The plot is a big ball of nonsense that only matters insofar as people FEEL things about it, but also the characters are real good.
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.