WARNING: Many words ahead. More than I expected.Continue reading
A Record of Past Seasons
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
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
Winter 2020 Anime Midseason Check-In
“So,” she asks. “You said that you were going to try to do better about watching anime this year. How’s that coming along? After all, we haven’t seen a blog post since Weathering with You, and that’s not even a seasonal anime!”
Ordinarily, I think to myself, I’d be expecting to have to go on the defensive. But not this time. I’ve been watching anime, you know.Continue reading
A Cheerful Look at Some Fall 2018 Anime Premieres
I don’t have as much time these days to watch anime, but the start of a new season is always so fresh with hope and excitement just at seeing new things we haven’t seen before, that I couldn’t resist checking out a few more shows than I actually expect to follow. So here’s a breakdown of what I watched, and what I thought!
The Grand, Insubstantial Importance of a Child: Reflections on Alice and Zoroku
Sometimes, the best thing you can say to a child is: “I love you.”
Wrapping Up the Spring 2017 Anime Season
As is our custom around here, it’s time to take a look back at the shows of last season before the new one hits (actually, it’s already here but oh well).