Articles Posted in the " Anime " Category

  • Love Stage!! 1×5 Review: Just A Little

    This anime continues to surprise me with both how absolutely adorable it is and how much each character continues to flesh out week after week. The characters could have been simple two-dimensional beings that exhibit only the cliched trademarks of their type (otaku, rock star, etc), but things are a lot more nuanced than that. […]



  • RWBY Volume 2 2×2 Review: Welcome to Beacon

    Now that we’re past the introductions, it’s time to get into the overarching story. Last volume ended with the reveal that Blake was not only a Faunus, an often discriminated against subspecies of humans which bare various animal traits, but a former member of The White Fang, an activist turned terrorist organization. The White Fang appear […]


  • Women of SAO: The Strength of Sinon

    Have you been watching season two of Sword Art Online (SAO)? The new female character, Sinon, demonstrates a strength in-game that rivals that of Asuna in the Knights of the Blood Oath (If you’d like to read more on Asuna, check this out). Sinon’s character development, not being confined to the game like the first […]


  • The Legend of Korra 3×9 Review: The Stakeout

    This week’s episode of The Legend of Korra: Change was the most philosophical yet. There was a lot of talk about what it means to be free, along with some visually exciting action sequences. I’m still having trouble trusting Sue. She sent Korra and her friends to track down Ai Wei knowing quite well that […]


  • RWBY Volume 2 2x1Review: Best Day Ever

    One show that’s been taking the anime community by storm isn’t even an anime, it’s an american web series. RWBY, created by Monty Oum and Rooster Teeth Productions, has just begun airing it’s second volume online. The series focuses on Ruby Rose, a quirky, sometimes awkward fifteen year old who dreams of being a Huntress, […]



  • Love Stage!! 1×4 Review: But I Do Like You

    This week’s episode took a weird turn for the meta with Izumi repeatedly making references to being a “BL (Boys Love/Shonen Ai) Character” and warning to not “underestimate an otaku.”  This genre self awareness was hilariously awkward and I wanted to reach through the screen and gently remind him that yes, sorry to break it […]


  • Love Stage!! 1×3 Review: If It Had Only Been A Dream

    Love Stage!! keeps getting better and better with each episode.  Unfortunately, this episode did fall into one of the tropes that’s so prevalent throughout the yaoi and shonen-ai genres with the introduction of a scene that stands precariously on the corner of non-consensual and dubiously-consensual.  It’s a trope I try very hard to avoid, but […]


  • Women of SAO: Strong, Sassy, and Sweet

    The portrayal of women in anime is a complex issue revolving around concepts of gender identity, sexuality, and culture. Some shows have female characters that are hyper-sexualized, while in others, they are portrayed as small and childish. Realism in physical features is rarely a priority in anime, but realism in characteristics and personality can take […]