Why the high school setting in anime?!

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?!

Episodic Anime, Like Life, Is About The Journey And The People You Meet Along The Way

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

Attack on Titan: Everyone Is Drunk Off Of Something

*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