2018 Retrospective in Anime

Yep, people will start shit about this not being on time. However if the Oscars can get away with hosting their awards in late February by the time people have forgotten what movies came out last year so can I god dammit. Anywho, I know I have not listed everything that came out since I have not watched every show. Hell even the ones that I’ve planned to watch didn’t end up getting watched due to various reasons. But here they are in short, hot take fashion: Continue reading

Made in Abyss Review

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Despair and hope. Both of these terms may seem completely opposite from one another but they do come in contact when dealing with nearly impossible odds. Stories that involve coming back home from Homer’s The Odyssey or go through a journey to accomplish an impossible task from J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings have similar tones and themes. Despair involves the daunting odds of the protagonist(s) defeating the conflicts that arise that gives us, the audience, a sense of dread and makes us care for our characters to succeed. Hope is the audience’s reaction that they feel out of the despair that we see from the characters’ perspective.

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower Review

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Fun and simple stories are always welcomed. Children’s fantasy as a genre fits these two things perfectly. We’ve all grew up with these timeless tales that transformed us at our early stage of our development. There was once a time in anime, specifically in the 70s, where studios adapted old children’s literature from the late 19th to early 20th century. Mary and the Witch’s Flower gives off these vibes from my experience viewing it.

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