“I am Here!” The Value of My Hero Academia’s Sincerity

"Fear not citizens, hope has arrived! Because I am here!" With these words, All Might, the world's greatest hero in My Hero Academia, proudly introduced himself as he saved people from a major disaster. When I first watched this scene, I was a little skeptical. I thought he sounded kind of pretentious and full of himself. I couldn't … Continue reading “I am Here!” The Value of My Hero Academia’s Sincerity

The Importance of Style in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Warning: The following editorial contains spoilers for the first two seasons of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Style over substance is a term that's often used to refer to works (not just anime) that are perceived to value appearance and presentation over raw story. The general perception is that the way a story is presented is less important than … Continue reading The Importance of Style in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood-A Final Act that Defines the Show

Warning: The following article contains major spoilers for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Back when I first started blogging, I wrote an article on the importance of endings and used Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood as an example of a great ending. I briefly explained what I liked about it there, but I feel like it deserves a more thorough … Continue reading Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood-A Final Act that Defines the Show

How to do Shounen Right (and Wrong)

Warning: This editorial contains minor spoilers for Naruto and One Piece. Out of the many genres in anime, there's one that's undoubtedly the most popular: shounen. The term shounen means something like "young boy" and is used to refer to anime and manga directed at adolescent and teenage boys. Shounen series are primarily action based and outdo … Continue reading How to do Shounen Right (and Wrong)