Adaptations are a complex art. Any adaptation is a series of choices. What should be included? What shouldn’t be? What should be changed? How can the adapters capture the spirit of the original? Then there are the expectations from the fans. Most people won’t enjoy a panel-by-panel remake of a manga with no animation. For […]Read More How Bad is Fate/Stay Night? An #anitwitwatches Post
So I’m writing about RahXephon again. A few months ago, we finished up watching RahXephon as part of #anitwitwatches. What is #anitwitwatches, you might ask? Well, it’s a group watch led by Jon Spencer Reviews where we watch episodes of a show every Monday and tweet about them. I’ve been participating since 2019. It’s a […]Read More The story of Two Watches and RahXephon — an #AniTwitWatches post
It’s much harder to talk about excellent shows than it is to talk about decent or bad shows. This is likely a failing in me. I’m reasonably smart and observant, but I rarely catch everything on the first viewing. This is even more true if a story is doing its job. If it’s doing what […]Read More Astra: The best 11 episode series that has 12 episodes – an #anitwitWatches post
Hello everybody. Today is Wednesday, so you should be getting my normal mid-week rambling about Galaxy Express 999. But… well… this is a special post. It’s a post that I have been thinking about for probably three months. And after some shenaniganery that happened this weekend, well, it got pushed back from Saturday, when I […]Read More Reflections: How do I make a sexy headline about 100 posts?
The rest of the #anitwitwatches crew and I finished From the New World, and I have some thoughts. Oh, boy. Do I have some thoughts. Wait. You out there reading this may be wondering what #anitwitwatches is. It’s a project started by Jon Spencer Reviews where a group of us watch a show and tweet […]Read More From the New World and the problem of unused weaponry — an #Anitwitwatches post
Good morning, afternoon or evening wherever you are in the world. By my count, today is Sunday, so it’s time to take another trip around The Otakusphere. It’s been a pretty good week in my corner of the hinterlands. I’ve been watching Flowers of Evil, which has been on my shelf for about five or […]Read More The Otakusphere: Pride, Feelings and APPLE PICKING BEAM!
Sometimes a reaction to a show feels so diverse that I wonder if the two sides are legitimately watching the same show. A few months back, I watched SSSS. Gridman, along with everyone else in the #Anitwitwatches crew. It’s a group organized by Jon Spencer Reviews that I’ve been part of for over a year […]Read More Angels, kaiju and the noble failure of SSSS. Gridman
I’m having a difficult time with Kanon. The sad girls in the snow have led me to the winter of my discontent, and I’m still sorting out my feelings. It’s not a bad show, except for when it is, and it’s not a good show, except for when it is. It’s a rare beast when […]Read More The winter of my discontent with Kanon — an #anitwitwatches post
I should probably be writing something else. Something that responds to a tag post or something about Haruhi, both of which I have some ideas for. But I’m not writing about them today. Instead, I want to start by talking about the stories I used to write. When I was a teenager, I wanted people […]Read More The Problem with Shock Value — an #Anitwitwatches post
We wrapped up watching Girls’ Last Tour for #AniTwitWatches a couple of weeks ago and it has taken me that long to put my feelings together about the show. For those of you who don’t know, #AniTwitWatches is a group of folks led by Jon Spencer Reviews, who watch a show and talk about it […]Read More Yuu is the moral center of Girls’ Last Tour — an #AniTwitWatches post