If you had told me I’d live to see that day that Hatsune Miku could potentially be shoved off her virtual girl throne, I would have laughed at the unrealistic idea. Well, here we are in 2019, and I've been sorely proved wrong. Virtual YouTuber extraordinaire Kizuna AI has just released original music, and is very realistically poised to snatch Hatsune Miku's crown. She's an interesting evolution of the virtual girl, and a predictor of how the virtual girl will further [...]
Almost all of the most popular anime in America originates from a Shonen manga like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL Z, or BLEACH. For those who haven’t read my An Introduction to Manga, simply put, “Shonen” describes manga whose primary demographic is younger boys. Shonen is by far the most ubiquitous genre in manga, and because of […]
Energy blasts, explosive transformations, and intense combat are the quintessential elements of DRAGON BALL. With its newest anime series, those visual elements are there, but basic things like animation quality, plot, and logical consistency have diminished considerably. Read on to explore these deficiencies and how they affect the classic show.
The most astounding thing about NEO YOKIO as an anime is how its Black characters are a true representation of Black people in real life. The characters aren't drawn as racist caricatures, they talk and act like Black people without being a stereotype, and Kaz (the protagonist) gets no credit for his innovation in fashion after it is appropriated.