Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is an anime built on subtle motion and expression. Telling the story of two apprentice rakugo performers, the series hangs on its characters, yet so little of what we know about them comes from what they say. Despite, or perhaps because of their profession, their words become a facade. Instead, almost […]
Sports anime generally bring with them some expectations in terms of structure and style, favouring slow-motion shots and the ‘rise of the underdog’ type stories. There are anime about baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and now volleyball. Often times it seems the sport itself could be swapped with another without a huge impact on the story.
As I wrote in my mid-season impression, Wizard Barristers established a few episodes in that the legal premise was going to be the background of the series and not the focus. Instead, the story has pursued the protagonist Cecil as the chosen one in some prophecy. Funny, I feel like I might have seen that […]
The nominations are in for the Animusic Tourney being hosted by our own zzeroparticle! Over the last few weeks, anime fans have been nominating up to 15 of their favourite anime songs to compete in the tournament. Once it begins, these entries will be whittled down to the very best over several rounds of voting. […]
Brazil is home to the largest population of Japanese people outside of Japan. There’s an entire Japanese community of over 60 000 people within the country’s largest city, São Paulo. The city has also played host to an enormous annual anime convention since 2003 which, in 2008, had 120 000 attendees. With such a strong […]