Ghost In The Shell is at times thought-provoking, visually stunning, and terrifying. For all of its promise and potential, the true problem is that the movie misses the boat on making this live action remake truly remarkable.
Vampires are popular. They are frequently depicted in literature, film and television. Interestingly enough, this is not solely a Western trend. Over the years, I’ve watched many Japanese anime series in which vampires enjoy quite the prominent role in the story. They each offer their own take or interpretation on these creatures of myth. Some of them do not veer too far from established tradition while others set off in radically new directions. One vampire-centered series I watched that made me stand up and take notice is Strike The Blood.
Based off a popular Japanese light novel series, Date A Live’s core premise can come across as outright fantastic or even ridiculous: To help ensure the continued survival of our planet, the central male protagonist has to earn the affections of a group of super-powered girls. Yes, you read that correctly. For those readers who are raising their eyebrows incredulously I can understand their reaction. That being said, anyone who would automatically dismiss this anime based on my earlier statements would be missing out on something truly inspired and enjoyable. Continue reading Hearts in Resonance: A Look at Seasons One and Two of Date A Live
The holidays are coming up fast, and if you’ve got shopping left to do for someone who’s an anime fan, this may just be the perfect list for you to read through. Continue reading Holiday Shopping Guide for the Anime Geek
A while back, the amazing (and recently betrothed) Sam Budzinski wrote an article about an anime called Noragami. This really caught my interest, so I decided to check it out. With only one dubbed season available on Hulu/Netflix at the time, I decided to subscribe to the FunimationNow app. This started an almost never-ending cavalcade of delicious anime binging!
What up Geeks! On this edition I talk about one of my new favorite animes, Noragami!
It’s going to be funny someday when we tell future generations that comic cons used to be “uncool”. Kids in the future probably won’t believe it when they read or hear that, at one point in our lifetime, there was only one comic con every year, that one in San Diego.
The movie, comic, video game, and anime fans of tomorrow won’t believe any of that, because they’ll only know comic cons for what they’ve become in the last couple of years—a cultural phenomenon that has risen far above the stereotypes of “nerdy” or “geeky”.