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
A little while back I made a blog about Kirito. It was pretty well received and got some great numbers. But if I’m being perfectly honest with myself, it was not a good blog. It was very long but I still feel I didn’t explain myself well. Continue reading
At first, I thought such a topic was a ridiculous idea. How can there be anime that are specifically good for watching during the quarantine? I thought you might as well just watch the best ones, and I would just tell people to watch my top 10. But something you come to realize as you watch a lot of anime is that what you feel like watching depends on your mood. Continue reading
It’s been a whole 2 months since I’ve posted a blog. Coming up with stuff to write about can be hard, but even this is abnormal for me. There are a few reasons why I haven’t been able to post. Continue reading
Warning! There will be spoilers for up until the end of the second season of Sword Art Online.
What makes a strong female character? The answer to this question will vary depending on the person. A huge fan of action will simply think a strong female character is physically strong, one that can kick ass. From a feminist perspective, you will usually get answers such as having agency, or being independent, usually from men. Continue reading
Warning! There will be spoilers for Fate/Apocrypha!
Fate/Apocrypha starts off with some narration from Sieg. He explains what the story of Fate/Apocrypha is about. It’s simply the story of a boy who got his wish granted. Wishes certainly play a major role in this anime, with each character’s wish pretty much defining their character. Continue reading
You do not understand how many times I’ve seen people say all idol anime are the same, without even watching them. To be fair, I wasn’t always interested in idol anime, but my taste has become more diverse over time and I’ve given some a shot, which cleared some misconceptions about the subgenre. Continue reading
I noticed people recently saying that people only care about Nier Automata for 2B’s ass and that the game isn’t actually good. This is a type of comment I see frequently about many games and many anime. Continue reading
When it comes to anime and video games, girls in glasses tend to fall into very similar tropes. There is the shy bookworm, the uptight student council president, or even the busty secretary. I wish there was more variety in glasses girls because glasses can look very good on characters at times, and it sucks that these characters often stick to very generic tropes. Continue reading