On Fandom and Free Will (w152)

SPOILERS ABOUND It has always been curious, this world of Fandom, not so much that people like certain works of art and performers of those works, but rather the intensity of those likes which can border or even cross over, fanaticism. We constantly hear stories of Fan Stalkers, and the often violent reactions of fan […]

Time of Eve: The Movie – Are you enjoying the time of EVE?

SPOILER ALERT: This review will contain spoilers so be aware Please see Wikipedia page for details on Eve no Jikan One of the most significant robot movies ever created with heart and feeling and which creates a confused mental state. This work exists in two forms. A 6 Ep ONA series released 2008-2009 and then […]

Oregairu – My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX ( S3.EP12) – The Cutest Couple and now The End

My oh my, never expected this couple to be so kawaii (adorably cute). S3.EP12 is really not the end of Oregairu because it effectively ended in the previous S3.EP11 where both Hachiman and Yukino admitted that they did care about each other rather deeply. This EP12 is really nothing more than a celebration, a party, […]

Oregairu – My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX ( S3.EP11) – Yui’s First Romance and First Hurt

Season Three has been especially brutal to Yui Yuigahama (由比ヶ浜 結衣, Yuigahama Yui). Among the fan base, Yui, Saki Kawasaki (川崎 沙希, Kawasaki Saki), Shizuka Hiratsuka (平塚 静, Hiratsuka Shizuka), and Iroha Isshiki (一色 いろは, Isshiki Iroha) have been some of the most consistent fan favorites for best girl. Yet there is something very special […]

Oregairu – My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX ( S3.EP11) – Hachiman’s Answer

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen up to Oregairu S3.EP11, everything that follows is a spoiler. We ended the previous essay, Oregairu – My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU ( S3.EP10) – Communicate? With the following “Hachiman must now communicate his feelings to Yukino and Yui and he has only two more episodes in which […]

Oregairu – My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX ( S3.EP10) – Hachiman’s Communication?

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen up to Oregairu S3.EP10, everything that follows is a spoiler. As we approach the end of Oregairu, every line of dialog seems to sparkle with depth and insight. Over at ANN, Hachiman was criticized for being indecisive, that he has not made a decision since the plea for […]

Phos vs THE WORLD – Holding Houseki no Kuni Together

One of the best analytic anime reviews. If you really want to learn about “Houseki no Kuni”, Zeroloid will do it! And all by itself, “Land of the Lustrous” is an exquisitely wonderful and original work, but in its anime form, the story is very much incomplete. In its manga form, the story is still […]

Oregairu – My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX ( S3.EP9) – Hachiman’s Choice

  SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen up to Oregairu S3.EP9, everything that follows is a spoiler.   With S3.EP9, we have reached a moment of clarity in the long running story of Hachiman Hikigaya. In EP8, Yukino charged Hachiman with her wish that he grant Yui’s wish.  Dutifully, Hachiman attempts to fulfill Yui’s wishes. […]

Oregairu – My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX ( S3.EP8) – The End?

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen up to Oregairu S3.EP8, everything that follows is a spoiler. What, an episode is S3.EP8. Virtually every character in every scene lays out significant dialog, and anyone on board with this story will hang on every word. But this scene between Yukino and Hachiman is probably the most […]