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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)

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)

Henshin Dekinai: The Doomed Queen is Doomed No More

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Years ago, I was introduced to the concept of a “doomed queen” in my LGBT+ Literature class. It came in the form of Andrew Holleran’s fictional novel, Dancer From The Dance, which, if you don’t know, is sort of like an updated version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby set in New York City and Fire Island. Both works … Continue reading Henshin Dekinai: The Doomed Queen is Doomed No More

Why “Wakaba Flourishing” is a Masterful Episode

Source: Episode 20, Revolutionary Girl Utena By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers It’s difficult to pick one episode of Revolutionary Girl Utena (1997) as my favorite because they all lend weight to the overall story and the themes. Removing one, even the silliest such as “The Cowbell of Happiness,” feels wrong. However, I can safely say that Episode 20, titled “Wakaba Flourishing” is not only one … Continue reading Why “Wakaba Flourishing” is a Masterful Episode

Arcane Family Dynamics: Silco and Jinx

Source: Episode 4, Arcane By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers Welcome to Part Two of my analysis on Netflix’s original animated show, Arcane. You can read Part One of “Arcane Family Dynamics” here if you’re interested: https://theanimeview.com/2022/04/27/arcane-family-dynamics-vander-and-vi/ Part Two focuses on the other integral father-daughter relationship in the series, that of a grown-up Powder, who goes by Jinx now, and Silco. It’s a tragic and complicated … Continue reading Arcane Family Dynamics: Silco and Jinx

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!: Worth The Watch For Fans Of Slice-of-Life And The Animation Industry

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! or Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! is a series I overlooked when it first came out a little more than a year ago. I’m not a fan of the art style, and the name didn’t seem all that interesting when I did my usual scroll through MyAnimeList around the release time. I … Continue reading Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!: Worth The Watch For Fans Of Slice-of-Life And The Animation Industry

Love Death + Robots Season 3 (Review)

By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers Love Death + Robots is an original show produced by Netflix that focuses on Sci-Fi stories told through animation. The different animation studios, directors, and writers at the helm of every episode make for an interesting experimentation that introduces viewers to different animation and directing styles.  Season 3 may be my favorite season yet, but it doesn’t have tough competition … Continue reading Love Death + Robots Season 3 (Review)