East Meets West #19: Neon Genesis Evangelion .vs. Pacific Rim

Since the advent of literature, epochs of man fighting monsters has been a popular storytelling genre. Greek legends feature the exploits of figures thwarting mythical creatures, medieval knights vanquishing dragons to save the princess, and motion pictures such as the Godzilla franchise are a byproduct of that storytelling to the present day. The 2013 American … Continue reading East Meets West #19: Neon Genesis Evangelion .vs. Pacific Rim

East Meets West #18: Your Lie In April .vs. Amadeus

I was only a few months into high school when I first watched the 1984 film adaptation of the Peter Schaefer's biopic Amadeus, which chronicles the career of famed composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from the lens of his so-called rival, Antonio Salieri. Needless to say, it left a profound impact on me. While most of … Continue reading East Meets West #18: Your Lie In April .vs. Amadeus

East Meets West #17: 5 Centimeters Per Second .vs. The Great Gatsby

Many of us are familiar with the works of Makoto Shinkai, the famous Japanese director of modern hits like Your Name or Weathering With You. Throughout parts of 2020-2021 I've looked through a bunch of his works and have noticed that they all hinge on one specific theme: getting a boy and girl together. With … Continue reading East Meets West #17: 5 Centimeters Per Second .vs. The Great Gatsby

East Meets West #15: Boku No Hero Academia (Reprise) .vs. The Avengers Quintology

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. First of all: yes, you read that right; to me, there … Continue reading East Meets West #15: Boku No Hero Academia (Reprise) .vs. The Avengers Quintology

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

East Meets West #12: Your Name .vs. 17 Again

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. As the year wraps up, for the second month in a … Continue reading East Meets West #12: Your Name .vs. 17 Again

East Meets West #10: Nichijou .vs. The Looney Tunes

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. Some shows are the type which one is expected to sit … Continue reading East Meets West #10: Nichijou .vs. The Looney Tunes