Written by Jonny Lobo Thus far, 2017 has been a boon to North American anime markets and the fans that support them. Throughout the month of January, I had the pleasure of casually viewing not one but three worthwhile titles … Continue reading Anime film review trifecta: One Piece, Sailor Moon, and Yu-Gi-Oh!
The following article is a conversation between three writers, cinephiles, and fans of Ghost in the Shell regarding their reaction to the upcoming live-adaptation’s trailer (below). Caleb Caswell has written for numerous magazines (including contributing manga reviews to The Pulp) … Continue reading A Shell of What’s Passed: A Critical Response to the GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017) Trailer
Written by Jonny Lobo Studio Ghibli’s Only Yesterday (1991) is a sublime example of twentieth-century Japanese filmmaking that, surprisingly, has only just started to be experienced by U.S. and Canadian audiences en masse due to its North American theatrical run … Continue reading Ozu and Only Yesterday: A Closer Look at a Ghibli Classic
Written by Jonny Lobo As audiences across much of the globe are continuously smothered by an overbearing atmosphere of nostalgia-bait and reboots galore, it’s comforting to know that at least one classic franchise out there is being resurrected for all … Continue reading Digimon Adventure tri. Review: my reunion with the franchise
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Nerd culture is pervasive. It inspires cosplays, novels, TV shows, fashion, restaurants, and so much more. From The Legend of Zelda to Sailor Moon, the Marvel Universe, and World of Warcraft, nerd culture is not only … Continue reading Re:Make’s debut album features anime and game-inspired music
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Most vendor halls at pop culture conventions feature the standard wares: plushies, comic books, video games, and collectibles. While these items are great, it can be difficult to find something unique, which is why Aria’s Apparel … Continue reading Cosplay aprons you’ll wear outside the kitchen
Written by Jonny Lobo As with any other commodity, manga has long been marketed in Japan and abroad according to demographics. For decades, longstanding categories such as Shōnen (for boys) and Shojo (for girls) have helped authors and publishers cater … Continue reading Downplaying Demographics: Shōnen, Shojo, and Soul Eater