Friday’s Feature: You Have No Power Over Me – Man vs Self

This is my last feature for March and my last feature for now on conflict so I'm ending the month with Man vs Self. If you've missed any of the previous posts on Man vs Man, Man vs Nature, Man vs Technology or Man vs Society be sure to check out the posts. I'm not … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: You Have No Power Over Me – Man vs Self

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Friday’s Feature: I Am Not a Slave – Man Vs Society

My focus for March on conflict in stories continues as we look at Man vs Society. So far I've had a brief look at Man vs Man, Man vs Nature and Man vs Technology so if you missed any of those be sure to check out the posts. Man vs Society just lends itself to … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: I Am Not a Slave – Man Vs Society

Friday’s Feature: It’s Out of Control – Man vs Technology

This is my third post for March on conflict in stories and as the title says I'm looking a Man vs Technology. If you missed my previous two features check out Man vs Man and Man vs Nature. Man vs Technology is pretty easy to define. Something has been built (either by man or by … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: It’s Out of Control – Man vs Technology

Friday’s Feature: Crying Won’t Help – Man vs Nature

Continuing my focus for March on conflict in stories, today I want to look at Man vs Nature. If you missed last week I had a quick look at Man vs Man conflict so please be sure to check out the post. Right from the start I know I'm probably going to get some corrections … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Crying Won’t Help – Man vs Nature

Friday’s Feature: We’ve Got a Problem Here – Man vs Man

For the month of March I've decided I'm going to focus on the negative. Quite literally. I'm going to focus my features this month on exploring types of conflict in stories using examples from anime. To start off with I decided to go with the most straight forward: Man vs Man. Or Human vs Human. … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: We’ve Got a Problem Here – Man vs Man

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 34

Review: Negotiations, long discussions, training, and an action sequence that I'm guessing had a purpose but I honestly don't even remember what that particular group were trying to achieve. I'm thinking on rewatch it will probably make sense but on a week to week basis there are just too many names and too many different … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 34

The Morose Mononokean Episode 11

Review: I feel this episode would have had far more impact if my internet connection hadn't continuously dropped while trying to watch it. As a result, I saw the episode in 2 - 5 minute blocks with a lot of frustrated waiting and reloading in between. The episode picks up from last episode and we … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 11

Alderamin on the Sky Episode 7

Review: This show continues to be better than it probably should be. Last week they lay the foundations for a new conflict, this week we see the first stages of that conflict and next week we'll probably see our core characters resolve the conflict or at least make steps to resolve it. It really shouldn't … Continue reading Alderamin on the Sky Episode 7

Alderamin on the Sky Episode 6

Review: While from a plot point of view this episode seems weaker (just another obvious set-up for Ikta to show off his amazing brain), the characters and the writing of this anime continue to make for a pleasant viewing experience. The change of location was nice and the interactions between characters, new and old, were … Continue reading Alderamin on the Sky Episode 6

Taboo Tattoo Episode 4

Review: This is the show that just keeps becoming more and more generic and flat. While initially it was interesting enough, if not particularly original, it doesn't seem to know what to do with any of the characters or ideas other than throw them at one another so that they can have various conflicts. They … Continue reading Taboo Tattoo Episode 4