Let's play a game, shall we? You've probably seen them around. Manga, light novels, and anime that put a summarizing sentence in place of their title. There are dozens of examples and counting. You could probably string these titles together and write a short novel out of them! It wouldn't make any sense, sure. But… Continue reading Manga and Light Novel Titles are Too Long. Can We Shorten Them?
Uh... something about that seems wrong. Like, morally. We're sure they're allowed to do that? This is another table-setting episode. Most of the runtime is spent placing all the pieces onto the board for the action of the arc. We get a brief taste of it towards the end of the episode, but doesn't last… Continue reading My Review Academia S5 E3: Making Children Fight
Portraying a realistic familial relationship in fiction can be a lot more challenging than people think. Especially when it comes to the dynamic between siblings. A lot of stories tend to simplify the relationship, with each interaction between the brothers being simple, one-note interactions. Very rare is it that a story can capture the complexities… Continue reading Edward and Alphonse Elric: How to Create Believable Brothers in Fiction
Okay, plot is happening now. We can finally talk about something with some merit to it. *Quick note for transparency's sake: a few months back, I caved and binge read the manga, so I already know where the story is going to go. However, I'll be looking at the anime on its own merit. So,… Continue reading My Review Academia S5 E2: Catching Up With the Todorokis
You know, they could've called the second half season four and no one would've cared. The third season of Attack on Titan is where things get really interesting. You're just sitting there, enjoying the titan-slaying action. Then the show grabs you by the shoulder and says "It's Attack on Human now, sit down and shut… Continue reading Attack on Titan Season 3 (Part 1): The Civil War