Netflix’s Death Note (2017) | Adaptation done right

If you have ever had even the slightest exposure to Japanese anime, there’s absolutely no way you wouldn’t have heard about Death Note. Originally written as a manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, Death Note achieved cult status among comic enthusiasts and then among anime-buffs when it was adapted to an…

Why American Gods is unlike anything you’ve ever seen

As a child I was unfathomably addicted to stories by Jules Verne, the early 19th century science fiction writer whose vision was unparalleled relative to the time-period he had lived in. In a time when mankind was still experimenting with rudimentary versions of the automobile by attaching heavy combustion engines to horse carriages, Verne’s works…

Ghost in the Shell | Movie Review | Scarlett Johansson

Ever since science-fiction has taken to the mainstream, we have held a certain masochistic fascination towards dystopian worlds where advanced technology has sucked out all emotion from the human race, turning us into pseudo-machinas breaking and making new world orders. The internet describes this sub-genre of science fiction as Cyberpunk, as if to compensate for its outrageousness by…

How ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ changed our perception of War

From the limited exposure that I have had of what we call as ‘japanese anime’, I could form a very clear inference that there is a starkly different method of story-telling in the Japanese culture. Anime, as some of you might have guessed, is just a shortened version of the word ‘animation’ but over the years, Anime…