stay Sane During Quarantine
Everything is fine. And by “fine” I mean “the world is under quarantine, every day is a waking nightmare, and I can’t even buy toilet paper anymore!” It’s been a rough time for all of us, and we could all use some ways to stave off the simultaneous boredom and existential dread of social distancing.... Continue Reading →
5 Anime That Would Be Awesome as Video Games
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?
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 anime recommendations for beginners
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 →
My Top 10 Anime Series of the 2010’s
The 2010's were as awesome a decade for anime as they were terrible for pretty much everything else. The arrival of streaming changed the game completely, and there are now more awesome anime coming out now than ever before. Digital animation is mind-blowingly good now, and tons of shows have really pushed the envelope in... Continue Reading →
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 →