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Jan 19, 2022
Qualia under the snow is truly an underappreciated masterpiece. As much as I love Stranger By The Shore, I wish Qualia was given a sequel and anime instead. This will be an analysis as much as a review and please forgive any typos I missesd. My laptop is currently broken and I had to write this on my phone.

As usual, the art is beautiful. The characters are expressessive and the story is full of symbolism and subtleties. There is really not much more to say on the subject, just take your time to really appreciate the art in the panels. A lot is expressed through read more
Jan 3, 2022

This will be an analysis as much as a review. And their will be some spoilers.

The Stranger By The Shore is the kind of lgbt content we need more of. It doesn't fettishize us or make light of us, but treats lgbt people like normal human beings. It is a character drama and full blown romance that treats its leads with agency and respect.

Homophobia is something that a lot of LGBT people experience. It's almost unavoidable. There will always be people who hate us and our own insecurities eating away at us. Shun is the focal point of this struggle for the story. He read more
Dec 14, 2021
I try to keep it vague but there are spoilers. You've been warned

Have you ever felt like you're lost in this world? Like you don't know what you want for your life? Like you aren't good at anything?

Have you ever list someone? A family member? A pet? A lover?

If you have Ride Your Wave may be the movie for you. It can be hard to keep your head above water. To not be dragged down by your screw ups or losses. But we have to keep trying. To find what we're good at or passionate about. To move on from our losses. This is the read more
Jun 3, 2021
This review will contain some spoilers.

So the dream arc is my favorite story arc of sailor moon. I even adore the supers adaptation of it. The second movie does an excellent job of adapting the remainder of the dream arc. It has beautiful animation and character designs, a beautiful soundtrack with some nostalgia thrown in and a fantastic story. The second movie is where the plot really starts moving forward.

So the dream arc offers some backstory and world building, highlights the individual guardians, with this second movie focusing on the outer guardians as well as some development for both mamoru and Usagi. Get prepared read more
Jun 3, 2021
So the dream arc is my favorite story arc of sailor moon. I even adore the supers adaptation of it. The first movie does an excellent job of adapting the begining of the dream arc. It has beautiful animation and character designs, a beautiful soundtrack with some nostalgia thrown in and a fantastic story.

So the dream arc is generally considered as a fluffy and fun, light interlude to the stars arc where things get extremely dark. As a result the story is less serious and offers some backstory and world building, highlts the individual guardians, with this firts movie focusing on the inners and offers read more
Jul 5, 2020
A whisker away is one part Spirited Away, one part A Silent Voice and one part Garden of Words. What seems like a sweet and cute movie on the surface is actually hiding some dark connotations about depression and sucidal ideation.

I think a lot of people are brushing this movie off because they themselves haven't experienced a darkness like that in there lives. What starts off as a very on the surface idea of escapism takes on a deeper meaning in the second half where our mc meets several individuals who gave up there human lives and now regret their decision to abandon their lives read more
Apr 1, 2020
Wow so what can I say about this manga. It's honestly beautiful.
Ema toyama doesn't get nearly enough recognition. Her art is always beautiful and her stories always engaging. I honestly think she is a master of her craft. Not every story needs to be ground breaking or have some shocking twist. Toyama sensei is a master of the shojo formula. She hits all the right beats and keeps you interested. I've heard complaints that her stories are generic, but I see nothing wrong with that. things seem generic because they work well and are featured prominently because of it. You can still tell the difference read more