How Boogiepop 2019 Ruined a Novel in 48 Minutes.

(A little late to the party, I know. I actually wrote the bulk of this after the second episode aired, but didn't finish it until well, about 5 minutes ago.) I love Boogiepop. A lot. I've read the novels that have actually been translated into English numerous times (those being 1, 2, 3 and 6) … Continue reading How Boogiepop 2019 Ruined a Novel in 48 Minutes.

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Rilakkuma is Spring’s Best Medicine

Rilakkuma is the only anime so far this year that I watched to completion as it was airing. I know most people aren't fans of the Netflix release schedule, but when it's stuff like this that they're actually producing themselves (so, shows that aren't being broadcast on Japanese TV before it drops over here) I … Continue reading Rilakkuma is Spring’s Best Medicine

Where to Really Start with Lupin III (And Every Other Media Franchise)

A while back I made a post about where new viewers should jump into Lupin III. I presented a multitude of places to start. Green Jacket, Red Jacket, Pink Jacket, Blue Jacket, Woman Called Fujiko Mine (which is a recommendation I've decided to take back upon a rewatch), and of course Castle of Cagliostro. Looking … Continue reading Where to Really Start with Lupin III (And Every Other Media Franchise)

What Does “Good Art” or “Bad Art” Even Mean?

In reviews, there's this weird thing across the board where writers will refer to the quality of the visual elements of a work as, "good art" or "bad art." But I'm a bit confused by this phrase. And by that I mean, I don't get what it's actually supposed to be conveying. I would hope … Continue reading What Does “Good Art” or “Bad Art” Even Mean?