Another bit I appreciated was the symbolism. There are many things in this sci-fi treat that can leave the watcher sitting in a deeply contemplative state after the credits have rolled on by, yet that symbolism has to be the most powerful. For example,
Last Monday, on August 23rd, I began my first semester at my dream university in my dream programme. Today, I wanted to briefly chat about how my week faired and whether my expectations were met or colossally let-down.
Reading-wise, I’m turning to owned books from my personal library. One is a re-read of a favourite cyberpunk novel, which I have previously reviewed here on BiblioNyan. The other two are books I’ve owned for about six months to a year, and they felt like they’d be a good fit to pick at in-between classes and homework to-dos.
Dragon’s Dogma is a 2020 Netflix Original seinen, dark fantasy anime adaption of the video game of the same name. It revolves around a man named Ethan who returns home to his village to find that it’s been decimated by a vicious dragon attack. Overwhelmed with grief and rage, he pursuits the dragon, who feels amused by the human’s desire for vengeance.
Mobile Suit Gundam is a 1979 shōnen, military science-fiction, mecha anime series about a war that was started in the name of freedom for the purpose of domination, and teenager, Amuro Ray, finds himself pulled violently smack dab in the middle of it all. As chaos ensues around him, hoping to make sense of it and help where he can, he climbs into a mobile suit Gundam, the Earth Federation’s newest secret weapon.
I did some research on popular blogs and YouTube channels, and even looked up guides on what makes a good review. Then in December 2016 to January 2017, I decided to give it a second shot. Shortly after that, I began adding anime content. Out of everything that I have experienced since starting BiblioNyan, writing synopses for content that I consume was the most difficult yet beneficial thing I’ve learned.
Sword of the Stranger (ストレンヂア -無皇刃譚-) is an original anime film that released in Fall 2007, was produced by studio BONES, and directed by Masahiro Andō. In all of my years of watching anime, I have never seen a more masterful and artistically brilliant creation. Today, I want to share with you all of the reasons why you should watch it if you haven’t already.
Gun Sword (aka Gun x Sword) is a 2005 shōnen, dystopian Western, mecha anime series that revolves around a stranger in a tuxedo and a fancy hat known as Van. He enters a small town in search of another strange dude, known enigmatically as The Claw. A little girl named Wendy convinces Van to stay and help the town fight off an oppressive gang of bandits
Nineteen years ago, during the year 1998, a Space Western anime was released by the name of Cowboy Bebop, an anime that would go on to become one of the finest pieces of animation ever made. Adapted and completely redesigned from its manga counterpart, with direction by Shinichirō Watanabe, this 26-episode long, seinen neo-noir anime series would continue to astound fans of the medium for decades to come.
False Witness by Karin Slaughter is a stand-alone psychological thriller novel that follows two sisters, Leigh and Callie. After a horrifying night when they were teenagers, they grew apart and became estranged. Now, Leigh has made a life for herself as an up-and-rising criminal defence attorney. When the big boss associate at her firm assigns her to defend a man that’s accused of brutal rape crimes, little does Leigh know that her entire past is about to rise up out of the darkness and bitch slap her into Hell
I felt validated after watching episodes six and seven due to revelations involving Ulgar and Charce. Starting with the former, I knew that there was no way Ulgar was acting with saboteuristic malice. His motives had to have been private and pertaining to family trauma and the reason for this is because going after
With the new Uni semester looming around the corner, I’ve decided to spend the next two to three weeks doing nothing but reading and writing, as well as playing as many video games in my Steam library as possible. As soon as the ON switch for the semester hits, I know I’ll be out of fresh free-time.
On July 25th, I wrote up a Mid-Morning Musings post, where I chatted about my Uncle’s passing and how it had impacted me on an emotional level, as well as what it taught me about grief, anger, and hatred. While I’m still doing relatively well given the circumstances, I have noticed that my perception on the world around me, particularly with respect to my priorities, has started to change and evolve quite a bit. Today, I wanted to briefly touch base on how things are changing and what they shall mean for the future of this blog, BiblioNyan.