So, yeah, this is a bit late. I was planning to release this last week but then I ended up going out of town to visit my folks for part of Memorial Day week. But anyway, this will be now a June review and my last one before the summer break for me. I figure that despite the delay, I would still make up for it with a June review anyway. Alright, on with the show…..
Well, I am ending this year with two smaller reviews covering my favorite genres when it comes not just to anime, but fiction/media in general. I have stated this before but it bears repeating, but I love fantasy and science fiction works. They can offer so much different and varied stories that it is hard not to get attached to. So, when it comes to fantasy, I am covering an entry in a particular well-known franchise:
So, last time I talked about the concept of ‘Boilerplate Entertainment’. Using Coyote Ragtime Show as an example, I demonstrate how it can serve as a baseline between the great/masterpiece media and the bad/flawed media that we encounter in our daily lives. On occasion, though, you will come across media that at first seem like this, but turn out to be so much more.
Alright, so I have covered science fiction quite a lot in my long illustrious venture of anime blogging. That is mainly down to it being one of my favorites of fiction and media, next to fantasy. Now, why you ask those two? Well because I find pieces of these two genres to be quite ripe with potential for original and/or interesting stories, characters and ideas. Science fiction especially so as it is all about speculation, to see what we could become not just as humans but society as well. But what makes the best science fiction? Well, we shall see with an example…
So, another year nearly is done, another one round the bend. I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays with friends and family. But before I get to indulge tomorrow in the gifts and ham dinner, I am taking a look at one more title for the year. I am sure that will turn your heads a bit, hehe sorry for that joke….
Alright, so for September I mentioned that I would be examining a common theme. It is based around Chuunibyou, a subject that I have explored back in 2015 with my review of Love, Chuunibyou and Other Delusions. I figured that it be good to come back and look at this phenomenon again, this time with 2 other entries. The first is a movie that I only recently came across and I find to offer an interesting perspective when it comes to Chuunibyou…..
So, we come to a review that has been a long time coming, to be honest. It’s every once in awhile for me that I get to tackle a really good anime movie. But here we are, to take a look at…..