Shirobako The Movie — Too Much Left on the Cutting Room Floor

When Shirobako first dropped, it hit me hard. While I wasn’t looking to work at an anime studio, the show came out right as I was quitting English teaching and taking the first steps into starting what is colloquially called “a real job.” As such, the trials and tribulations...

One for the Family — Lupin III: The First

Since Golgo 13: The Professional, anime has had a rocky relationship with CG graphics. However, this has started to change in recent years with the emergence of certain recent anime works. One of the directors at the head of this CG revolution is Yamazaki Takashi. Helming works such as...

The Children of Gainax: Promare and FLCL 2

I have escaped from my corporate slavery to deliver you reviews of two theatrical engagements that I saw… well about four or five months ago at this point. Both of these works can be considered offspring of the now on-life-support Gainax, and unfortunately neither of them particularly excited me....