Before Mamoru Hosoda released Summer Wars, the concept of an "evil AI" is a trope that had been explored countless times in Western media over the past decades. Far from the benevolent computer program such as Knight Rider from the eponymous 1983 series, or JARVIS from the Iron Man franchise, this system is one that … Continue reading East Meets West #27: Summer Wars .vs. WarGames
Anime Review #96: Digimon Tamers – Battle Of Adventurers
Digimon Tamers has to be, by far, the edgiest display of an episodic Digimon series. Spanning 51 episodes from 2001-2002, it shattered the traditionally family-friendly depiction of its two predecessors by adding its usual shtick of action-packed battle sequences and great musical tracks with depictions of mental trauma, demonic possession, Lovecraftian horror beings, and to … Continue reading Anime Review #96: Digimon Tamers – Battle Of Adventurers
Anime Review #94: Paprika
I shall now be making my first movie review of the year! Satoshi Kon's Paprika, like my investigation into Little Nemo: Adventures In Slumberland and Netflix's Slumberland, focuses on the world of dreams. Instead of focusing solely on characters who navigate through a dream world and has their adventures there recorded for our amusement, here … Continue reading Anime Review #94: Paprika
East Meets West #23: Sword Art Online .vs. Ready Player One
Five days prior (6 November 2022) marked the start date of the events of the inaugural Sword Art Online (hereafter SAO) anime. It was on that Sunday when, in the series premiere, 10,000 users would be trapped in the video game world of Aincrad, and forced, under threat of death, to remain there until a … Continue reading East Meets West #23: Sword Art Online .vs. Ready Player One
Anime Review #73: New Game!
I miss the days when I used to work as a software developer in an office setting. Starting from the relaxing commutes on the bus, having a cubicle to myself, being able to talk with others in the lunch room about their day, the enthralling view of Toronto's skyline from high above on the 68th … Continue reading Anime Review #73: New Game!
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
St. Pius V Corner: A Virtual Laver Of Regeneration?
And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all … Continue reading St. Pius V Corner: A Virtual Laver Of Regeneration?