Anime Culture

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

Rebirth in Kimi no Na wa

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.

A Violence Voyager Review

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

Anime Conventions

Anime Fest @ NYCC

Anime Fest @ NYCC 2018 Anime NYC Responds to NYCC x Anime Expo Collab Everything you need to know about AFNYCC 2018 One more update before Anime Fest @ NYCC 2018

Anime NYC

Anime NYC 2018 Anime NYC 2019

New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con 2018 List of Known Freebies at NYCC 2018

Anime Discussions

Attack on Titan

How Will Attack on Titan End?

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.

Stop Idolizing These People

Just a friendly reminder that criticism is healthy for a fandom, and to stop idolizing these people you do not know.

Was Zeke Targeted by Tom Ksaver to Inherit the Beast Titan?

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).

General Anime Discussions & Theories

Why Is Anime Suddenly So Popular?

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?

Storytelling is a dying art

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.

Is Dr Tenma or Johan the Real Monster? 

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 Rushed Story Always Fails the Viewer

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

A New Breed of Tokyo Vampire | Devils Line Anime Review

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.


Shingeki no Kyojin

News & Anticipated Upcoming Anime Series

Upcoming Reviews & Anticipated Seasonal Anime Series

The Neet of Anime

Character Log: Yonebayashi, Saiko | NEET in Anime

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

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