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    Sábado Agosto 8, 2020
  • OPINION: Mamoru Oshii's Haunting Dystopias Were More Prescient Than You Remember

    It's Mamoru Oshii's birthday! Let's take a look at some of his surprisingly relevant dystopian films

    In celebration of Mamoru Oshii's birthday, I explore three of his films — Patlabor 2, Ghost in the Shell, and Jin-Roh — to uncover the ways Oshii has made predictions and philosophical inquiries that are shockingly relevant to today. Let’s dive in!

  • Viernes Julio 24, 2020
  • QUIZ: What Anime Character are You Based on your Zodiac Sign?

    Fan of astrology? Then this quiz is just for you!

    Do you love anime AND horoscopes? Have you ever wondered what anime character aligns most with your sign? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Martes Julio 14, 2020
  • ESSAY: Loving Words Will Always Watch Over You: A Violet Evergarden Tribute

    Violet Evergarden beautifully depicts the life-changing power of writing

    Kyoto Animation's 2018 series Violet Evergarden explores how life-changing experiences can be generated through words, and the healing art of writing. Read more after the jump!

  • Domingo Junio 28, 2020
  • Sympathy for the Devilman: The Legacy of Go Nagai's Magnum Opus

    Exploring the moral ambiguity and progressive nature of 'Devilman'

    In honor of the recent anniversary of the original manga, let's look at Devilman's legacy, the spin-offs and sequels, and the most recent incarnation, Devilman Crybaby. Read for more devil action after the jump! 

  • Domingo May 24, 2020
  • Happy Birthday, Space Cowboy: A Shinichiro Watanabe Retrospective

    In honor of his birthday, let's celebrate the tremendous work by anime auteur and 'Cowboy Bebop' director Shinichiro Watanabe

    In honor of Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe's birthday, I'll be exploring the artistic depth of three anime from his impressive oeuvre and celebrating the very special spark that can be found in all his works. Read more after the jump!

  • Jueves May 21, 2020
  • A Celebration of Women of Color in Anime

    A list of 5 amazing women of color from equally stellar anime

    Though woefully misrepresented in all kinds of media, here's a non-hierarchical list of women of color in anime who are respectfully depicted, nuanced, and poignant role models for our own lives too. Read on for more after the jump!

  • Sábado May 16, 2020
  • Anime Opening Songs Guaranteed to Lift Your Spirits

    Here are nine anime opening themes — both old and new — to give you motivation during life's rough moments

    Here's a list of nine anime opening songs — both old and new — that bring me comfort time and time again. Though some of these songs might also bring tears of joy, each tune carries an inspirational drive toward feelings of hope. Find out more after the jump!

  • Viernes Marzo 27, 2020
  • The Monsters of In/Spectre Are Everywhere, Even on the Internet

    3 Ways In/Spectre Provides a Refreshing Take on the Interplay Between Humans and the Supernatural

    In/Spectre offers a unique portrayal of how humans interwine with the supernatural, weaving an array of dynamic elements into a very gratifying viewing experience. Let's explore this further after the jump!

  • Martes Febrero 11, 2020
  • 7 Times In/Spectre’s Kotoko Was Utterly Chaotic

    Here's a list of the top 7 times our new favorite supernatural detective Kotoko entertainingly acted against the status quo

    In/Spectre is shaping up to be one of the most promising anime of the season, blending some the best elements from both supernatural and detective genres. One of the biggest strengths of the series is the main protagonist and goddess of wisdom, Kotoko. Here's a short list of all the times the genius – and brash – protagonist Kotoko mowed down social norms and made us fall in love with her! 

  • Jueves Febrero 6, 2020
  • A Destructive God Sits Next to Me is a Touching Ode to Being Yourself

    This heartwarming comedy has a strong message and some valuable lessons

    It isn't easy being yourself. Within social settings specifically, most of us learn very quickly from an early age who is 'cool' (a.k.a. who society deems to be socially desirable in many different facets), and who is 'uncool' (a.k.a. the people society conditions us to believe are not desirable, intelligent, noteworthy, etc.). With that in mind, let's uncover some of the valuable lessons A Destructive God has to say about the benefits of honoring your true self. 

  • Martes Enero 28, 2020
  • Somali and Other Great Anime About the Family We Choose

    These 5 series show that family can mean much more than biological ties alone

    Family means something different to all of us. If you take even a cursory glance at some of the most popular anime titles, you'll discover right away that the medium frequently addresses the topic of family ties, and this doesn't always have to do with blood relations. Read on for some of the best found families anime has to offer!