Quotorium Reviews: The Tatami Galaxy

Welcome to a belated June Year of Anime entry! I’ve wanted to watch this show for a while since it was mentioned in a class, and this was the year to sit down and do that thing. The Tatami Galaxy has some interesting things to offer on the animation and narration side of things, so let’s see what that’s all about— a little reviewlysis, if you will, but what else is new.

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Quotorium Reviews: Lucky Star

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!

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Bingeing Food Anime in Quarantine: A Love Story

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.

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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! 

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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!

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Quotorium Reviews: Made in Abyss

And so the Year of Anime continues! I just finished watching Made in Abyss and I’m blown away and a little freaked out by all that it managed to get into 13 episodes. As such, there’s a lot I want to say about the 2018 anime of the year. This anime has so much to it I just couldn’t help sprinkling some analysis in there. So without further ado, let’s dive on in! Or perhaps…climb down? Continue reading “Quotorium Reviews: Made in Abyss”

A Ketchup Post

In elementary school, I had a teacher who got out a bottle of ketchup each time we had a free period to “catch up” on schoolwork. I guess that pun stuck in my brain pretty well because I thought I’d use it as the basis for this post. The past few months have been pretty busy in good and bad ways, so in order to review all the things I’ve watched recently but don’t have enough time or energy to publish separately, I’m combining mini reviews together to create one big recap. Let’s get started!

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Quotorium Reviews: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

After hearing so much about Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, I finally got the chance to properly enjoy it!  While this show is my second Year of Anime entry, I still watched it for September anyway, just because I couldn’t wait any longer. This show was an absolute pleasure to watch so let’s get to it! Continue reading “Quotorium Reviews: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid”