Weathering With You Jan28

Weathering With You

Weathering With You by Dennis Fitzsimmons One of the greatest lies in the history of film is the myth/hype/perception of “The Next Great Filmmaker.” You hear “The Next Spielberg”, “The Next Scorsese” or in the case of anime, “The Next Miyazaki.” It’s frankly impossible, as no director can...

Promare Jan27

Promare

  Promare By Dennis Fitzsimmons   Well, this is going to be awkward. I have a complicated opinion on the work of Director Hiroyuki Imaishi, and his studio, Trigger. On one hand, Imaishi’s frantic and energetic style is fun to watch, with unique and kinetic action direction. The...

Cannon Busters Sep25

Cannon Busters

Anime Review: Cannon Busters By Christopher Kinsey Hey guys, remember “Cowboy Bebop”?  Remember “Trigun”? “Outlaw Star”? “Space Dandy”? Well so did a lot of other people but they quite couldn’t figure out what made them great.  Western...

Hi Score Girl Aug31

Hi Score Girl

Hi Score Girl by Christopher Kinsey Romance anime!  The confusion, the misunderstandings, the idea that you have to stretch out attraction to a mythical point of a love confession is just… just terrible.  I know some people like to be strung along like this, mostly because my wife is a...

Violet Evergarden Aug30

Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden By Christopher Kinsey War is an interesting topic with the current creators of anime.  Creators who bore witness to the events of WWII firsthand, or were the children of those who did, had a varying energy, but mostly drifted towards showing war as a complicated thing. It is...

The Rising of the Shield Hero Mar30

The Rising of the Sh...

The Rising of the Shield Hero By Christopher Kinsey So here we are, yet another isekai story. There have certainly been a lot of these cropping up, probably due to the proliferation of MMORPGs over the last 15 years or so and the rise of web novels in Japan giving young writers a chance to be...

Fate/Zero Dec18

Fate/Zero

Fate/Zero out of Ten by Max-Vader How do you like that pun? Did it make you cringe? Maybe shake your head in disgust? Good. Now you know how I felt watching this. You might be asking why I’m doing a review of a show that is already around seven years old. Well, recently morbid curiosity...

Goblin Slayer Oct14

Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer By Christopher Kinsey Fantasy tropes, ah, fantasy tropes. Where would we be without you? Decades upon decades have been spent taking the torch lit by Tolkien and borne by the basement dwelling Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts to harvest some pretty great entertainment. And one...

Darling in the Franxx Jun02

Darling in the Franx...

Darling in the Franxx By Christopher Kinsey   Before anime, before D&D, and before everything else in the nerd-o-sphere, I was a fan of science fiction.  Especially novels from the golden age of sci-fi.  My first was Heinlein’s Rocket Ship Galileo and from there I fell in love...

Aggretsuko May31

Aggretsuko

Aggretsuko By Christopher Kinsey I have never worked a day in an office my whole life.  So regrettably I can only superficially relate to this series.  And honestly, it’s the kind of anime series I never thought I’d see.  Sure, the eleven to fifteen minute comedy format does...