Archived Series: 2017


Digimon Tri: Loss

Digimon Tri’s Return to the Digital World

Little Witch Academia

“You’re a witch, Akko.” — Little Witch Academia and the Mundane

Yoh Yoshinari’s Little Witch Apprentices

Leylines, and More on Magic in Little Witch Academia

Indulging our lowbrow influences — Little Witch Academia

Little Witch Academia on, “magic (anime) is dying.”

Spectacle and Service — Little Witch Academia and the purpose of magic

The Many Faces of Sucy Manbavaran

Shiny Chariot the Guidepost

Becoming Diana Cavendish — perception and visual framing in Little Witch Academia

Little Witch Academia and a “big bad” (or lack thereof)

A look into the mind of Little Witch Academia’s Atsuko “Akko” Kagari

Little Witch Academia on inspiration (again), Panda and the Magic Serpent, and Episode 22

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

There but for you go I — Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

On Pillow Shots, Nichijou, and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid


Alice & Zouroku

I can accept this place as my home like any other (again): Kyousougiga and Alice & Zouroku (and me)

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

A Return to the Hidden Leaf Village — Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

Sakura Quest

Sakura Quest and Sincerity

The Eccentric Family 2

The difference an introduction can make: The Eccentric Family 2

Nidaime’s house: Another child in The Eccentric Family


Made in Abyss

“In the Place of the Gods” — Made in Abyss 

A vertical society — Cinematography and visual clues in Made in Abyss Episode 1

A Mother’s Gift: More on Made in Abyss and post-apocalyptic fiction

Voices of the Abyss

The Belly of the Whale: Cinematography shifts in Made in Abyss

I, Robot: Exploring Made in Abyss through Reg

In defense of Kou Yoshinari’s creatures in Made in Abyss

Made in Abyss on insatiable human curiosity

Layers of storytelling in Made in Abyss

The small details of Made in Abyss

Messages from the Abyss

Made in Abyss on “The Return”

Owarimonogatari Season 2

Here in Monogatari Hell


Girls’ Last Tour

The physicality of Girls’ Last Tour

What we think of when we think of death — experiences, dreams, and Girls’ Last Tour 

Land of the Lustrous

Flower language in Land of the Lustrous

The Melancholy of Dia: Change in Land of the Lustrous

The Ancient Magus’ Bride

The flower language of The Ancient Magus’ Bride Episode 1

The poppy flower, death, and life in The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Everything must have a beginning — dandelions and more on flower language in The Ancient Magus’ Bride

The Idolm@ster: SideM

The business of The Idolm@ster: SideM