There are a lot of stories out there where you engage with the characters, especially the main character, and so you want to see more about them. That’s a good thing. Remember, people make these things to make money. If you like the character and want to see more of them, that’s what we call […]Read more "The Spin-Off Movie: Violet Evergarden"
Yeah, okay, maybe I got a little heavily into the wordplay there in that title, but you know, what can a poor boy do? And it does sort of work. A lot of series have multiple meta-plots going on. That makes sense: If you have a series of, say, twenty-four episodes, you have to keep […]Read more "Plots de Deux: Your Lie in April"
There’s just something so addictive about Lucky Star. I don’t know about you, but I can watch it over and over. And I have. And it cracks me up every time. Part of it is how subversive it is. Look, the main characters are supposed to be high school seniors, seventeen or eighteen years old. […]Read more "Oh, So Meta: Lucky Star"
Some of you long-term followers have figured out by now my posts tend to follow certain themes. Character analysis. How to build a series. The power of N. Stuff like that. What’s In a Name is something I’ve already touched on once without using the title. We figured out that Chise Hatori from The Ancient […]Read more "What’s In a Name: Rei Ayanami"
While I was waiting for the Flowers of Evil manga to go on sale I picked up the anime to tide me over, and BOY, was I glad I did that! First of all, it LOOKS unique. There was a bunch of fuss about the fact that it was rotoscoped, that is, the animation cels […]Read more "The Power of Three: Flowers of Evil"