There’s trash and then there’s TRASH. Ah, I remember it well.
I'm Vrai Kaiser, writer by profession and analytic nerd for the love of the game. I've been published in online magazine The Alligator, and am currently working to get my first novel published. Here you'll find updates on my work, as well as pop culture analysis, recaps, and reviews. Commentary and requests are always welcome.
It has some spots that haven’t aged well (fantasy racism!), but this is definitely the best encapsulation of 90s anime trends and emotional beats with a minimal amount of bullshit, if you’ve ever wanted to watch something throwback. I still like it a lot.
The movie so nice it deserved visiting twice, with a guest who fully appreciates its charms.
Representation matters. This is a fairly well-established fact, from media criticism to scientific studies. Depending on where you grow up, you might have your view of whole groups of people shaped by media before you ever meet them in person, and seeing people living different lives from yours […]
This movie came right the fuck out of nowhere and it is the most bugfuck weirdo flick I’ve ever seen. It was fabulous.
This is a pretty slim season for new series–lot of sequels and continuations. And it’s winter, which is always sort of the dump season anyway. Still, there’s a few potential gems.
This one’s a soul-crusher folks. And we’re experienced in reading this crap.
Part two of the faves list! You can read part one here. I’m gonna level with y’all, you’re gonna recognize some of the titles on this one.
This site turned five years old back in October, and I’ve been thinking about how to celebrate it. I initially did a list of my top 20 anime back in 2014, and a lot can change in almost half a decade. While I’d still stand by the titles […]
Prepared to be terrified, and not by the ostensible horror movie.