What’s In a Name: Chibiusa

Okay, same thing as “What’s in a name?” last time. What in Heaven’s name does that name mean? It’s routine now for anime presented in the west to retain their original Japanese names, unlike the olden days when Gally could be called Alita so American audiences would find her easier to relate to. Or Chibiusa […]

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The Power of Two: Taiga and Ryuji

There was something so overpoweringly attractive going on in Toradora! that I watched it straight through twice. I mean, who knows? Might have been COVID coma at work. But it managed to transcend both cute and saccharine, and that’s a damn good trick. Wasn’t the plot. Wasn’t the setting. Wasn’t the theme. Nope. If you […]

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Character Analysis: Edward

Sometimes when you’re just walking around thinking about nothing you think of something. Like, I mean, think about Ed from Cowboy Bebop, right? What a great character! Why is a character that really doesn’t do anything such a great character? I mean, you know that Ed doesn’t really do anything, right? She’s not involved at […]

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