What better way to move into the year than by staring determinedly backward at the year that was? I did several write-ups about the Fall 2017 season and the year in anime as a whole, as well as some podcasting for those of you looking for an audio […]
I am incredibly proud of this piece–perhaps one of the best I’ve ever written. If it leads to new awareness in the industry, I’ll be happy. Land of the Lustrous has proven to be a sleeper hit of the Fall 2017 season, with its beautiful melding of CG and […]
When people remember this show as being really, really bad? THESE are the episodes they’re remembering. It’s worse than I remembered, too. And I already remembered a lot.
The season’s a full half over, so it’s time for a temperature check on how things are going. In short: new Kino let me down, Magus Bride makes me uncomfortable (but the OVA is still good), Konohana Kitan sure is a yuri anime for the male gaze, and […]
The good parts of the series are behind us, and this set of episodes crosses over from “things I can appreciate and roll my eyes at” to “this actually makes me apoplectic with rage.” Nuriko deserved better when I was a teenager, and she deserves better now.
It’s back! This is probably the strongest run of the show–Miaka is active, the romantic plot tumor is minimal, and the ensemble dynamic is good (Nuriko still deserves better). More detailed show notes are over at Anime Feminist
[I ended up with some surprises on my watchlist this season–things I didn’t think I’d like but ended up sticking with, and things I was excited for that wound up being a disappointment.] Given the sheer number of promising new titles as well as the limited nature of […]