Different types of characters help tell different types of stories. It’s inspiring to see a story where the protagonist overcomes challenges and grows, but using a character that doesn’t change can add a lot of value as well.
Continue reading “Your lie in April and the Flat Character Arc”
A recent article from syfy.com attempts to highlight a tendency for anime to idealize fascism, but ultimately proves itself an example of Western viewpoints getting in the way of reasonable critique of anime. Continue reading “The Troubling Relationship Between Anime and Western Viewers”
In my first full review in nearly a year, I look at another film from director Keiichi Hara. Miss Hokusai is no Shin-chan, but she might be just as brash.
In thanks for your comments and quiz entries all last month, I’m offering a few prizes. Read more to see if you were one of the lucky winners. Continue reading “Your Theme in April: Event Wrap-up”
April is quickly coming to an end, and so is your chance to participate in my event! Continue reading “Your Theme in April: Postscript”
The last theme post for my April event covers the revelation in the final episode of Your lie in April and the impetus of the entire series. Continue reading “Your Theme in April: Ep 22 – Spring Breeze”
The second to last episode, Snow, looks back on Kousei’s experiences from his fateful meeting under the full bloomed cherry blossoms. Today’s theme, accordingly, takes a look at the journey that brought us to this point. Continue reading “Your Theme in April: Ep 21 – Snow”
With only 2 episodes to go, my April event continues with another theme analysis for you to enjoy. Today’s theme is closely related to the title, and was bound to come up sooner or later. Continue reading “Your Theme in April: Ep 20 – Hand in Hand”