Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: When Adaptive Scripting Goes Too Far

Note: I'm not writing this as a hit piece on Funimation, the script writer, or dubs in general. I'm only writing to analyze the place of dubs and adaptive scripting. I don't condone harassment of any sort and this shouldn't be taken as me having anything against the people involved with the dub. Funimation's dub of Miss … Continue reading Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: When Adaptive Scripting Goes Too Far

Suka Suka: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? Episode 12 Review

I’ve been concerned about how Suka Suka would end for several weeks now. Anime, especially anime based on light novels, often ends without properly resolving the plot, and Suka Suka seemed to have too much going on to be able to resolve everything in 12 episodes. Now that it’s over, I can say that it was much … Continue reading Suka Suka: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? Episode 12 Review

Suka Suka: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? Episode 11 Review

Well that was quite an episode. After several character-focused episodes, Suka Suka's plot is finally picking up in time for the finale next week. This episode had a lot going on, which is both good and bad. I'm glad to see the narrative picking up more, but there's only one episode left and I can't … Continue reading Suka Suka: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? Episode 11 Review

Why do Stories Matter? Re:Creators and the Power of Fiction

Spoiler Warning: This post contains spoilers for Re:Creators. What makes stories matter? They're not real. Nothing in them ever happened. They're just ideas that someone thought sounded good, and yet we place so much importance in them. This very question is one of the central themes of Re:Creators. Upon entering the "real" world Alicetaria and many of the other … Continue reading Why do Stories Matter? Re:Creators and the Power of Fiction

Your Name. vs. Fullmetal Alchemist: Why Plot Holes Don’t Matter as Much as You Think

Spoiler Warning: This post contains spoilers for Your Name. and Fullmetal Alchemist. A couple of weeks ago I came upon an interesting thread while I was browsing r/anime. The thread in question was people listing/discussing plot holes in anime. The existence of plot holes isn't anything noteworthy-any story-driven medium is going to have stories with plot holes … Continue reading Your Name. vs. Fullmetal Alchemist: Why Plot Holes Don’t Matter as Much as You Think