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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)

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[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

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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

Collab Projects · Episode Reviews

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

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! – 20

Yup, it's time for another installment of your record-breakingly long collaboration series between me and NegativePrimes! Primes: Running on two years now, right? A testimony to our perseverance and Toradora's quality! During the last months of inactivity, I got through the holidays, applied for grad school, compulsively applied for a few jobs I don't need,… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! – 20

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 19

Welcome to another episode discussion between me and Negative Primes. All that roleplaying talk from the previous episode have escalated into costume disguises. Definitely not the first time people have dressed up in Toradora!, but this episode's costumes did surprise me! "Christmas angel" Taiga with a flight attendant bun and daddy Ryuji in Mr. Aisaka's suit.… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 19

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 18

Primes and I are back with another pre-Christmas party episode! Primes: Let the Christmas-preparation hijinks begin! The overarching motif in this episode, I think, is the idea of roleplaying. Ami is the first one to bring it up with her accusation that Ryuji and Taiga are "playing house." She points out that Ryuji is trying… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 18

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 16

Tears, bruises, and cringey confessions. This is the kind of anime episode that makes me feel like I missed out on something during high school! Primes: What, no kendo fights in your classroom? Seriously, though, I felt this episode succeeded in conveying the emotional anarchy that dominates the teen years: soaring giddiness, crashing dreams, feelings… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 16