Few films can capture the pure beauty of basketball at its peak. Yet even fewer can showcase the intensity and violence of the game when played at the highest levels. The First Slam Dunk finally arrives in the Western Hemisphere and immediately showcases why it was a sensation in Japan. Featuring unbelievable hand-drawn and CGI … Continue reading Fantasia 2023: ‘The First Slam Dunk’ – A Gorgeous Basketball Emotional Drama
One of the benefits of animation as a medium is that the director is only limited by their imagination. Any idea or concept can find its way onto the page. How one communicates the visual language of the idea and makes it tangible is another story entirely. Director Makoto Shinkai proved himself one of the … Continue reading Review: ‘Suzume’ Radiates Visual Beauty and a Strange Fantastical Plot
While away on my Japanese excursion something incredible happened, Netflix finally released the iconic Neon Genesis Evangelion to a wide American audience for the first time since Toonami did back in 2003. NGE is such an incredible watch that I was shocked to see that there was some drama brewing on the Twitterverse. The thing … Continue reading Is The New Evangelion Dub Really That Bad?
In this episode of We Bought a Pod we delve into the world of Anime, discussing one of the up and coming shows of the season, some advice for those trying to get into anime, and what we love most about anime. 0:00-14:30 - Re: Creators Spoiler Free Review 14:30 - 42:00 Re: Creators Recap 42:00 … Continue reading We Bought a Pod Episode 11: Anime Edition ft. Sam B!
Welcome to the inaugural "I need to post something to the blog but haven't had a chance to watch anything so here's a top 10 list" top 10 list! I decided to talk about anime OPs (opening sequences) because I feel like they are one of the things that differentiates anime from western media. It's … Continue reading Undisputed Top 10 Anime OPs
First, I would like to apologize on behalf of We Bought a Blog Media INC. I have been infected with the plague for the past week and a half, so I haven't had a chance to put into words all the thoughts that have been roaming around my head. With an almost clear sinus and … Continue reading Review: ‘Your Name’ – Traditional Animation at its Finest.