Ghost in the Shell: Descartes in 2029 Japan

I use the classic 1995 film Ghost in the Shell as a challenge to an Enlightenment thinker's understanding of consciousness and existence.

Hal and Colorful: The Power of the Twist

I take Hal and Colorful as examples of how films can use twists to expand their meaning and value.

Grave of the Fireflies: A Revision of WWII Japanese Revisionism

I explore Seita's allegorical role in the classic Studio Ghibli film Grave of the Fireflies.

Hal: Flipping the Script of the Android Death Narrative

I introduce a new, more brief series of postings for anime I write about in class by using Hal (2013 film) as a pilot.

The Conclusion of Danganronpa: A Dichotomy of Hope and Despair?

I go through my closing argument about one of my favorite game series of all time and its final installment.

A Death Note for Live-Action Anime Adaptations?

I evaluate the highly controversial live-action film adaptation of the highly acclaimed Death Note series.

An Extended Analysis of Persona 5

I cover the message Persona 5 conveys and the means by which it does so, as well as the individual aspects that make it a fantastic game.

A Live Example of Missed Opportunities and Severe Misinterpretations

I explain why the shortcomings of School-Live! and the clear superiority of its source material upset me so much.

A Breath of Fresh Air for Zelda

I cast away my previous hatred for Zelda games and look to a better future for the series with the release of Breath of the Wild.

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