It has some spots that haven’t aged well (fantasy racism!), but this is definitely the best encapsulation of 90s anime trends and emotional beats with a minimal amount of bullshit, if you’ve ever wanted to watch something throwback. I still like it a lot.
Representation matters. This is a fairly well-established fact, from media criticism to scientific studies. Depending on where you grow up, you might have your view of whole groups of people shaped by media before you ever meet them in person, and seeing people living different lives from yours […]
This site turned five years old back in October, and I’ve been thinking about how to celebrate it. I initially did a list of my top 20 anime back in 2014, and a lot can change in almost half a decade. While I’d still stand by the titles […]
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 […]