Fiction and Fantasy

Tag: Why I Love

  • Why I Love Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day – And You Might Too

    Aging is a strange thing. Our current age is a snapshot of a fleeting moment in our lives. After all, the present is a tiny thing, only lasting for a single moment before it becomes the past. Memory, then, sifts through those snapshots, bringing a piece of the past back to our present. My teenage […]

  • Why I Loved Haibane Renmei – And You Might, Too

    A somber-colored world of mystery, like a passing dream that fades into bright, cheerful smiles upon waking. All seems well; all seems right. But these smiles are not all true; some hide deep-seated fears and troubles just beneath the surface. Haibane Renmei, 2002 Radix Ace Entertainment A young girl named Rakka wakes to find herself […]

  • Why I Love Patema Inverted – And You Might, Too

    A world divided—not by borders or races… but by gravity and fear. A world where one wrong step could leave you plunging upward into the endless sky. A world where government ideology rules with an iron fist, condemning anyone who diverges from their designs. Patema Inverted takes place in a Big Brother-style dystopia. The government […]

  • Why I Love Mob Psycho 100 – And You Might, Too

    Mob Psycho 100, Bones 2016 “They came out at your request. These are my emotions.”1 He has powers beyond his control, powers no one else can understand. He’s one of the world’s few espers, able to bend reality using his psychic abilities. But he doesn’t care about that. All he wants is to earn the […]

  • Why I Love the 2011 Steins;Gate Anime – And You Might, Too

    Steins;Gate, 2011 White Fox “You have no memory of the three weeks you spent with me. But that’s okay. Somewhere out there, you’re breathing, speaking, thinking hard about something… That’s all that matters. Because somewhere out there you’re looking at the same world I am… this world with an unknown future.”1 Based on the visual […]

  • Why I Love AJIN: Demi-Human – And You Might, Too

    Humanity is finite. Death is inevitable. But what if death wasn’t the end for you? AJIN: Demi-Human, 2016 Sentai Filmworks Based on the manga by Gamon Sakurai, AJIN: Demi-Human follows Kei Nagai, a typical ambitious Japanese highschooler whose life turns upside-down–and briefly ends–during a walk to school. When Kei is struck by a van, he […]

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