“Blue Eye Samurai” — Race, Bodies, & The Anger To Exist

Blue Eye Samurai

“Why do I want a child who looks more white?” This was the question Amber Noizumi, creator of Netflix’s Blue Eye Samurai, asked herself after she’d gleefully texted her white husband and co-creator, Michael Green, about their newborn daughter’s “strikingly blue eyes.” Her husband’s indifferent reply of “Cool” prompted the reflective question and, in turn, … Read more

With The Success Of Netflix’ One Piece, It May Be Time For Dragon Ball Z To Return To Live Action

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Since its August 31st premiere, Netflix’ live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s massively popular manga, One Piece, has topped the streamer’s charts week-after-week, getting viewers by the millions to tune into the show. That, coupled with its surprisingly solid critical reception, makes for a first as far as western live-action adaptations of Japanese anime and/or manga … Read more

Elemental May Be Profitable, But Pixar’s Current Strategy May Not Be Sustainable

Elemental

It’s been a quiet year for Pixar, relatively speaking. The animation juggernaut’s biggest film this year, Elemental, released a couple months ago in theatres to fairly good reviews (albeit on the lower end for a Pixar film, going by Rotten Tomatoes) and a less than stellar opening weekend at the box office. It would’ve marked … Read more

Impression: Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 1 – We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

It’s hard to believe that just one season ago, we still thought this show was about humanity eliminating the titans outside the walls, with the Colossal and Armoured Titans being the final bosses. How wrong we were. After season 3 of Attack on Titan ended with the shocking revelation that an apocalyptic titan event has … Read more