Families in fiction can feel like something universal. Loving your parents, and caring for your children, can strike us as
How do otaku think, and how can that help us understand Tohru and Kobayashi’s relationship?
“What is perhaps most striking about anime, compared to other imported media that have been modified for the American market,
Hibike! Euphonium has nearly finished its second season. The storylines have been tight, weaving between the struggles of Kumiko’s senpai
An anime about making anime and celebrating the industry wins multiple awards from the industry. Passing comments might be skeptical
Shelter tells the story of Rin, a 17-year-old girl who lives her life inside of a futuristic simulation completely by
It can be hard, when telling a story about magic, to get the audience on the level of your imagination.
Previously, The Mary Sue argued that we should be critical of ‘objectification’ by ignoring contexts of characterization and treating anime
Over the past year I have, out of instinctive habit, established a status quo of researching any idea I have
The Mary Sue has written on fanservice in anime for the second time. ‘In anime’ might be a stretch however.
If you’ve been following discussions over the quality of Boku Dake ga Inai Machi, or ‘ERASED’ for Western viewers, you’ll
It’s hard to watch anime without having watched something set in a video game. Sword Art Online may have started
It’s easy to default to thinking that a longer show will have more value for its characters simply because it
There is too much iconography being spread around for a select few names in the anime industry. It’s like people
Of all the prejudices being thrown around this season, I’ve never been able to understand why many have rendered Kabaneri
Mayoiga is easily the most-discussed show of the season. Yet, some people argue that no show that;s ‘badly written’ can be anything but bad, and nothing further than that. But is this right?
Because I haven’t ranted about why the internet is shit in forever.
Because I haven’t done a review for a review in ages.
It’s amazing how much of a show’s meaning and performance can be contained, and assisted, by a few words we see whenever we sit down to watch an episode of it.
What good is a fanservice episode, that trope-to-end-all-tropes of every slice-of-life series, that doesn’t disgust your audience and degrade the fairer sex to the point that they’d be better represented in pay-per-view porn?