And Yet the Town Moves is one of those silly little slice of lifers built around a slice of the life of Hotori Arashiyama, and her friends, family, high school, and pet. Cutely, mostly it revolves around the maid cafe where Hotori works. It’s run by a local old lady (called a grandmother, as is […]Read more "Character Analysis: Hotori Arashiyama"
Okay, repeat after me: Stories don’t need conflict if you don’t want people to pay any attention to them. Of course, if you DO want people to like your stories, they need some kind of tension or conflict. It’s the creation and eventual release of tension that makes a story interesting to watch/listen to/read. It’s […]Read more "How To Build a Series: Spy X Family"
You know what Wonder Egg Priority reminded me of? Interviews with Monster Girls. Let me tell you why. The deal with the demi-human girls of Interviews is that while they are explicitly monsters, deep down they actually represent common high school stereotypes: The girl with ADD, the girl who gets her boobs first, the girls […]Read more "How to Cook a Series: Wonder Egg Priority"
Sometimes you go back a look at a character you’ve looked at before because you’ve noticed something new about the character. And sometimes you have to go back because the character has changed. You’ve seen Evangelion 3.0+1.0, right? So you can guess which this one is. Until recently Shinji Ikari has been one of the […]Read more "Character (Re)analysis: Shinji Ikari"