Anime, The Mind of a Character

Houtarou Oreki: Comfortably Gray (The Mind of a Character)

Depression comes in all shapes and sizes. Fictional characters often depict various flavors of these. Shinji Ikari from 'Neon Genesis Evangelion' focuses on the dark mental state of someone who grew up lonely and rejected. Rei Kiriyama from 'March Comes in Like a Lion' depicts the struggle of someone who has been beaten down by… Continue reading Houtarou Oreki: Comfortably Gray (The Mind of a Character)

Anime, Dragon Ball, Watch This Anime!

Why the Broly Movie is the Perfect Ending for Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball is an odd series. It has ended several times in several shows for varying periods of time. But despite it ending a few times now, it will never finish. The story will never stay finished. It is too popular to end! But if I may be frank: it should. A story is only as good as its… Continue reading Why the Broly Movie is the Perfect Ending for Dragon Ball

Anime, The Mind of a Character

Asuka Langley Soryu: I Don’t Need Anyone (The Mind of a Character)

Just when I think I'm done, this series pulls me back in. I just can't seem to leave it alone! Evangelion has a large cast of diverse characters, all of whom play off of each other perfectly. But there are two characters with chemistry so perfect, yet so destructive, that they put the others to… Continue reading Asuka Langley Soryu: I Don’t Need Anyone (The Mind of a Character)

Anime, Dragon Ball, The Mind of a Character

Broly: No, The Good One (The Mind of a Character)

One of these days, I'm going to write one of these articles for a non-anime character. But that day is not today. And considering what I've got planned for this week's 'Watch This Anime!', this character seemed like a good pick. Dragon Ball is a series filled to the brim with lovable characters. However, it… Continue reading Broly: No, The Good One (The Mind of a Character)

Anime, The Mind of a Character

Shinji Ikari: Don’t Leave Me Alone (The Mind of a Character)

Okay. Maybe I'm not done talking about this series. Neon Genisis Evangelion is filled to the brim with deep and fascinating characters. Each of them could fill a whole essay on their own. But among all of them, the one that resonated with me the most was the central character: Shinji Ikari. Shinji perfectly embodies… Continue reading Shinji Ikari: Don’t Leave Me Alone (The Mind of a Character)