Review: Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

For some, the magic of Pokémon never really went away, but even stalwarts have to agree that the success of Pokémon GO was a shot in the arm, giving the veritable franchise its second wind in the mainstream. I Choose You! is an exercise in nostalgia, serving to celebrate two decades of this franchise. As the 20th movie in the series, this legacy flick had … Continue reading Review: Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

What’s in the bag: ani-blogger’s survival kit

Every Pokétrainer worth their salt knows that going out in the long grass without a bag or backpack is tantamount to jumping headlong into the abyss. Inside you’ll find a veritable reservoir of Poké Balls, potions, berries and more – everything the discernible catcher needs out in the field. And so it is with ani-bloggers. I could hardly conceive of leaving the house without my … Continue reading What’s in the bag: ani-blogger’s survival kit

Album review: Lipstick – Lipstick II

The golden age of glam challenged social and sexual norms with provocative rockers and a catchy tune or two. It took pioneers like Marc Bolan and David Bowie to give the riffs and theatre some substance. The resurgence of glam in the new millennium has seen bands like The Ark pair the stylistics with deeply personal lyrics, while across the pond hair metal is still … Continue reading Album review: Lipstick – Lipstick II

On coming back to anime

I’ll be upfront about this. When I was 17, I turned my back on all things anime like some mad reimagining of that classic Frank Sinatra track. It was a cold turkey kick, from cutting my ties with beloved shows, to ditching my manga and tossing out my figures. The reason? Well, self-loathing was setting in and I fancied trying to be somebody else. Instead … Continue reading On coming back to anime