Character Analysis: Fuu Kasumi

I have said it before and I will say it again: one of the things I like about Shinichiro Watanabe’s work is that he treats female characters with the same respect he treats male characters. Faye Valentine, Lisa Mishima, Carole Stanley; even when they are tropes (Faye is a Look at Me Woman and Carole […]

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Character Analysis: Kino

I liked Kino’s Journey even though the main character, Kino their own self, was so … well … neutral is the best way I can describe them, that the series wanders away to other protagonists – Shizu comes to mind – just to keep things moving. But it’s Pride month – GOOD! Whoever you are, […]

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The Power of Two: Kou and Nino

It’s been a while since I watched Arakawa Under the Bridge, so I may have a detail or two out of whack, but at the heart of it was a really complex and interesting relationship between Kou Ichinomiya and the girl only called Nino. They’re surrounded by many weird and wonderful characters, so unpacking what’s […]

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