What’s cool, cooler and coolest? Inspiring others to help themselves. While we marvel, gape, or go into asphyxiating fits of disbelief, Sakamoto’s magnetic draw is not just his ability to perform physics defying, visually stunning feats of physical prowess and artistic virtuosity, but how his impossibly cool actions encourage people to develop the confidence and […]
Read More 12 Days of Anime #6 Übermensch in Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
Was anyone else disturbed by the noticeable absence of Izuku’s father? We see a lot of his mother but his dad is oddly absent. Yet we hardly notice because All Might is so darn good at filling up those paternal shoes.
Read More 12 Days of Anime #4: Fatherhood in My Hero Academia
There are many wonderful moments to enjoy in Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance (Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu), but the opening fight between Gieve and Hilmes stole the premiere episode for me and affirmed my opinion that Gieve, is indeed, the most overpowered guy on Team Arslan. When we’re talking about combat skill, Daryun might be […]
Read More 12 Days of Anime #3: Heroics in Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance
While the nail-biting cliffhangers and Satoru’s mounting desperation to avert the tragedy he has lived through kept me on the edge of my seat every week, the emotional payoff when Satoru sees a smiling, healthy Kayo with her baby boy was, for me, the highlight of ERASED (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi, lit. “The Town Without Me”).
Read More 12 Days of Anime #1: Joy in ERASED
“Let’s have fun. This is our final play.” -Kiyoshi Teppei I haven’t been this pumped for a sports anime finale since Prince of Tennis and even then, a tennis match just doesn’t have quite as high of an adrenaline rush as a basketball game does. The success of sports anime really rests on two important factors:
Read More 12 Days of Anime #9: Teamwork in Kuroko’s Basketball
“You really are a nice guy, person who didn’t give me his burger.” – Nej There’s something inherently comforting about fast food. It’s cheap, convenient, sinfully greasy and downright delicious. Fast food often evokes feel-good memories of childhood (thanks to the insidious power of fast food conglomerate marketing campaigns saturating children television programming). I have […]
Read More 12 Days of Anime #4: Friendship in Blood Blockade Battlefront
(This post is the second in a series called “12 Days of Anime”, a blogging tradition that encourages anibloggers–both novices and veterans alike–to look back on the past year and discuss 12 anime moments. There’s no registration process involved–just start writing daily posts about your memorable anime moments this year on December 14th and keep […]
Read More 12 Days of Anime #2: Conviction in Garo: The Carved Seal of Flames
(This post is the first in a series called “12 Days of Anime“, a blogging tradition that encourages anibloggers–both novices and veterans alike–to look back on the past year and discuss 12 anime moments. There’s no registration process involved–just start writing daily posts about twelve of your memorable anime moments this year on December 14th […]
Read More 12 Days of Anime #1: Compassion in Death Parade