Just saw it today with my wife and 5 best pals from our high school days. What a treat! While the J.D. Salinger “Catcher in the Rye” allusion(the book is sitting on the table as the MC is in his super small rented manga cafe cubicle) was a bit on the head… it set the… Continue reading Weathering with You
Ha ha ha! Could there be anything more embarrassing, more gut wrenching, more anxiety inducing than the confession of romantic love?! It is one of those amazing things in life, love I mean! Especially the young, unstable, ignorant, melodramatic version that we experience in our youth! It is a hallmark of growing up, a rights… Continue reading Confessions of Love… ANIME LOVE
On the street outside, a cold wind animates the leaves, as a bright, warm glow pours out through the opaque frost covered windows and into the night. It is a home with family gathered. And on that street there are many of the same homes, with the same warmth pouring out from within. It is… Continue reading Christmas in the Kingdom of Science
Time: Valuable Cosmic Mysterious Universal And as it pertains to our lives, unfortunately brief. But beyond that, we measure our life against this unit. Time. The progression of time, and the finite events that we experience as it progresses, constitutes our life. When time dilates, is reflected on, over laps, and branches into parallel versions… Continue reading The Passage of Time…
Because you’re a PERVERT! A HENTAI! A BAKEMONE!! Just kidding…(mostly) Well, from the anecdotal evidence I could find online and my own conversations with exchange students AND from reading into the structure and expectations for academia in Japan, it is a safe determination that the high school experience is exceptionally difficult and stressful. Academia, entrance… Continue reading Why the high school setting in anime?!
Thank GOODNESS it’s Anime Sunday! I was just perusing Crunchy Roll and thinking about how I probably miss about 98% of the new shows that come out. So I popped something on. It was, not to put too fine a point on it, derivative mediocrity. Been there, done that, standard, no unique flavor or voice… Continue reading Episodic Anime, Like Life, Is About The Journey And The People You Meet Along The Way
*manga/anime spoilers sorta kinda* And I’m no better. It’s not alcohol. It’s not sex. It’s not power, I don’t need to subjugate those around me, I’m no Kenny the Ripper… BUT… I have been drunk these past few months… drunk off of pursuing an internal investigation, frothing at the mouth like a blood hound. SEETHING.… Continue reading Attack on Titan: Everyone Is Drunk Off Of Something