Every once in a while I fall into a rabbit hole and can’t climb out. So I have a subscription to Crunchyroll, and there’s an app that gives me access to certain manga they support. And I happened onto this little gem called Silver Nina. Now, it’s kind of dumb and the art isn’t especially […]Read more "How to Cook a Series: Silver Nina"
You know, in a certain way Rea Sanka, the titular character of Sankarea, is one of the saddest characters in anime. Sure, there are characters who are supposed to be sad, or whose loss is shocking. Right? When Kaori dies in Your Lie in April – oh, man, what a tearjerker. But Kaori’s JOB was […]Read more "Character Analysis: Rea Sanka"
Can anyone really honestly say they know what’s going on inside Hideaki Anno’s head? There’s a cute manga out there written by his wife Moyoco about their life together (“Insufficient Direction,” available at Crunchyroll), but, you know, she might be exaggerating just a little. She certainly made both of them much less attractive than they […]Read more "What’s in a Name: Neon Genesis Evangelion"
In a lot of ways romance animes are some of the dumbest on the air. I mean, seriously? You have Person A and Person B and everyone knows they will be in luv L-U-V by the end of the show and you have to make TWELVE FRICKIN’ EPISODES out of that. More if the audience […]Read more "Oh, So Tropical: The He-Can’t-Love-Me Woman"