Whew, was this episode of Scum’s Wish a doozy. It’s official — Everyone’s situation has turned into a big heaping pile of crap. Continue reading “Scum’s Wish Episode 4: Despicable Characters and The Things They Do”
This week’s installment of Scum’s Wish had some very uncomfortable moments in love as characters began to express their curiosity for each other in daring and bold ways. We built up to the moments that led up to last episode’s cliffhanger, seeing just what exactly drove Ecchan to give into her desires. Continue reading “Scum’s Wish Episode 3: The People We Love”
March Comes in like a Lion piles on to its depiction of depression relentlessly, layering epiphany after epiphany to deconstruct the tumultuous state of Rei’s fragile mind. Seemingly enough, not a lot technically happens on a surface level, with one half of the episode dedicated to Rei’s match and the other half exploring the aftermath of the battle. But the focus of the episode wasn’t in the advancement of the scenes; it was in the exploration of the delicate fabric that seizes hold of Rei’s mind, blinding him to the harsh realities of competition. Continue reading “March Comes in like a Lion: Episode 14 — The Silk Fabric of Self-Deception”
After last week’s gut-wrenching moment centered on Rei’s emotional collapse, I needed something — anything — uplifting to happen to Rei.
There’s a particular scene of Orange that will stay with me for years to come.
There’s a side of competition that stories seldom tell — the less favorable, ugly side where losers taste despair.
After the last bit of Nikaido in Episode 2, I had almost completely dismissed him as a potentially likable character. Episode 3 was a bit slow, taking its time to delve into the relationship between Nikaido and Rei. And I must admit, I was completely wrong about Nikaido. There are far more layers to him than I gave him credit for. Continue reading “Nikaido is a Fighter — March Comes in like a Lion — Episode 3”