Is remaking Avatar: The Last Airbender a good idea?

Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix)

Watching the series again, which is maybe my fifth time overall, I still find Avatar: The Last Airbender crazy impressive. I’ll try and dig into it all but as a quick sum-up: the action is stellar (and only gets better over time), the plotting and overarching story progression is exquisite, the character work and relationships… Continue reading Is remaking Avatar: The Last Airbender a good idea?

I read Part 6 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure ‘Stone Ocean’ and it’s crazy

Talking at people about how incredible JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of my favourite hobbies. I’m not the only one; it’s becoming an international pastime. If you don’t know what JoJo is, stop wasting my time. Get with the program and go watch or read it. I’d put it nicer but it’s your own fault.… Continue reading I read Part 6 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure ‘Stone Ocean’ and it’s crazy

Zoids: New Century Was Ahead of It’s Time

I don’t know much about the Zoids franchise other than what I just read on its Wikipedia page: Zoids is a model-kit-based toy line based on animal-based mecha and it’s got five anime series, one of which wasn’t even localised outside Japan (which says a lot about the ongoing state of the franchise). The fifth… Continue reading Zoids: New Century Was Ahead of It’s Time

So I Read: Goblin Slayer (manga)

You know which word I never expected to show up on this blog? ‘Rape’. But you know what the manga Goblin Slayer has a whole lot of? As of writing: Chapter 22 Goblin Slayer appears in Monthly Big Gangan every month, simulpublished in English, and is written by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by Kousuke Kurose.… Continue reading So I Read: Goblin Slayer (manga)

So I Read Black Clover: It’s a Shonen

Black Clover, Shonen Jump

I’ve just finished reading the latest chapter of Black Clover – the manga, not the anime most folks are pretty down on – and there’s enough for me to ramble on a little bit. So here we are. After reading all of Yūki Tabata’s Black Clover, starting about two weeks ago (give or take), there… Continue reading So I Read Black Clover: It’s a Shonen

How ‘Food Wars’ Translates the Joy of Cooking Into Anime

“Cooking is an endless wasteland.” Television cooking shows are comfy. Easy. Even when they’re competitive, they’re just relaxing in their straight-forward premise: people cook food. Hosts are likeable and well-spoken, these idealized personas you almost wish you had. Visually unreal, where the colours are saturated and vibrant like a subliminal ad for MDMA. Musical cues… Continue reading How ‘Food Wars’ Translates the Joy of Cooking Into Anime

Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan is actually great and shut up it totally is

Originally published on August 3.  While it definitely has a fanbase, which can’t be denied with Broly’s continued popularity and its two follow-up movies, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan has a pretty bad reputation in the fan community (at least in my experience). It’s always surprised me, but I can see… Continue reading Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan is actually great and shut up it totally is