On occasion, characters grab your imagination in the first few moments of you knowing them. Girls' Last Tour is a perfect example of this; how it manages to present its two characters in a way that is hardly exciting, but completely endearing. It's this slow revelation of who these two girls are where the … Continue reading Girls’ Last Tour: Developing Character
What do first episodes achieve? In its most simplistic form, it hooks the viewer into the show. After all, this is its mission; it has to make people want to view the next episode, and the next. For the more people you have viewing your show, the more popular it is, and ultimately, the more … Continue reading Anime: The Art of First Episodes
I wrote this previously, Why You NEED to Watch, Made in Abyss I'll admit it, within my own writing, I have never been a huge fan of worldbuilding. I prefer to invest more time into my characters, and the situations they find themselves in. Yet, this isn't to say I don't appreciate worldbuilding in the … Continue reading A Look Into The Worldbuilding of: Made in Abyss
Kiki's Delivery Service is my all time favourite Studio Ghibli film. Those of you who haven't read my content before might think this is something of a surprise... after all, not many people are on the same wavelength as me regarding this one... then again, I doubt they are with many of the things … Continue reading Kiki’s Delivery Service: Kiki’s Insatiable Drive
Satoshi Kon. A name that is instantly recognised, and hugely respected within the anime community and business. Known for his distinct thematic elements, and unmistakable tonality of his films. Sadly, the man behind many other critically acclaimed classics such as, Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika, Millennium Actress, and Paranoia Agent passed away in 2010 after a very … Continue reading Perfect Blue – Exploring Satoshi Kon’s Masterpiece
Barakamon is a brilliant show. In fact, I might go as far to say it is in the top twenty anime I have ever watched. I really do regard it that highly. For good reason, too! Barakamon originally aired its twelve episodes during the Summer of 2014. The show is brought to us by animation … Continue reading Barakamon – Anime REVIEW!
I'd be lying if I said I don't absolutely love NEW GAME! (My review of S1) It's one of those shows I instantly fell in love with. This - for the most part - is down to its brilliant characters. There's isn't a single one I don't like. Each of them serve a purpose in … Continue reading The Relatability of Hifumi – NEW GAME!
Pom Poko was within the first ten or twenty anime movies I ever watched, many, many moons ago. And, one I have loved ever since. It's one of those slightly underrated Studio Ghibli movies that don't get talked about all that often, or that is to say, nowhere near the level that the others … Continue reading Pom Poko – Environmental Resonance
I have never seen an anime like Aku no Hana, pretty much in every respect. There's something so singular about it - the way in which it presents itself on-screen. The beautiful real-world humanity that props up its characters. And, not to mention possibly the most noticeable thing, the use of the Rotoscpope animation style; … Continue reading Aku no Hana (Flowers of Evil): Creating Atmosphere
The great thing about a visual medium, is that meaning and connotation can be made without words. Such an idea couldn't be more pertinent in A Silent Voice. A Silent Voice - a manga written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Ōima. Which was then developed into the anime film by director Naoko Yamada and Kyoto Animation It … Continue reading A Silent Voice (A Silent Voice): Shot Composition