Articles tagged: Anime


Jujutsu Kaisen 0 explores the tricky relationship between love and grief

Based on Volume 0 of Gege Akutami’s beloved manga and anime series, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2021) is a dark fantasy film that expertly navigates the tricky web of pain and guilt that sits under the shadow of unreconciled grief.

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See you space cowboy: An ode to Cowboy Bebop

“3, 2, 1—Let’s Jam!” So begins the romping, jazzy, magnum opus of the theme song, “Tank!” and thus every episode of Cowboy Bebop. After all, in a spaceship like the... Read more

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Weathering with You: The Rise of Shinkai and the Anime Wave

When I attended middle school in a small, Canadian town, openly liking anime got you labeled as either a weirdo or pervert—most likely both. It was ostracizing. Recently, I attended... Read more

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The Closet Otaku: Life Lessons from Anime

What does the word “anime” mean to you? When I first brought up the idea at a Halftime meeting, most of the other benevolent contributors of this blog gave me... Read more