CONTENT WARNING: I haven’t seen the anime yet. On the flip side, I was able to pick up the Princess Jellyfish manga for a song (Mystery Girls by the New York Dolls), and since it was there and I’d heard of it, I thought I’d give it a taste. WHAM! Zoomed straight through it. What […]Read more "Let’s Cook a Series: Princess Jellyfish"
Devilman Crybaby is one of those things a lot of people like. I should like it, too, because it’s for grown-ups. I mean, it’s explicit in its explicitness, in its themes, in its text and its subtext. This is a show for grown-ups. Now, I didn’t LIKE it. This is one of those places where […]Read more "Character Analysis: Akira Fudo"
I ran into a list of shows that was described as “8 Great Anime for People who Don’t Like Anime” and had a look. You know, there was some seriously good schnizz there. It included two of my all-time faves, Black Lagoon and Samurai Champloo, plus a couple more I really liked, Beastars and Paranoia […]Read more "The Odd Couple: Nana and Hachiko"
Night is Short, Walk on Girl is one of those movies I keep coming back to over and over when I’m not feeling too great and have no energy for anything other than curling up on the couch and reading subtitles (it has never been dubbed to my knowledge). Yeah, been a lot of that […]Read more "Building a Film: Night is Short, Walk on Girl"
Tropes are one of those things that I’ve mentioned about a zillion times but never actually talked about. There’s probably a formal definition, but a trope is basically a commonly used marker or indicator used to tell the audience something about the characters, plot, or setting. Setting/genre is a big place where tropes show up […]Read more "Oh So Trope-ical: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi"