Category Archives: Review

Serial Experiments Lain: 20 Years of “Present Day, Present Time”

“I wanted people to understand Lain, the girl. Ultimately, I want them to love her.” -Yasuyuki Ueda Serial Experiments Lain came out in 1998, twenty years ago. It was the cusp of the new millennium, and the world was changing. … Continue reading

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Irreversible: Made in Abyss and the Point of No Return

“A journey from which you can never return. Treasures that you can never again acquire. Your very life, which once lost will never be restored. Nearly all things in this world will never go back to the way they once … Continue reading

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A Quick Look at the Madoka Movies Before I Go to Sleep

So I just got home from seeing the first two Madoka Magica movies tonight. I know I’m about a year late to this party but the theater near me had a reshowing in preparation for the third movie coming out … Continue reading

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Until Next Time, JoJo

With its 26th episode this week, may we bid a fond farewell to this first series of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

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Riding Bean: Cars, Crime, and Chins in the Windy City

“He’s a scoundrel at heart, but he dreams of being the good guy. So he watches at least two films a week with heroic things in them.”

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Series Review: Kuroko’s Basketball

I haven’t been into basketball for years. It’s certainly been more than two since I last played, and even longer since I actually watched a full game. I’ve never really been into sports anime, either. As a result, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Humanity Has Declined: The Fairies’ Chronology

About three-quarters of the way through the series, I realized that I rather liked Humanity Has Declined. The show is a good satire with a great setup that does an excellent job commenting on many of mankind’s most inherently human … Continue reading

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