Tag Archives: Television

Mothballs #15: We’ve got Owls, Mr. Rico! Zillions of ’em!

This Week: Starship Troopers, Natsuiro no Sunadokei, and Lupin the Third, The Woman Called Fujiko Mine.

What do a classic science fiction book adaptation, a visual novel animation, and a new exploration of a time tested anime franchise have in common?

Prominently juxtaposing goofy bird imagery around their primary female romantic leads.

Naturally. Because of course.

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Mothballs #14: Satoshi Kon

I wasn’t as busy as I normally have been this time of the year, so I watched/rewatched Satoshi Kon’s primary works this week. It seemed appropriate. But do keep in mind, I’ll be delving into spoiler territory.

For those unaware, he was a renowned Japanese animation director who passed away on August 24th, 2010. He was only 46. Shortly before doing so however, he was able to write up a very personal document reflecting on his life that his family released after his death. An English language translation of this piece is available here, and are among the final thoughts of a very creative mind that knows it has rapidly diminishing time left on this Earth with plenty of work it still planned to do and peoples lives they had longed to be see more days with. I recommend reading those words of his far before my own thoughts
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Mothballs #6: A Large Lexical Category

This Week: Upotte!!, Akikan!, and Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-Chan!!

As it is Summer, I figured I would try some sort of theme week. Since “Girls as [Noun]” has been a growing show theme in recent years, and it’s an area I don’t normally watch, I drilled through a few with… less than optimal results.
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