My feelings about Maokoto Shinkai’s work are…complicated to say the least. I find his films to be beautiful - but they’re kind of repetitive in terms of tropes. And as someone who very much did NOT like Weathering With You, I did not originally have high hopes for Suzume. I mean, the love interest is… Continue reading “Suzume” is Shinkai at his best
Don’t Hate Me For My Thoughts on “Howl’s Moving Castle.”
This review was originally posted on November 22, 2021. I had a busy week and didn't want to leave you with nothing, so I figured bringing back an oldie would suffice. I was originally planning on reviewing Castle in the Sky this week, as a way to celebrate its 35th anniversary. And while I do… Continue reading Don’t Hate Me For My Thoughts on “Howl’s Moving Castle.”
“Chainsaw Man” is exactly what you think it is and somehow better
I didn’t think I would like Chainsaw Man. I expected it to be one of those hyper-masculine, toxic shounen shows that consistently sexualized and disrespected women. And while that may apply to the fanbase - it doesn’t apply to the show.
“Zombie Land Saga: Revenge” shows a second season is best served cold
Remember Zombie Land Saga? You know, that series that had a crazy resurrect dead girls to create an idol group? Did you know it had a second season? I did. And I waited forever to see it. I didn’t have a Crunchyroll subscription, so I had to wait until the DVD came out last year].… Continue reading “Zombie Land Saga: Revenge” shows a second season is best served cold
“Vampire in the Garden” is pretty and intense but lacks substance
Sometimes, when no show is appealing, you just have to pick randomly rather than not watching anything. So my boyfriend and I picked the shortest anime series we could find on Netflix. That ended up being the 2022 web series, Vampire in the Garden. The 5- episode OVA is an intense ride. It was produced… Continue reading “Vampire in the Garden” is pretty and intense but lacks substance
“Lupin III: The First” is an animated heist film for the ages
"Lupin III: The First" is a classic heist film; a combination of The Castle of Cagliostro and Raiders of the Lost Ark.