Kakegurui is Fanservice Done Right

Back when I was first starting out, I wrote an editorial about fanservice where I mentioned that I don't normally care for it. 99% of the time, fansevice is neutral at best and an annoyance at worst. The remaining 1% is this season's Kakegurui, a show that actually benefits from its fanservice. Fanservice almost never adds anything … Continue reading Kakegurui is Fanservice Done Right

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A Complete Guide to the Fate Series and Where to Start

Updated 8-11-18 The Fate franchise has quickly become one of the biggest anime franchises of the past several years. While the visual novel Fate/Stay Night has been around since 2004 and the first anime adaptation was in 2006, it's only recently that Fate has exploded in popularity. With all the new adaptations, differing timelines, and complicated … Continue reading A Complete Guide to the Fate Series and Where to Start

Hunter x Hunter’s Chimera Ant Arc is a Brilliant Mess Part 3: The Price of Ambition

Part 1 Part 2 Warning: This post contains major spoilers for Hunter x Hunter. There's no question that the Chimera Ant arc deserves a lot of the praise it gets. I've spent parts 1 and 2 analyzing just a few of it's major characters and themes, and there's still so much more that I didn't … Continue reading Hunter x Hunter’s Chimera Ant Arc is a Brilliant Mess Part 3: The Price of Ambition

Hunter x Hunter’s Chimera Ant Arc is a Brilliant Mess Part 2: The Significance of Names

Part 1 Warning: This post contains major spoilers for Hunter x Hunter. Names play a crucial role in the Chimera Ant arc. Giving people and things names is a fundamentally human trait, after all, and is a major factor in showing the Chimera Ants' growing humanity. At the start, none of them even have names of their … Continue reading Hunter x Hunter’s Chimera Ant Arc is a Brilliant Mess Part 2: The Significance of Names