I know I don’t talk about animation here as much as I should. There have to be about eight hundred bazillion writers who have blogs, and a bunch of them must invest as much time as I do in looking at plot and character and such. Animators, on the other hand, are fewer and farther […]
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Welcome to the NHK is another of those series I thought I had nothing to say about, but after a couple viewings there turned out to be something that might be interesting in there. I’ve talked about couples being in parallel or symmetric relationships. Parallel couples have similar strengths and weaknesses; in symmetric relationships the […]
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The latest progress report on the final film of the Neon Genesis Evangelion rebuild came out a day or two ago: Here’s what Anime News Network had to say: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-03-20/new-shin-evangelion-film-begins-dialogue-recording/.144766 The way I was taught, this is a stage you can look at as being almost the beginning of the end. Once you have all […]
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Okay, I saw it, and I liked it. At the same time, I can see why it’s doing mediocre at the box office. Alita, Battle Angel reminded me of Dune: if you knew what was going on already it was so very cool, but if you didn’t, it was gibberish. Plus the dialog was hokey […]
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Did you like Cells at Work? I liked Cells at Work, and I have very low tolerance for cute. And I know a lot of you liked it as well; I decided to watch it because of the things a bunch of you wrote about it. Okay, well by now I hope you guys know […]
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I warned you a while ago I might think of something to say about Ghost in the Shell. Okay, there are three characters I think about as having sufficient similarities to make one of them remind me of the others, and sufficient differences to make them have interesting contrasts among themselves. The three are Rei […]
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