Ode to Anime Studios – Brain’s Base

I’ve been worried about this one – I don’t really know their output too well and their overall “footprint” on their works is kind of vague… Brain’s Base is a yuugen kaisha, rather than a kabushikigaisha (see the explanation of that here). They mostly do adaptions, some of which are fairly popular (Natsume, anyone?) and... Continue Reading →

Why Aren’t There Enough Good Female Lead Characters?

I'm replying to Karandi's post from a while back, so see here for some context. By "good", Karandi asks for a "well-developed" character and by "main", she wants a protagonist. We could go all sorts of places with this question... The main reason why there aren't...this reason I'm thinking here is a bit of a... Continue Reading →

Must-read Monthly Monday (May ’20 ed.)

 If it's not specified, the time period covered in this post is from the 20th of April 2020 to the 25th of May 2020.Navigation: Other People's Reads | Spellbook Offerings|Current Obsessions|Coming up next...Other People's ReadsIt wouldn't be a round-up post without them. However, since I scour people's archives on a regular basis, these may not even... Continue Reading →

On the Nature of a Great Battle

Katanagatari is a wordy show...but more than that, it sure does show off a great battle. I've been observing some of the posts Chris Voyager has put out on Anime Voyage and they always get me thinking. One of his is What Are My Favourite Kinds of Stories, I Wonder? and the answer was surprising, for an... Continue Reading →

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