Posts by Alejandra Bodden


Adventure Time: Distant Lands- Obsidian Brought Out Our Soft Side Too

Adventure Time: Distant Lands- Obsidian Brought Out Our Soft Side, Too

With HBO Max's Adventure Time: Distant Lands- Obsidian we get to see Marceline learning more about herself and finally accept who she is now. It is a beautiful story of growth, love, and acceptance. First things first: Obsidian was amazing. It was everything I was hoping for and even more so. I laughed and cried […]

Anime Dub/Sub Issues: When Meaning &#038 Feels Get Lost in Translation

Anime Dub/Sub Issues: When Meaning & Feels Get Lost in Translation

Often times I get called out for being too judgmental when it comes to anime and dubbing. It is true. I am. However, there is a different feeling to me when you watch it in its main language and subbed rather than translated. Somehow, more often than not part of the feeling behind the whole […]

Cartoons Callback: Care Bears Flintstone Kids Scooby-Doo Pup &#038 More

Cartoons Callback: Care Bears, Flintstone Kids, Scooby-Doo Pup & More

Coming out of a very stressful election week and finally feeling like a weight has been lifted off my chest after nearly four years. I started feeling a little nostalgic for the morning cartoons I grew up with. I am not going to lie, I have woken up singing the theme songs and wishing I […]

Aggretsuko Fullmetal Alchemist &#038 More: 5 Election Vibes-Calming Anime

Aggretsuko, Fullmetal Alchemist & More: 5 Election Vibes-Calming Anime

This year we all have the future of our country in our hands and an incredible responsibility to vote and make it count. That said, it is also feeling like we are under some sort of doomsday clock countdown and an ever-increasing sense of uneasiness and anxiety. It is also imperative that once we make […]

Aggretsuko Season 3 Was Underwhelmingly Real in Some Sobering Ways

Aggretsuko Season 3 Was Underwhelmingly Real in Some Sobering Ways

The third season of Netflix anime Aggretsuko was filled with drama, action, and growth. We see Retsuko battle depression, her usual anxiety, and being blackmailed as we see her follow her dreams and grow. It was a very enjoyable and thought-provoking ride throughout the season. While there were characters I wanted to punch, there was […]

Sailor Moon Cardcaptor Digimon &#038 More: Anime Returns We Loved Seeing

Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor, Digimon & More: Anime Returns We Loved Seeing

Within the past few years, there has been a resurgence of anime and animation making our inner child or teen geeks very happy. There is something so nostalgic about them that whenever I see them on screen I get weepy… Even more so now when the world calls for comfort and old friends that made […]

Adventure Time Pokemon &#038 More: 7 Sidekicks We Want Riding Shotgun

Adventure Time, Pokemon & More: 7 Sidekicks We Want Riding Shotgun

In order to escape the bleak world we currently live in, we often turn to different venues. Animation being my favorite, I feel anything is possible when I surround myself with characters that are kick-ass and inspire others to embrace their inner-hero. That said, how nice would it be if we had companions in our […]

What We Do in the Shadows Season 3: Colin Sings Lonely Nandor &#038 More

What We Do in the Shadows Season 3: Colin Sings, Lonely Nandor & More

For New York Comic Con-Metaverse, the cast and showrunners for FX/Fx on Hulu's What We Do in the Shadows discussed the second season while offering additional clues as to what's still to come. Kathryn VanArendonk (Vulture) was joined for the virtual panel by executive producers and show-runners Paul Simms and Stefani Robinson, as well as […]

Cardcaptor Sakura Digimon &#038 Ranma 1/2: My Big 3 Rewatchable Anime Eps

Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon & Ranma 1/2: My Big 3 Rewatchable Anime Eps

Beloved shows can be as comforting as a loved one's hug and some episodes can stand as best friends when times are tough. Re-watching the same episode of a show is not quite a guilty pleasure, but more like a habit of comfort-seeking. When working from home, I often keep animation on in the background, […]

American Gods Team Discusses Season 3: Shadow Bilquis Laura &#038 More

American Gods Team Discusses Season 3: Shadow, Bilquis, Laura & More

Fans of STARZ's American Gods found their patience paid off in a big way when novel author and executive producer Neil Gaiman and series stars Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon), Emily Browning (Laura Moon), Yetide Badaki (Bilquis), Bruce Langley (Tech Boy/Quantum Boy), Omid Abtahi (Salim), and Ashley Reyes (Cordelia) descended upon New York Comic Con-Metaverse on […]

