Going Stray for Noragami

Noragami got me thinking of a lot of stuff regarding shounen manga magazines and authors. It got me thinking about the underlying tone the story; about why I loved the first season more than the manga and why the second season may be the one to blame for the sudden forgetfulness of the franchise. This is the collection of those thoughts.

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“Dragon Ball: Evolution” and The Boulevard of Broken Dreams.

Dragon Ball: Evolution was destined and set up to fail.

Kakurenbo: Hide&Seek. A Perfect Debut of a Missing Director.

Have you ever wondered why some independent directors who are acclaimed don’t want to listen when producers and studios tell them they have a lot more potential than they think? Because I feel like Shuhei Morita is one of those directors.

Danganronpa: Hope, Despair and Crazy Pills (Part 1)

If you box Danganronpa in the VN category, it sure makes its effort to be considered a game. If you box it in the puzzle/mystery game category, the story portions constricts your options as a player... To me, this is not a problem of writing; it is a problem embedded in the concept of the franchise. 

Mirai: The Limitations of Romanticizing the Meaning of an Artist

I can confidently say that the message, the subtext and the intention of the author was efficiently relayed; but it's when we get into the hooks and crannies of the structure of the story where it loses the punch that it was intended to have.

Ghost Hound’s Dilemma: A Flawed Masterpiece or Masterfully Flawed?

Ghost Hound may be a masterpiece that requires a certain level of consciousness to understand it… or is the uncomfortable stain in Masamune Shirow and Chiaki Konaka's career.

Apologies, Schedule and “The Case Of” New Season

First of all, we want to apologize because we have been so inconsistent with the uploads of our reviews. Not to make any excuses, but there were a lot of factors that made us have a chaotic scheduling since December 2018. Between writer's block, money issues and scheduling experimentation, we feel guilty. These days we …

The mysterious case of Ghost Hunt

I still like the series, I don’t like it as I did when I was younger, but it is a series that will always have a special place to me. The manga... is another story.

No words for Garden of Words (Kotonoha no Niwa)

The story of this film has a certain magical/fantasy quality to it and innocence in those encounters. It's as if time and space is contained inside of that gazebo. The woman and the kid only exist at the same time and place when it’s raining.

Gangsta: How to make a mafia Anime

Gangsta compromises with everything it sets itself to be in the first episode: violent, grim, uncomfortable and tragic; but it also compromises with uplifting and cute moments shared between Alex, Nicholas and Worick and their relationship with other characters.