Category Themes & Motifs

Are Some Genres Inherently Bad?

Every genre has its litter of stereotypes, expectations, and form of “generic”—the buzzword of anime communities. The majority of stories fall into telltale signs of trope mongering, and it is obvious why: they are called tropes for a reason, and they wouldn’t be doing their job otherwise.


Kinship & Interdependence in Uchouten Kazoku

When following an anime season and the complimentary disasters that come with it, the integrity which frames an excellent work always remains the same—that intuitive yet imprecise criteria which makes one title a farcry superior than the rest of the mutt.

Romanticism versus Realism in RahXephon

In many art-driven works, story content often unhinges itself, in way for stronger, perhaps poignant, abstractions.