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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Review)

Source: Opening, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers If you’re not quite sure whether to watch Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, the new Netflix anime based on a video game, Cyberpunk 2077, I would say it is worth it. It’s a messy experience, with interesting themes and storylines that are sometimes dragged out for too long or cut too short. Looking back on my time with this … Continue reading Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Review)

Update: Editor Returns?!…

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Hi, Everyone! If you follow our Twitter (@TAVmedia), which is primarily run by the awesome @clearsummersorry, I took an unexpected hiatus. After missing several weekly posts, a quick announcement was sent out because it seemed faster than writing an update post about it like I am now, but here’s the story for anyone wondering: I suffered from some light … Continue reading Update: Editor Returns?!…

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Princess Tutu: Rewriting Your Narrative

Source: Episode 12, Princess Tutu By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers On the surface, Princess Tutu is a simple and formulaic story: Ahiru, a duck, is transformed one day by her love and desire to be with a prince named Mytho. To get closer to him, she becomes a ballet student at his school and transforms into Princess Tutu to retrieve shards of his heart. She … Continue reading Princess Tutu: Rewriting Your Narrative

The Temptation of Surrendering Control in Chainsaw Man (Part 1)

Source: Chapter 1, Chainsaw Man By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers If you haven’t heard of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man, buckle your seat and get ready because you’re in for a wild one.  Chainsaw Man is a manga that began publication in 2018. Since then, it’s exploded and received an anime adaptation. Part 2 also began its serialization this month. The art is wonderfully over the … Continue reading The Temptation of Surrendering Control in Chainsaw Man (Part 1)

Recommended Watch: ONE PIECE Official YouTube Channel

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting If you haven’t checked it out yet—now is the time to catch up on the ONE PIECE RED live streams that have been happening over the last few days. There were some big announcements, live music, and a lot more in the last few days. You can watch recordings of the stream on the official ONE PIECE YouTube channel. … Continue reading Recommended Watch: ONE PIECE Official YouTube Channel

How To Break Into The Manga/Light Novel Industry – Notes!

4:30 PM – 5:20 PM (PDT) | Anime Expo 2022 | Friday 1 July 2022 Panel Description: Ever wonder what it takes to work on manga or light novels? Not sure what skills you need in order to go pro? Join us in a cross-publisher roundtable where actual hiring managers… Credit: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Panelists: Jan Cash, J-Novel Club; Kristi Fernandez, J-Novel Club; … Continue reading How To Break Into The Manga/Light Novel Industry – Notes!

Recommended Watch: Anime’s Hidden Four-Act Story Structure (kishoutenketsu)

I’ve been learning more about Japanese narrative forms lately. This idea was something introduced to me by a professor, and I’ve been looking into it a lot more as I write a paper on the difference between Japanese manga heroes and American comic heroes (which is hard to summarize, but let’s leave it at that for now). The kishoutenketsu is a narrative form that actually … Continue reading Recommended Watch: Anime’s Hidden Four-Act Story Structure (kishoutenketsu)

Dead End: Paranormal Park (Recommended Watch)

Source: Episode 10, Dead End: Paranormal Park By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers I didn’t know Dead End: Paranormal Park existed until a few days ago, but it has perfectly filled the “spooky summer” urge that I’ve had this entire month. Produced by Netflix and based on a series of graphic novels by Hamish Steele, this animated show is almost surprising in just how good it … Continue reading Dead End: Paranormal Park (Recommended Watch)