Spoken word artist, screenwriter, writer, aspiring filmmaker and visionary from south London! Founder of poetry-based company 'Just Rhyme', and host of 'The Outspoken Podcast'.
5 Anime That Will Convert the Agnostic
Still unsure about anime after all those unabating recommendations from your anime-loving friends? Does finally giving the genre a chance seem far too daunting due to its substantial catalogue? If the answer to these questions is yes, then I have the perfect thing for you. Here's a list of five anime the agnostic should watch before dismissing the genre completely.
'The Long Halloween, Part Two' is finally here... but just how good is it?
After seven agonisingly long weeks, filled with excitement and anticipation, the conclusion to Chris Palmer and Tim Sheridan’s two-part adaptation of The Long Halloween is here! But the question is: have Sheridan and Palmer done the 1996 classic justice, or has DC yet again failed to realise the lofty potential of its serialised source material?
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Ok, well, maybe some are, but still, hear me out! Contrary to popular opinion among fans of live-action film and TV that prefer not to give it the time of day, anime is not just for children. While many of us, growing up, may remember the pursuits of Ash and his trusted Pokémon Pikachu, journeying across regions reflecting Japan, the United States and France, or witnessed Vegeta’s memorable call of “it’s over 9,000!” upon discovering his adversary Goku’s insane power levels, most non-anime lovers have not really scratched the surface of what anime actually is. Ironically, even familiar series such as Dragon Ball Z and Pokémon, feature content many, at least upon further inspection, wouldn’t be so quick to deem appropriate for children.
“Say goodbye to the ordinary you today!” exclaimed Best-U’s Kimberly enthusiastically, turning her head from left to right to show off the latest in Best-U’s line of ‘groundbreaking’ cosmetic innovation: a digitally enhancing, ‘everyday’ face mask said to be the answer to low self-esteem and insecurity. “It’s time to be who you’ve always wanted to be,” Kimberly continued, with a digital, yet lifelike confidence displayed on her Best-U face device. “So, don’t just be you. Be the best you!”