In Defence of Isabella – The Promised Neverland

Every villain is the hero of their own story. A hero will do what must be done, regardless of how it makes them look, even if to some they will appear to be the villain!

What’s this post about? So, I’ve been watching The Promised Neverland for ten weeks now and spent a lot of time thinking about it. It’s probably not been helped by the fact that I am writing episode reviews and spend a lot of time reading other’s reviews. As a result, I have come up with some fairly radical theories and I thought I would get them down before the finale.

As you may have gathered from the title, my theory revolves around Isabella, the Mother at Grace Field Orphanage in The Promised Neverland. I think I’ve gone on record several times saying that she has been an outstanding villain, but what if I was wrong?

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Hands Off My… Fandom!

Is anime fandom ready for Mainstream Attention? No, but I’m also not convinced that it’s something to worry about. There have been numerous attempts to take anime mainstream. It happened in the nineties with Akira and I don’t remember there being too much of a fuss.

Which is odd given that I grew up in England, where Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had to be rebranded as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles because using the word ninja is too violent for children, but not mutant turtles with swords and other ninjutsu weapons. Remember the second live-action movie where they didn’t actually use any of their weapons in the entire movie? Continue reading “Hands Off My… Fandom!”