Deus Ex Machina for Making Characters Out of Nothing and Into Nothing Media critics of every shape and size look upon the literary device known as deus ex machina and pity its users like the small children that never learned to stop walking into walls. Anime and manga creators of all shapes and sizes, on the other hand, have no such concern. In a right and proper anime, deus … [Read more...]
Sometimes, a person just needs to take a moment and really appreciate exactly how much anime influences so many other mediums. So this is where I’ll talk about things that are, in some way or another, related to anime.
I’ll say right now that there’s a pretty good chance that the link between anime and whatever else might be tenuous at times, but it’ll be there. More or less.
Just sometimes more less than more.
In general, though, this category will include everything from tabletop and video games to live action movies and maybe, just maybe, a little philosophical and sociological discourse. (I’ll apologize in advance for that.)
Okay. Maybe it's not exactly the Avengers of anime adaptations, but it's easily a Captain America – and at the very least a Thor – of anime adaptations. So if you can't guess from that claim, I kinda liked this movie. I think it stands up as a great example of a great adaptation and, for that matter, it's just a good samurai movie. But this isn't a review. This is an … [Read more...]