Kino’s Journey (2003) is one of the great classics of anime: directed by the late Ryutaro Nakamura (Serial Experiments Lain) with his characteristic eye for negative space and eerie, melancholy sound design, the series is a quiet but purposeful sequence of short stories ranging from the fantastical to the […]
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 […]
[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 […]
It’s that time of year again! I’m absolutely crushed under the weight of the premieres this season–good and bad. Here’s the first batch, summarized in a sentence with links to the longer review, and you can look forward to more in the coming week.