Quotorium Reviews: Devilman Crybaby

November’s YOA review is here! Devilman Crybaby made waves when it aired in 2018, and after watching it I can definitely say that it was impactful in both good and bad ways. Let’s take a look at what this anime has to offer and what on earth to make of it!

Continue reading “Quotorium Reviews: Devilman Crybaby”

Quotorium Reviews: Paranoia Agent

October’s YOA entry is here! Paranoia Agent has been on my list ever since I watched Satoshi Kon’s films way back when. I have a lot to dissect about this anime, so this review operates more like a mini analysis —a reviewlysis. Let’s take a look at my chosen psycho-thriller for the spookiest of months!

Continue reading “Quotorium Reviews: Paranoia Agent”

Over the Garden Wall: That Fall Aesthetic

Happy Halloween! It’s time for another seasonal post. I’ve always wanted to tackle analyzing Over the Garden Wall, but never really had a good reason to write about it. At this point, much of what needs to be said about OTGW has been said, but I just keep finding things in the show to gawk at! So then, let’s look at what the miniseries offers in spades: that fall aesthetic.

Continue reading “Over the Garden Wall: That Fall Aesthetic”

The Barbie Cinematic Universe

I have always loved Barbie movies. They’ve been a staple of mine since I was little and I find myself returning to them more often now than ever. On a recent rewatch, I was struck by and got to thinking about the shift in Barbie’s role as a personality brought to life through all of the different media she’s appeared in since the movies started up in the early 2000s. I wanted to take the opportunity here to speculate a bit about Barbie’s media evolution, and hopefully figure out some narrative implications for her more integrated media strategy as of late. Let’s get to it!

Continue reading “The Barbie Cinematic Universe”

Quotorium Reviews: Sound! Euphonium

Welcome to the 2019/2020 Year of Anime! Each month I watch an anime and do my best to review each in turn. I’m kicking off the year with Sound! Euphonium, something that’s been on my to-watch list for a while. You can look at my lineup for this year on my YOA page. Alright, let’s get this review going!

Continue reading “Quotorium Reviews: Sound! Euphonium”

My Japanese Movie Theatre Anime Experience

Hello from Japan! I’m wrapping up a research term over here at the moment, and among other things I’ve had the opportunity to watch a few movies in theatres for that ‘big screen anime’ experience with both Children of the Sea and Weathering With You. I had a few thoughts floating around about how these experiences panned out, so this post will largely discuss that. While this isn’t necessarily a genre breakdown, it does follow my little formula for those types of posts. Let’s get to it! 

Continue reading “My Japanese Movie Theatre Anime Experience”

Some Reflections on Evangelion

This show, right? It seems like you can’t be a part of the anime community without encountering Neon Genesis Evangelion, either for better or for worse. It continues to confuse and fascinate and has sparked everything from waifu arguments to reinventing entire genres and character archetypes since it aired in 1995. To celebrate NGE’s release onto Netflix, I wanted to spend some time unpacking just what it has going for it, why you should care, and where to go from here. Let’s get to it!

Continue reading “Some Reflections on Evangelion”