Game of Chains

Immediately after being released yesterday, the new episode of Game of Thrones was besieged with an odd charge: being “too feminist”. Specifically, the makers of the series (the hallowed Benioff & Weiss) were criticized for making an episode that, according to many, was “tailored to please feminists”. Translation: We saw a bunch of female characters…

Female Agency in Manga and Anime

All through this summer I was obsessively following some anime series and, after a semester of Code Geass, Fullmetal Alchemist (and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood), Akatsuki no Yona, Death Note and Cowboy Bebop, it was Naruto that caught my eye. Naruto is perhaps the most well-known, mainstream anime to exist so I began watching it as…

The Best Thing on TV

  The fifth season of the best show on television is on, and no, it’s not Game of Thrones. In August 2009, comedian Louis C.K.’s “Louie” got picked up by FX and it has slowly evolved into the most original, dark, and consistently funny show on television. Louis C.K. is one of the funniest, and…

Top 5 Horror Animes

by DVL Vidya   Who doesn’t like a good scare? (A lot of people, actually, but really those people are missing out). Everybody knows that Japan comes up with the creepiest shit ever. Hollywood definitely knows this and that is why nearly all the good horror movies are remakes of even more horrifying Japanese movies. (I’m talking about…