Anime Review #87: Yu-Gi-Oh – Dark Side Of Dimensions

On 4 July 2022, Kazuki Takahashi, the man behind the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise, died at age 60 in a diving accident off the coast of Okinawa. His death was mourned by many in the anime community, and tributes flowed in his memory from all over the world. At the time of his death, the card game … Continue reading Anime Review #87: Yu-Gi-Oh – Dark Side Of Dimensions

Anime Review #86: Yu-Gi-Oh – Pyramid Of Light

It's been a while since I last talked about anything Yu-Gi-Oh related on this blog, or even involved myself with the anime. The last series I watched was the 5Ds installment; the one which many remember as "card games on motorcycles", and which I found so boring, ridiculous and beyond bothering that I gave up … Continue reading Anime Review #86: Yu-Gi-Oh – Pyramid Of Light

Anime Review #83: K-On! The Movie

So yeah... it appears there's some unfinished business regarding K-On! that I must attend to. About a year ago I thought I had finally finished analyzing the intricacies of KyoAni's high school musical slice-of-life - that of the characters, music, and the numerous comfy hijinks they put themselves through. But, it turns out, even after … Continue reading Anime Review #83: K-On! The Movie

Anime Review #82: From Up On Poppy Hill

When most people think of stories that strictly involve romance, introspective and thought-provoking journeys or school scenarios, Studio Ghibli movies aren't usually their initial choice. Understandable, since when watching these flicks, you'll also likely get the presence of interesting fantasy lands and creatures straight out of the Miyazaki mindset - No-Face from Spirited Away, Ponyo … Continue reading Anime Review #82: From Up On Poppy Hill

Anime Review #81: Sword Art Online II, Part 2

NOTE TO READERS: Just as I had finished the first draft of my seventeenth East Meets West article, unfortunately I had to delay it once again to next week; the reason being that this particular Friday commemorates Our Lady of Fatima, who exactly 105 years ago appeared to three Portuguese children and encouraged them to pray … Continue reading Anime Review #81: Sword Art Online II, Part 2