You may or may not have heard about this anime, but if you had it was likely from Anifem's glowing reviews of the series, Fanbyte, or perhaps the viral clip of two characters discussing gender norms and a father-figure who is transgender. There's also a very relevant post by The Afictionato on how it compares … Continue reading Stars Align And The Importance Of Compassion In Social Justice
Clue (The Original 1985 Film) A relatively small cast of quirky off-the-wall characters that are constantly all but (or actually) at each other's necks? Off-the-wall stupid death/arrest-defying shenanigans? Re-watching something again and again to find hints and foreshadowing? The original Clue movie's got ya covered on all of these bases. Seven strangers are stuck in … Continue reading 5 Classic Live-Action Movies/TV Shows For Anime Fans (That Aren’t Adaptations Of Anime)
Pretty much every Pokemon fan and even mainstream anime fan has heard the jelly-filled donuts joke at least once, such is the wild legacy of 4kids anime localization. It's become a classic legendary-tier meme to the point that even the official english Pokemon twitter account (knowingly) referenced it on National Doughnut Day this year 2019. … Continue reading Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Brock’s So Called “Jelly-Filled Donuts” (Onigiri Rice Balls)
For those of you who understandably could not handle the direction Do You Love Your Mom And Her Two Hit Multi Attacks took with it's fan-service (or perhaps if you liked it and want more badass mom content), I dug to the bottom of every corner in the anime-verse to find other good anime with … Continue reading 5 Anime With Badass Moms
On right: Flag of the Qing dynasty Gyarados is a Water/Flying type in the Pokemon video games, yet it is often thought of as a dragon-like Pokemon. This is in part because of it's resemblance to Chinese Dragons. It also learns Dragons Rage, a move which was showcased prominently during it's first major appearance in … Continue reading Gyarados: The Chinese Dragon?
Right image: Art by Yuumei (Note: if on mobile, you may need to refresh the page to fix any display issues) It's impressive how much thought has been put behind Pokemon designs as far back as the original Red and Blue games in 1996. The designers took inspiration from a plethora of mythologies and urban … Continue reading Magikarp And The Dragons Gate: It’s Connection With Chinese And Japanese Mythology.