Michael Basile

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Nonstop consumer of anime content. Also a budding content creator on Youtube, casual gamer, and classical musician.
In early July, I attended my very first convention, Anime Midwest, and I can definitely say that I had a blast. The wide array of panels to attend like those for star voice actors such as Chuck Huber and Greg...
Well another anime season has come and gone, so it's time to round up the best of the best from the past few months. As a brief note, the latest season of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure will not be appearing on...
Tetsurō Araki is one of my favorite anime directors working today, as evidenced by my previous article about him. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is his latest anime. His mastery of action directing and inclinations towards darker storytelling guarantees that pretty...
When it comes to Slice of Life, I typically avoid most of what comes out each season. My biggest issue with this genre, particularly the “girls doing girl things” type of slice of life, is that they’re 1. predictable, and...
Kiznaiver sounds a lot cooler than it actually is Despite being an independent group for less than half a decade, Studio Trigger has become the latest darling of the anime industry. From the creativity and wonder of Little Witch Academia...
Superhero fiction is taking over anime, starting with My Hero Academia and I love it Superhero fiction is at an all-time high in pop culture right now. Marvel and DC are trying to put out as many films and TV...
We now have the latest splattering of TV short insanity from Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Kill la Kill) known as Space Patrol Luluco. Every so often, though very rarely, a movie or TV series will...
I will be bluntly honest, I don’t like kids. However, despite all of that, kids are still cute and adorable at times, which made my experience with Usagi Drop quite enjoyable. Kids are very, very far down on my “people I...
Let’s dive into one of the oddest metaphors for economics and financial processes that I’ve ever come across: C - Control. The circulation of money has been a hot topic all over the globe for the past decade or so....
Ghost in the Shell is one of the most prolific and popular anime franchises of recent years. Following the trajectory of each installment can be a bit confounding, mostly because there are so many different versions of the same stories,...
  A story about farming never looked so promising. Introducing Silver Spoon. Lets take a look at a show that I never thought I needed until I started watching it, the 22-episode farm comedy Silver Spoon. One of my favourite things about...
I figured it was about time to relent and give sports anime a try, and what better way to start than with the rising star of sports anime, Haikyu!! The world of sports anime is a realm that I’ve kept...