One of the cool things about Carole and Tuesday is that the three major characters are all tropes. So are a whole bunch of the others; it’s almost like Shinichiro Watanabe was giving us a master class in how to breathe life into tropes. So we have Carole, who is a Gamin, and Tuesday, who […]Read more "Character Analysis: Angela Carpenter"
Elsewhere I’ve written about the way Shinichiro Watanabe treats female characters, which is to say for the most part much more fairly than most anime writers and directors. He generally avoids making them adjuncts of the male characters; they are their own people seeking to meet their own needs, wants, and desires. (The exception, Kids […]Read more "The Power of Three: Carole and Tuesday"
When I look at couples I tend to classify them as complementary or parallel. A parallel couple is one whose strengths and weaknesses are similar. As a narrative device device, a parallel couple is usually composed of rivals. Because their strengths and weaknesses are similar, they are evenly matched as opponents, meaning conflict between them […]Read more "The Odd Couple: Carole and Tuesday"
I don’t do reviews. I mean, I did one, once, of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, but that was because it was fairly obscure and I told everyone I bought the DVD, so when I saw it – it was hugely fun – I thought I should say something. For, you know, closure. This isn’t a […]Read more "Bonus Post: Carole and Tuesday"