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 ..
It’s been a while since we’ve had a relatively straight-forward episode with just our two Mavericks discussing the news, huh? Well, don’t get used to it. We’ve got a lot of plans and a lot of guests booked for the show for the next couple of weeks. But it’s nice to get back to basics ..
It’s kinda crazy that Pokemon is more popular than ever internationally twenty years later. Pokemon Go was a phenomenon, the hype for Sun & Moon grows more and more like an Exeggutor every day, and there was a huge uproar over Ash losing his match with Alain in the finals of the Kalos League in ..
Wow, it’s been a while huh? Almost a month! Man, you guys must have been devastated, going without hearing our pristine sexy voices for so long. Sobbing in a corner like Sugao from Shonen Ashibe and hugging your makeshift Colton and/or Sid body pillows tightly, impatiently tapping the refresh button hping, ever so desperately, for ..
Volume one of FukuFuku Kitten Tales is the kind of story anyone can read and enjoy, young or old. There is nothing objectionable in it nor is it a particularly tension driven read. Ultimately, Kitten Tales is just a simple story of an elderly woman and her cat. Frankly, there is nothing wrong with that
What seems like ages ago now, and when I was far too young to do so, I was taken to see Perfect Blue at a local theater. To say my young mind wasn’t able to fully process what I saw would be an understatement, but that didn’t stop the movie from leaving a significant lasting ..
By Kyoko Okazaki Real fairy tales don’t have a happy ending; life, real or fictional, just isn’t that simple. Pink by Kyoko Okazaki explores life as a distorted fable, a cautionary tale which ignores the caution it seeks to convey. Each character lives in a world of delusion, mostly guided by their unwillingness to accept ..
For fans of anime and manga, the word “Mech” can yield a full spectrum of responses. An expression of excited outburst, a groan of exacerbated contempt, and a head tilt of complete ignorance are all very real reactions evoked by the “M” word. Regardless of position, what started as a sub-genre quickly evolved it’s on ..