I’m going to admit this right now: I got attracted to Girls’ Last Tour because of the Kettenkrad tractor the girls ride around on. The Kettenkrad was a typical World War II German tool, a half-track motorcycle (!!) used mostly to tow artillery pieces and aircraft around. A half-track motorcycle! Who the hell needs a […]Read more "Let’s Cook a Series: Girls’ Last Tour"
Sometimes in here I get to have great fun stripping something down to its individual parts to take a look at what makes it tick. So very Clockwork Planet, eh? But sometimes I just gots to get something off my chest. This is one of those times. Lucky you. Galaxy Railways is something I picked […]Read more "Funky Funky Fiziks: Galaxy Railways"
Kill la Kill is one of my favorite series, maybe third on my personal list after Black Lagoon and Cowboy Bebop, although that’s not quite fair. Due to licensing problems Kill isn’t available readily on DVD, so I haven’t seen it as often or watched it as carefully as the other two. Maybe it’s not […]Read more "Sex and Sexuality: Kill la Kill"
The idea of recursion, or self-reference, or meta, or whatevertheheckyouwanttocallit, has always interested me. Things that are aware they are things…it’s one of those ideas that makes you say, “Hmmmm.” The idea of meta goes way back in animation. We have to remember that when cartoon studios turned into factories in the forties and fifties, […]Read more "Oh, So Meta: Re:Creators"
Gizmodo is reporting John Cho has been cast as Spike Spiegel in the live action Cowboy Bebop. https://io9.gizmodo.com/this-is-not-a-drill-john-cho-will-star-in-netflixs-liv-1833810313 I personally like it. Cho is an excellent actor in both serious and comic roles, and I think he’ll be able to capture Spike’s complexity and energy. Read the piece: Jet and Faye have also been cast. […]Read more "Stop Me If You’ve Heard This"