One criticism I have for anime as a whole is that it seems like there is a lack of variation in their stories. If you’re exposed to enough anime, it’s easy to identify that certain shows are blatant ripoffs of others. This is why I get excited when I find a series that isn’t like… Continue reading REVIEW: Spice and Wolf (2008)
Welcome back to You Should Be Watching, where I recommend films and series that I think are underrated. Based on a novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui (who voices a bit part in the movie), Paprika was the last film of Satoshi Kon, a brilliant artist, writer, and director who passed away in 2010 at the age… Continue reading You Should Be Watching: Paprika (2006)
As much as I love anime, I will admit that the one genre I tend to stay away from is romance. There’s something about typical romance anime tropes that make the relationships completely unbelievable. When I do decide to dive into the genre, I typically grab a Makoto Shinkai film because I know he has… Continue reading REVIEW: Hal (2013)
*By special guest writer L.B. Bryant* Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai (or just AnoHana) first premiered in the Spring of 2011 as part of that season’s Noitamina block, but it seems like only yesterday that I first sat down to watch it. Animated by A-1 Pictures (Asterisk War, Blue… Continue reading REVIEW: AnoHana (2011)
*Written by guest writer and Geeks + Gamers community leader Wes Blank* “True fan” is a term we all to often hear these days, be it in reference to enthusiasts of sports, wrestling, comics, movies, or video games. It’s always seems to be the same arguments. If you didn’t like this movie, you’re not a… Continue reading What, Exactly, is a “True Fan”?