Day Fourteen: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (MotM 2018)

fast times

(Recommended by my mother. Seriously.)

Oh, look. Another example of a “classic.” A “classic” being an entertainment form that is beloved by many for… being memorable, I guess. Note that I am being cynical by regarding it as a “classic” instead of a classic. Ghostbusters was also a “classic,” but at least for that film I gave it a passing grade. No dice for the kids at Ridgemont. Continue reading “Day Fourteen: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (MotM 2018)”

Entries from the Dead: Jitsu wa Watashi wa

jitsu wa watashi wa

[Dropped after 25 chapters.]

A manga as the subject this time around! Just look at how innovative I’m becoming in my absence.

With this long-running manga finally ending its run of Engish scanlation, I thought it would be appropriate to share my own story of trying to read, and eventually dropping, a story full of clichés and its almost parody-like execution of such. Initially intrigued by the distinct art style, a friend was also belly-deep into it and seemed to find it a decent read. That was all I needed, despite how lousy the anime adaptation was in terms of average score; after all, anime adaptations don’t necessarily correlate to its source’s success.

In this case, it kind of does. Continue reading “Entries from the Dead: Jitsu wa Watashi wa”

Entries from the Dead: Hetalia Axis Powers

hetalia

[Dropped after seven episodes.]

I think it’s safe to say that the Hetalia series is the most popular anime-short franchise of modern times. The amount of fanfiction, fan art, fan shipping, fan-girling (Typically this gender, too) seen over the course of my being an anime fan is almost absurd, rivaling the likes of popular Shounen titles such as Naruto or One Piece. All this from an anime short of all things, too! The amount of episodes in this shortened time frame would equal roughly eleven-episodes of standard length anime, with each episode (I assume) being within its own story, with only a casual overarching narrative to fall back on. Continue reading “Entries from the Dead: Hetalia Axis Powers”