Tag: Animation

REVIEW: Belle (2021)

The American release of Studio Chizu’s dazzling anime spectacle, Belle, has finally arrived. Loosely based on Beauty and the Beast, Belle is a stunning reimagining of the French fairy tale. Released in Japan on July 16, 2021, Belle made its U.S. debut on January 14, 2022. From director Mamoru Hoso...

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The Characters of Arcane: The Youth of Piltover

*SPOILERS* One of my favorite characters in Netflix’s Arcane is Jayce Tallis. I also believe he’s one of the most underrated characters in the series, something I’ve been surprised to find. One scene people have been raving about comes in episode 7, “The Boy Savior,” when two characters co...

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The Real Magic in Arcane: The Characters

If you haven’t seen Arcane yet, I have two things to say to you. Firstly,  I’d urge you to give the show a chance. This is one of the most surprising, smart new series I’ve seen in a long time. Secondly, don’t read this until you have seen it. I have a spoiler-free review of …

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REVIEW: Young Justice Season 4: Phantoms, Episode 12, “Og Htrof dna Requnoc”

*SPOILERS* “Og Htrof dna Requnoc” opens with a narration from Zatara about his early days as a stage magician. Meanwhile, Nabu and team Zatanna get their butts handed to them by Child, who then disappears with Flaw as Klarion reverts to his original form. Klarion looks back in time for a...

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REVIEW: Young Justice – Season 4, Phantoms, Episodes 10 and 11, “Nomed Esir!” and “Teg Ydaer!”

  ***SPOILERS AHEAD*** “Nomed Esir!” opens with more flashbacks, this time to the development of Atlantis under the watchful eye of Vandal Savage. In the present, Zatanna and her students are licking their wounds when the Stranger finds them. Meanwhile, Klarion faces off against Child. ...

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REVIEW: Arcane Season 1 (2021)

I know I’m about a month late to the game, but I just finished the Netflix League of Legends series Arcane. I didn’t know anything about the game and had thought it would be similar to World of Warcraft, with all the traditional fantasy trappings that the title Arcane suggests. My assumptions en...

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