The world of Japanese animation is creative and imaginative, with characters of all shapes and sizes ranging from caped superheroes to cute talking animals and hapless isekai heroes, among many others. Anime characters are known for their many tropes, conventions, and even clichés, and that includes cosmetics, such as theirRead More →

In a recent column for GuardianEnglish singer-songwriter Elvis Costello expressed his appreciation for the anime Hands off Eizouken! He not only liked the series, but also the anime’s opening theme song, “Easy Breezy”, saying it was a “very cool theme song”. Click to enlarge Reading further in the column, CostelloRead More →

Click to enlarge CUTE CAMPI’ll be the first to admit I’m not a huge anime fan, but this adorably cool show about a bunch of high school girls at a camping club just might convert me. Relaxed camp is based on a blockbuster manga, and its second animated season airedRead More →

There was a time when anime was not as popular in the United States as it is today. Thanks to the overwhelming popularity of action-packed cartoons like the Dragon ball series and the many mentions of celebrities, rappers and athletes, Americans began to pay more attention to the genre, whichRead More →

Neoverse Trinity Edition is a deck-building roguelike with overly flashy effects and a hectic UI, but also considerable depth and variety. Trinity Neoverse Edition, the deckbuilding roguelike now ported to Nintendo Switch, is indebted to Kill the arrow. This is not necessarily a bad thing, because the latter remains theRead More →