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
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.”
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.
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
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 a classic heist film; a combination of The Castle of Cagliostro and Raiders of the Lost Ark.