The intro is here. We’ve reached the end of a road.
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 […]
The intro is here. We’re going to finish these before the end of the year, watch and see.
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.
As of 2017, we now officially have two series about sentient queer rocks. But while there have been too many variants on “Land of the Lustrous is anime Steven Universe” to count, the similarities more or less end with the basic premise. LoL’s rocks are not small gems […]
A group of children all meet and decide to play together. One kid takes it upon himself to assign everyone roles, and the other kids agree to it—Tim’s the best at coming up with interesting stories. So one little boy becomes a knight, and a little girl the […]
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 […]