Experiencing Japanese Poems Through Anime: Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

Lights in the summer nightmake a false startIn the evening sunset Haikus are literary icons. Japanese poems that follow the simple rule 5 7 5, three lines, 17 syllables. But the thing they never really teach in American English class is how broadly fantastic these poems can be in their native language. Within the JapaneseContinue reading “Experiencing Japanese Poems Through Anime: Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop”

Breathing New Life In a Horror Classic: Higurashi GOU

Spoilers of Higurashi and Higurashi Kai The Internet has spoiled us. Of course, it is easy to say that when I grew up in the late 90s, literally having everything at my fingertips but that is the point. Imagine a world where one might find themselves at a loss, confused about a certain place’s historyContinue reading “Breathing New Life In a Horror Classic: Higurashi GOU”

Vivy, AKA Vocaloids Murdering Simulator.

Wit Studio does good work, well, that might be an understatement, let’s look, shall we? I was a fan of Great Pretender, all the Attack on Titan’s leading up to the MAPPA take over, Kabaneri was one of the best-looking shows in my opinion in 2019, so yeah, good stuff. (this is even with meContinue reading “Vivy, AKA Vocaloids Murdering Simulator.”

Osamake Gave Me Brain Damage

“With this, Sueharu will have no choice but to look at me as a serious contender for his heart. I will finally be free of the little sister motion, oh Sueharuonii-chan!” Bitch, just a thought I had, but, ya know, if you don’t want to be seen as the little sister, you ever considered stopContinue reading “Osamake Gave Me Brain Damage”

Kidnapping 305: Higehiro

Being an adult is hard sometimes, droning even. We by our very nature get caught up in the day-to-day cycle of waking, working, resting, just to do it all over again. I live in the United States, a country that is at best, a dysfunctional society. Typically speaking, if two adults meet for the firstContinue reading “Kidnapping 305: Higehiro”

Budget KonoSuba: Combatants Will Be Dispatched!

Few shows reach comedic praise much like KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! An isekai story that drafts how life in a new world would be like if you were a bit of a scum bag, and your party, about as useless as they come. It’s no secret I love KonoSuba, one of theContinue reading “Budget KonoSuba: Combatants Will Be Dispatched!”

The Wonderful War Tag Addition that is Eighty-Six

Out of the Spring 2021 lineup, I can only think of one series that auto got a green light for a season 2. A super popular light novel turns manga and anime adaption Eighty-Six. So watching the 11 episode season of the drone/ war series where no ‘humans’ die, I wasn’t quite sure how IContinue reading “The Wonderful War Tag Addition that is Eighty-Six”

I want to be bullied by Nagatoro……. Yeah, I’ll get in line.

My dream is to be a novelist, sorta. I love telling stories, I love writing, but my love for text is lacking. Most of what I read is in the form of manga, which limits my natural writing ability, in short, if you want to write novels, It’s important to read. So picture a world,Continue reading “I want to be bullied by Nagatoro……. Yeah, I’ll get in line.”

Victim-blaming 101: Koikimo

I feel it is safe to say taboo has a solid footing when it comes to the medium of anime. I recently discussed age gap, but even beyond that there are plenty of series that show teacher-student relationships, incest romance between siblings, harems galore, actually, I would say taboo is so well footed that thereContinue reading “Victim-blaming 101: Koikimo”