No End to Doing What You Love – Analysis of Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 1 [Video Script]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijwdl7svRP0 The debut of Love Live! Superstar!! is a bright new start for a delightful franchise. One reason why that’s the case is Kanon. She’s our new main character and she’s highlighted through contrast. We see her singing peacefully and confidently versus her being scared to death during a performance. There's more variance when she … Continue reading No End to Doing What You Love – Analysis of Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 1 [Video Script]

Accepting Your Bygone Past with The House of Small Cubes

I first heard of The House of Small Cubes (aka La Maison en Petits Cubes or Tsukimi no Ie) ages ago, probably in 2010 or 2011. It was likely the most known short anime film at the time, and it won the 2009 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. I watched it and found it … Continue reading Accepting Your Bygone Past with The House of Small Cubes

The Future Is in Your Hands: Feeling the Suffering of Kaiji

I re-watched the thrilling Kaiji some time ago and it became one of my favourite anime. Along the way, I wrote about each arc. Let me tell you why you should watch Kaiji, based on the first arc. The main character is Kaiji Itou - a young unemployed bum - who receives a debt from … Continue reading The Future Is in Your Hands: Feeling the Suffering of Kaiji

Saying Hi to Dumb Fun: Alice or Alice

When boob physics is what begins the story, you know exactly what you're getting. Alice or Alice involves twin sisters Rise and Airi, their friends, and their brother with a sister complex. Each character could be described in one sentence, the character designs aim to evoke as much cuteness as possible, and the brother isn’t … Continue reading Saying Hi to Dumb Fun: Alice or Alice

Hype Soundtracks: Relaxing Lunch Break (Love Live!)

What better way to kick things off than by writing about something from one of many pieces of media that inspired me to make this blog in the first place: Love Live! Hype can involve riveting guitar solos, powerful orchestra, ominous chanting, the continuous addition of instruments, etc. Relaxing Lunch Break (Yuttari Ohiruyasumi/ゆったりお昼休み) from the first season of … Continue reading Hype Soundtracks: Relaxing Lunch Break (Love Live!)