WARNING: Many words ahead. More than I expected.Continue reading
An Objective* and Comprehensive** Look Back at the 2022 Anime Year
* Not objective
** Not comprehensiveContinue reading
Is “Bocchi the Rock!” Mean to Bocchi?
Something I’ve been considering almost since the start of Bocchi the Rock! is the central source of the show’s comedy and how that intersects with a compassionate understanding of mental health. Whenever you have a story that wants to mine a character’s struggles (in whatever form) for laughs, inevitably it raises the question of whether the humor is coming from a place of understanding or cruelty.
And thus, the question: Is Bocchi the Rock! mean to Bocchi?Continue reading
So… I Started Watching Anime Again | Summer 2022
A few months ago, I told a friend I was getting back into watching seasonal anime. Although it’s something that sounds a bit like a joke, I was serious. After about a year and a half away from the seasonal grind, I finally found the desire to watch things again—and how I was rewarded!
These are the best anime of the summer 2022 season.Continue reading
Yesterday wo Utatte, Episode 4
Ah, teenagers.Continue reading
Yesterday wo Utatte, Episode 3
Never expected to be saying this after last week’s rough going, but that was rather pleasant (in the end), wasn’t it?Continue reading
Yesterday wo Utatte, Episode 2
They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but misery’s one that could rival it.Continue reading
The Millionaire Detective’s Daisuke Kamba: A Playground of Attraction
A short post on the fun of enjoying the extremely awful main character of The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited (Fugou Keiji).Continue reading
Some Thoughts on the Winter 2020 Anime Season
A quite reasonable season to get back into watching anime more regularly, I’d say.Continue reading
Yesterday wo Utatte, Episode 1
I’m just happy about this thing—and I hope I have more reason to be in the future!Read more