Kado (2017): The Epically Wrong Answer


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Just wow.

How is it possible for an anime that started so intelligently to veer off course so much and then end so epically badly?

How is it possible to so thoroughly sabotage the core themes of the opening episodes so much? Continue reading

Kado: The Right Answer (2017): What just happened?



So you know how I was saying that Kado: The Right Answer was an intelligent, mature, take on a First Contact premise, based around negotiations?

Apparently not.

Between the end of episode 9 Nanomis-hein and episode 10 Towanosakiwa, Kado became … something else entirely. Major spoilers ahead obviously. Continue reading

Please Vote for Me (2007)


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Please Vote for Me is a surprisingly tense documentary about the election of a class monitor for a 3rd grade class in Wuhan, China.

Whilst I didn’t find it as riveting as Grant Watson did, and you can find his review here, it was astonishing to see how brutal this election campaign was. There was very little restraint in these kids, and dirty tricks a plenty. Continue reading