Harem Anime: Genre & Character Explained

High School DxD, one of the most enduringly popular harem anime.
High School DxD, one of the most enduringly popular battle harem anime.

Harem Anime: Hooray

Two weeks of my writing life spent on harem anime.  How productive.

The anime industry is worth more than a billion dollars, & it only continues to grow as the years go by. As a result, new fans & consumers come into the field all the time.

Watching Anime is Suffering: 8 Reasons Why

Watching Anime is Suffering

The act of watching anime inherently forces you to SUFFER. Every minute you spend in the world of Japanese animation leads you down a path of pain. No matter your feelings on this visual medium, you cannot escape this Curse.

Behold, the many ways anime causes you agony.

Cinder Death Set-up?–RWBY Volume 6 Chapter 9 Review (SPOILERS)

I mentioned in an earlier review how deliberately Volume 6 of RWBY progresses its plot. Chapter 9 continues the tradition, and it seems to work pretty well. This week we get to experience a number of character moments that reinforce our cast’s motivations, for good and ill.  At the same time, the show struggles with recurring problems at the root level.  You probably notice on some level but maybe can’t articulate WHY the show feels “eh.”  Read on to find out why.

Merc & Em: Cinder Death Set-up?

At the beginning of the episode, Mercury & Emerald have a nice chat. True to form, Emerald feels that her personal loyalty to Cinder doesn’t align with Salem & WTCH’s goals. As we saw way back in Volume 3, Emerald feels that she owes Cinder for helping her out of the gutter. Aside from that, the illusion-using young lady wants to take over the world…NOT. She clearly feels out of place & consults her partner.

Heaven’s Feel Lost Butterfly: US Release Date Confirmed?

Heaven’s Feel II: Lost Butterfly Release Date

The second film in the Fate stay/night: Heaven’s Feel Trilogy releases tomorrow, January 12th, 2019 in Japan. Up until now, news on a US release was scarce, but we may have a date finally.

AMC theaters seemingly indicate that the film comes out in the US on March 14th. NICE. My sister’s on spring break then.

Re:Zero Review: A Most Emotional Isekai Anime

Like Re:Zero, Sword Art Online was an isekai anime with some lethal consequences.
Like Re:Zero, Sword Art Online was an isekai anime with some lethal consequences.

Re:Zero–Isekai’s Most Emotional Anime

This is probably going to be a LONG ONE. I have a lot to say about this show. DO NOTE: If you’ve never seen the isekai anime ReZero, I’ll provide a kind of mostly spoiler-free review up to a point. After that, I’ll put SPOILER WARNING and switch to a discussion for people who’ve made it through the emotional anime saga.  

Admittedly, I’m late to the party. The two-cour of Re:Zero debuted in 2016, a period when I spent more time in school. At that stage of my anime fandom, I’d cemented the idea of writing my own shonen, a goal that’s still in the pipeline. Dissatisfied with the romantic subplots in my chief inspirations of Naruto & Fairy Tail, I determined to research romance anime. I’m sure real-world loneliness probably played in as well. But for the most part, my interest in rom-com was academic, a desire to observe the story structure and emotional beats.

Blog Update #4: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to You!

I hope you’re all having a nice December!  I’ve been taking some time off the blog after a few hectic weeks of posting.  However, I have TONS of ideas for posts and nowhere near enough time for them all.  I hope to bring you useful & entertaining content in this next year.

If you’re a regular reader, thanks for coming back.  This job is all very new and difficult at the moment, but I feel like it’s what I’m suppposed to do.