How It’s Done: Shirobako

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 […]

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Simple Duets: Black Lagoon

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 […]

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Finally! Last Evangelion Film Due

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, […]

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