Why is Anime Important to Japanese Culture?
Traditional Japanese culture is often reflected in anime. Whether it be through stories of mythology, a retelling of legends, or a simple slice of life anime that seem mundane on the surface – all include glimpses into everyday Japanese life.
Anime allows us fans both abroad and overseas to experience a new language, culture, hobby, and shared pastime that connects us all around the world from the safety of our bedrooms.
On this page, you will find seasonal and weekly anime reviews, anime tv shows discussions and summary, anime news, and the odd anime movie review.
I hope your journey through Japanese culture while watching anime is a pleasant one! ☺
Anime Film Reviews
This is a review of Fragtime from its premiere at Anime NYC on Saturday, November 16th 2019.
This is a Kimi no Na wa – Your Name theory explaining the role of Shintoism in connecting MC Mitsuha Miyamizu, Taki Tachibana, and the film’s ending.
Violence Voyager just may be the strangest film I’ve seen all year. This is a semi-spoiler free review of the gekimation.
Weekly Anime Series Reviews
Attack on Titan
This is a review and reaction for the fan project AoT no Requiem: Part 1. The project is a work of fanfiction, based around the anime and manga series Attack on Titan.
Dialogue and scenarios I wanted to see in the official manga series and the kino that was promised. This is a review of AoT No Requiem Part 2.
Will Eren Yeager indeed pull a ‘Lelouch’ and become humanity’s enemy? Or will The Rumbling kill them all? Series spoilers for both Attack on Titan and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion after this point.
Just a friendly reminder that criticism is healthy for a fandom, and to stop idolizing these people you do not know.
Will AoT have an anime original ending due to the anime taking place in a timeline different than the manga series? This is my last cope regarding this story.
Was Zeke Yeager targeted to inherit the Beast Titan the same way Grisha Yeager was to inherit the Attack Titan from Eren Kruger?
This is an Attack on Titan theory that contains mild – moderate manga spoilers (from ch. 121 onward).
The extra pages Isayama Hajime added to the final chapter of Attack on Titan (leaks) are out. And I’ve got to say – I really love them!
What if Farmer Kun was the son of a noble who sought to regain his confiscated property? This is an Attack on Titan What If scenario explored.
General Anime Discussions & Theories
Was Lelouch still alive at the end of Code Geass? And if so, does that make Lelouch an immortal? What about his pact with C.C.?
Naruto lost Kurama, and I’ve lost my patience with Sasuke Uchiha’s character regression. This is a review for Episode 218 of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
I at least take comfort in the fact that I am not the only one confused.
A discussion on the exploding popularity of anime in Western countries. Is Japanese pop culture the new fad for corporate America and big tech companies?
Do you actually take Anime Culture seriously?
This is something I wrote while finishing up my Stars Align final episode review. After much (internal) deliberation, I’ve decided to post it. May the chips fall where they must.
Dr. Kenzo Tenma leads a sophisticated lifestyle as a neurosurgeon in Germany. Will saving a young boy named Johan ruin his life and unleash a dangerous Monster?
Completed Anime Series Reviews
A Tokyo Ghoul :re 2nd season review. I am not even going to lie, I felt like I was watching Naruto after the first few episodes.
Anime First Impressions
This is a short review of the anime series A Place Further than the Universe.
You know how sometimes you’ll watch an anime, and the beginning is kinda crap? Like you don’t understand what is going on, the pacing is weird and the animation seems wonky? But you don’t want to judge an anime by its OP, so you continue on and actually enjoy the episode and then at the very last moment – boom – the show decides to tell you to go screw yourself? That was my experience watching Devils Line. Read on.
This is a First Impressions review of the 2018 GeGeGe no Kitaro remake.
This is a First Impressions review for Episode one of Hige wo Soru, or the Higehiro anime.
Recovery of an MMO Junkie [ ネト充のススメ], or Netojuu no Susume is an anime I’d heard whispers of back when I was actively not watching anime.
A promising fresh start for a series that has become synonymous with goofy tropes and character flaws.
This is a first impressions review of The Promised Neverland Season 2, episode one and two.
This is a first impressions review for Episode 1 of To Your Eternity – also known as “To You, the Immortal”.
This is a First Impressions review of Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, or Hanyou no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi Episode one.
On the brink of suicide, a guardian angel named Nasse is sent to bring Mirai Kakehashi hope in a bleak world. This is a review for Platinum End Episode 1.
Shingeki no Kyojin
News & Anticipated Upcoming Anime Series
Anime Related News
The Neet of Anime
A new installment in the NEET in Manga series! This time we’ll take a look at Boku wa Mari no Naka character Mari Yoshizaki.
A new installment in the NEET in Anime series, I’d like to create a log to keep track of characters in various series. This time we’ll take a look at Tokyo Ghoul:re character Saiko Yonebayashi.
The Youkai of Anime
A new installment in the Sunday series – this week focusing on Hishigaki from Natsume’s Book of Friends.
A new installment in the Sunday series – this week focusing on Madara from Natsume’s Book of Friends.
Kicking off the #YokaiSpiritSunday series on the official first day of fall, today we will take a look at Nyanko Sensei from Natsume’s Book of Friends!