Akira (1988) is a classic film, no doubt, as a cyberpunk adventure set in a decaying Tokyo, no different from the dystopian lifestyle of Neon Genesis Evangelion in which the traumatic circumstances have parallels. Corruption, terrorism, and crime are rife – safety is a negligible concern in the downtrodden society of casual indifference. The film
Crimson Climax is a three-part erotic yuri horror drama based on the hentai visual novel game Hotaruko by Tiger Man Project. The anime was directed by Daiitiya Otosime and Katsuma Kanazawa and released by Green Bunny and Kitty Media, who are both synonymous with adult-oriented entertainment. Although Otosime only has this credit to his name,
There are a number of different things that can separate anime fans in their enjoyment of the medium; sub or dub, manga or anime or the go-to for any DBZ fanatic – Can they beat Goku? However, one thing that certainly divides the community is the inclusion of excessive fan service. Though the name would
Every generation has a movie or TV show that collectively traumatized it. Whether it was Tommy Lee Wallace’s It adaptation, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or Cory in The House, we keep close to our hearts the fear these pieces of cinematic art inspired in us. Manga and anime are not an exception of this phenomenon.
Sometimes love makes you crazy, and sometimes makes you want to stab someone right in the middle of their chest. Just as the Japanese term defines it, a “yandere” is a mix between being lovesick and insane in equal parts. This juxtaposition usually leads to abnormal behavior, violence, and, in some cases, mess with the
In 2015, someone posted on 4chan asking a simple question: “What’s the most ***** up thing you have seen on the Deep Web?” Skipping all the explanations why this question exudes naivety and inaccuracy on all things ‘Deep Web’, one reply stood out. Someone allegedly said to have seen something that really messed them up.
When it comes to horror subgenres, body horror is, by far, the most impressive visually – the loss of bodily autonomy in the most horrendous and intimate way. As such, this element is incredibly strenuous to effectively pull off in live-action cinema, usually requiring both a large budget and tremendously skilled special effects teams to
Happy Sugar Life is an incredibly unique viewing experience. At first, it’s easy to write it off as merely a Higurashi copy: yet another cute, slice of life story hiding the contrasting extreme content and violence. While it contains those things, there is much more to it. While many series of this type exist as
With the release of the new ‘Cowboy Bebop‘ live-action show, and a new Yoko Kanno soundtrack, perhaps it’s time to look at one aspect of anime that is often neglected: the music, and the way it is used by anime creators to tell the story. Why did that show choose that exact OP or ED
MONSTER is the magnum opus of mangaka Naoki Urasawa and a Cold War psychological thriller – it is a seinenmanga manga also adapted into an anime following the whole story exactly. It follows a Japanese neurosurgeon, Dr. Kenzo Tenma, who has residence in Germany to work at Eisler Memorial. Engaged to his boss’ daughter and