When circumventing the conventions of genre, it’s important to either tread carefully, or avoid it altogether. Tropes and standards keep us safe: they provide a sense of unified human experience. A story may hold different perspectives from different authors, but thanks to genre conventions these stories also maintain a kind of universal cohesion. Then, an ..
Nichijou’s first volume is a fantastic read, though it might not be apparent based on the title. The characters have plenty of layers to them and there is always something happening in the stories to maintain investment, as well as plenty of busting-a-gut-laughing to be had
The Skip Beat! Kickstarter was a success! Not only did it meet it’s funding goal, but the stretch goal for a blu-ray release as well! This bodes very well for the future of crowd funding campaigns to fund other anime series that have been overlooked or were considered to be tough-sells by big-name licensors. Similarly, ..