First Impressions: Blend S

It seems like every year has to feature at least one anime series that revolves around a café and its employees. To be fair, the genre often proves to be rather popular, so it’s not unreasonable for similar series to pop up again and again. Blend S just happens to be one such series and is airing during the Fall 2017 anime season. Is it worth picking up?  Continue reading “First Impressions: Blend S”

Can We Stop Overusing the Word “Dark” to Describe Anime Series?

The anime blogger and critic community have always had a soft spot for buzzwords. However, this post will be focusing on a very specific word that I consider to be overused to the point of basically being meaningless. I’m talking about the word, “dark.” Continue reading “Can We Stop Overusing the Word “Dark” to Describe Anime Series?”

So Far, So Good: Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Season Continues to Showcase Moving Forwards In Spite of Setbacks

A common complaint I hear about idol shows is that they’re too sparkly. Everything wraps up too cleanly and everyone always end up happy. But I feel like Love Live! Sunshine!! throughly debunked such generalizations back in in 2016 through its narrative and is continuing to do so this season. Furthermore, the series continues to branch out and away from the memorable storyline that is iconic to the original series, Love Live! School Idol Project. Continue reading “So Far, So Good: Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Season Continues to Showcase Moving Forwards In Spite of Setbacks”