God damn, this was a fun one! It was exciting, funny, and downright gorgeous! Definitely the strongest episode of the season so far! Plot wise, it is exceptionally simple. It covers the entire first match between classes A and B. In terms of plot and character development, this episode is pretty light. It's mostly focused… Continue reading My Review Academia S5 E4: Upping the Voltage
Shounen anime is like comfort food. When it comes to anime, you never know what to expect. But when you watch a shounen battle anime, you know what to expect. The ingredients may vary, and they may not always work, but the recipe is the same at its core. Jujutsu Kaisen is the ultimate comfort… Continue reading Jujutsu Kaisen: A New Challenger Approaches
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