Why I Dropped Goblin Slayer and Why Dark Stories Aren’t the Same as Good Stories

I rarely drop seasonal anime after just one episode. Not because I insist on watching everything to the end, but because I'm usually able to get a good sense for whether I'd like something. Even if a show takes its time getting to the meat of the story, I'm usually willing to give it the … Continue reading Why I Dropped Goblin Slayer and Why Dark Stories Aren’t the Same as Good Stories

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The Best Gateway Anime for Beginners, Veterans, and Everyone in Between

We've all had that experience before: a friend or family member is curious about anime and wants to learn more about your hobby, but you're not sure where to begin. Anime is great, but isn't always the most accessible medium. It has a lot of stylistic elements, both in aesthetic and storytelling, that might seem … Continue reading The Best Gateway Anime for Beginners, Veterans, and Everyone in Between

Interview: The Staff Behind Darling in the Franxx

Originally published on The Fandom Post This year’s Crunchyroll Expo had quite a few special guests, including the creative staff behind Darling in the Franxx. Director Atsushi Nishigori, character designer Masayoshi Tanaka, and producer Yuichi Fukushima did a press conference to answer questions from journalists from a variety of outlets. Here’s the report (my questions … Continue reading Interview: The Staff Behind Darling in the Franxx