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)
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)
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
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)
By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting With finals week just around the corner, I’ve been listening to a lot of ASMR playlists filled with classical music, rain sounds, and crackling fireplaces. Somewhere along the way, I ran into WUZU Clay’s channel–specifically, the video above. I’m not sure exactly why it suddenly came up in the autoplay on my YouTube. It’s not something I would typically … Continue reading Recommended Watch: WUZU Clay ASMR￼
By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Look–I know this is late but I had to stew on my thoughts, okay? Okay. Great, let’s go: Once more I find myself leaving a movie viewing sincerely disappointed. My first issue with Transformania, the fourth installment of the Hotel Transylvania series, was with the singular Amazon Prime release. Overlooking that, the movie itself was set up to be … Continue reading Hotel Transylvania 4 – I’m Disappointed (SPOILER WARNING?)
Source: Funimation https://www.funimationfilms.com/movie/sing-a-bit-of-harmony/ By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers Sing a Bit of Harmony is a movie I couldn’t catch in theaters, which is unfortunate considering some of its stunning visuals. I also think I would’ve connected with the emotional moments more if I had seen them on the big screen. As it is, J.C. Staff and Yasuhiro Yoshiura have created an enjoyable if shallow movie. … Continue reading Sing a Bit of Harmony (Review)
By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting A few years ago, I read the beginning volumes of Ascendance of a Bookworm. I thought it was okay, but there was nothing in particular that hooked me. The explanations felt like the kind of tutorials and information I’d see in a Dr. Stone story, and the characters were as unrecognizable to me as almost any other reincarnation/isekai I … Continue reading Ascendance of a Bookworm: I Don’t Understand Its Popularity
By: Peggy Sue Wood I know I said I would not be putting out a post this week because it’s a holiday weekend and my birthday, and I’m on a hiatus, but I feel the need to write this. I, very recently (yesterday, in fact), had a very long conversation with a friend of mine about writing. She is in a graduate program and just … Continue reading A Recommended Watch for Content Creators
By: Beata Garrett |@clearsummers
My first thought after leaving Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is that the price and trip to the movies to see it wasn’t worth it. In many ways, the movie is perfect if you know what you’re getting into and if you love the manga because the movie’s very faithful to it. It’s arguable whether this makes it a good or bad adaptation, but the end product is nevertheless bland and pretty forgettable.
To prepare for the movie, I reread Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the manga, which was released before Jujutsu Kaisen (the manga). Jujutsu Kaisen 0 follows Yuta Okkotsu, a boy who’s haunted by his childhood friend, Rika. Her cursed spirit captures the attention of jujutsu sorcerers, who sentence Yuta to be executed since they fear her being too powerful and uncontrollable (sounds pretty familiar). Yuta’s journey to break Rika’s curse sets him in the path of many dangerous characters, including Geto Suguru, an evil sorcerer intent on destroying humanity.
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