Yeah, it’s taken me a long time to get to Sailor Moon. There are a couple reasons for that. I’m overage … I don’t have time enough left in my life for series that run to hundreds of episodes. And I’m not even remotely interested in straight up (no pun intended) Magical Girl stories. I’m […]Read more "Character Analysis: Usagi Tsukino"
The end of a narrative is supposed to do two things, resolve the conflict and wrap up the loose ends. Some anime try to spread those two functions across two episodes. Speed Grapher, anyone? Some anime blow off the loose ends in the name of drama. Cowboy Bebop anyone? Some anime integrate the two seamlessly. […]Read more "Look at This Ending: El Cazadore de la Bruja"
Power is one of those topics that pops up over and over in writing and in life. For instance, power underlies a lot of the relationship stuff I’ve been babbling about for almost two years in this blog. Take for instance Samurai Champloo. Mugen and Jin are fearsome swordsmen. Why in the name of bog […]Read more "The Performance of Power: The Saga of Tanya the Evil"
Princess Jellyfish was neat to see in that a lot of the characters were upside down in their construction; instead of having one key weakness, many of them had one key strength instead. This allowed them to push the plot forward and keep the narrative momentum going. Narrative momentum? You mean there was a plot […]Read more "Let’s Cook a Series: Princess Jellyfish II"