Watamote

…and you know, let me say this right off the bat—Watamote (with the full Japanese title of “Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!” or the English title of “No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!”)… Read more.

The Dog & The Boy, and What The Advent of AI Generated Artwork Means For The Anime Industry

Now, do we necessarily have to be worried about an incoming dystopian future where all media is just AI generated by massive corporations without any need for human input, destroying creative professions utterly? Of course not—that’s just silly. But the underlying worry behind that thought—the idea that creativity and passion for things like writing, artwork and animation will die because it’s no longer considered a safe or viable career path—is a very valid one.… Read more.

Bocchi the Rock

I found out about Bocchi the Rock sometime either around when its first episode aired or shortly before then—I got recommended some random article about it and thought it seemed interesting, so I put it on my ever expanding plan-to-watch list assuming it was probably obscure.… Read more.

Happy Sugar Life

Happy Sugar Life is an anime adaptation released in 2018 by a small animation studio called “Ezόla” responsible for making only three shows between 2018 and 2020. From what I can tell, they may very well not even exist anymore. But holy fucking shit, the legacy they’ve left behind in Happy Sugar Life is something to be celebrated.… Read more.

Arknights: Prelude to Dawn

…I kept playing despite the insane length that experience has been padded to for the sake of trying to appreciate the genuinely entertaining parts of the game buried beneath hundreds upon hundreds of hours of endless auto-battling and tedious grind. At its best, the game is very polished, visually appealing, has an excellent soundtrack, boasts enjoyable, unique tower defense mechanics and—more to the point—a relatively interesting narrative.… Read more.

Madoka Magica

…before we talk about that, though, one major thing I forgot about this show before rewatching it is that it’s actually very action-oriented, so much so that I felt like I was watching an over-the-top shonen battle as opposed to the psychological thriller/horror anime that Madoka Magica is supposed to be.… Read more.

Pupa

I’m not really sure how much I can even say about Pupa that hasn’t already been said and to be completely honest it’s hard to passionately despise it at this point (especially when considering how short it was and how easy it was to laugh at), but I’m going to take the quality time to paint a complete picture of my disgust anyways.… Read more.

Oresuki

…and yet further still, it’s not about the budding romance between the male and female protagonist, nor is it about the eventual crushes the other female characters develop for him. Instead, it’s about the relationship between the male protagonist, his friends, and most importantly of all, his best friend.… Read more.

Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism

…first off, I went into this expecting it to be more of a comedy and less action and plot heavy than it actually was. If you couldn’t tell just from that comment alone, it’s really not; this is a straight up shonen anime, action scenes and attack names abound.… Read more.