I’ll be honest, I put Lucky Star on my list entirely because of its opening theme, which took over forums, conventions, and memes. I’m pleased to report that this silly slice of life show offered much more to me than I could have hoped, so enjoy a little appreciation for a job well done!
April’s Year of Anime entry came at the cost of whatever flimsy defense I had against secondhand embarrassment. Watamote is painfully relatable in ways I wasn’t expecting, very cringey, and dare I say even enlightening at times. Let’s get another reviewlysis going!
After being on board with She-Ra’s 2018 reboot from the beginning and writing about it this blog a few times, I’m excited to review the final installment in this show that packs a sparkly punch! I’ll discuss a lot of spoilers here since this is the show’s final installment, so be warned.
I don’t know about you, but quarantine has done crazy things to my appetite. I’ve found myself turning to food or cooking anime more and more to recapture tastes that I probably won’t be able to get until things start opening up again. More than that, food anime has become exactly the sort of meditative fluff that helps me through my day. What follows is just a little ramble about my recent addiction to watching 2D interpretations of stuff I could probably actually eat if I knew what I was doing.
Ok, buckle up for a very passionate and detailed look at March Comes in Like a Lion! This anime hit me extremely hard when I first set out to watch it, and since Episode 1 I’ve been itching to get going and review it. Get ready for some analysis and overall thoughts!
I just finished watching and rewatching Starkid Production’s latest musical, Black Friday, and I have some thoughts that I have to get out, so my blog seemed like a good place to put them. There don’t seem to be too many analytical posts out there about Starkid that aren’t more fandom-driven so this will fall outside of fandom discourse for the most part. Also disclaimer: I’m not an expert on musicals, nor do I really go out of my way to enjoy them, so this is way out of left field for me. Though I usually focus on narrative, this post will more or less focus on structure and larger implications of how the musical is presented.
Catching myself up on January’s Year of Anime entry, here’s Gankutsuou! I’ve heard this name thrown around a few times for its style but other than that, I went in almost completely blind. Turns out this adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo has a lot more to it than just style. Mesdames et messieurs… maintenant à l’analyse!
Here comes December’s Year of Anime entry! Welcome to the NHK has always been described to me as a classic, but I wasn’t sure what to expect from a show about a shut in, or hikikomori. Luckily, Welcome to the NHK has a LOT for me to chew on, and I thought I’d take the time to do so here. While my overall thoughts on the show are going to pop up, this review will mostly analyze what makes NHK so special, so consider it a reviewlysis!