Rebooting and Reloading

There are soft reboots and hard reboots…and then the tough-to-categorise reboots… I honestly haven’t followed Lupin III that long – I knew he existed because of his team ups with Detective Conan and a MAME game, but I didn’t really care about him until Part 4 came to Crunchyroll and even then I didn’t care... Continue Reading →

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While I’m Away…

...enjoy all the content I've got lined up for you guys. If you're reading this, that means I'll set off on my trip to Japan...tomorrow. While I get dragged around by a tour guide who knows Japanese and Chinese (I don't know whether it's simplified or traditional Chinese, but I guess the only person who... Continue Reading →

Colour Theory, Round 2: DanMachi

For those who didn’t see it, round 1 involves Madoka Magica. It was so well-received I took the concept for a spin again… DanMachi’s use of colour isn’t as striking as, say, Concrete Revolutio or Prince of Stride (which have their identities formed partially out of their striking use of colour) but it’s still interesting... Continue Reading →

Gridman is Better the Second Time Around

Past Aria would be shaking her head if she saw this title… Gridman didn’t particularly pick up steam for me until episode 9 the first time. Initially it was a lack of consequences, but I admit the apathy mostly stemmed from the fact I care diddly-squat about direction unless it is constructed in a way... Continue Reading →

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