Summer Wars is quite interesting. Essentially, it's the final product of a combination of factors, such as the director of Digimon Adventure: Bokura No War Game, and a mishmash of other plot devices from films like Die Hard and Wargames, all combined into one big anime-themed melting pot. It's not as well-known as other films … Continue reading Anime Review #63: Summer Wars
It's quite fitting that I write this post today, the day after the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, when Catholics commemorate the event in which the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, was taken up into Heaven in both body and soul, attested infallibly as dogma by Pope Pius XII in … Continue reading Anime Review #61: Digimon Adventure – Last Evolution Kizuna
There exist two classes of romance stories: on one side, there are the timeless, heartwarming stories which continue to captivate readers and enthrall them with the life, struggles and successes of the couple. Nicholas Sparks' A Walk To Remember, which I remember reading in middle school, is one such example. On the flip side, you … Continue reading Anime Review #59: Fireworks – Should We Watch It From The Side Or The Bottom?
Following the success of my venture into Love Live: School Idol Project, featuring the exploits of best girl Honoka Kousaka and the rest of μ's as they sing their way to the salvation of their doomed high school, I was delighted to learn that the end of the two-season anime was not the definitive end … Continue reading Anime Review #57: Love Live: The School Idol Movie
It's not often that I write posts like this. But the fact of the matter is that last month I decided to revisit Kyoto Animation's famous slice-of-life show, Lucky Star. Up until last Christmas, I had not seen a single episode of it in years, but given the circumstances folks like me could all use … Continue reading The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Lucky Star Revisited
In my last three Anime Review posts, I looked at works created by acclaimed director Makoto Shinkai, known by some as the second Hayao Miyazaki for his charmingly sentimental works released throughout the past decade. One thing they share in common is the same trope featuring a friendship later blossoming to a romance between an … Continue reading Anime Review #52: The Place Promised In Our Early Days
As the year grinds to a close, I can't help but appreciate how much my blog has improved throughout the past few months. I believe part of it stems from the quality of some of my posts, which as of recently I've tried to make as detailed, consistent and of decent quality each week. In … Continue reading The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Nichijou Revisited