Anime Review #63: Summer Wars

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

Anime Review #61: Digimon Adventure – Last Evolution Kizuna

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

Anime Review #59: Fireworks – Should We Watch It From The Side Or The Bottom?

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?

The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Lucky Star Revisited

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

Anime Review #52: The Place Promised In Our Early Days

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