Review: Necrobarista

Necrobarista is one of those games that isn’t quite innovative, or even enjoyable, but that -contains enough interesting decisions and everything-but-the-kitchen sink creativity that it might be worth playing anyway.  The game is set in a Melbourne cafe, where the recently dead can come and stay for a day before moving on to the afterlife.Continue reading “Review: Necrobarista”

Anime for People who Don’t Like Anime: Aku No Hana

Pros: Very good portrait of what it feels like to be a teen boy who doesn’t know how to process his emotions in a healthy way Rotoscoped animation gives everything an unsettling, almost Gothic feel Every scene drips with anxiety and discomfort in a really satisfying way Cons: The main character is very passive andContinue reading “Anime for People who Don’t Like Anime: Aku No Hana”

Anime For People Who Don’t Like Anime: Hyouka

Pros: Agatha Christie-style locked room mysteries Low stakes, very relaxing Art is gorgeous, big magic hour vibes Main character’s laziness is deeply relatable Cons: When you get down to it, not much actually happens If you enjoyed Rian Johnson’s Knives Out you’ll probably be into Hyouka, at least on an aesthetic level. But while KnivesContinue reading “Anime For People Who Don’t Like Anime: Hyouka”

Anime For People Who Don’t Like Anime

It’s come to my attention that a lot of people don’t particularly like anime as a medium and honestly that’s fair enough. There are a lot of bad anime out there and I’m not going to get into them, but what I do want to do is offer some possible alternatives for good shows thatContinue reading “Anime For People Who Don’t Like Anime”

Review: Keep Your Hands of Eizouken!

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is one of the most purely enjoyable shows I’ve had the pleasure to watch this year. Released in Summer 2020 by Science Saru, it manages to get to the heart of why people find anime so compelling, set against the backdrop of a high school anime production club. The showContinue reading “Review: Keep Your Hands of Eizouken!”