What’s the deal with slice-of-life anime?

What’s the deal with slice-of-life anime?

2022’s Winter anime season came and went pretty fast but it was an enjoyable one nonetheless.  Out of the many shows that aired during the weekends over the last twelve weeks, it was the slice-of-life anime that stood out from the rest for me.  This season led to the...

What’s hidden in Studio La Cachette?

What’s hidden in Studio La Cachette?

French animation studio La Cachette, created in 2013, has in recent years become a presence that animation fans worldwide can't ignore. After their first viral short, Kairos, they have become famous for their work on the 2019 series Primal, for which they have done...

Scale, Space & Ranking of Kings’ Visual Worldbuilding

Scale, Space & Ranking of Kings’ Visual Worldbuilding

Ranking of Kings is a ‘big’ anime for various reasons.  First of all, this series serves as Yousuke Hatta’s debut as a series director.  Hatta has made leaps and bounds of progress in the past few years, featuring as a storyboard artist and episode director on many of...

What to expect of fullfrontal.moe going into 2022

What to expect of fullfrontal.moe going into 2022

With 2022 close at hand, we, the staff at Full Frontal, wanted to share our future goals, upcoming projects and express our gratitude to all who have participated in our journey thus far! This post is intended to sum up the main talking points we discussed on December...

Another Look At Heike Monogatari’s Incredible Final Act

Another Look At Heike Monogatari’s Incredible Final Act

After eleven episodes, the curtain has finally closed on the story of the Heike clan.  Although it was a short affair, Heike Monogatari was able to deliver a phenomenal experience from start to finish.  However, the final act of the show took it to new heights by...

New Rock and Happy End – Origins of Japanese Rock

New Rock and Happy End – Origins of Japanese Rock

Japanese Rock and Pop music has, through the 21st century, become an undoubtedly global phenomenon with genres like J-Pop, J-Rock reaching foreign audiences, and in more recent years, genres like City Pop getting a newfound appreciation with international audiences...

The talents of French Animation

The talents of French Animation

Japanese animation holds a special place in the world scene and among fandoms for its diversity and championing of 2D animation techniques. This is very justified and has only become a stronger tendency now that an increasing number of animation creators outside Japan...

What Sonny Boy Can Teach Us About Living In Times Of Uncertainty

What Sonny Boy Can Teach Us About Living In Times Of Uncertainty

‘It’s been a tough year.’  This is a phrase that we’ve all heard countless times lately.  Whether it is through the news, social media or word of mouth, I am often reminded that the world is in the middle of multiple crises and that I’m unwillingly stuck in the...

Belle: Mamoru Hosoda’s Most International Film

Belle: Mamoru Hosoda’s Most International Film

Mamoru Hosoda has truly become "the new Miyazaki." By that, I do not mean that he is or has become Hayao Miyazaki's heir or that his work follows up on that of the studio Ghibli director. Rather, I mean that Hosoda has taken Miyazaki's place in Western film discourse:...