I promised to take a perspective on anime and manga that would go beyond just the “I like it/I don’t like it” axis, and that my perspective was based on two things: my background as a writer of science fiction and fantasy, and my background as a trained animator. One of those two has been […]Read more "How It’s Done: Shirobako"
Wow, this series has started to get long, hasn’t it? This is my fiftieth post. Fifty! My last blog lasted three posts before I bored of it. I’ve written over 44,000 words…by the end of this essay it will be “I’ve written over 45,000 words”…and while I’m slowing down a little there’s still a long […]Read more "Simple Duets: Black Lagoon"
No one has asked, and no, I’m not going to tell you my age, but I think I can explain what an Overage Otaku is with one image. Ready? I was looking forward to this manga series: Does it make sense now? **** That was my planned post for today, but as it turns out […]Read more "Irrelevant Post: What is an overage otaku?"
Interviews with Monster Girls is one of those series where I got engaged with the manga first (they were on sale or something) and then watched the anime. There’s probably an essay on how the manga and the anime took the same characters and the same story and told them both differently, using the strengths […]Read more "Okay, We get the Joke: Interviews with Monster Girls"
This is a project I’ve wanted to keep track of more or less in real time. When I first wrote about The Ancient Magus’ Bride, I had only seen the first episode of the anime and read the first volume of the manga, and I was able to look at that material as the beginning […]Read more "The Power of Two to the SIXTH: The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Middle)"
According to what I’ve just seen, the final episode of the Neon Genesis Evangelion rebuild, Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0, is scheduled to come out in 2020. YAAAAAY! I really am looking forward to this. I’ve seen the first three films of the rebuild, and, being incomplete, they don’t quite cohere. So let’s get this finished, […]Read more "Finally! Last Evangelion Film Due"