Anime Review #77: Chuunibyou – Take On Me!

Ah, good old Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai (Love, Chuunibyou, And Other Delusions). After Clannad came out some six years prior, this was Kyoto Animation's second throw at the high school romance subgenre. Needless to say, when I watched it, I was less than enthralled. Expectations ended up lower than initially anticipated, as schizophrenic characters … Continue reading Anime Review #77: Chuunibyou – Take On Me!

Anime Review #76: Digimon Tamers

Five years ago, I was a student web developer at a large law firm in Toronto, where I would meet my current best friend and my worries were limited to getting to work early, finding stuff to get involved with, fiddling with my knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript in the spare hours as well … Continue reading Anime Review #76: Digimon Tamers

East Meets West #14: Castle In The Sky .vs. Raiders Of The Lost Ark

This week I continue my next batch of posts for the East Meets West series, dedicated to comparing/contrasting anime and Western media of similar premises, and, based on a specific set of criteria, decide which of the two is, in my fallible opinion, the superior version. Steven Spielberg's 1981 action-adventure film, Raiders Of The Lost Ark marked … Continue reading East Meets West #14: Castle In The Sky .vs. Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Anime Review #68: Rising Of The Shield Hero

The Rising of the Shield Hero is a series that I remember for rather peculiar reasons. I remember being midway through it at the time of the NFL's Super Bowl LIV between the victorious Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers; it was here too I heard about the controversy surrounding a significant plot … Continue reading Anime Review #68: Rising Of The Shield Hero

Anime Review #53: Children Who Chase Lost Voices (From Deep Below)

Back in my university days, I remember watching a South Park episode called A Ladder To Heaven, where main characters Stan, Kyle and Eric build a "ladder" consisting of other people's junk to reach the sky, where they believe Heaven is located. Their reason? They want to see their friend, Kenny, who had died of … Continue reading Anime Review #53: Children Who Chase Lost Voices (From Deep Below)