What’s the Difference? I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas is interesting in regards to its adaptations. The original novel has no illustrations of its main characters, aside from the zoomed out shot of the leads on a riverside balcony, so the manga and the film took liberties with their character designs. How everybody looks is just scratching the … Continue reading What’s the Difference? I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

What Another Side: Earthbound Fills In That Your Name Left Out

Makoto Shinkai's latest opus, Weathering With You, just hit theaters, and me being the privileged first-world citizen that I am went and saw it, and it was pretty good. The insert songs featuring Toko Miura are top-notch, and there's a shot of a fireworks display while the camera pans through Tokyo that's absolutely stunning. I … Continue reading What Another Side: Earthbound Fills In That Your Name Left Out

Flash Review – Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Vol. 1)

An infamous doomsayer once said that life's a bitch and then you die. Fumiya Tomozaki would agree wholeheartedly with that statement, but he would amend it to read “Life's a shitty game and then you die.” He's Japan's best at the fighting game Atafami, but when it comes to life, he's barely scraping the trash … Continue reading Flash Review – Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Vol. 1)

Satisfy Your Audience By Giving Them Exactly What They Want Now

Imagine for a moment that it's a dull Sunday afternoon and you're perusing the fantasy section at your local library. One book in particular catches your eye because it has a badass black dragon on the cover and you think nothing in the known universe is more badass than a badass black dragon. Now, let … Continue reading Satisfy Your Audience By Giving Them Exactly What They Want Now

Tease Your Audience By Not Giving Them What They Want

Anyone who's knee-deep into the anime industry has undoubtedly spotted the name Reki Kawahara floating around. For those of you who are just getting your toes moist, he's the original creator of Sword Art Online, that one anime everyone and their parakeet loves to hate, and Accel World, that one anime no one remembers exists. … Continue reading Tease Your Audience By Not Giving Them What They Want