I wrote an essay. I wrote it the last week of November. It is about a video essays. It is also about a Japanese love simulation game and, in a secret way, it is about the time I lost my Innocence. In a not-so-secret way, it is about when I was finally satisfied with my writing. In the least secret way of all, it is about a YouTube video. Continue reading →
I would wager most people knew bishoujo games instead as “those H-games”; games with high school settings, cherry blossoms and the same five archetypes in a harem. Shows that, on the whole, appeared fairly unremarkable and understated in their run. Emotionally bankrupt and predictable in nature with their over usage of the same narrative beats. Characters you’ve already seen before dressed up slightly different yet playing the same role you know them for. So why were there so many anime adaptations of these games? Continue reading →
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata might very well be the most important anime of the decade. The fact that such a funny idea blossomed within my mind throughout the duration of my Saekano rewatch was as much concerning as it was novel. The absurdity of this statement likely has many reeling at the idea, and feverishly composing a list of several other venerable series they deem “better” in all regards. I must confess I went through a similar thought process upon the terrifying realization that such an amusing idea was already nestled in the recesses of mind. But alas, the idea itself was far too intriguing to not entertain, and to which extent I found- could not yet fathom the rabbit-hole I would soon find myself stumbling down. Continue reading →
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