Much of what I had to say in my original review of The World Is Still Beautiful is still true: this is a lovely show that is one change away from awesome. The romance that grows between Nike and Livi really is one of the best put to screen in anime, it feels natural, unforced, and there’s a nice balance of agency between the two in moving it forward. Continue reading
akagami no shirayuki-hime, Akatsuki no Yona, Anime De Training! Ex, board games, Bodacious Space Pirates, business analysis, Feminism, games, GATE, Hibike! Euphonium, Kamisama Hajimemashita, Kamisama Kiss, Monopoly, Princess Jellyfish, Say "i Love You", Seiyu's Life, Shirobako, Snow White with the Red Hair, Sore Ga Seiyuu, Sound! Euphonium, Star Wars, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
I suppose it’s that time again. So here’s the top 5 posts for the 4th quarter, year, and all time, plus some other random commentary on the year. Continue reading
I’ve been watching Log Horizon with friends, and caught them up to the latest episodes last night. As part of the discussion I expressed my dissatisfaction with the current season, and some debate ensued.
My friend’s view is that Log Horizon is taking a long, deep, view to its scripting, and that a western analogue to the approach would be Babylon 5. That there was never any intention to wrap things up this season, that this season is to a large extent set up for seasons 3 and 4.
In other words each season is essentially a chapter or two in a larger novel. The next chapter (season 3) is likely to be the looming war, and chapter 4 (season 4) is likely to be about getting home. Continue reading
Akatsuki no Yona, argevollen, Board game, Bodacious Space Pirates, BTOOOM!, Encouragement of Climb, Feminism, gamergate, games, Girls Und Panzer, GLASSLIP, Hamatora, Hanayamata, Locodol, Log Horizon, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, Nagi no Asukara, Say "i Love You", Shin Sekai Yori, Shirobako, Sword Art Online, Taisho Baseball Girls, The Pilot's Love Song, Tonari no Seki-Kun, Yama no Susume, Your Lie In April, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru, YuYuYu
Here’s the final “in review” post for 2014 with the top 5 for the month, the quarter, the year, and all time, plus some bonus commentary on best/worst of the year. Continue reading