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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! Episode List

Following our wrap-up of the project with Toradora!'s last episode, here's a master list of all the episodic reviews that NegativePrimes and I did for Toradora!. To briefly recap what this project was about, it's a conversation-style collaboration that focuses on analyzing characters and themes in the anime Toradora!, from a vaguely literature-informed perspective. Compiling them has… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! Episode List

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 25 (Finale)

We did it! After 2 years 2 months and roughly 2 weeks, NegativePrimes and I FINISHED REVIEWING TORADORA! Sorry for the all caps, I couldn't restrain myself. 🥂 Primes: You bring the caps, I'll bring the emojis. For those who didn't start following the project from the beginning (which is probably all of you reading… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 25 (Finale)

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 24

Penultimate episode analysis, here we go! I said last episode was intense. Well, I was wrong. Intensity is relative... Primes: So true! This is one of my favorite Toradora episodes! In our last discussion, Primes asked if I thought "[the main characters will] finally see the ghosts and UFOs they believe in." I suggested that… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 24

Anime Listicles · Anime Thoughts · Uncategorized

What Makes a Spoiler a Spoiler?

This is something I wonder about sometimes, which a certain Tweet caused me to reflect on again: https://twitter.com/spookyredh/status/1262012943144636417 People have different degrees of tolerance when it comes to spoilers. For me, as I'm sure it is for most people, my avoidance of spoilers is dependent on how much I care about continuing a show. I've… Continue reading What Makes a Spoiler a Spoiler?

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 22

Three more episodes until the end! Negative Primes and I are still trudging on. This episode is loaded with symbolism and random bizarre moments. Primes: Ain't that the truth. It opens with a continuation of Ryuji's rescuing of Taiga, but it turns out that it was all just Ryuji's nightmare in the middle of class.… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 22

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Jon’s Creator Showcase: April Edition Pt. 2 (Games + More)

Hope you're all doing well on this fine-ish day. Sorry for the small delay in between, but here we are with Pt. 2 of Jon's Creator Showcase, featuring gaming content and more. I'm sorry I had to cram such exciting and diverse topics as cocktail-mixing and sakura-viewing under the single heading of "more," but I… Continue reading Jon’s Creator Showcase: April Edition Pt. 2 (Games + More)

Anime Listicles · Collab Projects

Jon’s Creator Showcase: April Edition Pt. 1 (Anime + Books)

Welcome to May. How's everyone doing? I'm not sure if this has something to do with our global situation, but the month of March saw a remarkable influx of creative otaku and geek content. This showcase received an unprecedented total of 55 submissions from Twitter. As such, I decided to split the showcase it into… Continue reading Jon’s Creator Showcase: April Edition Pt. 1 (Anime + Books)

Anime Thoughts · Uncategorized

[OST Spotlight] The Promised Neverland: A Series in One Soundtrack

It's been a while since I finished the anime and I still can't get over how good the music was. Takahiro Obata's soundtracks were largely responsible for getting me hooked on the series since Episode 1. In particular, I want to offer my interpretation of "Main Theme 1," which encapsulates the series wonderfully: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEu9A9yNgXs ***This… Continue reading [OST Spotlight] The Promised Neverland: A Series in One Soundtrack

Anime Thoughts

The Power of Volatility in I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

Let's talk about an anime I haven't heard too much talk on! I wrote this piece sometime last year, during a phase when I missed university essay-writing dearly, but never got around to proofreading and posting it until now. *This post contains spoilers. You can't really spoil much of the film though, when it pretty… Continue reading The Power of Volatility in I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 21

Things...escalated. Primes: Yeah, this episode put escalators on its escalators. The episode kicks off with conflict among Kihara, Glasses Guy, and their respective friends. Then Ryuji goes spilling everything about having a crush on Minori to the guys, the guys sneak into the girls' room (and accidentally abduct Taiga), and the girls are spilling MORE… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 21