The Best of Winter 2017

Earlier today, I shared the Worst of Winter 2017 (both my opinion and the view of the readers). If you didn't check it out, make sure you have a look later and let me know your view. Meanwhile, this post is celebrating all the good things that happened during the 2017 Winter season. My Favourite … Continue reading The Best of Winter 2017

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The Worst of Winter 2017

Later today my Best of Winter post will come out and I'll celebrate all those wonderful moments that got people talking (or at least entertained me during the past three months). But that is not his post. This post shares the worst and the lowest moments of the season as well as the reader's choice … Continue reading The Worst of Winter 2017

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 18

Review: This is different. I'm actually going to complain about the visuals in this episode. On the surface this episode looks much the same as any other with visual metaphors being used as characters interact or to show how characters are feeling and individually these are all fine and fit with the show so far. … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 18

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 15

Review: For a show where little happens from a plot point of view, they manage to keep the audience guessing anyway. After Rei lost his match I assumed that was the end of us watching the tournament, maybe the characters would discuss who won later. However, March once again proves that it is committed to … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 15

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 14

Review: This show is brilliant at getting under my skin and making me feel what Rei is going through. Probably because, to a lesser extent, everyone has gone through uncertainty and failure. Everyone has made false assumptions and been burned. Everyone has felt embarrassed and confused. Seeing all of this in Rei, amplified, hits hard … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 14

Tuesday’s Top 5: Visually Interesting Anime in 2016

When I made my judgements about best and worst series I make that judgement based mostly on entertainment, characters and plot. Visuals (whether good or bad) play little part in that judgement. So this week I want to look at the top 5 anime in 2016 that I found visually interesting. As always I'd invite … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Visually Interesting Anime in 2016

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 12

Review: I'm going to get my complaint about the new opening out-of-the-way straight up. What is with that song? Visually, the opening is still really fascinating but the song just doesn't match the tone of the show and while maybe it's pointing the direction we're heading all it really did was pull me out of … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 12

Friday’s Feature: Constructing Characters Through Visuals in Anime

A while back I made the point that I don't really like comparing anime when I review them but there are times when a comparison can help to clarify meaning (Comparing Apples and Oranges). This week I am going to be comparing two current anime and their use of visuals to construct meaning. I am … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Constructing Characters Through Visuals in Anime

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 6

Review: This week, March Comes in Like a Lion hits us hard with visual metaphors as Rei tries to work through some of his baggage, or at least tries to figure out what his problem is. I like that this show continues to treat anxiety and depression with a great deal of respect and acknowledges … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 6

Super Lovers Episode 6

An overview of the series can be found on my review of episode 5. So, this week Haru takes Ren to the zoo, we meet someone else who is going to help in the cafe, and we learn that Haru has a complicated past with some girl. Also, miscommunications abound between Haru and Ren, leading … Continue reading Super Lovers Episode 6