This is without a doubt the best thing to come of the direct-to-video fad.
This episode is mostly just a pastiche of Super Mario and classic children’s anime. You probably already know about how much enjoyment you’ll get from it.
Steven learns the limits of the Crystal Gems’ power the hard way. Also, a boatload of anime references.
I considered saving this for my traditional year-end highlight list, but opted to give this show its own post because A) I have a ton of thoughts on it RIGHT NOW that I wish to express and B) I have a ton of thoughts on it which would inevitably take up no less than half of that post and still not really do them justice. So I’m just taking some time to write said thoughts down and dedicating a whole post to it, though it’s not really a proper review. If you want a review, here it is: If you’ve ever had the slightest interest in Fruits Basket, watch this show. It is beautiful. Read more
While I personally tend to gravitate toward children’s literature, there is a grand tradition of mature Christian storytelling, stories that grapple with real and pressing issues in a thoughtful manner. Read more
Since I’m not starting a new series this year, I figured I’d celebrate the new year with a list! This is not a “best of 2017” list – it’s just a list of some stories I’ve encountered this year (mostly from 2016-17, but not all) that made an impression on me which I believe merit some more attention. Read more
So I was recently rewatching Princess Tutu (again), and I finally came up with five episodes I’m content to declare as favorites (which is way harder than it was with Fruits Basket due to the far more consistent quality). These aren’t necessarily the “best” (they’re not even always the ones I most enjoy, as that often fluctuates with my mood), but I certainly enjoy them a lot every time I watch them. Read more
I find Junichi Sato’s body of work intriguing, and as such I frequently find myself revisiting his shows. Read more