Little Witch Academia: Reconstructing the Magical Girl Genre

Puella Magi Madoka Magica changed the game for magical girl anime. Long associated with cutesy fare like Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura, Madoka opened the floodgates for dark, deconstructive shows like Yuuki Yuna and Magical Girl Raising Project. To be fair, I love Madoka, and think it’s a nearly perfect show. But there’s only so... Continue Reading →

Falling Out of Love with the Harry Potter Fandom

(TW: Transphobia. I was thinking about writing this after my Anime Pride Month posts are done, but it's fresh in my mind and I just wanted to say something now when people still might actually care about it.) When I was in third grade, I did my first book report on Harry Potter and the... 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 →

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