Posts by Alejandra Bodden


BNA: Brand New Animal Review: A Bit Too Much Bark Not Enough Bite

BNA: Brand New Animal Review: A Bit Too Much Bark, Not Enough Bite

The first season of Netflix's BNA: Brand New Animal was a beautifully rendered introduction to an anime that has serious long-term potential. It was a good foundation to build upon, but it was also a little underwhelming. The character design and color palette were stunning though, and I loved the vibrancy of it and I […]

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 E01-E13 Review: Satoru Gojos My New Husbando

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 E01-E13 Review: Satoru Gojo's My New Husbando

I had planned to watch Haikyuu after binging on Hunter x Hunter, but it has been hard to get into slice-of-life anime lately since my cravings seem to be more on the supernatural-slash-adventure end. I guess it was no surprise I immediately got sucked into Jujutsu Kaisen. It is a fun, adventurous journey that had […]

Demon Slayer Season 2 Teaser: Things Are Getting Flamboyant in 2021

Demon Slayer Season 2 Teaser: Things Are Getting Flamboyant in 2021

After re-watching the anime this past week, it came as a wonderful surprise that Demon Slayer has been renewed for Season 2 later this year, 2021. The upcoming Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yūkaku-hen) will take place after the movie,  Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train– where Tanjiro, Inosuke, […]

Commercials That Make Our Heads Hurt Our Best Super Bowl Ad Pick

Commercials That Make Our Heads Hurt; Our Best Super Bowl Ad Pick

As someone with a whole lot of cable options and not always a streaming option, guess what I get a lot of? Commercials- those things that keep us from our favorite shows and movies… one of those pain-in-the-arse things that bond us together. Except for when it is Super Bowl season, in which case the […]

Hunter X Hunter: A Little Late But Still Loving This Anime Party

Hunter X Hunter: A Little Late But Still Loving This Anime Party

Last year was a great excuse for me to finally go back to reading manga and catch up on so many anime I have had on my "Need to Watch" list. Some of which I will probably write about at some point, like Akatsuki No Yona. This past week though I binged on one I […]

My Hero Academia: Yes I Know Hating Bakugo Makes Me A Hypocrite

My Hero Academia: Yes, I Know Hating Bakugo Makes Me A Hypocrite

One of the greatest things about My Hero Academia is the writing and along with it, the wonderful characters we have gotten to meet over the years. Despite being good or evil or in-between, they have always had a relatable angle that makes it quite impossible to fully hate each of them. However, there has […]

Carnival Row Season 2 Wish List: Revolution Agreus/Imogen &#038 Fae Philo

Carnival Row Season 2 Wish List: Revolution, Agreus/Imogen & Fae Philo

With Amazon Prime's Carnival Row expected to start offering viewers teases of when the second season will arrive and what will arrive with it, I wanted to reminisce a little about the first season (the reason why I originally joined Amazon Prime in the first place) and ponder what the future season (maybe seasons?) will […]

Uzumaki Godzilla: Singular Point &#038 More: 5 Anime on Our 2021 Radar

Uzumaki, Godzilla: Singular Point & More: 5 Anime on Our 2021 Radar

This year granted me the opportunity to catch up on some anime I have been wanting to watch for ages like Hunter x Hunter and Akatsuki No Yona. I know! How did it take me this long to find these anime gems, right? I am really looking forward to a lot of anime returning in […]

My Hero Academia Trailer: Our Thoughts &#038 Expectations for Season 5

My Hero Academia Trailer: Our Thoughts & Expectations for Season 5

The second trailer for the upcoming season of My Hero Academia has left us screaming from excitement. Visually, the animation just keeps getting better and better with each new season. It seems it will be just as packed with action as the previous season was. Also, it does not seem they want to give away […]

Mighty Ducks Turner/Hooch Benedict Society Big Shot: Disney+ Details

Mighty Ducks, Turner/Hooch Benedict Society, Big Shot: Disney+ Details

Disney+ seems to be digging deep into its mine of fossilizing franchises to bring some back to life, along with an original title or two. During Thursday's The Walt Disney Company's Investors Day, they went over some three-dozen-plus new series that is in development and on the way. From hockey returns and a cop/dog combo […]

Twin Peaks HIMYM Dragonball Z &#038 More: Our Top 5 Regift List Series

Twin Peaks, HIMYM, Dragonball Z & More: Our Top 5 Regift List Series

Moving into the Holiday Spirit and the giving season, I want to make it clear I will forever be thankful to the TV Gods for the gift of television. Without TV I would not have had access to many of the things that have, ultimately, made me who I am. First and foremost: I would […]

My Hero Academia Death Note &#038 More: 5 Anime Villain/Trump Comparisons

My Hero Academia, Death Note & More: 5 Anime Villain/Trump Comparisons

Recent events in the real world have made me rethink the anime I love and how characters would react to the events if our worlds ever collided. To put it more bluntly, I wonder which villains would act for themselves and which would be on the wrong side of history by supporting someone like Trump. […]

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 […]