The Trails series is easily my favorite game series. It has an expansive world and a wide cast of characters that manage to have a hold on my heart over the course of so many games. Ever since I started the series, I’ve been addicted. With my recently beating The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV, I’ve caught up to the localized parts of the series, so I thought it would be fitting to make a top list. Continue reading →
Of all the anime this season to be controversial, the last show I would have expected to have people in a frenzy is Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina. It’s not one of my favorites this year, or even this season, so it’s not one of my top picks for shows I’d like to write about. But the criticism of this show has been so mind-bogglingly nonsensical that I feel compelled to write about it, and defend it.
Last year I did a top 10 anime of the year list. I didn’t watch much last year, so it wasn’t a very good favorites list. Another reason why that list sucked was because Astra Lost In Space wasn’t on it.
A few months back I wrote a blog with 10 anime to watch while quarantined. Unfortunately, it seems like we are going to be quarantined for a long time due to the incompetence of the government, especially if you live in America.
I decided to preorder 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim shortly before it came out. The story seemed interesting. The art style was beautiful. And the dub cast was phenomenal. What I didn’t expect was for this to become one of my favorite games of all time.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride is a show about a girl named Chise Hatori, who is sold off to a mage that decides to make her his apprentice in magic. Chise suffers trauma because of her past, and her growth causes her to find a purpose in life, as well as a way to unbind the chains of her past. I love the way she grew throughout the show, making her one of my all time favorite anime protagonists, so for this post, I will be doing a character analysis. Continue reading →
A few years ago, The Asterisk War aired and left a pretty negative impression on the anime community. It was just another generic magic high school anime with a bland protagonist and a harem. There was an immense amount of hatred that only seemed to grow over time, to the point where it seems most people agree it’s garbage. Continue reading →
With racism being such a prevalent problem in today’s society, there can never be too many stories with anti-racism themes. Anime has had a long history of progressive themes, such as anti-racism, usually showing that hatred and violence is wrong and that people should come together to love each other. Continue reading →
It can be pretty tiring watching mean-spirited anime with edgelord protagonists who must take revenge on the ones that wronged them. With isekai being an oversaturated subgenre, having us follow an edgelord protagonist seems to be a recurring trend. What really bothers me is the problematic subtext these types of shows seem to have. Continue reading →
The dichotomy of emotion vs logic is treated very similarly to the dichotomy of subjective vs objective. Emotion is seen as biased, as a way to cloud your fair judgement. Logic is seen as a means to judge anime on it’s own merits. I think this is an idea that fundamentally doesn’t work because fiction is made to elicit an emotional response from the audience. Continue reading →