What Demographic is That Series For, Exactly?

Gender-based demographics are a strange thing… I was looking at Houseki no Kuni information, only to find it was seinen. You’d think gender-neutral gems would be shoujo from the artstyle or shonen from the fighting, but no. Its home magazine is a publication known as Afternoon, which is seinen, like almost every Cute Girls Doing... Continue Reading →

What Houseki no Kuni Says About Humanity and the Living (6th Day of Anime)

It's a question that's been asked since the beginning of time - what's it like to live? What qualities define something as "a living creature"? At first, the show questions the concept of death by demonstrating how gems can be put back together after shattering. However, in episode 4 Phos comes up with a hypothesis that... Continue Reading →

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