Your Name Review

 

Makoto Shinkai has come into the limelight lately being hailed as the “New Miyazaki.”  Though I feel like the similarities between the two are few and far between, one similarity between the two is their ability to bring out emotions from a person.  Continue reading “Your Name Review”

Advertisements

Double Feature: Wolf Girl Review and Live Action Analysis

Wolf Girl and Black Prince is a wonderful romantic comedy that will never fail to entertain you. Wolf Girl and Black Prince is about Erika, a freshman in high school, desperate to fit into a clique. She lies about having a boyfriend by showing a picture of a random man claiming that he is her lover. Continue reading “Double Feature: Wolf Girl Review and Live Action Analysis”

Worldbuilding in Anime

Worldbuilding is the creation of the setting; it’s being able to dive in to a fictional world and fleshing it out, making it immersive. Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki have mastered this art, their able to create worlds not settings, movies that strike a balance between realism and fantasy not just pictures. To animate is to bring something to life and world building is essential in ensuring that happens. Continue reading “Worldbuilding in Anime”

Mental Diseases in Anime

So I am finally going to rant about a subject that I said I would talk about, bipolar characters in anime, or just characters with mental illnesses in general. First, let’s start off with addressing the two mental illnesses that show up in anime, bipolar and multiple personality disorder.Bipolar disorder, according to Wikipedia, is a mental disorder characterized by periods of elevated mood and periods of depression. Symptoms include being depressed, impaired memory, mood swings etc. Another mental illness I want to discuss is multiple personality disorder. Multiple personality disorder is, according to Wikipedia, the presence of two or more distinct or split identities or personality states that continually have power over the person’s behavior. The personalities have different ages, personalities, race etc. and the switching of personalities can happen within seconds, to minutes, to days. Continue reading “Mental Diseases in Anime”

Katsucon 2017 Writeup

So Katsucon ended yesterday and I wanted to do a writeup on my first ever convention.  In short, it felt completely different from what I was used to, as if I was transported to a new world for those 2 days I was there, it was a mesmerizing and amazing experience. If you want to see all the pictures we took during the event, click here. Continue reading “Katsucon 2017 Writeup”

Fruits Basket Manga vs Anime Comparison

Hello humans of 2017! First writing to submit to the blog for 2017, so why not do something involving the animals of the New Year? Fruits Basket! What I am going to be doing for this is comparing the Fruits Basket manga and anime. So duh there may or may not be spoilers. You have been warned humans! Now, without further ado, let’s get started! Continue reading “Fruits Basket Manga vs Anime Comparison”

Shirayuki: Cute, yet Mature

I watch a ton of romance and shoujo shows, so I’m used to how they lay out.  The setting is usually a high school, the pacing of the show is usually really slow, and the ending of the show is usually really unsatisfying, ending on a cliffhanger, some sort of terrible resolution, or a Read-The-Manga ending.  The big sticking point for me is the fact that most of these shows take place in high school, which means all of the shows have the same problems concerning the setting. Continue reading “Shirayuki: Cute, yet Mature”

Uta no Prince Sama Season 4

Alright, season 4 of Uta No Prince Sama ended yesterday and I am just waiting for family to show up, so I have time to kill. So, since I already did a mid-season review of this show, I am just going over my thoughts.  Some of the things I say here I might have already said in my previous review, so check that out. Okay, let’s get started! Continue reading “Uta no Prince Sama Season 4”

Amnesia Review

Amnesia is my least favorite reverse harem anime and least favorite anime in general. I’ll explain why. Let me start by explaining the plot, or the most generic thing you have ever seen in your life. A girl gets amnesia; big shock, I mean it is the name of the title, and a little elf…. Spirit…. Thing is floating around her saying how it accidentally knocked her memory (how do you do that? Knock a memory that’s just…. Ugh!), Continue reading “Amnesia Review”

Orange Review

Orange is a romance anime about a highschool girl named Naho who receives a letter from herself, ten years in the future. The letter tells her of many regrets that she has and wants her past self to fix. Orange is a roller coaster of emotions that goes into the topics of regret, depression, and suicide as Naho and her friends try to save their depressed friend Kakeru. Orange breaks the stereotypical walls of any mainstream romance anime by touching new and deep subjects. It gives a new perspective on depression and the friends who try to help. It shows the struggle that those with depression face every day and the struggle of friends who try to find the right words to say to their loved ones. With relatable characters and situations, Orange can move anyone to tears. The idea of Orange was beautifully executed and teaches that everyone should truly live every day to the fullest and know that someone out there truly does love and care for them and will be there for them through the worst and best of times. I truly do recommend this anime to everyone. I hope you watch it and enjoy it as much as I did.

VP Troy Smith