Netflix’s Fullmetal Alchemist a Full On Flop

**SPOILERS for Netflix Fullmetal Alchemist and the 2003 and 2009 FMA series** I don’t know that I’ve been this disappointed about an adaptation of an anime and/or cartoon since M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender. You would think after that disaster of a movie, people would try to avoid taking an entire season (and in…

Anime vs. Oscars 2018

It’s that time of year again. The 90th Academy Awards—a night of opulence and glamour; it is a night dedicated to honoring the talent featured in the movies of 2017. … anime? What’s that? Every year, this seems to be the story for why the list of Animated Feature Film nominees almost never include Japanese…

Season 5: A New Dawn for Voltron Legendary Defender

***SPOILER WARNING*** “One door closes and other opens” seems to be the idea behind Voltron Legendary Defender season 5. Season 5 felt like a conclusion to the first half of Voltron Legendary Defender as a series. It was also more like season 1 in that it both felt like a love letter to the original…

Netflix’s Godzilla: An Absolute Monstrous Mess

In an effort to try watching as many highly rated or popular movies I could that came out in the 2017/2018 season, I sat down to watch Netflix’s Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. Can I have the last 89 minutes of my life back? Considering that the movie came out on Netflix on January 17,…

How Extra Can Sports Anime Get?

With the Winter Olympics 2018 quickly approaching, the world will be waiting with baited breath to see records broken and history made. The Olympics are a time of superhuman feats and things that seem to defy reality. Or in the case of anime, “reality.” Sometimes sports anime can be rather liberal with its characters’ abilities….

An Analysis of Holidays in Anime

Despite the number of Christmas-themed episodes in anime, Christmas in Japan is not as religious as in America. According to ReligionFacts, Christianity makes up a mere 2% of Japan’s overall religions with Shinto and Buddhism as the Rising Sun’s two main religions. Lacking the religious component, Christmas in Japan is more of a day for…