I did a guest appearance on the latest episode to talk about Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, one of my all time favorite anime. It's a long one, but we had a lot of fun chatting about it and getting perspectives from both long-time fans like me and new fans like Cain. Listen to it here
The Best Gateway Anime for Beginners, Veterans, and Everyone in Between
Edit: This post was originally written as a birthday present for my mother in September of 2018. She passed away a month later. I'm putting this note here because I'd like to dedicate the post to my mom. Thank you for being the best mother I could've ever hoped for. I'll always love you. We've … Continue reading The Best Gateway Anime for Beginners, Veterans, and Everyone in Between
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
My Top 15ish Favorite Anime
Note: This list was originally only 15 anime, hence the title. The reason it's grown so much longer is that I've encountered plenty of shows worth adding and it would be a disservice to remove anything from the list at this point. Today (May 14) is my one year anniversary of blogging, and I'm celebrating by … Continue reading My Top 15ish Favorite Anime
Is Anime Only Content Always Bad?
It's pretty common knowledge that most anime is an adaptation of something. Manga, light novels, visual novels and even mobile games all provide source material for anime. There are a few original anime, but they're vastly outnumbered by all the adaptations produced every season. As with any adaptation, there are plenty of people who are … Continue reading Is Anime Only Content Always Bad?
Why Endings are Important
One of the things I value most in a story is a proper ending. A well executed ending can excuse a lot of flaws in the beginning and middle, while a badly executed one can weaken an otherwise great story. This problem crops up a lot in anime because TV anime frequently have "read the … Continue reading Why Endings are Important