The ‘A-1 Protagonist’

Spoilers for the first episode of Darling in the Franxx below. The first episode of Darling in the Franxx, a collaboration project between the studios Trigger and A-1 Pictures, aired this Saturday. It displays great mecha animation, as is to be expected of the anime’s staff, which consists largely of ex-Gainax employees. And along with … Continue reading The ‘A-1 Protagonist’

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The Employment of False Visuals in the Monogatari Series

The other day I concisely twittered with Tim from Thoughts That Move about the Monogatari Series, an anime that I have been bewitched by ever since first laying eyes on it. Tim eloquently exhibits one of Monogatari’s greatest strengths in his analysis series (spoilers), pulling apart many of Bakemonogatari’s visuals and then defining why they’re … Continue reading The Employment of False Visuals in the Monogatari Series

Games That Break the Fourth Wall

This post is about games again, sorry for that. My next post will be on anime. I do deliberately try to write about games that don’t require any conventional gaming expertise or expensive hardware though. Yesterday a friend of mine recommended Doki Doki Literature Club to me. He doesn’t like anime or Japanese media at … Continue reading Games That Break the Fourth Wall

Solanin is About Life and the Decisions You Make in it

Disclaimer: in the following post a seventeen-year-old talks about life and acts wise beyond his years, if something doesn’t sound quite right be sure to take it with a grain of salt. Solanin is a manga by mangaka Inio Asano who is renowned for his realistic, psychological and dark stories. The first manga of his … Continue reading Solanin is About Life and the Decisions You Make in it