15 hours ago
Filed to: 18if
The subject matter of 18if has been very, very dark. While the series has been incredibly interesting and faced some very important issues in Japanese society and society in general, I can hardly say that the series has been “fun.” The latest episode of 18if does deal with a very serious topic, but resolves it in fun homage to the anime genres of demon exorcism, space opera, and giant robot series.
Tuesday 23:00 PM
Filed to: Love and Lies
In any summary of Love and Lies, one of the key points about the series is that “romance is forbidden.” This isn’t strictly true, of course, it’s more nuanced. While romance isn’t actually illegal, with all the consequences to those who place love above the system, it honestly might as well be. Punishment is punishment.
Tuesday 22:00 PM
Filed to: Made in Abyss
There are few anime series I enjoy that I generally think are suitable for elementary school students, outside of Ghibli movies or obvious kids shows, but Made in Abyss is certainly one of them. A surprising number of shows with child characters don’t really focus on child agency, Made in Abyss does.