Netflix, New Season, Show

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts finale is too soon, too quick

Spoilers for Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Season 3 I can’t believe Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is over already. The show started this year -- and it’s done. And while I know the show was always meant to be three seasons long, and I appreciate creators who stick to their guns on… Continue reading Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts finale is too soon, too quick

Anime, Netflix, New Season, Show

Are we going to talk about the new season of Aggretsuko or have we all just accepted the darkness?

So, I’m sure this season of Aggretsuko was in development long before *gestures broadly* all this - but I still have to ask the creative team: Are you guys doing okay? Like seriously...what in the world made you decide to go in this direction for the third season?  It’s not bad, per se, out of… Continue reading Are we going to talk about the new season of Aggretsuko or have we all just accepted the darkness?

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‘Pom Poko’ is a movie that’s balls to the walls weird.

(This review was originally published on June 24, 2018 and has been updated.) Pom Poko (1994), directed by the late Isao Takahata, is one of the less popular Ghibli films in the West. And after seeing it for the first, and possibly only time, I completely understand why. I don’t how popular it is in Japan,… Continue reading ‘Pom Poko’ is a movie that’s balls to the walls weird.

Film, Foreign

April and the definitely, weird, out of the ordinary world.

Originally published 1/07/18. This post has been edited. April and the Extraordinary World (2015) (or April et le Monde Truque) is an original work co-directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci. It is a French-Belgian-Canadian production. I’ve found that French/Canadian cartoons tend to be a little more risqué in nature than American ones, even if they’re meant… Continue reading April and the definitely, weird, out of the ordinary world.

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“The Owl House” paints a promising picture for 2020’s animation game

As many cartoon aficionados have pointed out; the current trend in Western cartoons is a kind of isekai. Isekai is an anime term that refers to the main character being sent to another world, having adventures and trying to find a way home. Usually these worlds are a place the protagonist is familiar with. That's… Continue reading “The Owl House” paints a promising picture for 2020’s animation game