One Week Friends is available to stream on Crunchyroll, HiDive, and VRV. Anime has a tendency to pull some weird concepts out of its collective hat. See, for example, the the buddy comedy film where Buddha and Jesus share an apartment. Or the show about an after-school club for piloting (remarkably accurately-drawn) tanks as a …
It’s hard for me to consume stories about war. They always leverage it to say something important, and I deeply appreciate that. But for me, they’re simply too far removed from my own experience. Enter VA-11 Hall-A.
Everybody loves a comeback story. They're flat-out inspiring. But like in Stars Align, to get back up again, you have to get knocked down first.
Untitled Goose Game is available on PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and XBox One. Untitled Goose Game is the best role-playing game I played in 2019. Sure, it’s billed as a puzzle and a stealth game. But at its core, it’s the purest form of video-game sandbox that I’ve experienced in years. The point of a …
The very first thing to excite me about Pokémon: Twilight Wings was its staff in Studio Colorido. But that’s hardly reflected at all in its international release.
Xenogears was ahead of its time in a lot of ways. Its plan for long-form storytelling across multiple games is something we see everywhere in franchises now. The blending of action-based and RPG-style combat feels like a precursor to the “action-RPG” niche that handily outnumbers turn-based games in the genre nowadays.
Stock characters are, generally, delightful. The exception tends to be protagonists, and for all I love anime, it suffers a lot from lead characters being the flattest members of their casts.