The Dark Side of Stan Culture: Perfect Blue

There are some films that work best as shock-thrillers. Others accurately depict a slice of life. Still, others offer such lush visuals that viewers can forget they are watching an animated film. Very rarely does a film come around that combines these aspects. Perfect Blue is all these and more.  Perfect Blue is a movie … Read more

Bishounen in Focus: Mikagami Tokiya (Flame of Recca)

Profile  Age: 17 Gender: Male Eyes: Blue Hair: Black Blood Type: A Birthday: November 13 Zodiac Sign: Scorpio Weapon: Ensui Seiyuu: Midorikawa Hikaru Relatives: 1 Sister (Mifuyu Mikagami, deceased), no mention of parents nor other relatives Mentor In Ensui: Meguri Kyoza History And Present  When Tokiya was a child, he was with his sister when … Read more

Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door [Recommendation]

I must say, this movie is definitely not for kids. I’m not referring to the violence and the sexual innuendo that gave the film an “R” rating. What made Cowboy Bebop a film for adults is its mood and plot.  SOME LINKS IN THIS POST ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I MAY EARN A SMALL COMMISSION IF … Read more

A Look At The Anti-Heroes of Anime

One big difference between anime and other cartoons is that anime reveals just how intricate life can be. Other cartoons draw characters and situations in stark black and white, good and evil. Anime begs to differ.  Life, most of the time, is not just about two choices. Most of the time, choices are obscure, gray … Read more

Unusual and Unexpected Families in Anime

People love drama. Why else would we devote several hours of our lives glued to our computer and/or smartphones watching some angsty heroine discover that she’s actually an heiress who was switched with some other kid at birth?  We anime fans, on the other hand, devote our time and satisfy our craving for plot twists … Read more

Naruto Writer Announces Boruto’s Next Anime Arc

Naruto is busy this week with its new manga, and as always, Boruto Uzumaki has his own story to tell. The manga just released an update for readers, and the anime is in the midst of Kawaki’s Academy arc. And according to a new report, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is about to welcome a new … Read more