Isekai isn’t my bag most of the time, even if we’re talking about the 90s stuff that tended to be a lot more interesting (and a lot less gross) than the male wish-fulfillment version of the genre exploding at present. But there is one I adore: Escaflowne, the […]
This essay was commissioned by Wendy Cannan. You can find out more about commissions here. “Bad on purpose” is an extremely difficult sell. It requires a much higher level of shared knowledge than straightforward comedy—both because the creator must know how to replicate the hallmarks of amateurishness while still […]
CONTENT WARNING: Discussions of homophobia and transphobia. SPOILERS for Sailor Moon Season One and romances in Please Save My Earth. Sailor Moon turned twenty-five last year and, despite a few rough edges, it’s aged remarkably well. The series has garnered deserved accolades for its strong female friendships, memorable visuals, and forward-looking representation. But while the romance […]
While I wouldn’t exactly call this a sex-ed show, it definitely deserves kudos for demystifying the concept of teen girls talking about bodies and bodily functions. Also, it’s very sweet.
Like most 90s anime nerds, I grew up watching Sailor Moon. Most of my memories are of the pretty subpar old dub, so the Viz re-release has been a great opportunity to revisit the series, and talk about why I’ll stake my claim on this as the superlative […]
The back half of premieres, which was mostly….fine. Yup, fine. And occasionally incompetent.
Yes, it’s that time again. I haven’t slept in days. Everything is colors. But there are at least two shows this season that fill my soul with music.