In the interest of getting enough sleep for Wrestlemania (which begins in the morning in this tragic timezone) I’ve decided to delay today’s article. Instead I figured I would give an update on Funcurve. In light of personal struggles I stopped being able to contribute to the site and eventually moved to just being a guest writer, but before I stopped contributing as an actual writer I did some more articles on the Summer 2016 Anime season. You can find them after the break. Enjoy!
As you may have noticed, this blog has been pretty dead over the last few months. Meanwhile, my content stream for Funcurve has continued and I’ve just neglected posting any of it here. So in the interest of consistency I’ve decided I’ll just post everything I’ve done since then right here. Links to it all can be found after the break.
So, there were some complications that I couldn’t get to with this Charlotte review until I was back from my three week trip to Japan, but those were sorted out and just a few days ago this was published.
I thought Charlotte was pretty rubbish. Pretty much everything bad I’ve ever heard about Jun Maeda. Lame repetitive slapstick gags, completely ridiculous unearned dramatic peaks and ends up crushed under the weight of plot twists it doesn’t have nearly enough grace to handle. But let’s not dwell on these things. That JoJo: Stardust Crusaders review is done and it’s coming very soon if you want something a little less mean from me.
This post is a month later than it probably should have been, but I thought it was worthwhile to post a link to my review of Amagi Brilliant Park here. Amagi Brilliant Park is good quality popcorn, with plenty of lovable KyoAni comedic grace. It lags in its final stretch from being a bit too self-serious, but it makes a solid recovery for a nice conclusion.
Meant to post this a couple days ago but I was a bit lazy about it. I’m pretty proud of this review. Sword Art Online really has no shortage of things to talk about, to say the least. It’s a series with all sorts of problematic elements, but it has the admirable sense of a series that wants to improve. I think Sword Art Online II is a respectable outcome of that motivation, and despite serious stumbles it truly delivers in the end. It might not be worth it for people who utterly hated the series to keep watching, but for fans and for anyone with just a little earnest love for SAO there’s a fair bit to be pleased with in this sequel series.