It's been a few months since I last updated, so there's a lot to catch up on. I've still been writing over these past few months, just over on Crunchyroll (for those who don't know, my articles there are published under my real name, Skyler Allen). Rather than do a bunch of individual posts for … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature Catch-Up
For my latest feature, I took a look at Re:Zero's greatest strength: Subaru's development. Re:Zero's current season has been consistently excellent, easily on par with the best of the first. I always love writing these kinds of character pieces, and I hope you all have as much fun reading it as I did writing it! … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-How Subaru Learned to See Other People
My latest Crunchyroll feature gave me a chance to write about a series near and dear to me: Kara no Kyokai, AKA The Garden of Sinners. Ever since I first watched it in 2014, this has been one of my favorite anime, and this feature is where I make the case for why you should … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-Fate/Stay Night’s Cooler, Edgier Brother You’ve Never Watched
Major SPOILERS for The Last of Us Part 2 Vengeance is a hollow goal that only spreads more pain. It's a common theme in fiction of all kinds, and is the central focus of The Last of Us Part 2. There's nothing wrong with exploring a commonly used theme, but the key to making it … Continue reading Pointlessness is Not a Point: The Last of Us Part 2’s Greatest Weakness
For my latest CR feature, I took a look at Khun's role in Tower of God, and how the nature of the Tower's challenges makes having a schemer like him on your side a necessity. Tower of God has consistently impressed me with its understanding of how to write an engaging shonen, so I strongly … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-Khun is the Anti-Hero Bam Needs in Tower of God
For my latest CR feature, I returned to One Piece to write about Wano's significance in the broader story. Weird as it is to imagine, One Piece might just be ending soon(ish). We've still got a ways to go, of course, but with everything going on in Wano, it's hard to deny that the story's … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-With the Wano Arc, One Piece is Finally Nearing its Endgame
For my latest Crunchyroll feature (I know this post is two weeks late, blame forgetfulness and law school) I took a look at Tower of God's use of atmosphere to hook the audience in its first episode. I was a little hesitant about the show at first, but the mood and atmosphere it set was … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-How Tower of God’s Top-Notch Atmosphere Makes the Show
For my latest article on Crunchyroll, I use my experience as a law student to look at why Kotoko's skills as a goddess of wisdom would translate just as well into the practice of law. Kotoko's a fun character to write about, and the fact that she's actually going to law school is just icing … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-Why In/Spectre’s Kotoko Would Make A Perfect Lawyer
For my latest Crunchyroll feature, I took a look at why Konosuba's cast is actually a group of master adventurers (with a lot of tongue in cheek). It's a little different from what I usually write, and it was fun to practice something a little different. Read the full article on Crunchyroll!
My latest Crunchyroll feature is taking a look at this season's In/Spectre and how it shows what the right words at the right time can accomplish. In/Spectre has great dialogue, and it's a joy to write about how well the anime incorporates it into the plot. Read my words about In/Spectre's words on Crunchyroll!