As a fantasy fan from the cradle I love a good dash of magic in my narratives. That said, sometimes the very presence of magic can hurt the story. Here are 3 ways magic can undermine what might otherwise be a pretty good story.
As we launch into the Winter 2020 anime season viewers are now seeing the return of the Madoka franchise. One that is either beloved or seen as overrated depending on which side of the debate you choose to sit on. However one of the common arguments I heard against the original Madoka TV series from … Continue reading Does It Matter If An Anime Is More Style Than Substance?
It seems an appropriate time for me to turn my attention to how audiences receive final episodes given the Summer anime season is rapidly drawing to a close. As much as we think about first episodes and how important it is to grab the audience and draw them in, for me, once I've decided to … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: The Importance of the Final Impression
As a self-proclaimed anime fan, it is sometimes hard to step back from something and really think about it. Aiming for some form of objectivity in reviews, which is never overly objective, compared with simply letting out my inner fan-girl and letting her scream "I love you anime" at the top of her lungs. Anyone … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: What Makes Something ‘Near Great’
This post was written after watching the first three episodes of Sagrada Reset and while it discusses those episodes everything in this feature will be pure speculation and opinion. Keep in mind this post is not trying to tell you that Sagrada is an amazing, must watch anime given there are a lot of issues … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Avoiding the Paradoxes of Time Travel or Plunging Headlong Into Them with Sagrada Reset
Narratives are a fundamentally important part of sharing the human experience. Anime is a particularly special medium where we get some truly amazing stories and experiences shared in novel ways. Here I muse about the nature of fiction and its value.
Overview: This anime has a very promising write up, telling us the story begins after the world has ended. A world where a fairy named Daisy grants wishes (or orders) to people and because of this there is conflict. We follow Eiji as he tries to live a normal life after causing a 'great destruction' … Continue reading Big Order Series Review
Review: So Flora is still kidnapped but Ayato gets help from random encounter of convenience girl (introduced at the end of last episode) and they now know where she is. Kirin and Saya move to begin the rescue while Ayato and Julis prepare for the finals (because that is so much more important than rescuing … Continue reading The Asterisk War Episode 19