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.
Continue reading Mothballs #15: We’ve got Owls, Mr. Rico! Zillions of ’em!
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
Continue reading Mothballs #14: Satoshi Kon
This Week: Wicked City, Blood-C: The Last Dark, and ∀ Gundam.
Continue reading Mothballs #13: Porcelain Dolls
This Week: Petshop of Horrors and Le Portrait de Petite Cossette.
Continue reading Mothballs #11: Wicked Attraction
This Week: ef: A Tale of Melodies, Vampire Hunter D, and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust.
Continue reading Mothballs #9: Twin Tails
This Week: Metropolis, Mr. Stain on Junk Alley, ef ~ A Tale of Memories, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, and Galaxy Express 999
Continue reading Mothballs #7: Gentlemen Callers
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.
Continue reading Mothballs #6: A Large Lexical Category