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Controversed Showcase: 2020 November

Welcome to the end-of-the-month showcase of all the posts written for the Controversed writing workshop! Thank you to everyone who joined me in "Controversing" by creating your own posts in response to each week's theme, as well as everyone who made the workshop a more welcoming place by dropping by with your comments. A Brief… Continue reading Controversed Showcase: 2020 November

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[Controversed] Week 3: Critical Theories

Big warm welcome to those who made it to Week 3 - and those who are checking out the series for the first time (there might be something for you too, who knows!). If you're reading this for the first time, feel free to check out my more detailed introduction here. Critical Theories and Controversy… Continue reading [Controversed] Week 3: Critical Theories

Episode Reviews

[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 5 (Three Men Along the Rails)

Starting to notice that one of the main differences between Kino's Journey and Mushishi is that whereas Mushishi observes the nature of life (both human and mushi ones), Kino's tends to have something to say about it. The strong themes and at-times-heavy dialogues in Kino's makes it kind of like watching oddly familiar fables told… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 5 (Three Men Along the Rails)

Episode Reviews

[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 4 (Land of Adults)

Backstory time! This episode feels more poignant and aesthetically intense than the last few, in a way that I rather loved. Took me a while to figure out that Kino was singing a lyric version of Pachelbel's Canon in D at the start of the episode. I've never heard Canon in D with lyrics before,… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 4 (Land of Adults)

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[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 2 (The Tale of Feeding off Others)

September's not even over and it feels like winter already (T_T). Perfect for this episode of Kino, I guess. Check out the Episode 1 highlights here if you missed it. Kino ready to survive winter, a pandemic, or a round of Among Us Big change in season and scenery from last episode. It makes me… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 2 (The Tale of Feeding off Others)

Episode Reviews

[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 1 (Land of Visible Pain)

The end of a trip is the start of another! If you still remember, I promised to episodically review an anime series in celebration of 500 followers, and the anime that was chosen was Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World (2003), suggested by  Fred @ This is my place. Now that I am back from my… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 1 (Land of Visible Pain)

Anime Listicles

Ranking the Mermaid Princesses in Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch

Nobody is going to read this because the number of people who have seen this show is surprisingly small, but what else do WordPress anime bloggers do? Mermaid Melody is a classic magical girl/idol show from the 2000s. Now that I think about it, I'm quite puzzled that nobody ever talks about or draws fan… Continue reading Ranking the Mermaid Princesses in Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch

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Mystery Blogger Award (x 3)

Considering the content I write and the IRL tidbits that I Tweet, I'm pretty sure there's not much left about me that remains in mystery. But before we get to the mysterious nominees whom I'm curious about, here we go anyway about myself based on YahariBento, Matt-in-the-Hat, and Emiko's questions (thank you!). Rules Display the… Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award (x 3)

Anime Thoughts

[Spoiler-free] Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel III. Spring Song Review

Ever since I gave up on my final essays to catch Heaven’s Feel I. Presage Flower on the big screen and failed because all the seats were booked, I’d been committed to watching the rest of the movies in theatres. I am very lucky that I was able to do so for not only Lost… Continue reading [Spoiler-free] Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel III. Spring Song Review

Collab Projects · Episode Reviews

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