Viz Media Talks Demon Slayer U.S. Theatre Release Moriarty &#038 More

Viz Media Talks Demon Slayer U.S. Theatre Release, Moriarty & More

Viz Media's Urian Brown (Marketing) and Karla Clark (Manga Editor) discuss anime and manga for NYCC x MCM Metaverse. The panel started up with a message to the viewers from none other than the creator of Beastars, Paru Itagaki. Brown and Clark then proceeded to discuss recently premiered as well as upcoming manga and anime […]

The Walking Dead: Honoring TWD with Your Own DIY Comic Book Cover

The Walking Dead: Honoring TWD with Your Own DIY Comic Book Cover

With AMC's The Walking Dead coming to an end after eleven seasons (in 2022, but still…), the fanbase (myself included) are already starting to look back on the rollercoaster of emotion that was TWD. There have been tears and screams and random curses thrown at my screen… I even stopped watching the show because Hershel (the […]

My Hero Academia Airbender &#038 More: Do Heroes Have to Be Bad Parents

My Hero Academia, Airbender & More: Do Heroes Have to Be Bad Parents?

After DC FanDome and mulling over the new concept behind Superman & Lois as working parents struggling to balance their professional and personal lives. I started thinking of parenting in pop culture and how it is often represented in terms of our heroes. Spoiler? It is not always a good thing. It must be tough […]

Superman &#038 Lois Promises New Perspective Really Badass Suit

Superman & Lois Promises New Perspective, "Really Badass" Suit

DC's Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee hosted a Superman & Lois panel for DC FanDome and joining him via video we had showrunner Todd Helbing and stars Tyler Hoechlin (Superman/Clark Kent) and Elizabeth Tulloch (Lois Lane). They discussed the upcoming show and how it will differ from previous incarnations as well as exciting things to […]

Avatar: The Legend of Korra Seasons 3 &#038 4 Define Series: Some Thoughts

Avatar: The Legend of Korra Seasons 3 & 4 Define Series: Some Thoughts

Being at home this Summer I discovered the wonders of Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender as well as The Legend of Korra. From art to story-telling The Last Airbender has been some of the best animation I have seen, and still pretty sad I missed out on it all over the years. The dialogue and […]

Justice League Anime: The Bodden Cut &#8211 All Might L Aang &#038 More

Justice League Anime: The Bodden Cut – All Might, L, Aang & More

Last month's DC FanDome was a convention done right. I loved the format and was entertained throughout the day. The thing I was most excited about was Justice League, now finding myself very much looking forward to Zack Snyder's extended series cut of the film. Now, I am sure some of y'all are about to […]

DC FanDome Lucifer Panel: The Tale of the Musical &#038 Tom Ellis Crotch

DC FanDome Lucifer Panel: The Tale of the Musical & Tom Ellis' Crotch

In honor of Netflix's upcoming musical episode of Lucifer, DC FanDome dedicated a panel for a discussion of its concept and execution. Director Sherwin Shilati, along with producers/show-runners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich, sit along and chat Lucifer for us. The panel started off with a little sneak-peek of the upcoming musical to "Another One […]

Avatar: The Legend of Korra: Some Mid-Binge Thoughts on Seasons 1 &#038 2

Avatar: The Legend of Korra: Some Mid-Binge Thoughts on Seasons 1 & 2

Growing up I did not really watch Nickelodeon much, which resulted in missing out on gems like Avatar: The Last Airbender. This Summer, being at home has pushed me to finally catch up and bask in its glory. From art to story-telling The Last Airbender has been some of the best animation I have seen, […]

Anime Pin Lovers: An Easy DIY Guide to Making Your Own Pin Board

Anime Pin Lovers: An Easy DIY Guide to Making Your Own Pin Board

Pin collecting has been a little hobby for the past couple of years. I mean, it is a little portable piece of art that now most artists I love also offer. However, being in lockdown seems to have made my collection grow and now I am finding myself having to debate which pins have to […]

Demon Slayer Last Airbender &#038 More: Our 7 Anime Crisis Paragons

Demon Slayer, Last Airbender & More: Our 7 Anime "Crisis" Paragons

With the vibe of DC FanDome still in the air, I decided to take the concept of The CW's mega Arrowverse crossover event "Crisis on Infinite Earths" and apply it to the anime world. In a world where all anime coexist in a multiverse, the Anti-Monitor has been running rampant destroying all the worlds we […]