Who doesn't love spitballing ideas? That's an avenue that anime knows how to walk rather well.
This is only the second time I've talked about a game before it's even released - and both times, it's been about the now-yearly release of a new main-line Pokémon title. I usually prefer to let something sit in my mind before I go back to it with properly-formed thoughts, but this franchise really gets …
Anime protagonists are, on the whole, kind of losers. That’s not a knock against them – there’s something appealing about watching a person stumble over their own shortcomings.
Sometimes games playing follow-the-leader actually turns out pretty well for us as consumers. That’s how you end up with something like Tokyo Xanadu, which is nothing if not borrowed ideas.
An awful lot of folks will point to "sympathetic" as the hallmark of a great fictional antagonist. Many stories even revolve around this angle explicitly, and few are so thorough about making this a central theme as A Silent Voice.
I may have technically been watching anime way before, but one of the first that grabbed me was the Kanon, and it’s the one that I still credit with getting me hooked on anime in the first place.
Media franchises are bound to shift and change over time. Sometimes, this sneaks in more gradually though a series of slow deviations. And out of this, you get things like Fate/Grand Order.